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.
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.
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.
After a few months of behind the scenes activity, Cinemartin released new images and specs about their upcoming Fran 8K camera. Rumored to be formally announced sometime later this year, the Cinemartin Fran 8K has the potential to give cinematographers another real choice in digital cinematic cameras.
Keeping up with fan expectations for game day broadcasts can be challenging. Beyond the action on the field, viewers anticipate an immersive, fast-paced and entertaining experience that engages them across multiple media platforms.
Colorist Samuel Gursky from New York-based post house Irving Harvey discusses his work on four different projects from SXSW 2018. By using the DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel for the projects’ color grading and final conform, he was able to get the job done for a variety of different projects.
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.
In today's world of film financing and production, the term “indie film” is so often used and misused that it’s important to first simply define the multi-faceted phrase before diving into financing specifics.
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.
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™.