Filmmaking 360

Exercises to Relieve Computer Neck Headaches and Shoulder Pain

Let’s face it, we all spend way too much time on the computer writing scripts, scheduling, contacting collaborators, editing…. The long hours can cause a lot of pain in the shoulder and the neck (and we’re not just talking about literal pain). Here’s are a few quick exercises to help relieve some of the muscle Read MoreRead More

Oscar Ballot Guide -­ Animation Character Design -­ Variety Artisans

What goes into designing an animated character you’ll love watching for an hour and a half — and remember forever. We hear from three of this year’s contenders, Albert Lozano from Pixar, Nick Bruno and Scott Carroll from Blue Sky, and character sculptor Carol Koch of “Anomalisa,” along with David Vandervoort of Laika (“Paranorman,” “The Read MoreRead More

Focusing on Depth of Field and Lens Equivalency – a Filmmaker IQ Lesson!!!

How much space in front of the lens will be in focus? That question defines Depth of Field – but this simple concept has lead to a staggering amount of confusion in today’s multi-format camera environment. Through some fundamental scientific demonstrations, we will clarify concepts like circle of confusion and lens equivalency. For fundamentals make Read MoreRead More

How Statistics can be Misleading – Mark Liddell

Statistics are persuasive. So much so that people, organizations, and whole countries base some of their most important decisions on organized data. But any set of statistics might have something lurking inside it that can turn the results completely upside down. Mark Liddell investigates Simpson’s paradox.Read More

Film Set Safety 101

Who is responsible for safety? Andrew Spieler (Assistant Director for RJ:The Show) and RocketJump director/co-creator Matthew Arnold sit down to have a real discussion about safety on set. They cover the precautions and safety measures taken for the large-scale stunts in the new action-packed short, Truck Flipper vs Bus Puncher, but also explain how placing Read MoreRead More

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