Two cups and a string. That’s it. That’s what I learned to communicate with as a kid. Today, my kids know how to use cell phones, and I don’t even think I’ve shown them the string and cup method yet. They’re not constrained to a wire and neither should you be. Let’s use some big kid toys. Break out the wireless mics.
Action cams’ tiny structure emphasizes their ability to fit into interesting places, and their lightweight, durable and waterproof design allows them to follow objects throughout a scene without compromising too much space. They are pretty affordable and their housing is usually replaceable in case it becomes damaged. Here are a few tips to think about when trying to develop your next action cam shot.
Blending modes remain a mystery to many video editors. They pose as a digital relic without a clear definition. To the uninitiated, blending modes are a trial by error tool, one which only wields its power when one stumbles upon the correct selection for their image. In truth, blending modes provide one of the easiest and most powerful ways to composite images and are incredibly useful for the video editor.
Branding is not just a concept for products promoted by large marketing firms; it also applies to independent filmmakers and their projects. But it’s not just about branding; timing is everything. This is especially true when publicizing a film for a festival or other screening opportunity.
Shooting a character on a chroma screen provides creative freedom and often allows you to save money. By using a chroma key, your actor can be in a lavish castle or a scenic moonscape. Even a perfectly planned chroma key shoot can run into problems, but there are solutions available to save your project.
Let’s define the term microfilmmaker: anyone who produces a feature length documentary or narrative for under $30,000. That may not sound like a lot of money to produce a feature film — it isn’t. That’s why it’s crucial to get creative, use all of your filmmaking skills and have a focused plan of action.