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

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

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

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

Video Montage: The Turn Smile (Dissolve)

If you were to ask just about any serious cinematographer for their thoughts on stock footage, the general consensus would be one of derision. In a digital age where content creation is often more important than the complaints of said cinematographers though, using stock footage is a tool you might want to seriously consider. That advice is not without… 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

Short Film: Light & Shadow (Weiss)

Wow. That is the best place for me to begin talking about this piece. Just wow. Commissioned by the film-making camera accessory giant Zacuto (and shot simultaneously with Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012), this 20-minute Emmy-winning piece by director Steve Weiss – Light & Shadow delves into the creativity and passion of more than 30 of… Read More