Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes that many people make when setting up a simple scene in a film. Learn all about proper framing, camera angles and the rule of thirds.
See the incredible power and ease of NATIVELY editing DSLR footage in Premiere Pro CS5. Straight from the camera to the timeline. No transcoding; no proxies. Import your videos through Adobe Bridge/Photo Downloader, or pull content directly off your CF/XD/SD/Express/PCMCIA card from a card reader. Full frame-size, mixed frame rates, all living together, harmoniously, in the Premiere Pro CS5 timeline. And what makes it all possible? The incredible new 64-bit Mercury Playback Engine. Oh, and Premiere Pro CS5 is a native 64-bit app as well now.
Audio is one of the most important aspects of you film. Some may say it is even more important than video. Unfortunately if on a small budget you may not be able to afford for all the expensive equipment required for great sound. With that in mind, we created this list of25 DIY (“Do It Yourself”) Audio Tutorials to help stretch that budget.
As always, whenever you are dealing with electricity and heat safety always comes first. For your sake and the sake of your crew, never take on one of these projects unless you know what you are doing. Saving a few dollars is not worth causing an injury or worse.
Stop motion animation is a repetitive and time-consuming process which only the most patient filmmakers can master. Below are 24 amazing examples of stop motion videos using a wide range of techniques and styles.
This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.
A couple of pencil-outlined birds escape from a little girl´s drawing, leading us through the life she dreams of.
Animated on location at a beach, in snow, and underwater, this stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.
Stop motion form and color, using light painting techniques.
A two-minute animated voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.
A stop motion short film shot with a stills camera in the ceiling pointing straight at the floor.
A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!
First animation clip from Tant and Unga of the “broken fingaz crew” from Israel.
It is shot in the forests surrounding Viborg, Denmark.
If life is a catwalk, run like a dog.
An exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the animated pictures of Sarah’s world, as she gets revenge on the man who broke her heart!
A short film about man’s misunderstanding and mixed relationship with mother nature (barf!)..
I drift, half awake, half asleep. Moving through the city I recall but have never been to.
An animated dark comedy about a vacationing couple’s encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer. Based on a true story.
This is the Olympus PEN Story in stop motion. They shot 60,000 pictures, developed 9,600 prints and shot over 1,800 pictures again. No post production!
Iron Man fights Bruce Lee in stop motion…
There are 1846 photos, and it took just under 4 days to shoot.
Stop Motion Animation ‘Grindin”
A film about the human drive to destroy and the absurd entertaining value that’s attached to it.
The new short film by Blu an ambiguous animation painted on public walls. Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche)
Imaginary creatures adapt into an Ecosystem and the transformation of these habitats for these creatures generates a fantastic cycle.
This piece revolves around the theme of ‘PROCRASTINATION’.
A stop-motion animation for the BBC Knowledge. This was shot in-camera and in sequence from beginning to end.
Official video for Metronomy’s single “The Look”
In 1976, Sidney Lumet’s Network hit the big screen and forever cemented the words, “I’m as Mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” into the American conscious. That sentiment resonated in a nation that was born from political rebellion and still resonates to this day. Thirty five years later, the New York Times looks at the notes from Network’s screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky
…Thirty-five years later, “Network” remains an incendiary if influential film, and its screenplay is still admired as much for its predictive accuracy as for its vehemence: a relentless sense of purpose that is even more palpable in the files Chayefsky left behind upon his death in 1981.
These papers were acquired by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2001 but not examined much after their cataloging in the library’s Billy Rose Theater Division was completed in 2006. The rarely seen documents on “Network” speak loudly for their absent author, documenting the angst and animus that consumed him on this highly personal project.
— New York Times | Read The Full Article
Writing for stage and film presents some unique challenges. Two men who’ve done both, David Rabe and Kenneth Lonergan, join WNYC’s Leonard Lopate to talk about their experience writing for the different mediums and adapting their work from one format to another.
Lonergans screen writing credits include: “You Can Count on Me” and “Gangs of New York.” His plays include “Lobby Hero,” “The Waverly Gallery,” and “This is Our Youth.” Rabe’s has written “Hurlyburly,” “Sticks and Bones” and “In the Boom Boom Room” for the stage. His screenplays include “The Firm” and “Casualties of War.”