Working with Blood on Costumes

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, July 30, 2018
In the Costume department, along with character and circumstance, we usually concern ourselves with fit and appearance. But injury effects take a whole other level of wardrobe prep. While the payoff for an effects shot done well can be invigorating, injury effects in action and inserts take resources, planning and collaboration.

So You Need To Rent A Media Studio?

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, July 27, 2018
You’re a filmmaker, a band, a special effects producer, a virtual reality game designer, a vlogger or rapper and you’re looking to rent a sound stage, a green screen or a recording studio for your project. Many creative and artistic people know what they want their finished product to look like and are thinking about going to a media studio to make it perfect.





4 Tips to Photographing in a Watery World

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, July 17, 2018
We all know how stunning underwater photography looks, but the camera work behind getting the right shots can be pretty intense and a lot of work, if you aren't prepared. Michele Westmorland, photographer and director of the new documentary Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera, a film about artist and adventurer Caroline Mytinger and the power of art to span oceans and decades, takes us through four very important tips for photographing in a watery world.


Top 10 Film Schools in Los Angeles

Miscellaneous Friday, July 13, 2018
There is little denying that Los Angeles is the center of the film universe. In addition to being the home of major studios, countless A-List superstars, and an endless horde of entertainment executives, it’s also the best place in the world to study film in school. From major research institutions like UCLA and USC to film-specific conservatories such as the American Film Institute, there is an incredibly wide range of options for those interested in breaking into Hollywood. With so many great programs available, we thought we’d share our feedback on how the best schools in Los Angeles stack up.

Mixing Immersive Ambient Sound for Madden NFL 2018

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Will Morton, founder and director at Solid Audioworks, knows how much an immersive soundtrack can enhance a player’s experience. Morton is an award-winning senior sound designer and dialogue supervisor who formerly worked at Rockstar North, where he enhanced many high-profile video games, including the Grand Theft Auto series. He founded Solid Audioworks with partner Craig Conner in 2014, to provide audio production, sound design and dialogue for some of the most popular video games on the market today. These include detective action-adventure game L.A. Noire and western-themed adventure Red Dead Redemption. Most recently, Morton and Conner provided cinematic audio for Madden NFL 2018 from EA Sports™.