Dante Velasquez

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Here’s How A Group of Students Made This Amazing Short Film Without Any CGI

Here's How A Group of Students Made This Amazing Short Film Without Any CGI<p>The way I figured it, “He Took His Skin Off For Me” wasn’t going to be all …

How to Train Focus Pulling With a DSLR by Jose Antunes

When we see a movie, the last thing we think about is definition… until it is not there. That’s why Focus Pullers are important. One recent example …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Video: Four Steps That Will Help You Approach and Take Portraits of Complete Strangers

Taking photographs of strangers can be a daunting task, especially for us more reserved photographers; however, it can also produce some of the most …

69 Free Tutorial Videos to Help You Learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

Over at Creative Cow, Andrew Devis has been hard at work creating a slew of videos for his ongoing series of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 tutorials. The …

How to Light a Film Beautifully Without a Big Budget

Beautiful lighting is not simply achieved by having the right lights, but rather by understanding how to shape and craft light. Follow these tips to …

‘Suburban Splendor’: Portraits Capture Coming of Age in Utah

For <i>Suburban Splendor</i>, Brooklyn-based photographer Brian Shumway returns to his suburban roots, challenging both the optimism of mid-century American …

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Create the Dolly/Hitchcock Zoom in Your Time-Lapses

As timelapses become more and more ubiquitous throughout the photography and filmmaking community, people are continuously looking for unique ways to …

Film Studies 101: The 30 Camera Shots Every Film Fan Needs To Know

The cinematographer's art often seems as much black magic as technique, taking a few actors milling around a set and turning it into something …

5 Free Alternatives To Film Festivals

Many short film makers, especially those who’ve just started out in the industry, will be shooting on very limited budgets where every penny and …

'Have Something to Say': Tips from DP Lol Crawley's BAFTA Cinematography Masterclass

Cinematographer Lol Crawley, who has shot such films as <i>Ballast,</i> which won for Best Cinematography at Sundance in 2008, <i></i>and last year's <i>Mandela: Long</i> …

Grading Footage | How I Color Correct With DaVinci Resolve

Details<p>on March 24, 2014<p>from GranolaTech<p>Watch how I use the FREE application DaVinci Resolve lite to color correct my interview footage and B roll.<p>I …

Guide To Finding Music For Your Videos: 15 Great Music Websites

<b>Music Website List</b><p>Over the past 5 years of doing video I have found several good royalty free music websites. Below I have listed them with the …

If You Have No Idea What Coloring And Grading Are, This Is A Great Intro

Grading and Coloring are part of the creative workflow that any piece of video goes through (or at least any fully produced piece of video). It …

6 Sites to Make You a Better Filmmaker - The Beat

As the name indicates, Fincher Fanatic is focused on the Films of David Fincher. But don’t let that put you off, as it offers the site is actually a …

Lighting for Matching Closeups: A Spectacular Lighting Workshop with Danish DP Eric Kress

There are few educational resources for cinematographers that are as rock-solid as the various publications, blogs, and podcasts from the American …

Better B-roll: Slavik Boyechko show how he shoots for PBS Digital Studios series “Indie Alaska”

Shares 45<p><b>Guest post by Slavik Boyechko:</b><p>It’s been said that the best way to learn is by teaching. Recently I made a tutorial on shooting B-roll for …

How Do You Judge Great Cinematography? Fandor Studies the Visuals of the 2014 Oscar Noms

What qualifies as great cinematography to you? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have certainly run the gamut in their nominations for …

Director Edgar Wright Explains the Art of Close-Ups

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End) explores the art of close-ups with David Chen from slashfilm.com:

Edgar Wright

Pudovkin's 5 Editing Techniques

All Aspiring Cinematographers Need To Know How To Color Grade - Here's Why - The Beat

As filmmakers, we live in an age where we need to be able to wear many hats during the course of any given production. To be successful today, …

The Ultimate Short Film Screenwriting Guide

short film script can be many things. It can be a calling card, a proof of concept, a competition winner, an artistic expression and, of course, a …

PhotoShelter’s Photog’s Outlook on 2014 Survey is Packed Full of Interesting Info

Despite all of the crazy gloom and doom talk that tends to circulate in the photography industry, it seems us photographers are still an optimistic …

Keeping Your Video Editing Projects Organized - The Beat

Keeping a project clean and organized is essential. Spend less time searching for assets and more time editing. In this post, we share organization …

Long video seminar on techniques and tools for creative storytelling with HDSLRs!

Kirk Neff is a Canadian freelance director of photography, cinematographer and photojournalist who runs seminars on creative storytelling. B&H posted …

“Let’s not outsmart ourselves”: Alix Madigan Inspires at the Sundance Producers’ Lunch

“How do we remain committed to telling our stories in the format of independent film instead of running frantically towards the more loving and …

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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From The Lumiere Brothers through D.W Griffith - history of video editing!

Video editing is a great profession that gives you a lot of creative freedom and allows you to tell your stories in different ways just by moving …

Filmmaking

Color Grading without 3rd Party Plugins!

10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Film-making

Filmmaking isn’t about just pointing a camera at talented actors. It’s a collaborative medium employing the use of sound, music, lighting, …