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

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

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

FBF Video: Spielberg vs Hitchcock (ERB) (NSFW)

Although I have an interest and passion for film and TV, there are some days where I just want to share something that is a bit funny. Today is one of those days, and I want to do a #FBF that merges my passion with some humour. Be warned though, there is a bit of swearing… Read More

Video Essay: Echoes of Mad Max (WhoIsPablo)

Australian Director George Miller decided that he did not wish to do a remake or retell the Mad Max story – rather, he wanted to update the universe and the wasteland. He even asked his wife Margaret Sixel to edit the film, even though she had never edited action before. his logic was that, “… if… Read More

Video Essay: The Hero’s Journey (Animation)

Joseph Campbell wrote a classic cross-cultural study of the hero’s journey back in 1949, and since then it has inspired millions. Like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, the book was an exploration of the big-picture moments from the stage that is our world. And this theme has enabled it to remain as relevant through the years as when… Read More

Interview: Kevin Spacey Does Impersonations (ITAS)

It seems like celebrities are doing impersonations all the time. Co-actors try to mimic each other, vocalists mimic other singers. Such is its popularity right now, that just last month the top-ten-list juggernaut WatchMojo even gave us a top ten list dedicated to this very phenomenon. [Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it yet]. At the top of… 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

How To: Get the Hollywood Greenscreen Look (KINETIC)

Alrighty, I have had my fun for a while – so today I want to come back to one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place… to share tools, tips, tricks, and generally correlate a whole bunch of resources for those who are still “waiting to be seen” (waiting2bscene… get it?)… Read More