Trick Digital regarding bloody VFX work on breakout indie horror You Might Be the Killer

Exclusive Interviews Friday, October 19, 2018
Breakout indie horror, You Might Be the Killer, which premiered Saturday, October 6 on Syfy, also recently premiered at the Fantastic Fest and is based on an infamous Twitter exchange between authors Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig. A killer is on the loose at Camp Clear Vista and head camp counselor Sam (Fran Kranz, “The Cabin in the Woods”) needs help. Covered in blood, he calls his best friend Chuck (Alyson Hannigan, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “How I Met Your Mother”), and they try to piece together clues to figure out who the masked killer is, only to draw an unexpected conclusion. Adam Clark, VFX Supervisor, used Blackmagic Design’s VFX and motion graphics software, Fusion Studio, to realistically add blood and gore to the film’s gruesome kills. He talked to ProductionHUB about some of his favorite VFX scenes and how he made the thriller come to life on screen.

How to Make Your Scripts More Attractive to Potential Producers

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Writing a script can be an extremely daunting task - especially when almost every project has started a that very point, with words on paper. Or on a screen if you're typing. Sure, once production starts, it can really make a script come to life on screen, but all productions are led by the script and knowing how to craft a really incredible one is a sought after skill.

3 Ways You Can Survive the Future of Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, October 15, 2018
Every week, I hear about another major media company increasing its hours of original content. In 2018, according to Variety, Netflix is estimated to spend $8 billion, and TechCrunch reports that Apple will invest $1 billion into the original content scene. This has created an "arms race" for original programming at traditional cable media companies. For those in the production game, all of this investment in original content should be music to our ears, but in reality, it hasn't been. How come?

Producer & Cinematographer Brandon Riley Takes a Bite Out of Retro Horror with New Film Slice

Exclusive Interviews Monday, October 8, 2018
A new film, now available on VOD and in select theaters right in time for Halloween, “Slice” from A24 and director Austin Vesely, follows some of the best supernatural beings we know and love - from ghosts and witches to werewolves. One of the main factors that went into crafting the look for the film is cinematographer Brandon Riley, best known to audiences as the cinematographer of HBO’s “The Shop” and several of Chance the Rapper's music videos. We talked to Riley about his work on the film, A24, working with Austin and Chance and more.

5 Essential Questions Producers Should Ask Drone Operators

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Here’s a HUGE issue that my contemporaries and I see all too often. Productions just know that they “need a drone” and lump all UAV’s into the same category. Now pay attention class because this is important: What you need is a skilled and licensed pilot/company that has the correct camera/drone/team combination for your production.

Networking for Indie Film Introverts

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, September 28, 2018
Most people have a love/hate relationship with networking events. We come up with any excuse we can to avoid making small talk and circumvent the potentially awkward interactions while we wait for a plastic cup of cheap wine. We’ve all been there; we’ve all done that. But, there’s a better way and it’s what we like to call “How to Work a Room (and Not Hate Yourself in the Morning),” or, more simply, “Networking for Introverts.”