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Filmmakers Conquer Everest
Nick Heil, author of Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season, discusses how the filmmakers for the film, Everest, in theaters on September 18th, set out to recreate the events of May 10, 1996, the challenges to film action scenes for actors Jake Gyllenhal, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke and their experiences on set.
Published on Friday, September 4, 2015 10:00 AM
Capturing the strong female characters of STX Entertainment’s "Hustlers"
Inspired by a true story, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Being hailed as the female-version of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the film stars female powerhouses Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, Cardi B and Lizzo.
Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00 AM
Phil Bowman: Meeting the Challenge of Real Stories
Editor Phil Bowman has built a wealth of career experience in fiction and documentary that cover military missions, true-crime, and ghost stories that cross into sci-fi. On Avid Media Composer, he has cut the feature film Pickups starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) about the life of a jobbing actor, which premiered at the London Film Festival 2017, the Discovery show Gold Rush, which follows crews as they hunt for gold in the Yukon, and Obsession, a series telling the harrowing stories of victims of stalking.
Published on Monday, June 18, 2018 10:00 AM
Sound Designing and Mixing Immersive Audio for MEGAN
As recently as a couple of years ago, it was generally thought that immersive formats such as Dolby Atmos can only be used on big studio productions. Now, this is not necessarily true. Here’s a story of how a short passion project grew into a full-blown Hollywood production and how using Avid Pro Tools native support for Dolby Atmos allowed us to push the boundaries on a proof of concept.
Published on Friday, February 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Cinematography 101: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a DP
Cinematography is a true art form of filmmaking. Just like learning a language, one must be well versed in the "language" of a cinematographer, before they are really able to communicate. Such things as crucial equipment choices, knowing the right locations to shoot, digital vs film, the list can go on, are essential bits of information that seasoned cinematographers know the answers to.
Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 11:00 AM
NATPE Talks: 10 Commandments of Content
by Jessica NinScott Donaton, Global Chief Content Officer, Universal McCann and Editor/Publisher, Ad Age UM Studios is the center of content and creativity at global media agency UM, developing and distributing brand stories for such clients as BMW, L’Oreal Paris and Sony Electronics. During one of the “NATPE Talks” session, Scott Donaton, global chief content officer, shares his “10 Commandments” for Storytelling in the Social Age. Discover tips from one of the best content creators at the show and see why content marketing is a business imperative for every brand. "We as a species are addicted to story. If you want to implant a message in the human mind, the best way is to put it in story."
Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:58 PM
6 Script Writing Tips You'll be Thankful For
Creating a script for your story (and soon-to-be film) is essential to its success, that's why prepping yourself beforehand is key- just like everything else in this industry. So, next time you get a quick break in between takes, read up on our 6 script writing tips that could make or break your film.
Published on Friday, November 28, 2014 10:00 AM
5 Secrets to A Successful Corporate Video
Corporate video production provides businesses and brands with a unique tool to promote their services, showcase their products, and ultimately tell their story. In the midst of the digital age, our lives are constantly flooded with content from advertisers and entertainers and it’s become essential to create corporate video that catches people’s attention.
Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:00 AM
4 Ways to Build and Market Your Portfolio: Rise Above the Noise
Building a successful career in film is no easy feat. Creators must attempt to stay true to their vision while navigating the realities of financing, working with a team, and the ultimate need to create something that has commercial appeal and will turn a profit. The truth of the filmmaker, unfortunately, isn’t optimistic: many want to do it, and most fail, whether it’s from mistakes during production, poor marketing, or even just bad luck and timing.
Published on Friday, December 2, 2016 10:22 AM
In the Dark: The Challenges of Set Design for Blind Actors & Characters
Designing a set for a blind character, for a show featuring blind actors is no easy feat. This is what production designer Naz Goshtasbpour was tasked with when creating the story world for the CW's upcoming drama, In the Dark, which premiered April 4.
Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM
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