Filmmaking 360

Taking the Highest Resolution Picture of Machu Picchu Ever

Destin of Smarter Every Day followed Jeff Cremer to Peru to shoot a 16 gigapixel image of Machu Picchu. They used a Canon 7D with 400mm lens stitching together 1920 pictures shot over 1 hour and 44 minutes… but the most important thing on the shoot wasn’t the gear, but the paperwork. See the full image here.Read More

How Science Made Movies Awesome

Popular Science dug through it’s archives of over a hundred years and found articles of when science improved our movie going experience. After the use of narrative and orchestra music became integral to cinema, filmmakers devoted themselves to elevating movies from experimental form of entertainment into an art form. Not only were we there to Read MoreRead More

The Twenty Best MPAA Ratings

Zach Tropf collects 20 ratings and the bizarre reasons given by the MPAA. 1. Twister (1996): PG-13 Rating Reason: Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather. Distributor: Warner Bros., A Division Of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. Let us start off with a true classic rating. No mention of airborne bovine, and they passed up Read MoreRead More

This is How You Do a Camera Test! Rare Early Footage of Audrey Hepburn

Modern filmmakers are too obsessed with “objective” camera tests, trying to quantify the performance various cameras. But these tests really don’t say that much. Real camera tests put a camera system in a situation similar to the film you’re shooting and give you a chance to test out the colors of your production design and Read MoreRead More

15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Wreck-It Ralph

Stacy Conrad covers some of the little known facts behind Disney’s animated film: Wreck-It Ralph As a Disney geek and former Nintendo addict, I was fired up for Wreck-It Ralph when I heard about it at the D23 Convention last year. Here are 15 facts about the movie that will get you just as pumped as I am, whether Read MoreRead More

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and Read MoreRead More

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