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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

10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Filmmaking

Watching film is key to a good filmmaking education. Dave Biggins lists ten films and what you should study to get a head start on your film education. Filmmaking isn’t about just pointing a camera at talented actors. It’s a collaborative medium employing the use of sound, music, lighting, cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, special effects and Read MoreRead More

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Start In Stock Video

Want to make money with your gear? Consider creating and selling stock video – Ryan E. Walters breaks it down in a 7 part series about the realities of shooting stock. In 2006, I joined as an exclusive contributor to iStock and entered the world of creating stock footage. My journey over the last seven years has Read MoreRead More

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