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Ask a Filmmaker of any stature, and they will tell you that they never have enough resources (time, budget, equipment), to devote to any project. It’s certainly true for me shooting indie (read: low budget) features. However, for better or worse, it is an area of the business I’ve come to be known for, movies with budgets between half a million and five million dollars. Over a 40+ year cinematography career, I’ve learned a lot of tricks to squeeze maximum production value and good looking images out of meager budgets, making dimes look like dollars on the screen.
We need many more environmental success stories. Communities across the US are struggling with the realities of unhealthy rivers and depressed fish stocks, feeling the impacts of coastal degradation and climate change, and debating both dam construction and removal. The Memory of Fish tackles these themes through the story of the legendary Dick Goin.
Warner Bros.’ much anticipated Justice League movie sees DC’s most famed heroes join forces – Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — to take down the film’s Big Bad, supervillain Steppenwolf.
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.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is coming full fledged to theaters April 2014, and nothing screams "America" like our nations capital. The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development gave us a first hand look at the increase of jobs, city incentives and how in the first time in history, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, was shut down for the filming of a major motion picture.
In Hollywood, filmmakers assume huge risks when making blockbuster movies. If a film performs poorly at the box office, it can lead to big losses and write-offs. These professionals leverage hundreds of millions of dollars for marketing, production and other movie making related expenses.
Budgeting is an art of equilibrium; you make decisions and concessions and you minimize damage. When you’re making a low-budget movie, some of these decisions can be very hard.
As a leader at the finance and production studio, Jill Ahrens of Argent Pictures is a big part of getting high-profile and award-caliber projects to the screen, along with a slate of very exciting films going into production for 2019. She talked to ProductionHUB exclusively about getting into the biz, the future of movie-making and more.
So you're making a movie. You read all the books, watched the DVDs, maybe got a degree, or you learned things “the hard way,” by trial and error. You’re a master, or maybe not. You went on a vision quest and the film gods granted you a story to tell. It’s gonna be your breakthrough project. For whatever reason, you decided to make a movie, short or long, cheap or expensive, and you’ve assembled a crew of competent specialists. I used to believe in the auteur theory, and creatively, I still do, but that doesn’t mean you literally do all the heavy lifting alone. No matter how many heads are present (and how many hats they’re wearing), filmmaking is a team effort.
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.