‘Walk with me.’ It always seems like such a nonchalant thing for a character to say – whether that be in a movie or a TV series. Well, maybe that isn’t fair. Perhaps my appreciation of the walk and talk as a clever cinematic device simply wasn’t honed enough to pay any serious attention to it.… Read More
Article: Shoot, Produce, Edit: The Rise of the Pro “Shreditor”
People love to know their place. Even when a person considers themselves to be unique and counter-cultural, knowing that they are unique and counter-cultural gives them a sense of location in the grand scheme of things. That is why I loved reading this article – Shoot, Produce, Edit: The Rise of the Pro “Shreditor” – by… Read More
Blog: My Versatile Pocket Camera
You know what it’s like right: you are out on a location, and something unexpected happens. Not the bad kind of unexpected – but the good kind. The kind of thing that you wish you had your camera for, all prepped and ready to roll. A versatile pocket camera would be sweet right now, right?… Read More
Video Essay: See What Happens When Scorsese Goes All Quiet
In our age of twenty-first century cinema, we’re awash with wondrous visual stories and their corresponding soundtracks (though this is no given! Check out our post on how music coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is actually all kind same-same in the sound department). It is because of a ubiquitous big-ness of many soundtracks that… Read More
Top 10: Best Built in Effects in After Effects (SonDuckFilm)
Okay, I realise that these top tens are always incredibly subjective – and I understand that not everyone will agree with this particular list… in fact, I’m not even 100% convinced that I agree with it. Nevertheless, I love the concept. I have been an Adobe aficionado for many, many years (since like, Adobe Premiere… yeah,… Read More
HIMM: What’s With the 29.97FPS?
In a world of HD and 4K – have you ever wondered why your NLE still has 29.97 as a frame rate? I have. Not enough to do my own research into it of course… but it’s always been a question. Like a small splinter in the back of my mind. Well, the short answer… Read More
Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 2)
In part 1, we introduced the idea of engaging with symmetry. The reason for this guide? In the same way that we tend to love patterns, symmetry is like Nutella for our eyes. And if you don’t like Nutella, what’s wrong with you? Seriously… Nutella is great. And peanut butter. Yum. Nutella AND and peanut butter.… Read More
Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 1)
If you have ever done research on how to get the right visual shot – whether painted, photographed, or captured in motion – then you probably know the ‘rules.’ This stuff isn’t new. But today I think it’s worth repeating. The elephant in the room is that, to misquote the rogue pirate Barbossa, “… the code is… Read More
Tech News: The GH5… The New Face of Change?
Canon and Nikon have been the big boys in the consumer and semi-pro market for like, ever. Most people will kind of remember the moment when Canon released their game-changing Canon EOS 5D Mk II. Though apparently an afterthought by Canon – I don’t think that this is an overstatement: the video capabilities of the… Read More
Top Ten: Best Character Reveals
It’s time to indulge in a guilty pleasure… a little top ten action! To be fair, this list has been very cleverly done and you will find it quite informative. So it is not nearly as guilty watching some of the stuff you can get over at WatchMojo. We have all seen them play out in… Read More
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