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7 Things You Need To Know When Upgrading to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from a DSLR

There’s no question about it, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the hottest cameras out there. Let’s say you already own a small compact DSLR – you’ve honed your story and lighting techniques and you’re ready to step up your image quality – the Pocket Cinema Camera looks like a good fit. Well Read MoreRead More

2013 Filmmaker Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas ranging from $5 to $1,500,000. If you can afford the later we are guessing you are just here for the Scarlett Johansson pics. Gear Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll Read MoreRead More

The Filmmaker IQ Greenscreen Contest

Here’s your chance to show off your chroma keying muscle… Filmmaker IQ is holding a Greenscreen contest. We shot this footage for our Chromakey course and we’re giving you the opportunity to recut it. Rules The rules are simple – we’re giving you seven greenscreen shots recorded for our course “History and Techniques of Modern Read MoreRead More

21 Cinematic Title Tutorials for After Effects

Wow the audience with a larger than life Hollywood Blockbuster title sequence! We’ve gather together 21 tutorials showing how to create titles of some of the most popular films around which you can tweak and make work for your next film.Read More

Filmmaker IQ – We’re Not Fucking Around Anymore

Let me be honest with you. Everything you thought you knew about discussing filmmaking online is bullshit. Tech and gear are fun to talk about, and we’ll certainly engage in a bit of consumerism masturbation – but it’s all worthless in the face of what really matters… story. Yeah you may nod your head in Read MoreRead More

TROPFEST NY 2013: The Worlds Largest Short Film Festival

There are a lot of film festivals all vying for your attention, but here’s a rare one Filmmaker IQ can support – a unique shorts festival with a long established history and strong industry connections: Tropfest. Born 21 years ago in a cafe (‘The Tropicana’) in Sydney, Australia, Tropfest is now the world’s largest short Read MoreRead More

Why Camera Flame Wars Will Not Make You A Better Filmmaker

Cameras are an essential element of filmmaking, yet the camera by itself does not defines the art form. But you wouldn’t know that by what passes as camera discussion on the internet. Online discussions, flame wars, and camera fanboys are all feeding into the camera manufacturer’s bottom line – and the worse thing is, it has nothing to do with filmmaking… Read More

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66 Zombie Make-up Tutorials

So you want to be a zombie – unfortunately the Z98 virus we’re cooking up in the IQ Labs for reanimating the dead is still a few years off… So in the mean time, here’s 66 gruesome make-up tutorials on how to transform into a zombie: View Playlist on YouTubeRead More

A Roadmap to the New Video DSLRs of 2012

In the past, shooting a film on DSLR, meant you shot on a Canon (or perhaps a hacked Lumix GH2). But that’s all going to change as all camera manufactures have started adding video capabilities to their DSLRs.

With all the new cameras coming out, it’s hard to keep track of them. So we rounded up a list of DSLRs (or equivalents) that are brand new to the market in 2012 including several from brands that aren’t talked about as much in filmmaking circles..Read More

Scoring the Music of Pixar Films

Much of the magic of Pixar’s Animated films comes from the wonderful be it the lackadaisical melodies of Randy Newman in Toy Story or the haunting waltz from Up by Michael Giacchino. Here is a behind the scenes look at where the musical magic happens. View the Playlist on YouTubeRead More

Interviews with Rod Serling – Hollywood’s Angry Young Man

Rod Serling was one of television’s most prolific writers penning radio programs (Zero Hour), TV shows (Twilight Zone), screenplays (Planet of the Apes) and even short stories. He was also known as the “angry young man” of Hollywood – advocating for his causes in his writing and often clashing with networks and studios. So get Read MoreRead More

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