Filmmaking 360

Everything They Didn’t Teach You About Working In Entertainment: Paying Your Bills

Chris Goss takes a look at the realities of living and working in Los Angeles in the Entertainment industry from a financial standpoint. Let’s get this out of the way… The city of Los Angeles thrives off turnover. Local businesses recognize that thousands of hopefuls flock to Southern California with cash-lined pockets from their parents’ Read MoreRead More

Sundance Cinematographers on The Best and Worst Advice They Received

There’s plenty of advice out there for aspiring filmmakers and cinematographers, some great, some garbage. With that in mind, Indiewire asked the cinematographers of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival what was the best and worst advice they ever received. Best Advice: “Don’t feel pressure to run to the frontline and film. Follow your gut instincts Read MoreRead More

How to Color Grade Video in Photoshop

If you come from a photography background and video coloring tools look intimidating – coloring footage in Photoshop may be a better way to coloring your motion footage.  Jaron Schneider shows you how: I decided to share this with you all after the other staff members mentioned they didn’t even know this was an option in Photoshop. Read MoreRead More

Her’s Visual Effects Blur the Lines

Scott Essman reports on how Spike Jonze carefully constructs the future by shooting on location in Los Angeles and Shanghai, China. With the ubiquitous nature of the digital toolbox, smaller-budgeted films are now melding the previously separated crafts of production design, visual effects and picture editing. Case in point is the current sci-fi love story Read MoreRead More

The Best Career Advice From Top Producers in Hollywood

Jessica Radloff approached producers on the red carpet at the 25th Producers Guild Awards to ask them for a quick bit of career advice. Brad Pitt (Producer, 12 Years a Slave): “You gotta keep pushing. You just have to keep pushing.” (More from Brad, below!). Jerry Weintraub (Producer, Behind the Candelabra): “I never hear the word Read MoreRead More

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