You know what it’s like right: you are out on a location, and something unexpected happens. Not the bad kind of unexpected – but the good kind. The kind of thing that you wish you had your camera for, all prepped and ready to roll. A versatile pocket camera would be sweet right now, right?… Read More
Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 2)
In part 1, we introduced the idea of engaging with symmetry. The reason for this guide? In the same way that we tend to love patterns, symmetry is like Nutella for our eyes. And if you don’t like Nutella, what’s wrong with you? Seriously… Nutella is great. And peanut butter. Yum. Nutella AND and peanut butter.… Read More
Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 1)
If you have ever done research on how to get the right visual shot – whether painted, photographed, or captured in motion – then you probably know the ‘rules.’ This stuff isn’t new. But today I think it’s worth repeating. The elephant in the room is that, to misquote the rogue pirate Barbossa, “… the code is… Read More
Tech News: The GH5… The New Face of Change?
Canon and Nikon have been the big boys in the consumer and semi-pro market for like, ever. Most people will kind of remember the moment when Canon released their game-changing Canon EOS 5D Mk II. Though apparently an afterthought by Canon – I don’t think that this is an overstatement: the video capabilities of the… 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
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
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