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Inside 'Annabelle: Creation' and the Inner Workings of Hollywood Horror

Cinematographer Maxime Alexandre critiques the movies and scenes that scare the crap out of him.<p>Cinema is like a machine. It has moving parts and gears that function in unison to produce a product. The same is such with directors, screenwriters, production designers and all the other individuals …

Belgium

The Power Of Colour In Film: Storytelling Through Chromatics

A cinematic revolution erupted as colour exploded onto the big screen for the very first time almost 100 years ago. Since then, a century of …

A Myriad of Resources to Help You Better Color Grade Your Photography

Color grading is a critical tool involved in the production of a truly impressive image. Through the use of grading a photographer can completely …

A Beginners Guide To Cinematography: How to Start

A Beginners Guide To Cinemagraphy: How to Start<p>Rating:<p>3.00 based on 2 Ratings<p>August 14, 2017 By Michael Moodie<p>A Beginners Guide To Cinemagraphy: How …

How to Light Any Subject: A Cinematography Tutorial

The world around us is a complex mix of reflective, transparent and neutral surfaces. Each of these surfaces don’t reflect light the same way as the …

Cinematography

Watch: How the 'Revolutionary' Cinematography of 'Barry Lyndon' Drives Kubrick's Story

<i>Barry Lyndon's</i> cinematography works seamlessly with the film's story to create a haunting look at a vanished world.<p>With his visual collaborator, …

Filmmaking

How 'The Night Of,' 'Big Little Lies' Bring a Cinematic Feel to TV

More film cinematographers are migrating to TV.<p>More cinematographers with feature film credits are migrating to TV, as this year's Emmy nominees for …

Thinking About Shooting Anamorphic? Here's What You Need to Know

If you’re making a film, obviously the focus needs to be on the story. It seems that’s become the popular counter to a lot of debates about the …

The Color Palettes of Your Favorite Films: The Royal Tenenbaums, Reservoir Dogs, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner & More

We tend to think of film as roughly divided into the "black and white" and "color" eras, the latter ushered in by such lavish Technicolor productions …

What Is Lateral Thinking?

A Tool for Creativity and Brainstorming<p>Lateral thinking is a term developed in 1973 by Edward De Bono, with the publication of his book <i>Lateral</i> …

8 Ways to Create an Instagram Campaign That Will Blow Up Your Brand

Do you want to start an Instagram campaign?If so, you need to do it right.Instagram is an exciting platform, and it’s one of the fastest growing out …

Marketing

Successful Entrepreneurs Never Compromise on These 5 Fundamentals

Caring for your health and family gives you the stamina and motivation to develop a sound business strategy that delivers real value.<p>If you’re reading this, more than likely, you have ventured into the world of online business at some point. As an entrepreneur, you have a dream to create residual …

10 Pieces of Killer Advice From Famous Creative Geniuses

Einstein, Twain, Wilde, and Picasso faced the same problems as today's entrepreneurs. Here's how they got unstuck.<p>There's something incredibly potent and calming about insightful quotes from geniuses. As any entrepreneur or creative will attest, funks, ruts, and blocks happen. And knowing that …

Creativity

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

Leaders Who Make Good Decisions Do These 6 Things Constantly

Bad cultures are created by bad decisions by leaders who are not ready for the accountability leadership requires<p>The ongoing workplace difficulties at Uber -- accusations of discrimination against women, rebellion among its employees and drivers against what they feel is a complete lack of …

How to Write Email Subject Lines That Will Actually Be Opened

Get to the point and get personal.<p>Whether your email, be it a pitch to investors or marketing to customers, gets read, deleted or lost in an inbox black hole can all depend on how you craft your subject line.<p>Yes Lifestyle Marketing conducted an analysis of which subject lines have the most reach. …

30+ Free Instagram Tools to Help You Grow Your Following

More than 700 million people use Instagram and 400 million of those users check the app daily.<p>With such a large audience, and some incredibly …

To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible

There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking. Wrong thinking is when you intentionally think of the worst idea possible — the exact opposite of the accepted or logical solution, ideas that …

How to Find a Spontaneous Pathway to Creative Ideas

In the rush to solve problems you may be short-changing yourself if you skip this crucial phase of creativity<p>I find it odd that in the current corporate quest to codify creativity and design thinking, not much is said about the unconscious or the imagination, yet these are integral to any creative …

Creativity

Fantastic Fest to debut Stephen King's 'Gerald's Game,' Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Fantastic Fest, the annual genre cinema bonanza in Austin, Texas, and the largest film festival of its kind in the United States, is doubling down on<p>Stephen Kingmania in its 2017 edition withNetflix’s highly anticipated “Gerald’s Game” and a feature adaptation of the author’s horror novella …

Martin McDonagh

The 13 Alfred Hitchcock movies you need to watch in your lifetime

Throughout his career, the legendary director transformed cinema as we know it today through his unique visual eye, masterful storytelling, and incredible showmanship.<p>In celebration of his birthday on Sunday, we look back on his most memorable works — ranging from the crowd-pleasing "Psycho" to a …

Salvador Dalí

The Plot Twist Checklist

A toolbox for the construction of plot twists, not an instruction manual (nobody reads those anyway).<p>As an article about the nature of plot twists, …

These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

As we’ve mentioned before, Wes Anderson’s meticulous attention to detail, dollhouse-like set design, and fondness for centering make for some of the most easy-on-the-eyes movies. Even Anderson’s work didn’t make the cut, however, in a new video essay on the most beautiful films of all time.<p>The …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

5 Ways to Spark Innovative Thinking

03 Min Read Time - These brain exercises can help rewire your thinking for a fresh perspective.

Creativity

The Best Apps to Transform You Into a Productive Small-Business Owner

With these mobile apps, your small business will be ready for anything that gets thrown its way.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>As a small-business owner, you need to wear a lot of hats. Accountant, Social Media Consultant, Marketing Manager, Customer Service Specialist; the list is …

Skip the Flight Sales—Use These 3 Sites to Always Find Last-Minute Travel Deals

For me, whatever pangs of travel spontaneity I feel are usually squandered by one look at my bank account (and the sky-high fares that often come …

How This Dessert Shop Got 20,000 Instagram Followers in 6 Months Without Advertising

What you can learn from this New York dessert shop's social media strategy.<p>How does an ice cream shop in a crowded city grow a mass following in less than six months with zero advertising budget?<p>Instagram.<p>New Territories is a dessert shop in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, specializing in Hong …

Top Ten Uses of Color in Cinema & The World’s Favorite Color

Color is usually one of the things that we take for granted in the modern world. Growing up, I remember hearing stories from my grandparents when …

Watch This Epically Unfair Battle Between a $50 Camcorder and a $50K Cinema Camera

This camera comparison video is totally unfair, but it does teach us a little about why expensive cinema cameras cost so damn much.<p>Usually when you …

Cinematography