Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is no stranger to traveling for his assignments – here he offers a great tip for media professionals when traveling with gear.
You’re a location shooter, you travel regularly, you love your off camera battery powered lights and you’re looking to figure out how to bring the most amount of gear in the least amount of bags. The bags you find are too long, too heavy, or too numerous and it’s going to cost you a fortune. You have this gear you’ve spent so much money on but it would almost cost less to just rent on location.
Some airlines have special luggage allowance for Media professionals.
Airline companies like American Airlines, Delta, and United have these nifty little luggage exceptions that allow you to check in oversized and overweight baggage at a fraction of the cost of normal luggage.
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In this jargon-free guide we’ll explain everything you need to know about choosing and using all the different types of memory cards for cameras.
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FilmmakerIQ.com and RØDE Microphones are proud to give you a sneak peak at the first lesson in our six part course which will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR. We are also hard at work behind the scenes updating the site to include even more interaction which should be live in the coming weeks. Until then – enjoy this lesson on the history of sound at the movies.
The inclusion of sound at the movies was one of the most dramatic changes in all of film history. Dive into the early experiments of Edison trying to incorporate sound from film’s inception, through the experiments in the early 1920s, the Jazz Singer and the industry sound overhaul, and finally the multi-channel surround and modern movie sound technologies.
When organizing your project, you’ll need to know when your cast and crew is available, so you can drop them into a shooting schedule. This lets you see when you are shooting what scenes, and what actors are involved. Here is a simple method on how to do this using the free program, Google Calendar. Via thefrugalfilmmaker
Learn how you can do dialog replacement while retiming clips and syncing clips with Adobe Audition. This is great for ADR work or for swapping out a scratch track with a final recording. Via No Film School
Mikaela Cumbers explores 6 different ways to achieve more stable footage.
Monopods are more versatile and easily manipulated than the tripod, and because of this, allows you or your cinematographer to experiment creatively, be it holding the monopod outside of a moving car window, holding it at ground level while walking, or using it for tracking shots.
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Max O’Connell asks if you can distill the history of Hollywood into just 10 representative films.
Almost every film fanatic has a list of favorite films, but is it possible to sum up the history of the movies with a short list of the essentials? Robbie Collin of The Telegraph had a slightly less difficult task in using only ten films to illustrate the history of Hollywood, from the silent era to the superhero age. Collin chose to eschew obvious picks like “Citizen Kane,” “Vertigo” and “The Godfather” in order to use slightly less canonical movies (emphasis on “slightly”). The films are, in order:
“One Week” (1920), Buster Keaton
“It Happened One Night” (1934), Frank Capra
“Stagecoach” (1939), John Ford
“Out of the Past” (1947), Jacques Tourneur
“An American in Paris” (1951), Vincente Minnelli
“Point Blank” (1967), John Boorman
“The Conversation” (1974), Francis Ford Coppola
“Back to the Future” (1985), Robert Zemeckis
“Pulp Fiction” (1994), Quentin Tarantino
“The Dark Knight” (2008), Christopher Nolan
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In the not-too-distant future, privacy is a thing of the past. Undeniable rights degrade like the paper they were written upon, and Big Brother has a constant eye on you and your family.
It will take a determined man and an unequaled weapon to make a stand. And explosions. Yeah, lots of explosions.
If trouble was what they were after, they found it.
Coming Fall 2014, it’s Johnny Dronehunter: Defender of Privacy.