October 14, 2018
(Excerpt taken from the visual effects chapter in my new film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster", due for release early 2019 by Michael Wiese Productions.)
“All art is technology. That’s the very nature of it. The artist is always bumping against that technology.” —...
September 13, 2018
(An excerpt from my new forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster", due early 2019 published by Michael Wiese Productions.)
Color correction, or sometimes referred to as grading or timing, takes place after editing, and is a very important part of the finish...
September 10, 2018
(An excerpt from my forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster" coming 2019)
Aspect ratio refers to the height and width of the frame. It is presently numerically with two numbers separated by a colon. We have 1.33:1 (or 4:3), 1.77:1 (or 16:9), 1.85:1, and 2....
September 7, 2018
(An excerpt from my forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster". coming 2019).
Three-point lighting goes back to the 1930s, when Hollywood actors were all lit a certain way. I like to think of it as a foundation, a starting point that you can move on from and...
September 3, 2018
(An excerpt from my forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster" coming 2019.)
Sometimes you will find yourself in a position where you’ll need to be very creative with your light sources and their motivations. Lighting in most if not all cases needs to be mot...
(An excerpt from my forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster" coming 2019).
We’ve all seen gunfights and shootouts of some kind in a host of blockbusters over the years. Some are truly awe-inspiring sucking the audience in and making them feel they are righ...
My Three Secrets of Filmmaking
January 21, 2019
9 tips on what to write in prospective emails to future employers.
January 12, 2019
Taking a meeting.
15 Common Traits and Approaches in Student / Low-Budget Films.
How I wrote my first film book and hints and tips for filmmakers.
November 4, 2018
Shooting World War 2 action/drama “Under the Jericho Sun” on the Alexa Mini.
October 29, 2018
Directing and cinematography tips: LOCK AND LOAD! Using armourers and firearms on set.
October 18, 2018
Cinematography and visual effects tips: Shooting and lighting for green screen work.
October 17, 2018
Working with visual effects and compositing: A guide for directors and cinematographers.
Cinematography tips: Understanding shot sizes.
October 11, 2018
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