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How 'Game of Thrones' Pulled Off Epic Battle With Thousands of Ice Zombies (Video)

El Ranchito, a visual effects company in Spain, shows off its work<p>“Game of Thrones” is such a massive show that it’s always a question of how the …

TV Series

This Is How They Film Scenes With Dragons On "Game Of Thrones" | FizX

Mother of dragons have three dragons — Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion — have always been an important part of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>But in Season 7, Daenerys …

TV Series

Shooting the same model with 3 different vintage lenses

Photographer Mathieu Stern is crazy about vintage lenses, and his collection contains some pretty unusual pieces. For his latest video, he chose …

Take Better Portrait Photographs with These 6 Tips on Using a Simple Reflector (VIDEO)

The photo reflector is an affordable, easy-to-use device that can make a big difference in your images by diffusing harsh light and filling in …

Photography

What You Need to Know about Directing Non-Actors

Understanding the benefits and challenges that come with working with non-actors.<p>As no-budget filmmakers, chances are we're not going to be working …

Filmmaking

Four Tips to Make Your DJI Spark Footage Look Professional

The DJI Spark is one of the most attractive options out there for people who want to get into aerial photography and videography. However, when …

Videography

How to colour match footage from multiple cameras and drones

There was a time when shooting with multiple cameras was a luxury. Limited to big budget TV shows, Hollywood movies and live broadcasts. These days, …

Cinematography

How to shoot great video with your smartphone

A rundown of the basics<p>We all shoot video with our smartphones, but most of us aren’t trying to make the next great Oscar-winning film. We’re just trying to capture moments that are important to us, or footage that we think will resonate with others.<p>There are a lot of little things you can do to …

Mobile Photography

Video Production Steps: How to Plan & Market Videos

Joshua_Willson / Pixabay<p><b>The Importance of Having a Production Schedule</b><p>Failure to plan is planning to fail, right? You know you’re never going to …

Videography

Watch: How Ridley Scott Built the Most Effective Sci-Fi World in Cinema History in 'Blade Runner'

As 2019 draws ever closer, why does Scott's dystopian vision still feel so real?<p><i>Blade Runner</i>’s Los Angeles of 2019 stands out as one of the strongest …

iPhone camera rig will make your footage look silky smooth [Review]

The more powerful the iPhone camera gets, the less practical the iPhone design is for certain jobs. Holding a thin, pocket-shaped device out in front of your face with your forefingers and thumbs on both ends to view the screen is risky and shaky, especially for video.<p>But there are accessories that …

Behind-The-Scenes Videos Show How The 'Saturday Night Live' Sausage Gets Made

As most fans know, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has just a one week turnaround for new episodes. The cast and crew need to write sketches, build sets, come up …

13 Apps Every Actor Should Use

In our increasingly digital world, most of us are rarely very far from a phone or tablet. Why not use this technology to learn lines, stay organized, …

Child Actors

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What's the most important feature in an LED light

Over the last few weeks, we shared a series of videos covering almost everything there is to know about buying LEDs and creating some basic lighting …

LED Lighting

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Alfred Hitchcock Reveals The Secret Sauce for Creating Suspense

Speaking at an American Film Institute seminar in 1970, Alfred Hitchcock revealed the essential ingredients that went into making his films. When he …

Alfred Hitchcock

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6 Must-See French Films and Special Events From Rendez-Vous With French Cinema

The annual screening series honors the best in contemporary French filmmaking.<p>For the twenty-second year in a row, The Film Society of Lincoln Center …

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‘Taboo’ BBC Series: Scroobius Pip Talks Landing His First BBC Drama Role And Working With Tom Hardy

The spoken word star explains how he ended up in the murky world of James Delaney.<p>Scroobius Pip will be the first to admit that he’s had a “scary and …

Ed Skrein

‘Rushmore’ Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Shows the Making of Wes Anderson’s Classic

The 18-minute featurette was made by Anderson's brother Eric.<p>“Rushmore” saved Jason Schwartzman. What did you ever do? Wes Anderson somehow manages …

The Jungle Book: how the heck they did it

If you ever wondered how far visual effects has come since those pioneering days at ILM in the late ‘70s, take a closer look at Jon Favreau's …

The Batman v Superman VFX Reel Makes You Appreciate the Movie So Much More

<i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> may only be 27 percent “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, but I’d bet the percentage of people impressed by the visual …

Down In A Dead Man's Town

These days, you can do pretty much anything with CGI (sometimes it's good, sometimes it's... not). But back in the early days of movies, filmmakers …

Mad Max

The Helicopters Overshadow the Spaceships in This Arrival VFX Video

Obviously, those huge spaceships in Denis Villeneuve’s <i>Arrival</i> weren’t real. Spaceships aren’t real. But a new VFX video reveals lots of other fake …