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

HIMM: How to Get Smooth Footage

How It’s Made Monday is meant to inspire you with some of the secrets of videocraft: and today, we’re sharing a great little tip on how to get smooth footage. In short – by yourself a gimbal! The 3-axis gimbal market has been exploding all over the place for the last little while: and there have… 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

Blog: Dissolve – Expand and Narrow At the Same Time

When Dissolve hit the market, I – along with many other online content creators – was excited by the potential of having access to high quality stock footage that wasn’t the run of the mill stuff we’ve seen hiding out in every other stock site out there. It was fresh material, and prices began at a… 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

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