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5 Things You Need to Know About Filming Permits

Elliot from Reel Deel Film School explains what you need to film abroad. When filming in another country, it’s incredibly important to make sure you have the correct paperwork before you record anything… A full write up: The very first lesson I was taught on Day 1 as a Camera Assistant was to never assume anything! Read MoreRead More

Creating a Photograph of a World, inside a World, inside a World

Benjamin Von Wong demonstrates how he constructed the fantasy elements of an “outdoor” studio in this behind the scenes clip from his photoshoot. Finding the location Location, as always is a challenge. This time, not only did we have to find multiple interesting backdrops, we also had to make sure that we had an indoor Read MoreRead More

How The Dark Knight helped spawn a filmmaking boom in Chicago

Christopher Nolan’s modern classic showcased the city of Chicago. As much as director Nolan—who grew up in Chicago and London—wanted to keep a low profile while he was shooting, there was no hiding The Dark Knight. Christian Bale stood on the edge of the roof of Sears Tower (now called Willis Tower). A huge chase Read MoreRead More

Learn Professional Sound Recording with Clinton Harn

Film Sound Sessions is a collection of articles designed to educate and inform filmmakers on how to record exceptional audio for film and video. Clinton Harn has been working as a record producer, filmmaker, session musician, drummer and recording engineer for the past 15 years. He has been a lecturer at JMC academy for the Read MoreRead More

What Monopoly Properties Look Like in Real Life

Ever wonder what that Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave really looks like? Scouting New York searches Atlantic City for the real-life inspirations for the popular board game: What I didn’t know back then was that the properties in Monopoly were in fact named after the streets of Atlantic City. Monopoly itself has a long and complicated Read MoreRead More

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

  Tearing down sets after filming apparently isn’t the thing to do in the Tunisian Desert as Rä di Martino found out exploring the ruins of Star Wars film sets. In Star Wars (or Episode IV if you want to be like that), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t Read MoreRead More

TEDx: Steve Duncan – What I’ve Learned from Exploring Sewers

Steve Duncan  is a New-York-based urban historian and photographer who has explored and photographed sewers and underground infrastructure beneath New York, Paris, London, Rome, Naples, Stockholm, Berlin, Moscow, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Calcutta, and many other cities. He served as the host of a Discovery Channel show on urban history from 2004 to 2005, Read MoreRead More

The ABC of Architects

This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities. Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez Art Direction: Federico GonzalezRead More

Google Maps of Django Unchained’s Plantation and Other Infamous Tarantino Locations

Check out these Google Maps of famous locations from Tarantino’s films from the plantations of Django Unchained, to the Chapel from Kill Bill. Naturally, Quentin Tarantino’s new saddles-and-spurs flick Django Unchained has probably attracted at least a few fans of Westerns. But fans of one more recent Western may recognize some of its environs a little too well. It Read MoreRead More

Tips for Shooting a Warrior Princess on Location

Jay P. Morgan’s Slanted Lens lesson goes on location at Vasquez Rocks in Los Angeles, California for a photo shoot with a bow wielding warrior princess. In this lesson, Morgan lays out great tips for outdoors location shooting be it still or motion picturing filmmaking.Read More

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