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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

What’s the difference between Consumer and Pro graphics cards?

If you’re building a new editing computer, what’s the difference between the top of the line professional graphics cards and a top of line gaming card which can often cost a lot less? How do you choose between consumer and pro graphics cards? Low cost and high performance are compelling with the lower-end products, but Read MoreRead More

Why Ben Affleck Said ‘Yes’ to Batman (Analysis)

There’s a Hollywood game of thrones afoot with the announcement that Ben Affleck would don the cape and cowl – Borys Kit looks at the motives and stakes involved with what promises to be a tentpole film of 2015. Thursday’s seemingly out-of-left field announcement by Warner Bros. that Ben Affleckwas cast as Batman in the sequel Read MoreRead More

30 Rock Producer Eric Gurian on Comedy and Webisodes

Eric Gurian’s career spans from a real NBC Page to a executive vice president of Tina Fey’s Little Stranger Productions. He talks about wrapping up the iconic comedy and how the original web content worked in tandem with the show’s final season episodes. SSN: Webisodes are supposed to complement and add value to a show. As it Read MoreRead More

Judd Apatow & Matt Mahurin Talk Photography and Filmmaking with Mark Seliger

Judd Apatow & Matt Mahurin join Mark Seliger to talk about photographing tragedy, finding humanity with comedy, and meeting their heroes. From Tom Waits to Seth Rogen and Steve Martin to Henri Cartier-Bresson, they share stories of collaborating throughout their careers.  Read More

So… Apparent M. Night Shyamalan Ghost-Wrote “She’s All That”

So… apparently the name most commonly associated with third act plot twists was also responsible for 1999 teen rom-com She’s All That. After cinematic atrocities like The Village, The Happening, and The Last Airbender, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan became such a joke to the degree that his name on the trailer for Devil–for which he earned a story credit—got laughs Read MoreRead More

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