Menu 

How a Hard Drive Works

As filmmakers we rely on hard drives from screenwriting to post-production, but do you know how they work? In this video Bill “The Engineer Guy” opens up a computer hard drive to show you how it is engineered.

He describes how the “head” reads the magnetic information on the disk; reveals how a voice coil motor and a slider controls the position of that head. He also discusses how smooth a disk must be, and briefly mentions a mathematical technique that allows engineers to pack more information on a drive.

VIA: engineerguyvideo

Directing Actors with Judith Weston

International author, directing coach and workshop leader Judith Weston discusses techniques that deepen subtext , eliminate “result” direction, and deliver memorable performances.

Books:
Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film & Television
The Film Director’s Intuition: Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques

VIA: michaelwiese

Advanced 3D Wings in After Effects

This video by Iaenic covers a technique for making cool 3D Wings in Adobe After Effects.

The sample project file is now available for download at: AngelWings_Tutorial.zip (AE CS4)
The example image can be found here: iStock #2028262
You can contact the video author here: [email protected]

Note to Movie Texters, the Alamo Drafthouse will Kick You Out

If there is any justice in this world, surely people who text, talk on the phone, or otherwise wave a bright object around in a dark theater should be put to death. Well the Alamo Drafthouse, a chain of restaurant/movie theaters in Texas, is doing the next best thing – removing them and their stupid phone off the premises.

The following is an ingenious promotional piece using an angry voicemail from an unhappy texter: Notice how she changes her story twice:

Filmmaker IQ Podcast! – The First Episode EVER!

Welcome to the first episode of the Filmmaker IQ Podcast!

Announcing FilmmakerIQ latest feature – a weekly FilmmakerIQ Podcast, recapping some of the most interesting articles and forum posts from the week as well as general filmmaking chat with IQ Mangling Editor, John Hess.

Subscribe to our Podcast Feed
Subscribe via iTunes

Show Notes

FilmmakerIQ Recap

Articles covered from the week of  March 30 – June 5, 2011

Best of the Forums

Shorts Workshop
Follow the production of a short film from idea to script to screen:

Screwing Over the Documentary Filmmaker
The IRS declares documentary filmmaking a hobby…. or is this story just bad journalism?

WTF: The stuff Nightmares are made of
The most bizarre and scary puppets ever

Newer Posts
Older Posts