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China Wants Its Movies to Be Big in the U.S., Too - The New York Times

But, Mr. Yang added, “to create movies that are universally appealing, that is an issue for us.”<p>China’s domestic box office is now the world’s second-largest, behind the United States, with an expected $3.5 billion in sales this year. That growing market has been pursued aggressively, and with …

How faster rendering is shaking up the CG business

For years, Arnold was Hollywood’s best-kept secret. A highly optimised raytrace renderer, the software was first adopted by Sony Pictures Imageworks …

Intro to Matte Painting in Photoshop

Workshops > Intro to Matte Painting in Photoshop<p>Teacher Information<p><b>Frédéric St-Arnaud</b> is an art director, matte painter, VFX and concept artist who …

Photoshop

30 Photoshop secrets to improve your skills

If you've decided to give your best pencils a little rest and jump into digital art, you'll more than likely need some photo editing software. …

Photoshop

Tips For Making A Better Video Demo Reel Which Can Get You New Clients (Part 2)

How can you take HOURS of footage from completely different projects, and edit together a montage that's only a few minutes? Here is the second part …

October 31, 2013

Digital Production Buzz — October 31, 2013<p>How Technology Has Changed Casting<br>• Casting from an Actor’s Perspective<br>• Find the Right People for the Right …

Clients From Hell: Video Marketing And Production Issue

Anyone having a bad day at work? We know that the creative vs client relationship can sometimes be a tricky one to navigate, particularly when …

Listen Up, First Time Filmmakers! Why Low Budget Directors Shouldn’t Be Their Own Producers

Listen Up, First Time Filmmakers! Why Low Budget Directors Shouldn't Be Their Own Producers<p><i>L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on</i> …

Filmmaking

7 Tips for Filmmakers On How to Get Their Project Out into the World from WGAE’s ‘Digital Discourse’ Panel

7 Tips for Filmmakers On How to Get Their Project Out into the World from WGAE's 'Digital Discourse' Panel<p>The greatest challenge for an independent …

Filmmaking

5 Daily Tech Stories that Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: The Future of Digital Distribution, Hal Hartley Crowdfunds and More

<b>1. Digital Discourse:</b> The greatest challenge for an independent filmmaker has historically<br>been finding distribution. But now that distribution is as …

Filmmaking

Artboard 6

…with one side note about the GameCube fan-favorite, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.<p>The two men responsible for overseeing the latest Mario game didn’t …

Netflix Orders Four Original Marvel Series

The shows will start streaming in 2015 and mark Marvel's largest commitment to original live-action series yet.<p>Marvel will develop at least four …

Oscars: 10 Animated Shorts Advance in Voting

The count is whittled down from 56 films originally qualified in the category.<p>Ten animated short films have advanced in the voting process for the …

College Kids Posing For A Photo That’s Actually A Video Is So Hilariously Awkward

Yeah, just — just hold that pose for me.<p>This was shot at Nottingham Trent Students Union in England.<p>And as you can see, it’s really…<p>really…<p>Awkward…<p>The top YouTube comment right now on the video sums things up pretty concisely: “wot a bunch of fucken spanners.”<p>It should be noted, however, that this …

You Tube

Warning: Pro Tools is not compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks

<b>Warning: Pro Tools is not compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks</b><p>When a new version of an operating system is released it's easy to get excited and want to upgrade your system as soon as possible, especially when it's free as in Apple's new instalment of their desktop operating system released yesterday.<p>However, it is always good practice to hold off on upgrading until you know that the software and hardware you use in your studio is fully compatible and supported. With a new OS version comes …

‘Insidious,’ ‘Paranormal Activity’ Producer Jason Blum On the Secret to His Phenomenal Success

'Insidious,' 'Paranormal Activity' Producer Jason Blum On the Secret to His Phenomenal Success<p>Box office pundits all expressed shock this past Sunday …

Movies

Get Screenwriting Tips From Tony Gilroy, Susannah Grant, David S. Goyer and More in BAFTA’s “How I Write” Video Series

Get Screenwriting Tips From Tony Gilroy, Susannah Grant, David S. Goyer and More in BAFTA's "How I Write" Video Series<p>In an effort to inspire and …

Filmmaking

Why Do Film Festivals Reject Good Films?

As befits its title, “Best Kept Secret,” Samantha Buck’s intimate look at a New Jersey High School for special needs children, is one of the best …

Filmmaking

Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide to Transmedia

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Transmedia<p>Filmmakers and artists have been exploring transmedia, or new ways to tell stories in innovative and …

Filmmaking

The History of Cinema Sound in Infographics: From ‘The Jazz Singer’ to ‘Gravity’

The History of Cinema Sound in Infographics: From 'The Jazz Singer' to 'Gravity'<p>This infographic from Dolby documents the<br>development of cinema sound …

Filmmaking
Entertainment

How Can Emotion Be Printed In a Mix — MixCoach

<b>Can Emotion Be Printed In a Mix?</b><p><i>Ed Seay: (Mix Engineer) “The tough part, and the last stage of the mix, is… (the time) it takes for me to make it</i> …

Nikon Hack Removes the Recording Time Limit on the D3100, D5100 and D7000

Nikon’s D5100, D3100 and D7000 all come with their own video time limits that keep them well below the 30 minute mark necessary to keep from being …

VFX pro produces short film with a Macbook Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud by Meagan Keane

Hasraf (HaZ) Dulull is a well-known visual effects supervisor in the motion picture industry. He began his career in video games and …

Filmmaking
Film Industry

Tips For New FCPX Editors

A Round Up of Tips For FCPX Editors<p>If you’re new to editing in FCPX then hopefully this large collection of quick tips should help you learn to get …