Blog: 3 Things to Expect from Us This Year

It’s great to back from our January hiatus. The proverbial batteries have been recharged, we’re ready to tackle the 2016 blogosphere – and we’re trying out a new format for our W2BS posts that clearly spells out what you can expect from us throughout the year to come. Monday’s we will share a How It’s Made Monday… Read More

HIMM: A Quiet Long-Take Champion (Zhou)

A long take – this is simply a shot that doesn’t cut away to other shots, but is a continuous shot that usually follows the action of the scene as it plays out in real-time. Even if you have never heard of the term, I’m sure you have seen one in action (anything that has top-ten style list dedicated to it… Read More

TBT: Morning Prayer, Music Video (Cowper)

We are used to video imagery that has been heavily edited – or perhaps furiously edited is a more apt descriptor. So I find it refreshing to stumble upon something that is quite different. It is in that frame of reference that I offer you my latest #TBT. Coming from the ear-wormingly good Cowper all the way back… Read More

News: Kenyan Film Made on Mobile (BBC)

It is really easy to think that we need to have the latest and greatest kit to make movies and videos. And I mean really easy (#firstworldproblems). But I read a wonderful story today that was a timely reminder. While there are DJI Osmo‘s out there, or Lily, or the BMPCC – or whatever else takes your… Read More

HIMM: Kingsman Finale, Visual Effects (BUF)

This morning I want to launch something new – kicking off a series of Monday-specific video-shares that explore a variety of film and TV behind the scenes clips: so welcome to the very first edition of How It’s Made Mondays! Founded in 1984 as one of the few pioneers of CGI, BUF has been creating content for… Read More

Video Montage: Hello by Movies (Vlot)

So the world is already sick of hearing Adele’s Hello. That is understandable, considering it has been played to death on pretty much every communication medium known to man. Why then would I want to contribute to the agony of humanity? Because I stumbled on an amazing video montage that has recreated the song using nothing… Read More

Blog: Best Free Editing Software

People, it’s time to share some free stuff! And by free stuff, I mean my opinion and a lifetime of collected information, as that is really all I have to offer. I was chatting with one of my Australian friends in New Zealand, and he asked me what I thought might make for decent FREE editing… Read More

Blog: Marvel Studios Is Kicking DC’s Collective Ass

Now, this is a rare occasion for me… blogging just for the sake of blogging. Still, I would feel like I need to go on the record with this. The reason I want to share about this today is because I just watched the new trailer for Captain America: Cival War. As was expected, it’s looking… Read More

Short Film: The Foley Artist (Feast Films)

If you are an amateur videographer, you may never have heard of Jack Foley. In our digital age, we seldom have to consider making sound effects for ourselves. This has not always been the case, however. In a time before you could download unlimited audio files off of the Internet – sound effects for radio… Read More