Posts Tagged ‘filmmaking’
In the 1970′s, cinematographer Garrett Brown was tired of the bulky dolly equipment needed to get a smooth, moving shot. Out of this frustration, came an invention that would revolutionize the cinema industry – the Steadicam.
Compression doesn’t have to be confusing. The following video explains video compression quickly and clearly!
One of the most important things you can do when starting out in the film industry, is learn to abide by the unwritten rules of the set.
It seems like every filmmaker these days likes to throw a 2.35:1 letterbox on their footage to give it a more ‘filmic look’. The truth is though, this ratio is not right for all projects and what’s more pertinent for a cinematic look is choosing the most appropriate aspect, not necessarily the widest.
Whether you’re creating a low-budget short or a multi-million dollar feature, follow these considerations for creating a comprehensive (and realistic!) film budget.
In our quest to identify the next great gear, we discovered the following photo/video campaigns currently raising dough on Kickstarter.
Many amateur directors decide to write and direct their first film before they have had much on set experience in other roles. This is a viable approach for learning the craft of filmmaking and one that can often yield great results, but it must be approached with caution – particularly with regards to how the cast and crew is treated on set.
You can’t afford not to get these 12 cheap essential filmmaking tools.
These screenwriting tips are fundamental, simple, and have worked for many writers time and time again.
The Inverse-Square Law may be nerdiest lighting term that every photographer, video pro or filmmaker should understand. Check out this explanation and detailed video tutorial.
Great visual effects can withstand the test of time. In this post we share a video roundup of the 10 greatest visual effects films of 20th century.
Becoming an masterful artist isn’t always fun, sometimes it can be downright boring. In the following video series we learn how crappy jobs can actually make you a better filmmaker.