Author: Pat Alguire

Amazing Before & After Hollywood VFX

Some great production scenes from “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Series: “Game of Thrones” “Guardians of the Galaxy” “Man of Steel” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” “The Avengers” Read more →

Shooting in the Cold – Tips for Winter Photography

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you should stop doing any photography. Winter photography can be magical, here are some tips for shooting in the cold to help you. The weather It’s easy to go out and shoot when the weather is nice and the weather God’s smile down with big fair sky grins. Summer, Spring, and especially Autumn are… Read more →

Using a Frying Pan to get better low angle Photos & Videos

Grabbing low angle footage and photos is somewhat of a challenge. Even the lowest of tripods have some height to them. Then again, you probably don’t want to put your camera on the sand. Here is one of the cooler ideas ever shared courtesy of Roger Payne at fujifilm-blog. Actually once you see this, you will never realize how you lived your… Read more →

A Quick Guide for Lighting Film

From three-point lighting to motivated setups, here is everything you need to know about lighting placement and schemes. Top image via Warner Bros. Lighting is an integral part of cinematography, and it’s one of the few areas of filmmaking that has infinite arrangements of set-ups. Quite like camera terminology, there are many variations of tools and lighting language. In short; it can… Read more →

Color Grading: Pro Insights

Rockstar pro colorist Mark Todd Osborne shares stories and insight from his celebrated career in color. If you want to know how to break into the big leagues, start here. All images via Mark Todd Osborne Color Grading Mark Todd Osborne is a rockstar colorist who started at one of the most respected color houses in the business, Company 3, where… Read more →

Audio Tips: How to Make Your Videos Sound Great

A lot goes into producing high-quality audio for your video projects. Every little detail matters, from recording audio to editing, mixing, and delivery. In this article we’ll take a look at a few tips and tricks for getting great sounding audio in your video projects. Microphones for Video Choosing the right type of microphone all depends on your shooting scenario, but by-far… Read more →