Shooting in the Cold – Tips for Winter Photography

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

A Quick Guide for Lighting Film

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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 … Continue reading

Color Grading: Pro Insights

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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 … Continue reading

Audio Tips: How to Make Your Videos Sound Great

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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 … Continue reading

Loudness And Intelligibility Recording In TV Drama

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We have been discussing the issue of loudness and intelligibility recently, first with my article asking BBC Sound Problems Continue – Why? and then with Russ’ observations in his article So BBC How Come We Can Hear The Dialogue On … Continue reading

How a VFX Pipeline Works

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These are the steps that take Hollywood films from the green screen to the big screen. Top image: The Jungle Book via Walt Disney Pictures Visual effects are so prevalent in modern cinema that it can be easy to overlook the … Continue reading

The Rule of Six: Editing Tips From Walter Murch, Film Editor

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Walter Murch’s work as a film editor and sound designer is vital to the history of cinema and he has some serious wisdom to impart to any film and video maker. Top Image: Walter Murch on Apocalypse Now via Transom … Continue reading