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Director Joseph Oxford and cinematographer Bradley Stonesifer created a unique live action short film “Me+Her,” which was accepted into this year’s Sundance Short Film program. What makes this film so special is that Joseph and Bradley created an incredible imaginary world where all of the main characters and sets were built out of standard cardboard boxes. While any film admitted into the Sundance competition is going to look amazing, the fact that Joseph and Bradley captured stunning images using only cardboard really sets this project apart.
by Bradford HillThe Canon XA25 Pro HD Camcorder is a compact 1/2" inch CMOS Sensor Camera with a lot of great and unexpected stand-out features. To start, its full auto & manual modes, its two XLR inputs, and an HDSDI slot packaged with the ability to shoot 1920x1080 at 59.94p are notable. While traveling on shoots, I was impressed with the capability to be able to record 1080p at 60fps within a moment’s notice. This frame rate is a new feature to the Canon line of cameras, which gives this camera a competitive edge. It is also easy to manage when set to auto mode, which comes in handy if a novice needs to use the camera on a small crew shoot, or to simply capture any ‘run-and-gun’ footage.
Manos Sucias -- exclusively shot on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 --is about to debut at Tribeca Film Festival (April 16-27); this Spike Lee, executive produced feature will raise your pulse with its authentic and heartbreaking portrayal of narco-trafficking in Colombia and impress you with its subtly gorgeous cinematography.The film also has an extremely unique behind-the-scenes story. The filmmakers held a five-week storytelling workshop during pre-production for Buenaventura residents to build lasting, sustainable skills among the community. We were able to get an inside look on the film from it's director Josef Wladyka and cinematographer/co-writer Alan Blanco right before the film is featured at this years film fest.
Orlando Film Festival celebrated it’s eleventh year by screening over 50 features and upwards of 250 shorts. For five days, filmmakers and fans gathered at Cobb Theater to attend panels, network and support their favorite pieces. It was an amazing showcase of what makes 21st independent film so great, with work from seemingly every genre represented. Whether or not you were there for Best Picture winner Te Ata, the inspirational story of a Chickasaw woman who made her fame educating early 20th century America and the world about her culture at a time when her own customs were illegal under the law, or Indie Spirit award-winner Shooting Clerks, a biopic about the making of Kevin Smith’s cult classic Clerks or any number of the truly impressive short films that made their debuts this weekend, OFF has undoubtedly primed many amazing films for public viewership beyond the festival circuit.
You've been a slave to ‘setiquette’ (set etiquette), mastered new skills, upgraded to the best video editing software and purchased a high-quality camera-- it is officially time to ‘level up’ to your next big break in the world of content creation. Where and how do you find the best film project or post production job?
by Stephan Guarch & Edgar Cohen Aerial photography and videography are nothing new to the production world. But how we achieve those shots certainly has in the last 12 months. Drones have exploded in popularity as a way to get aerial and low altitude footage for videos, for everything from full feature films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” to the everyday film hobbyist who flies leisurely at the local park. But for anyone who has actually tried to capture this footage there’s quite the learning curve involved when it comes to choosing the right drone and what seems like an infinite amount of accessories and upgrades. This week the team at Experience Above posts a nice overview of the top 3 tips for getting started with drone video production, a handy starters guide.
If I had to pick one constant among independent film festival submissions it would be unintelligible dialogue. The cause of desperation of every director; the bane of every mixing engineer’s existence; the source of suffering of your friends and family, forced to go through a whole movie they don’t understand because the actors’ words simply can’t be heard. This and many other nuances of your film’s sound are the victims of a few often overlooked details, which in turn result in the delivery of a subpar soundtrack, driving your audio post team insane and wasting production money. Good news is these mistakes can very easily be prevented. You can start by tackling a few key issues often associated with your role.
Every year, thousands of hopefuls flock to Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York with a dream to make it big in the film and television industry. We live in a time where every college student with a phone has become a filmmaker. With so many people to choose from, how hard can it be to hire a professional crew for your production?
Need to film a commercial? Need it to look professional? Rather than seeking out external locations, consider shooting the video inside of your home or apartment. This controlled environment can make the production process easier on yourself, your talent and the overall organizational process.
Everyone’s heard of Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. What everyone doesn’t know is that there are great festivals out there just as inspiring, that are sometimes overlooked or underrated. We’re not saying you shouldn’t try and submit your work to some of the more “popular” film fests, but the other fests need love too! (Plus, it’s a great way to gain feedback while learning and meeting new people, instead of getting lost in the shuffle at the bigger events.) Listed are our picks of underrated festivals across the globe that should be given a reel chance. You never know, one of them might just spark your filmmaking fancy…