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Basic Editing Tips

Basic Editing Tips
After you’ve finished principle photography on your brilliant masterpiece, the next step is to start post production and edit your story together. Your story is written 3 times - once during the scriptwriting phase, another time during directing of the film, and a third with editing it. You can change the tone and the meaning of a story by editing… read more →

Color Correction

Color Correction
Color correction improves the overall cinematic quality of your film and is one of the most important final stages needed to complete your story. Think of color correction as Photoshop for video where you can alter and balance the color of your image by adjusting gamut controls to change the brightness, contrast, saturation, and gain. One of the most talked about softwares to… read more →

Converting Sony E-Mount Lenses to Canon EOS EF Lenses

Converting Sony E-Mount Lenses to Canon EOS EF Lenses
Having trouble picking what type of lens you want for your camera? I’m sure it’s no shocker that lenses can be expensive so picking the right one can be stressful. I want to give you some insight behind using Canon EF lenses on the Sony E-Mount system. Specifically, I want to discuss the a6500 and deciding on which lens to… read more →

Picture Profiles : What are they?

Picture Profiles : What are they?
Picture Profiles are presets that come pre-loaded and can be downloaded to cameras. These presets change the color characteristics of the film including color tone, contrast, and gradation. To beginning filmmakers who’s goal is to make their footage look as cinematic as possible might use one of these profiles.  They might be helpful when working on a project with a… read more →

Screenwriting Structure: The Beat Sheet

Screenwriting Structure: The Beat Sheet
Every great filmmaker has to master a range of different production roles. From writer to editor and pre-production to post-production. The long list of different job roles it takes to make a movie goes on forever. Today I’ll be discussing a little bit of the of the writer's process. Even though you may have a good idea for a feature… read more →

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 →
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