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Between the Lines. (Directors Cut - Official)

Cinematography Rant: Why Protecting Your Highlights Is Killing Your Footage

As some of you know, in addition to running this blog and shooting/directing my own films I also work as a colorist through my company <b>Creative</b> …

Cinematography

Why Story Structure Formulas Don’t Work

The following is a true story.<p>I did a script coaching session for someone I’ll call Lisa. Lisa had spent the past four years pursuing her dream of …

Writing

How To Easily Get a Cinematic Look From Your dSLR Video

Achieving a “film look” is something that most aspiring filmmakers strive to accomplish. We always want our work to appear as masterpieces, but …

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

Cecil the lion tribute created by Lion King animator

An Oscar-nominated animator who worked on Disney classic The Lion King has painted a tribute to Cecil the lion, the Zimbabwe safari icon killed last month by an American hunter.<p>Mia Farrow criticised for posting address of Cecil the Lion killer<p>Read more<p>Aaron Blaise posted a time-lapse recording of …

Wildlife

How the Filmmakers Behind Sundance Hit 'Tangerine' Shot on an iPhone & Got Cinematic Results

Directed by Sean Baker, the much-buzzed-about Sundance film <i>Tangerine</i> is now in select theaters, and No Film School spoke with co-Director of …

ca-tsuka:

Which Cameras Were Used on the Oscar-Nominated Films of 2015?

This year's Academy Awards is filled with exciting pieces of cinema, from the unique cinematography of <i>Birdman</i> and <i>Ida</i> to the peculiar aesthetic of <i>The</i> …

Filling the box: The Never-Ending Pan & Scan Story

<i>The Limey (1999).</i>DB here:Here’s a story, so far not finished. <b>Chapter 1: You can’t put ten pounds of mud in a five-pound sack (Dolly Parton)</b>Once upon …

Framing

Pixar's Storytelling Rules (IMAGE)

If you've seen Pixar's "Up," there's a good chance you left the theatre with tear-stained 3D glasses after witnessing the simple, heartbreaking romance between chatty adventure girl Ellie and her grumpy beaux Carl. And if you watched "Wall-E," you probably laughed along with the toddlers in the …

These Static Frames from Oscar Contender 'Ida' Show Why Composition is King

The subtle, well-composed frames of <i>Ida</i> prove that composition is amongst the most powerful visual storytelling tools at our disposal.<p>In recent years, …

Cinematography

Design Inspiration & Ideas from Envato

Why not learn a new skill in April? Get inspired with these fantastic new courses and tutorials.<p>Whether you need to perform site maintenance, close …

A “Robot Chicken” Animator Turned A Nintendo Power Glove Into The Ultimate Stop-Motion Animation Tool

The Power Glove occupies a very special place in the heart of a certain type of person in their thirties: If you grew up on Nintendo, and were nerdy enough to love the idea of “wearables” more than two decades before they actually became a thing, then the glove–which theoretically sensed your …

Animation

The Visual Techniques of Alfred Hitchcock - Video Essay

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

“In the spring of 1945,” says the narrator, over bucolic springtime shots of the German countryside, “the allies advancing into the heart of Germany came to Bergen-Belsen. Neat and tidy orchards, well-stocked farms lined the wayside, and the British soldier did not fail to admire the place and its …

World History

What a Movie’s Scenes Look Like Straight Out of the Camera Versus In Theaters

Here’s an interesting look at the magic that goes into making movies look the way they do. The video above shows how scenes in one particular movie …

This Short Animation Perfectly Sums Up Those Workdays From Hell

The German short film <i>Lost Cubert</i> opens on its animated title character sitting calmly at a desk that fully encircles him, running through a repetitive, Kafka-esque series of motions. But things are about to get weirder: Cubert is suddenly sucked out of his mundanity, trapped on the ceiling with …

Ten films to watch in 2015

Mark Hamill

‘Lucid Dreams of Gabriel’, An Experimental Short Film by Disney Research Filled With Trippy Production Effects

“Lucid Dreams of Gabriel” is a short film produced by Disney Research that follows a son and mother on a surrealist, non-linear journey told through …

Star vs. The Forces of Evil- Intro (2014)

Star vs. The Forces of Evil- Intro (2014)

Tip: Place Some Gaffer Tape Behind Your Model’s Ears to Remove Unsightly Glow

Want to remove the glow in your model’s ears when photographing them in front of a bright background? Instead of dealing with the problem in …

Disney’s Enchanted

Laika Announces New Animated Film KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

10 Of The Best Animated GIF Artworks Created In 2014

Generally speaking most of the animated GIFs you see floating around the interweb are scenes from your favourite TV shows or movies looping to …

Allegro Non Troppo & More

• Share<br>• |<p>Join us for select films and clips produced by Italian animator and director, Bruno Bozzetto!<p>Schedule subject to change. Please check calendar …

Walt Disney Company

How to Harness Your Fear to Become a More Confident Street Photographer

Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach …

Criterion Designs

Unpacking The Grand Budapest Hotel's script

About this time every year, studios ration out scripts from the awards season contenders. The hope? To sway the Academy's floating voters in order to secure a nomination. It serves as a reminder of the releases that popped off earlier this year and were soon buried by those that came later. Ever …

Literature

Walt Disney’s Tips on Animation (book)

Walt Disney’s Tips on Animation (book)<p>This guide was originally sold at the ‘Art Corner’ in Tomorrowland at Disneyland to introduce the basic concepts and drawing techniques of Disney character animation. These tips are fundamental to this day - particularly page 12 on 'Observation’.