BlueBolt created these visual effects for HBO’s sprawling fantasy series “Game of Thrones”, completing around 300 shots with photo-real CG environments and CG dragons.
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.
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
Run For Your Lives is a 5k obstacle course race where you are chased by volunteer zombies coming to Maryland on October 22, 2011.
If you love zombies and running (I’m looking at you, Stacy Conradt), you’ll love this: marathon through the woods while being actively chased by volunteer zombies. If that’s your thing (and I think for a lot of you it might be), then you need to be in Baltimore this October.
This Baltimore event is called Run For Your Lives, which sounds about right. Runners will wear flags (which represent life) while jumping and leaping over obstacles throughout a 5K course (unless you get lost, that is) while zombies chase them down and try to rip off their “life.” If you cross the finish line without any remaining flags, you’re dead (and ineligible for the prizes at the end of the race). Don’t want to run? Don’t worry! You can sign up just to partake in the fun afterparty and live music fiesta after the race!
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There are those directors that all scholars, fans, and filmmakers agree are great: Speilberg, Scorsese, Coppola, and (of course) Michael Bay. But what are the films that inspired those greats? Gregory Cwik looks at 10 films that quietly inspired how we make films today.
…These are some of the best of these quietly important films. I’ve concentrated on the mid-fifties to one film from the early seventies simply because these are the films that have received less recognition (most of them—a couple have received great admiration in recent years but remain unknown by the great majority of film goers). There are other such influential films, such as Steven Soderbergh’s “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” from 1989, which helped set the stage for other indie films, but due to its director’s great success These films are great in that they were significant influences on other great films and filmmakers, whether it in tone, atmosphere, story, or mise-en-scene. A work of art is often an amalgamation of great influences; these are those great influences.
— Top10Films.co.uk | Read The Full Article
Camera manufacturers are quick to hype their own products as “revolutionary” or “game-changing” but rarely ever are. That is until Canon decided to add a video feature to their 5d line as a side thought… now those 5d bodies are making their way into modern Hollywood Blockbusters like Captain America and Iron Man 2.
The Canon 5D MkII has been called a “game-changer” since it debuted three years ago. Its cinema-quality video mode and affordable price-tag attracted countless indie filmmakers. Now Hollywood’s calling its name and it’s revolutionizing the action shot as we know it.
Captain America is the latest blockbuster film to admit to using the DSLR in its filming.
— Gizmodo | Read The Full Article
As the guru of screenwriting instruction Syd Field has devised a timelessly valuable formula that touches on all the essentials of screenplay preparation, structure, and completion. Let’s just hope he didn’t write the cheesy intro.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.