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5 Tips to Master Stop Motion Video: Learn from the Masters

5 Tips to Master Stop Motion Video: Learn from the Masters

One of the biggest benefits of the widespread popularity of use of digital photography and digital video is that it is now easier for amateur filmmakers to create stop motion videos.

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Why Stargate Studios Uses the Atomos Shogun

Why Stargate Studios Uses the Atomos Shogun

Although you may not know the name, if you’ve watched ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Heroes’ or ‘Doctor Who’ you’ve no doubt seen their work. Stargate Studios is an international, full service production and visual effects company with ten studios the world over, including Canada, Germany, Mexico and, naturally, right here in ...

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Top 3 U.S. Filmmaking Cities Outside of Hollywood

Top 3 U.S. Filmmaking Cities Outside of Hollywood

When Batman squares off against Superman in this spring’s forthcoming film, they won’t be fighting on a set in Hollywood. Zack Snyder’s film crew shot their Gotham City scenes in Detroit and their Metropolis scenes in Chicago, with Smallville scenes filmed elsewhere in Illinois, before wrapping up in Deming, New ...

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‘Harbinger Down’ DP Benjamin Brown On Shooting With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

‘Harbinger Down’ DP Benjamin Brown On Shooting With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

As the highest grossing sci-fi/horror Kickstarter project of their time, Harbinger Down is fun movie modeled after the likes of The Thing and Alien. One of its big talking points is the near exclusive use of practical effects. We spoke with the film’s Director of Photography (as well as editor, supervising sound ...

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Lovingood FilmFund Offers A New Approach To Film Fundraising

Lovingood FilmFund Offers A New Approach To Film Fundraising

Want to crowd fund your film project but don’t like Kickstarter, GoFundMe or other similar sites? LovinGood FilmFund promises to help raise the money for your film, as well as fulfill the one movie metric that matters: butts in seats.

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SNL’s Alex Buono On The Atomos Shogun & His ‘Visual Storytelling 2′ Tour

SNL’s Alex Buono On The Atomos Shogun & His ‘Visual Storytelling 2′ Tour

While attending Alex Buono’s awesome ‘Visual Storytelling 2′ tour, we managed to grab a quick few minutes to talk about the philosophy of his tour and his use of the Atomos Shogun.

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Blackmagic Day L.A. 2015: Marco Solorio Talks About The Newly Released Blackmagic URSA Mini

Blackmagic Day L.A. 2015: Marco Solorio Talks About The Newly Released Blackmagic URSA Mini

We made a point to speak with Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media at Blackmagic Day LA 2015, as Marco is one of the premier experts on Blackmagic cameras. Having actually shot with an early version of the URSA Mini, Marco was able to relate his experience with Blackmagic’s newest mini ...

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The Proactive Shooter Catches the Gig: Tips to Build Your Portfolio

The Proactive Shooter Catches the Gig: Tips to Build Your Portfolio

If you want to be a professional photographer or videographer, you need a portfolio. You want your portfolio to be the distilled essence of your style of image capture for a given subject. This can be anything from the look that you give your photos in composition to the use of ...

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The 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Cinematography & Beyond

The 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Cinematography & Beyond

As mentioned in our previous post, there was quite a bit of history making at last night’s 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. However given our industry focuses on the nuts and bolts of filmmaking, it’s only fair that we spend some time running through the companion to the Primetime Emmys, the ...

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The History Making & Record Breaking 67th Primetime Emmy Awards: A Focus On Writing & Directing

The History Making & Record Breaking 67th Primetime Emmy Awards: A Focus On Writing & Directing

Last night’s 67th Primetime Emmy Awards was much talked about due to it’s history making (the stunning Viola Davis as the first African American to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) and record breaking wins (Game Of Thrones with a record 12 wins). However there wasn’t much focus ...

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