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.
Stop-Motion Animation Techniques are fun to create and easy to learn. Although you need a lot of patience to get you movie finished, the tools and techniques you use today are the same as those wonderful old movies from the past. Many high profile films are still being made with stop-motion techniques.
The most obvious way to make your audience aware of the importance of a movie prop is to shoot a closeup cutaway of it, but this is also the most boring and predictable method. How then, can you let the audience know - in a split second - what a props is or its importance to a scene without slowing the scene down for a classic cutaway? Watch the Masters.
As Old Man Winter lowers his cold frosty mantle upon the earth, creating dark chilly nights and crisp wintry days, many video producers think of hanging up their gear until Spring returns. But from shots exploiting winter's lovely light reflection to the striking colors of the magic hour, the dead of winter can be an enlightening time to shoot creative scenes of beauty, peace or desolation.