7 Things You Need To Know When Upgrading to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from a DSLR

There’s no question about it, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the hottest cameras out there. Let’s say you already own a small compact DSLR – you’ve honed your story and lighting techniques and you’re ready to step up your image quality – the Pocket Cinema Camera looks like a good fit. Well Read MoreRead More

2013 Filmmaker Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas ranging from $5 to $1,500,000. If you can afford the later we are guessing you are just here for the Scarlett Johansson pics. Gear Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll Read MoreRead More

The Filmmaker IQ Greenscreen Contest

Here’s your chance to show off your chroma keying muscle… Filmmaker IQ is holding a Greenscreen contest. We shot this footage for our Chromakey course and we’re giving you the opportunity to recut it. Rules The rules are simple – we’re giving you seven greenscreen shots recorded for our course “History and Techniques of Modern Read MoreRead More

21 Cinematic Title Tutorials for After Effects

Wow the audience with a larger than life Hollywood Blockbuster title sequence! We’ve gather together 21 tutorials showing how to create titles of some of the most popular films around which you can tweak and make work for your next film.Read More

Why Camera Flame Wars Will Not Make You A Better Filmmaker

Cameras are an essential element of filmmaking, yet the camera by itself does not defines the art form. But you wouldn’t know that by what passes as camera discussion on the internet. Online discussions, flame wars, and camera fanboys are all feeding into the camera manufacturer’s bottom line – and the worse thing is, it has nothing to do with filmmaking… Read More

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The Making of SKYFALL

James Bond is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary with the release of the 23rd feature Skyfall. Since the early days, the Bond franchise has evolved into a highly sophisticated combination of top-of-the-line action, impeccable fashion and luxurious cars and gadgets. To promote the film (which has already broken box office records around the world), the producers created a Read MoreRead More

Great Advice for Filmmakers from Legendary Directors

These are names you’ve heard of – accomplished directors and filmmakers offering bits of advice for the filmmakers following in their footsteps. View Playlist on YouTubeRead More

GoPro Hero3 Goes BIG – capturing up to 4K and 1080 at 60p!

A new line of GoPro Hero Sport cameras have been announced – available in Black, White and Silver Editions. But first a quick promo – shot on entirely on the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition.

Now if only GoPro would release an accessory that would make my life as awesome as those people in the video…

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What Filmmakers Need to Know about “Method” Acting

“The camera, I concluded, is not a recording device, it’s a microscope which reveals what the eye does not see. It also penetrates into a person, under the surface display, and records thoughts and feelings- whatever is going on. I would never forget this.”

- Elia Kazan

You’ve got a film to cast and the head shots and resumes start to come in. You turn-over the head shot and look over the resume for film credits, television, commercials, theatre, and finally training. Training, okay- you see schools, workshops and then you read- trained in “The Method.” The Method? Is that a cult or psychological deprogramming thing that some actors put themselves through? Yes it does sounds like that, and that’s why it’s so misunderstood and sometimes made fun of.Read More

66 Zombie Make-up Tutorials

So you want to be a zombie – unfortunately the Z98 virus we’re cooking up in the IQ Labs for reanimating the dead is still a few years off… So in the mean time, here’s 66 gruesome make-up tutorials on how to transform into a zombie: View Playlist on YouTubeRead More

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