We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it was so unique and fun to shoot that I wanted to share it with all of you.
What I would like to tell you about today is a new contest they are running, looking for your short film ideas. Pitch your idea of a film you want to create, and the public will vote on which films they want to see.
What are your daily rituals and how do they increase your creativity and inspiration? Creativity takes cultivation and discipline to stay on top of your game.
Budget-minded filmmaking forces you to solve your problems within limitations. However, given the importance of the visuals to engage the audience in the story, we needed creative control over every aspect of the film’s aesthetic.
Matching different lenses to save time during color correction.
The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.
All of you have been so gracious with your comments about how much I help all of you and make a difference, or changed your life in some way. This is a huge responsibility that I take very seriously. I need to set a great example. I need to do my very best, and I need to illustrate for all of you what it means to be a good leader.
They’ve just relaunched The Music Bed website, and it’s really changing the music licensing game.
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.