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How a VFX Pipeline Works

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 extensive process involved in every computer-enhanced shot. While behind-the-scenes breakdown videos are becoming increasingly common, few of them reveal what a… Read more →

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

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 Walter Murch is a master film editor and sound designer with many famous film credits to his name, including Apocalypse… Read more →

7 Quick Production Tips for Film and Video Professionals

Running out of time and money? These quick and easy filmmaking tips and DIY production hacks just might save the day. Image via Paramount By Johnathan Paul May 03, 2016 As any filmmaker or videographer can tell you, the real job of the production crew is to solve the various daily challenges that inevitably arise on set. Because believe me, there are… Read more →

Filming Out Of The Darkness

This last February a talented band of rogue filmmakers set out to create a movie unlike many others. Exploring the path from Dark to Light. Out of the Darkness is the labor of Love for first time Director Shri Ananda and DOP Travis Cross. Together they carefully chose the team that would bring the award winning script to life. “With some… Read more →

Video Editing – You will Need These

Assets for Video Editors PremiumBeat / RedShark News Here are some assets and tools that will greatly enhance your video editing workflow. Editors have to keep track of a million things at once. From logging footage to color grading, an editor is a multi-disciplinary master who must balance strict deadlines and professional standards. Let’s take a look at five fantastic… Read more →

Create Low-Budget Rain, Snow, and Fog Effects

Need blockbuster-looking weather on an indie budget? Use these simple effects to create a perfect storm of movie magic! Top image:  Waiting on the weather is a nightmare for productions. Control the weather yourself and make your own rain, storms, snow, and fog with these great tutorials. How to Make Fake Rain and Storms Image via Tom Antos Rain is the… Read more →

Get a Grip on Lighting With a C-Stand

Learn the basics of a C-stand to make sure you know how to properly light up the set. It’s so much more than righty tighty, lefty loosey.  A C-stand is one of the most versatile tools you can have a a filmmaker. You can direct light in any way with ease, making you an true director of photography. The term… Read more →

How to Get RED EPIC Quality Footage from a Canon Camera

Use this filmmaking technique to create beautifully cinematic footage for much less than expected using a Canon Camera This cinematography technique combines a Canon DSLR and the Magic Lantern hack to produce a cinematic image with around 13 stops of dynamic range. The dynamic range produced by this method is comparable to the 13 stops of usable dynamic range found in the RED EPIC.… Read more →

Drones ! Which one is Right For You

Looking to buy a drone? Don’t know where to start? If you’re looking for the Best drones for sale, then you’ve come to the right place. This guide will hopefully take you through all of the best ready-to-fly drones for sale. It should also give you a reason to pick one over the other. There are a lot of spam websites nowadays, some… Read more →