Mise-en-scene is the atmospheric collection of visuals that are used to create a frame. Everything from the choice of camera angles, to the blocking of the actors, to the placement of props on the set serves to help create this ephemeral feeling that makes your style uniquely yours.
Production house Bot & Dolly create a hypnotic video through robotic automation and projection mapping. Prepare to be mesmerized when reality and virtuality mesh with live action, robots and projection mapping video techniques.
Maybe this is due to a recent drive through the Avenue of the Giants, but trees are more and more bringing me to humility. If you ever have the chance, visit Northern California's coast and see the redwoods, especially the northern-most areas where portions of forest were filmed as the Endor moon from Return of the Jedi. Aside from making great backdrops, let's focus on wood products for video.
What do you do when your camcorder, computer, tablet or other device is no longer useful to you, but still has use in its electronics? Do you sell it? Donate it? Save it for historical laughs or throw it in a landfill?
Specialized video tools are necessary to make good productions better. Here's a quick look at the ikan T-Slate and MovieSlate for ipads, a great tool for work in the field. Also a look into the future - will mobile phones shoot 4k footage soon? And "Who Are You?" Videomaker wants to know who our readers are - take our survey, let your voice be heard!
4K cinematic resolution is on it's way and although it's too costly for the average consumer now, just like the early camcorders and DVD players, the prices will surly come down. Are you ready to take that next leap?