Motorcar Parts of America Revs Up Video Production with Quantum and CatDV

Miscellaneous Monday, December 10, 2018
MPA decided to upgrade its production and editing systems and looked to integrator Sunset Studios for help. The integrator specializes in planning for and setting up production facilities that meet clients’ media workflow requirements. Working with Sunset Studios, MPA created a complete, modernized studio that includes four-camera recording in a two-bay garage facility supported by a high-performance data sharing and archiving storage capability.

Ncam: Making The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Come to Life

Miscellaneous Friday, December 7, 2018
Based on the classic festive fairytale by ETA Hoffman, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms follows the adventures of a young girl, Clara, who discovers a delightful new world of adorable mice, living toys, handsome soldiers – and something a little darker. The beautifully realized film boasts some incredible visual effects work, for which a significant amount of blue/green screen was used. Read on to find out how Ncam’s augmented reality solution played a key role both on set and in post-production.


7 Key Factors for Choosing a Film School

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, December 3, 2018
Film school is an opportunity to sharpen your creative skills and become immersed in your craft. It’s a space to learn the principles and basics of movie making while searching to find your own original voice. As an aspiring filmmaker, being surrounded by your classmates will expose you to countless genres, personalities, and styles. However, with thousands of film schools around the globe, it’s important you pick the right one.

Filmmaker Bing Liu Uses Adobe Premiere for the Coming of Age Documentary "Minding the Gap"

Exclusive Interviews Friday, November 30, 2018
Minding The Gap is a fascinating coming of age documentary featuring the adventures of a group of young male friends as they skate around their hometown in Illinois. But the film is far more than a celebration of skateboarding as a sport and a subculture – it’s also an exploration of male friendship and masculinity crafted by the young men who actually lived it.


Catching Up With AGT’s Award Winning Lighting Designer, Noah Mitz

Director's Cut Monday, November 26, 2018
Since its creation in 2006, many different skills have been showcased on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” While the majority of winners have been singers and musicians - acrobats, ventriloquists, mentalists, magicians, choirs, comedians, dancers, and countless other acts have also graced the AGT stage which has called Hollywood’s iconic Dolby Theatre home for the last three seasons, each supported by a specialized creative team.


The Power of Using Storytelling for Marketing and Media

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, November 23, 2018
Storytelling is a major part of the entertainment business, and movie production relies heavily on marketing and media that tells captivating stories to promote movies and other mediums. For success in this industry, it’s essential that professionals develop storytelling skills that effectively engage and capture audiences.

Women In Film: Triple Threat Jessica Sonneborn Talks Her Journey "in the Biz"

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Jessica Sonneborn is an American actress, writer, director and stunt double, who you may recognize from her starring roles in Bloody Bloody Bible Camp and Dorothy and the Witches of Oz. But aside from being a highly sought after horror actress, she tapped into her interest in filmmaking and has landed her additional titles such as Producer and Director. She talked exclusively about her experience in "the biz."