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What is IMAX anyway?

What is IMAX anyway?
IMAX movies are a treat. Big screens, wonderful surround sound, the awe of crystal clear 70 mm film. You’ve probably seen an IMAX screen at a science center or a local movie theater near you. What makes them different than other films? Why would directors and cinematographers choose IMAX format? Hopefully I can shead some light on the infamous IMAX… read more →

Tips for Making a Music Video

Tips for Making a Music Video
Have you ever wondered how a music video was shot? Sometimes they look as if your everyday Joe with a camera can shoot one. For the most part that’s not the case. Below, I will give a brief description of how strenuous it can be to make a video music video. First of all, we must always have in our… read more →

Underwater Videography Tips and Tricks

Underwater Videography Tips and Tricks
Underwater scenes in film can be some of the most magical. A world not too far from our own - seen in a clear lens. Trying to achieve underwater scenes in independent filming may seem a bit daunting at first, but here are a few tips and techniques that may help you create those beautiful images. Preparation The first thing… read more →

Low-Light Videography on DSLRS

Low-Light Videography on DSLRS
Well-composed images shot at night are something that most people don’t give enough credit to. As a filmmaker, I know how exhausting it can be to get that perfect shot at night. For all you beginning DSLR people out there here are some pointers that might come in handy. First, you must know your camera settings and the limitations of… read more →

Basic slow-motion (or high-speed video)

Basic slow-motion (or high-speed video)
Split-second events recorded at high frame rates produce some of the most beautiful images we don't normally get to see. If we want to record slow motion in high definition video, the first step is to select a camera that is capable of shooting variable frames rates, like a Phantom Flex, ALEXA or RED. However, lowbudegt filmmakers arent left out with new and approved technology.… read more →

The Director-Editor Relationship

The Director-Editor Relationship
The relationship between the editor and director is critical for many reasons. The editing process can be seen as a second phase in directing or the final rewrite. When selecting an editor it’s important that they can relate to the director on a more personal level. The editor and director should be like-minded and compliment each other’s styles. Editing is… read more →

Character Progression Made Easy

Character Progression Made Easy
One of the most important parts of a story is character progression. We're not going to care about what happens to the character if we don't care about the character themselves. However that can be hard, making someone care about someone who doesn't exist can be difficult. Tips With everything challenging, there are few things that you should avoid to… read more →

The Evolution of Special Effects in Film: Recent Years

The Evolution of Special Effects in Film: Recent Years
In recent years Special Effects have taken a turn for the better. When simply looking at special effects advancements over the last 10 years they have improved significantly. Through clearer images with green screens to the ability to turn a blue pillow into a full sized living tiger. Special effects add an element to film that would likely change everything… read more →

The Evolution of Special Effects: Early Years

The Evolution of Special Effects: Early Years
One of the most recent films to come out has been the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe "Doctor Strange." While some of the solo films in the franchise have not done as well as the studio has expected, the newest entry has a stunning showing of special effects. Early Years: A small form of SFX have been in… read more →

Video Games are like Films

Video Games are like Films
Video games are no longer simple time-passers, but you probably already knew that. By using techniques from the film industry video games have increasingly become more intricate and cinematic not only through their visuals and graphics but their storylines and characters. It’s progressed to the point in which some video games could be full fledged films. Could the improvement with cinematic technique… read more →
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