Creating Award-Winning Stop-Motion

Exclusive Interviews Monday, November 9, 2015
There must be water on Mars, because there are definitely mermaids there.Independent production and animation company Athena Studios recently produced the short Mermaids on Mars, a stop-motion film based on Nancy Guettier's book. In the story, a young boy named Julian is magically transported to Mars, where he tries to stop an evil Martian from destroying the last of the planet's mermaids.

Taking Mystery Out of Green Screen Shooting

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, November 5, 2015
Many factors affect the final result of your composite chroma key. By making the right technical and creative choices ahead of time, you can avoid costly mistakes both in time and money! Avoiding these pitfalls can make your key look natural and realistic, unlike what you see typically on your local weather newscasts.

Creating the Visual Universe of Experimenter

Exclusive Interviews Monday, November 2, 2015
“Good experiments, like good drama, embody verities." When social psychologist Stanley Milgram said these words back in 1973, he had no idea those verities would be explored on film over 40 years later. Enter Experimenter: a biographical drama illustrating Milgram's most notorious experiment. Deana Sidney, the film's Production Designer, talks about designing and recreating Milgram's world through heavy research, purposeful visual elements, and the power of color.



Content is Key: 5 Takeaways from NYCTVWeek

Industry Announcements / Events Wednesday, October 28, 2015
One of the biggest pressures the production industry faces today is the creation of content. And not just any content...but content that moves and captivates anyone who views it, ultimately pulling them in to the point of no return where they keep returning for more. This type of content is easily digestable and keeps the consumer on his or her toes, always wanting (and expecting) more.

2015 Halloween Costume Guide for Film & Video Geeks

Miscellaneous Tuesday, October 27, 2015
As your pumpkin chai late fogs up those square frames - yes, we film geeks can even stereotype ourselves quite comfortably in fall - consider what might be running amok on the street this Halloween. The internet made a real mess of things again, and like last year, Marlon Heimerl from HalloweenCostumes.com has a roundup of this year’s unstoppable tour de force costumes for film and video geeks.

Demystifying the Cloud for Post-Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, October 26, 2015
One of the biggest challenges facing post houses today is the unrelenting pressure to create more and better content with fewer resources, and to get it completed faster. This is happening at a time when the fundamental technical underpinning of the industry is changing rapidly, adding a significant layer of complication.

360° Virtual Reality is Coming to the Consumer With the New 360fly

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, October 22, 2015
Long gone are the days of virtual reality limited to flimsy 3-D glasses: the 360fly is here to challenge your perception of interactive, fully immersive video. This revolutionary camera weighs less than a pound, is water, dust and shock-resistant, and captures 360° horizontal x 240° angles, but there is still one major goal: to make it accessible for the everyday user. 360fly talks about the 360 video industry and how they're bringing it into the hands of the common consumer.

Tackling Fear in the Creative Industry

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, October 19, 2015
Halloween is right around the corner and that means it's time to get scary! It's also a good time to talk about fear and how it affects us in our work. What do you fear the most or the most insecure about when it comes to your creative field? As an artist, insecurity and second guessing your creative decisions or even talent comes with the territory.