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
Montage: What’s Worth Fighting For?
Most guys – and plenty of the womens too – will agree: what is not to love about a good old fashioned slobber-knocking action flick? There’s action sequences, there’s crap getting blown to smithereens, there’s inspiration pep talks and cheesy one-liners… so much goodness! So I was thrilled to find an action film montage made… Read More
Blog: Why The Simpsons Continues to Work
Love them or hate them, it cannot be denied that The Simpsons have been an animated mainstay for a little over a generation. But why is it so? It has been written that, “a pictured parody of controversial issues of a society is the most effective approach that target various dilemmas within a society without offending… Read More
FF: How To Highlight 2016’s Best, In Just Over 1-Minute
Welcome to the Flick Friday – a series that will motivate you, supercharging your creativity as we delve into cinematography and videography together. Today, we’re sharing a post by a relatively new video channel to both YouTube and Vimeo, called the Art of the Film. They have developed a series of videos released today, we are treated to… Read More
WW: Why You Need to Understand Colour Temperature
Welcome to Whatsit Wednesday – a series that will resource you to do video better, offering hints and tips on how to improve your videocraft. Today, we’re sharing a short article on why we need to understand colour temperature. Is understanding colour temperature and balance in an increasingly web-based ‘phoneography‘ (think cinematography for phones) marketplace really that… Read More
HIMM: How To Mess Up Your Aspect Ratio
How to mess up your aspect ratio? The first step to take is to ignore your aspect ratios altogether. Read More
WW: How To 3-Point Light An Interview On A Low Budget
Welcome to Whatsit Wednesday – a series that will resource you to do video better, offering hints and tips on how to improve your videocraft. Today, we’re sharing a short video tutorial on how you can successfully light an interview when on a low budget. When it comes to storytelling from the heart, Stillmotion believe you can learn more from a well-informed… Read More
FF: Quentin Tarantino’s Best Visual Film References… in 3 Minutes!
Welcome to the very first Flick Friday post for 2016 – a series that will motivate you, supercharging your creativity as we delve into cinematography and videography together. Today, we’re sharing a great video montage by Jacob T. Swinney on Quentin Tarantino’s Visual References. There is lots to be said about this great montage, but we will leave it to… Read More
WW: 3 Ways to Approach Day to Night Timelapse
Welcome to the very first Whatsit Wednesday post for 2016 – a series that will resource you to do video better, offering hints and tips on how to improve your videocraft. Today, we’re sharing a 50-minute tutorial on 3 ways that you can go about approaching a day to night timelapse through manipulating aperture priority, blending in post, and ramping up… Read More
HIMM: 4 Things to Help Get A Cinematic Look on a Budget
One of the most common questions young filmmakers ask is, “How do I make my film look cinematic?” Usually the answer is “good lighting” – but what if you don’t have access to any? Though still in school, it is exciting to hear ideas from host and creator of DSLRguide – Simon Cade. Why? Well, when… Read More
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