Patrick Moreau and the entire Stillmotion team have an amazing project that we would like to share with you. Their hope with #standwithme was to blur the lines of traditional documentary storytelling.
Understanding the characteristics of the microphones you own, and therefore knowing their strengths and limitations, is invaluable information used for achieving a great sound track for your production.
Effective communication is your trump card. It is a powerful tool for getting a job and building repeat business.
This is the workflow and etiquette that is tried and tested and that I use on all of my commercials, features and music videos.
A review of Adobe Creative Cloud for the independent creative
Big personalities, intense time pressure, and thousands of dollars riding on getting the shots to make your day. As a filmmaker, how do you deal with difficult personalities, especially if you are stuck with someone on a long feature?
Many people have asked about how I am processing these huge files from the Canon 1D C and its powerful 4K in camera capture. Here is how we roll it out.
Lance Maurer and his team at Cinnafilm developed the Dark Energy Suite, a revolutionary texture management system. This is how I was able to seamlessly cut film and the Canon 5D MkII together on Act of Valor.
The Codex S Recorder is incredibly lightweight and gives you assurance that your negative is under lock and key. See how we are using it on Need for Speed.
We look at some workflow options for getting both the CinemaDNG and ProRes files out of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and into the NLE of your choice.
The Music Bed has just released a cool little iOS app and it is a fantastic way to research what music you want for your project while you are mobile.
In order to be a well-rounded audio engineer, it is crucial that you understand the tools available to you. Here I break down the audio equipment available and teach you their purpose, limitations, and some tips on learning how high quality audio is recorded.
Po Chan and Lydia Hurlbut share their thoughts on the importance of music.
Blackmagic graciously supplied a camera for testing. We pushed and pulled this baby to see when it would break as well as where it excelled.
As I embark on a long creative, exciting journey on Need for Speed with DreamWorks, I wanted to share some of my most recent findings from a five day camera test that pushed every camera to its breaking point.
Last week as CEO and co-founder of Hurlbut Visuals, I joined Carl Olson, Chris Fenwick and Mitch Aunger on the Digital Convergence Podcast. We had a wonderful conversation about business, marketing, branding, education and building a team in the world of filmmaking.
How important it is to take your camera tests out of the studio and on to location. You want to see how your camera’s emulsion handles highlights, hot skies, night exteriors and night interiors.
By Po Chan. Shane and I have always said that The Ticket is a love story between art and science. I think the true beauty of art, as well as the art of cinema, is the power to communicate with people on a subconscious emotional level.
How to test your camera’s latitude. This is one of the most important tests that you can perform because over exposing is a very subjective and personal artistic choice.
By Dan Liu. As an editor, it is the best feeling knowing that you will have great material to work with. After talking with Po and Shane, I was very excited about working on The Ticket, as I knew it would have great material in spades.