Terry Gilliam’s DIY Animation Show

In this video Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam discusses his animation techniques on Bob Godfrey’s Do-It-Yourself Animation Show on BBC1. The show encouraged children to do animation; each episode had established animators talking about their work and different animation techniques. The series has subsequently been acknowledged by a new generation of animators, including Nick Park, as a significant influence on them making animated films.

A History Of The Title Sequence

Jurjen Versteeg designed this video as a possible title sequence for a fictitious documentary, this film shows a history of the title sequence in a nutshell. The sequence includes all the names of title designers who had a revolutionary impact on the history and evolution of the title sequence. The names of the title designers all refer to specific characteristics of the revolutionary titles that they designed.

This film refers to elements such as the cut and shifted characters of Saul Bass’ Psycho title, the colored circles of Maurice Binder’s design for Dr. No and the contemporary designs of Kyle Cooper and Danny Yount.

Psycho – Design by Saul Bass – 1960

Dr No – Design by Maurice Binder – 1962

Se7en – Design by Kyle Cooper – 1995

Six Feet Under – Danny Yount – 2001

Showrunners: Trailer for Documentary About TV Creators and Writers

Showrunners is a feature length documentary film about the fascinating world of television showrunners – the writers and producers of US television drama and comedy series. Featuring interviews with showrunners, actors, network execs, casting directors and many more. It is an in depth exploration of the making of modern American television.

Check out the film’s Facebook page for updates and stay tuned here for the latest news.

DIY DSLR Rig Handles

This video by Just Basl Productions shows you how to build your own camera rig handles. These grips are not up to the quality of RedRockMicro grips, but if you are looking for really inexpensive handle grips, these would be a good alternative.

Parts List
2 1/2″ 4″ long galvanized pipe $1.33 each
2 bike handle grips $10.00 for the pair
Epoxy – $4.81
15mm rails – I had extra laying around.
File – you should have one in your tool kit

Advanced Noise Reduction In Audition CS5.5

Audition has been the king of noise reduction ever since its introduction from Adobe but sometimes cleaning up noise can be difficult when the background noise overwhelms the foreground audio. If you’ve ever experienced one of these problematic files where removing the noise introduces other artifacts like a “burbly background”, then this video will help you understand powerful settings like Spectral Decay Rate and Smoothing that help control those artifacts and just remove the noise.

Cannes 1975 Rare Interviews with Steven Spielberg, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, Tobe Hooper, and others

Lost In The Garden of the World is a documentary shot at the 1975 Cannes film festival. It contains interviews with Paul Bartel, Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese and Dustin Hoffman.

Part 1: Paul Bartel talks Death Race 2000 and why the car is the perfect thing for an American death sport. Tobe Hooper talks Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and pulling thorns from his actresses’ breasts.

Part 2: Steven Spielberg, just after Jaws, talks about how he thinks it’s a sequel to the novel, not an adaptation, and why he cut the love story out of the film. He also talks about how filmmakers think they’re immortal, illustrated by an incredible story of danger – and seeing the world in 1.85.

Part 3: Werner Herzog talks earning scars.

Part 4: An amped up Martin Scorsese talks about working with a kid on Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore while an impish Dustin Hoffman, promoting Lenny, talks about being famous.


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