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

Video Montage: The Breaking Bad Wide Shot (Luengo Ruiz)

One of the things that I enjoy about film and television is seeing how different directors and DP’s style their work. Even if we have never consciously considered the styling used – once it has been pointed out, we will generally have an “oh yeah!” moment. This phenomena is precisely why I enjoy the following clip by Spanish… Read More

Video Blog: Shooting on an Old Lens (Mathieustern Production)

Ever wondered what might happen if you attached a really old-school lens onto your mirrorless camera? I have. Fun fact, Mathieu Stern (Mathieustern Production) has wondered about this too. Releasing the first part of his new web-series on Monday, Stern – a French web video producer and photographer based in Paris – is focusing solely on what kind of… Read More

Blog Post: Dieppe from the Sky (COREDGE Prod)

So this last week I enjoyed some time off to visit a couple of friends who happen to be Air B’n’B‘ing in Dieppe in the north of France: and that gave me an idea for my first post back… are there any nicely composed videos out there that show off Dieppe? Thank the heavens for Vimeo,… Read More