17Jul

Stop Motion Filmmaking For Beginners

If your favorite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas and you’re an aspiring filmmaker then you may one day want to try and make stop-motion films. Now I am a fan of Laika Entertainment because the filmmakers their are well-known for making spectacular stop-motion animated features such ...

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21Jul

Make Your Own Planet Using Practical Special Effects

Make Your Own Planet Using Practical Special Effects Have you ever seen a science fiction classic and asked yourself, how did they create amazing planetary special effects without using CGI? Or is it still possible to do so today? Joey Shanks, a special effects artist living in North Carolina, cr...

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8Jun

5 Things We Want To Happen In The Video Production Industry

The fallout from NAB 2016 is soon diminishing and here are some finals thoughts of the experience and 5 things we want to see happen to the video production and film industry improve upon. 1. Software Updates Coming back from NAB has put into perspective the future of  video software that we as v...

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How to light an interview next to a fireplace

By Aaron / June 2, 2014 / Lighting / No Comments

The more and more I learn about filmmaking the more and more I realize that I know nothing about how to light. Fortunately there are people who know way more than I do and are willing to share their knowledge. Lars Lindstrom, DP of the documentary Llama Nation, shares how to light an interview ne...

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How to Light Outside only Using a Reflector

By Aaron / May 19, 2014 / Lighting / No Comments

Lighting outside can be one of the trickiest scenarios for lighting any film. I had a personal experience learning how hard that was while producing a short film “Yarrow’s Boy” last summer. Because it was a fantasy film we were always filming in the middle of no where. One of th...

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