So you want to make a movie? Where do you start?
Your screenplay is complete and it’s brilliant. Does this mean you’re ready to shoot? Of course not. There are many miles to go before the first cry of “Quiet on set!”. Your instincts tell you that a to do-list will probably come in handy before you break out the gear. Go with that: It’s called pre-production — what you need to get done and have in place before you shoot a single frame.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman with a GoPro! VFX Masterminds Sam and Niko of CorridorDigital dream up an average day for the Man of Steel as he journeys to return a lost GoPro.
Not many people look at Post It Notes and think "I can use these to make a video." Filmmaker Zach King saw the potential and with the help of 7000 Post It Notes, he brings a classic video game character to life.
Foam Core. Projector. iPhone. Almost all the tools needed for the mesmerizing visual effects of "Pomplamoose", now entering season 2. Pharrell William's musical video mashups "Happy" and "Get Lucky" showcases their new musical styling as well as their new visual style that utilizes tools that you would typically reserve for a science fair project.
Apps... they’re everywhere nowadays. From checking your heart rate to logging your dietary intake, there’s an app for just about anything. For those of us in the video production world, these are exciting times because the apps for our business have grown and matured into great tools to take out on location. In this installment, we’ll sneak a peek at Android Prompter, Guerrilla ADR, ProPrompter and ShootLocal.
You landed the gig and the day of the big event has finally arrived. You’ve given thought to the sequence of events that will unfold, you’ve developed and prioritized a shot list, you’ve even invested care into what you should wear, but there is another important aspect of event video production that wedding and event professionals are keenly aware of: safety.
Visual storytelling is the art of conveying a message with the visual images of a story. Because people are uniquely wired to receive stories, it's important to understand this art. With it, we can help impact people with our videos. Without it, we can take away from the message we want to send.
Documents, photographs, audio files, and videos are so easily accessible on the Internet, and so easy to copy, it is tempting to think anything you can view or hear is in the public domain. The fact is, however, you can use only a small percentage of content posted online in your productions without permission from the copyright holder.