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Rubber-Suit Monsters Fade. Tiny Tokyos Relax.

Hisako Ueno reports on the art of Tokusatsu: the fading art of filming men in giant rubber suits as they trample miniature replicas of downtown Tokyo that is fading against the rising tides of CG. CHOFU, Japan — Daisuke Terai plays one of the best-known characters in the history of science fiction, but few fans Read MoreRead More

Introduction to Color in Digital Filmmaking

Color is a natural everyday experience – but how do you use color to advance your film? We’ll start by looking at how filmmakers in the late 90s began exploring creative uses of color. Then we’ll take a quick overview of how your digital camera captures color and some basic color theory. We’ll finish by Read MoreRead More

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Lolita?

Documentary following writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith on the trail of Vladimir Nabokov, the elusive man behind the controversial novel and 1962 film, Lolita. The journey takes him from the shores of Lake Geneva to Nabokov’s childhood haunts in the Russian countryside south of St Petersburg to the streets of New York City and a Read MoreRead More

Is “Raiders of the Lost Ark” better in Black and White?

How would Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark”,  an homage to 40s serial adventure films, look if it were really shot in the 40s? From Flavorwire: 10 Modern Movies That Are Better in Black and White And now for an editorial note… As curator of our large stock of photographs, I see a lot of Read MoreRead More

The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers

Color is a subtle tool that can transport us from our ordinary lives to extraordinary worlds of cinema. Peel back the layers of history and look at how color was first understood and implemented in the world of film. You can check out our Full lesson write up including quiz here:  Read More

The Filmmaker IQ Greenscreen Contest Winners!

As part of our course on Greenscreen Compositing we asked our community to see what they could do with this footage: You guys rocked it, so it was really hard to choose a winner. So without further ado here’s our contest winners: Our Grand Prize Winner… Recepient of an IKAN ID500-V2 2-POINT LIGHT KIT ($1049) and a Full Version of Blackmagic Read MoreRead More

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