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This Is What a Shot List for a Darren Aronofsky Film Would Look Like

How do you illustrate the emotional drama that goes on in the human mind? Just as Darren Aronofsky.<p>As one of the most cerebral filmmakers of our …

Darren Aronofsky

6 Things Legendary DP Roger Deakins Wants You to Know About Cinematography

There's so much to learn from Oscar-winning DP Roger Deakins' illustrious career.Roger Deakins is one of the most admired, respected, and talented …

Cinematography

A Few Things You Should Know About Shooting with ND Filters

There's a reason why these tools are considered a must-have in every filmmaker's gear bag.<p>Neutral Density filters, or ND filters, are an essential …

Landscape Photography

Shots, Takes, and Pages: The Art of Scheduling a Film Shoot

There is a lot of footage to shoot and not enough time to shoot it in. That's why scheduling is so important.<p>Film shoots can get messy. There are so …

Filmmaking

Container gardening: The rules to know, and the rules to break

May is the month to assemble pots and containers for the rest of the growing season. They aren’t just for summer; spared an early frost, tender container plants can still look great at the end of October, so it pays to devote some time and resources to getting them right.<p>Lushly planted containers …

Gardening

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

Gardening

5 VFX That Are Quick and Easy to Do in Premiere Pro

Want to run your subject over with a car or transport them through time and space?<p>Creating visual effects is a lot like cooking: your dish is the …

Acquainted

Everything You Need to Know About Driveways

Driveways are a great improvement over the rutted dirt paths that in centuries past connected houses to public roads. Modern-day suburbia has …

Landscaping

8 Lighting Techniques That Will Help You Achieve a 'Cinematic Look'

You want to make your footage look more cinematic? Well, lighting is one of the most powerful tools in your filmmaking toolbox.What elements make a …

Cinematography

I had no idea this hidden iPhone trick existed, and now it’s one of my favorites

A few months ago I told you about a nifty little iOS trick that may very well keep some iPhone and iPad users from losing their minds. How annoying …

Apps

17 Times "Phineas And Ferb" Was Too Funny To Just Be A Kids Show

It all began on the day of my actual birth. Both of my parents failed to show up.

TV

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

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2018 Academy Award Nominees Reveal How to Make A Great Short

Are you broke, an underdog, or sharing an apartment with six flatmates? All you need to create an Oscar-caliber short film is the following.<p>Short …

Five Great Apps for Your Mac - February 2018

Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps for iOS apps, which is why we've launched a monthly series that highlights various useful, fun, and interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined both in the video and post below, …

Oscars 2018: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot The Films Nominated for Best Cinematography

Oscar nominated cinematographers on the gear they used to create the look of this year's Best Cinematography contenders.<p>Every cinematographer knows …

Cinematography

Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot

You've finished your script. Now what?Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every …

Framing

5 Mistakes We All Make as Filmmakers (That We Can Easily Avoid)

We all make mistakes as creatives, but here's how to avoid making some of the more common ones.Filmmaking is like diffusing a bomb. You're there …

Filmmaking

Is Flickering Ruining Your Video? This Fix Will Only Take You 30 Seconds

This might be the fastest and easiest way to fix video flicker without any plugins.You thought you did everything right. You composed your frame …

Tutorials

7 Simple Editing Tips That Will Help You Edit Like a Pro

Editing is a complicated art form, but these tips should help you strengthen your skills.What do you struggle with most as an editor? Do you have a …

Tutorials

DP Bag of Tricks: How to Get the Most out of a Dance Shoot

Every freelance DP is asked to shoot a dance performance at some point. Here's how to do it well.<p>Chances are at some point you’ll find yourself …

Dance

Notes 101: How to Scan, Edit & Share Documents Right Inside Notes on Your iPhone

There are plenty of third-party apps for scanning documents on your iPhone, but they can all be tossed out the door since iOS 11 includes one by …

Apps

Roger Deakins and the Construction of Moving Imagery

By Alex Vitti The cinematographer’s precise control of the moving image heightens the way a story is told in film.Although film is primarily a visual …

Cinematography

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all the features and functions Apple advertises, there are still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations into Great Ones | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I'm describing a Broadway show, you're right. A Steve Jobs …

Public Speaking

How to Fix 5 Common (and Very Frustrating) Editing Problems in Premiere Pro

Media offline again? Can't drag your clips onto your timeline? Don't worry, there's an easy fix.Unless you've got years and years of editing …

Software

Christopher Nolan on the power of the people and why '2001' should be required preschool viewing

Christopher Nolan’s office on the Warner Bros. lot is a stone’s throw from Clint Eastwood’s Malpaso Productions bungalow. Nolan has never popped his head in to say hello to Eastwood (“far too daunting”), and, besides, he pretty much just uses the studio space to take meetings and store an …

Construction

What happens when you cancel your iTunes Match subscription?

Given that iTunes Match came first and Apple Music years later, many readers aren’t quite sure which features come with which service. That’s partly …

Apple Music

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Toxins

Here's Why Everyone Should Have an 'Antilibrary'

Now is the time when year-end book lists abound, hardcovers are gifted at family holidays, and your favorite writer announces that they've got …