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The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet

Look at this amazing GIF. That snowy-looking scene wasn't captured on Mount Everest, or in some canyon in Antarctica. That's the view from a lander …

Space

Watch: 100 Filmmaking Tips, Tricks, and Hacks in Under 10 Minutes

Hold on to your hats! Here are 100 tips, tricks, and hacks that you can use on your next project.In filmmaking, we all need a little help along the …

Filmmaking

Please, Don't Use Black Bars on Videos Anymore

Have you used black bars or a so called "envelope" when editing your videos to make them look "more cinematic?" Just stop doing that. This tutorial …

Tutorials

Watch: How to Write a Tragicomedy Like the Coen Brothers

Joel and Ethan Coen have a knack for making us laugh, cry, and generally feel a lot better about our own lives.Nobody writes tragicomedies quite like …

Coen Brothers

You Can Now Play the CIA Board Games That Are Used To Train Their Operatives

The Board Games Focus on Spying & Global Crises<p>The rules and other materials for two board games that the Central Intelligence Agency uses to train …

Gamification

Learn 5 Clever Cinematography Hacks in Less Than 3 Minutes

These simple tricks can help you take your cinematography game to the next level.In order to become a great cinematographer, understanding the …

Cinematography

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Creative Writing

Watch: Recognize the Genius of Spike Jonze's Apple Ad in this BTS Video

One of 2018's best music videos/ads is revealed to be even more complex than we initially thought.Commissioned by Apple as a way to bring attention …

Music Videos

Take the Black in ‘A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch’

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

Board Games

This Scene From Spider-Man 3 With "Realistic" Audio Will Make You Violently Uncomfortable

In today's "This Fills Me With So Much Secondhand Embarrassment I Need to Leave the Room" news, an old, remixed clip from <b>Spider-Man 3</b> is once again making the rounds on the internet.<p>Now, while Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy holds a very special place in my heart, I've long been of the opinion that …

Here's What to Know and Include in a Freelance Writing Contract

Learn How to Write a Freelance Writers Contract<p>Updated August 13, 2017<p>Never, ever start your freelance writing work without some kind of agreement in …

How Filmmakers Use Aspect Ratios to Tell Better Stories

Everything within a frame tells a story...even the frame itself.Aspect ratios may not be the most exciting or sexy thing to talk about in regards to …

Cinematography

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Gentle Giant ‘Knew He Wasn’t Gonna Live Long’ — Watch

HBO's documentary about the wrestler-turned-actor looks heartbreaking.<p>“It’s almost like the whole room moved when he walked through the crowd.” “He …

How and why you need to colour grade your video footage

Colour grading seems to be the buzz term for video these days. It didn’t really exist until O Brother, Where Art Thou? but it quickly became standard …

Cinematography

10 Awesome Camera Hacks That Will Give a Unique Look to Your Photographs (VIDEO)

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you any photo hacks, but the 10 tricks in this video are really good. And like others we’ve posted in the past, …

Hacking

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

The New Lost in Space Trailer Shows Us This Isn't Your Daddy's Robot

The first full trailer for Netflix’s <i>Lost in Space</i> has arrived, and the Robinsons are playing a whole new ball game—with a very alien-looking …

Gal Gadot’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Stunt Rehearsal Looks Cooler Than the Final Version

Due to its two different directors and Superman CG-erased mustache and everything else, <i>Justice League</i> didn’t always work as a coherent whole, but it …

This Video Was Shot on iPhone… a $32 iPhone 3GS from 2009

Matteo Bertoli is known for shooting cinematic 4K videos with the latest smartphones and apps to hit the market. But for his latest project, he …

Composition Tips: This Pro Says “Use the Golden Spiral” & Forget About the Rule of Thirds (VIDEO)

If you wonder why we spend so much time discussing techniques for better composition, the answer is simple: No matter what type of images you shoot, …

Filmmaking

Watch: 5 Clever Tricks for Better Smartphone Cinematography

Smartphone cinematography is a whole lot more effective and fun with these simple tricks.Shooting a video on a smartphone can be a little tricky. …

Cinematography

24 Documentaries To Watch If You Want To Be ~Changed~

"Are you still there?" — Netflix, this weekend<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

How to Stream the New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Sound Documentary

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The sounds of Star Wars are arguably more important than any of the visuals. What set the now-classic saga apart from …

Star Wars

Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster Moves in with Thor’s Old Roommate in THOR: RAGNAROK Extra

We absolutely loved <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>, even though it inexplicably was missing one of the best characters from the entire MCU–Thor’s old Australian …

Infographic: Top 10 Typographic Trends Not To Be Missed In 2018

<b>Branex has published</b> a follow-up to its previous infographic covering 10 web design trends to keep an eye out for in 2018. This time, the web design …

Top 10

The First Teaser for Cobra Kai Features a Karate Kid Stand-Off 30 Years in the Making

If Daniel LaRusso had fought John Lawrence again, would it have been the same outcome? Would Daniel have triumphed over evil a second time? We may …

How It Should Have Ended ‘fixes’ the issues fans had with ‘The Last Jedi’

By now we’ve seen the many, many criticisms people had about <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> and the choices it made, as well as Rian Johnson’s attempts to …

How to Shoot Product Videos on a Budget

Stressing about to make your product shoot look beautiful and professional? These tips will help take the edge off and get your prepared.Have you …

Burger