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

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

Article: David Boyd ASC & The Walking Dead (CreativeCOW)

Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here. Well, not unless you haven’t watched any of The Walking Dead over the last five years perhaps. Other than that, you ought to be golden with this post. I have done a wide variety of media work over the years: this often means needing to up-skill. When I… Read More

List: 129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History (Buzzfeed)

Buzzfeed is usually the haunt of Internet jokery and inane quizzes: and yet today I was pleasantly surprised to see a list of stills that is quite magnificent… a list they have deemed, “129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History.” It is a pretty reasonable list – but you will need to be ready… Read More

Article/Video Essay: Beyond the Rule of Thirds/The Quadrant

Whether you started out in photography, or you were dumped into the deep end of video and film – you will know of the rule of thirds (RoT). It’s one of those unstoppable forces that influence every aspect of both! Like many “rules” in avenues of artistic endeavour, the RoT is an excellent starting point – particularly… Read More

Top Ten: TED Talks on Storytelling and FilmMaking

Alright, you ought to know that I am not a big fan of TED talks. It’s not because they are bad talks per se, it’s just that when a multi-million dollar organisation has pretty much zero internet presence in an internet age (as is the case with the owners of TED – that is the Sapling Foundation),… Read More

Article: “Camera Choices for Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Continuing my series of resource links, today I want to link out to a great little article that gives a concise breakdown of the camera choices that were made for the latest Marvel Universe blockbuster – Avengers: Age of Ultron – with insights by the DP himself, Ben Davis. You can read the full piece here. The fun… Read More

Article: Stills Photographer Intro to Video (RED)

Continuing my series of resource links, today I want to share a great article that was published a while back by those in the RED Universe. Really, there’s no surprises here as the title says it all: it is an introduction to video production for those of you who are photographers. Granted, many of you… Read More

Article: “15 Things That Stanley Kubrick Can Teach You About Filmmaking”

Continuing with my series of resource links – today I want to share with an article which I just finished reading over at the Taste of Cinema entitled, “15 Things That Stanley Kubrick Can Teach You About Filmmaking” (by David Biggins). Below you will find the cliff notes version of the article, but I really encourage… Read More

Article: “Ten Things To Remember Your First Day on a Film Shoot”

Continuing with my new series of resource links – from video essays, to cinematographer interviews, how-to tips and the like – today I want to share with you a fun,though potentially career-saving, list of things to make sure we do on the first day of a shoot so that, “No matter how low you are on… Read More