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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Basic slow-motion (or high-speed video)

Basic slow-motion (or high-speed video)

  • February 22, 2017
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.…
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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…
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