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ARRI is Apparently Working on a 6K Super 35mm ALEXA

ARRI might have already announced a 6K camera, but there is potentially a new one on the horizon.<p>We have now heard from multiple sources (more than …

Filmmaking

Interview – Emil Hall (Key Grip)

<b>Name?</b><p>Emil Hall<p><b>Age?</b><p>41<p><b>Title?</b><p>Skateboarder, Grip and Camera Operator.<p><b>How many years in the film business?</b><p>19 years<p><b>What is your current</b> …

Filmmaking

The First and Final Frames of Famous Films Can Teach Us a Lot about Good Filmmaking

A single frame is rarely more important than all of the others in a film, but the first and last can leave one hell of an impression.<p>In a brand new …

Filmmaking

Behind the Lens Archives

Today on Day 6 we filmed a pivotal scene in Assassinaut that pushes me to consider how you know if a movie is going to be worth watching. For now, …

Filmmaking

This Guy Spent Four Years Making a Flawless Millennium Falcon From Paper

So how did you spend the last four years of your life? No matter how you answer that question, it was a complete waste of time compared to Bernard …

Millennium Falcon

Thinking About Crew Prep by Arthur Vincie

One of the biggest mistakes I see first-time filmmakers commit is to think solely in terms of production time when it comes to crewing up. The crew …

Filmmaking

Visual: 17 Youtube Channels To Learn Filmmaking Tips

<b>January 2015 update – There are now 17 YouTube channels to choose from, how about that?</b><p>Here are<p>10 17 great YouTube channels filled with hours upon …

Filmmaking
Photography

5 Female Directors of Photography Talk About the Role of the Cinematographer

While cinematography tends to be a boys club, there are plenty of talented female Directors of Photography. We've got snippets of knowledge from five …

This Forest Mirror House is a Giant Optical Illusion

<i>By Maddie Stone</i><p>Most of us are content getting back to nature with a good old fashioned hiking or camping trip every now and again. But if you're …

Time to geek out: 12 sci-fi movies turning 20 this year

1995 was a great year for science fiction.<p>Not only had sci-fi legends John Carpenter and Terry Gilliam both released new films, but the biggest, most expensive movie of all time (at that point) was a high-concept, post-apocalyptic film: <i>Waterworld.</i> Some of the films that year flopped, like the …

Science Fiction

Advanced Lighting Tips That'll Help You Pull the Perfect Chroma Key

When working with green screen, lighting is everything. (Almost)<p>The basics of pulling off a good chroma key are pretty straightforward: light evenly, …

7 Great Techniques for Hiding Lav Microphones

This fantastic video from Izzy Hyman is great not just for filmmaking, but for any time you need to mic somebody up and the lav can't be in the shot. …

How Technicolor Changed Storytelling

A century ago, people worried that color would ruin motion pictures; instead, it changed visual narratives forever.<p>In the dawn of the age of cinema, adding color to black-and-white films was something like "putting lip rouge on Venus de Milo." That is to say, it had the potential for disastrous, …

Filmmaking

Shot Assistant Is the Camera Operating Companion We Never Knew We Needed

A few filmmaking apps have made themselves indispensable in years past. Shot Assistant is bound to become the next.<p>Shot Assistant was designed by a …

Quantum Mechanics
Photography

This is How Films Control Your Mind

Master Mind-Controller Alfred Hitchcock was right. Movies really <i>can</i> control our brains!<p>The director once said regarding his film <i>Psycho</i>:<p><i>I don’t care</i> …

7 Ways to Improve Your Work When You’re Not Working by Bobby Marko

The last half of 2014 was excruciatingly slow for me as work was not coming in like I had hoped. I couldn’t understand why. I’m not one to sit around …

Filmmaking

And the Gear Just Keeps Coming: Edelkrone Reveals 2 New Pocket-Sized Stabilizers

Creating highly portable, pocket-sized camera gear is kind of edelkrone's thing, and just weeks after coming out with the FlexTilt Head, they've …

The “Aliens” Sequel Found Its Director, Thanks To An Instagram Pitch

UPDATED: After District 9 director Neill Blomkamp shared a whole bunch of Aliens concept art in January, the studio has hired him to actually develop the movie.<p>UPDATE: After posting a bunch of <i>Aliens</i> concept art to Instagram without 20th Century Fox’s knowledge, director Neill Blomkamp is now …

Movies

Case Study: Lighting for Commercials

About 2 months ago, I had the opportunity to work on four very different commercials, within about a 1-month span. Two fashion spots, one spot for …

Selma and American Sniper: Is accuracy important?

This year’s Oscar contenders have drawn criticism for factual inaccuracies. Tom Brook looks at the controversy.<p>For weeks there’s been a feeding frenzy to find any fabrications, distortions or misrepresentations in fact-based Oscar-nominated films. It’s become an annual tradition in the Oscars race. …

Alan Turing
Filmmaking
Photography

Looking Back at the Best Cinematography of 2014

It's been one hell of a year for the craft of cinematography. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Jacob T. Swinney's subtle, well-executed supercut …

Filmmaking