Moviemaking is a team sport. Let your team do its work. Keep your fingers off the lens. Instead, own the script, know what you want up on the screen, communicate that with confidence and then get out of the way, trust your DOP to interpret your cinematic vision. Spend your time with actors and focus on story.
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.
So you started doing weddings and business is taking off. Your old clients have referred you to all their friends and money is starting to flow in. Now you’ve decided to step away from your kit lenses and old tripod in exchange for supports and lenses that will take your game to the next level.
The secret to shooting video sequences without compromising continuity of motion is to remain mindful — not of travel direction — but of screen direction. Maintaining screen direction in your video is a matter of relativity, not of reality.