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

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

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

How To: The Inverse Square What? (Hazelton)

To quote the second greatest font of Internet knowledge, Wikipedia, the physics term known as the inverse square law,  “is any physical law stating that a specified physical quantity or intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source of that physical quantity. The fundamental cause for this can be understood… 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

Video Essay: Side-By-Side Comparison of Insomnia (Lee)

So today I stumbled on this great little video essay by Kevin B. Lee for Fandor Keyframe. It takes us on journey into one of the key sequences in the film Insomnia. Interestingly, it does so by giving a side-by-side comparison so that we can really drill down into exploring the differences that may be found between the original… Read More

Blog/Video: Thriller Horror on a Budget (Simon Berry)

If there is anything that a film such as Paranormal Activity can demonstrate, it is that a creative idea doesn’t actually need an extravagant budget in order to be brought to life. I would argue that is especially true when it comes to the thriller/horror genre. And I will share a video that demonstrates that quite… Read More

Blog Video: Sherlock Recut As a Thriller Trailer

Throughout this year my workload has been focused primarily on editing and producing a series of women’s self-help modules. It is necessary work, and based on the stories that have come out of it – it is seeing some wonderful results. Still, it is hardly creative work. Well, yesterday I re-stumbled on a great little… Read More