Filmmaking 360

Scripted vs. Non-scripted Corporate Videos

Ron Dawson weighs the pros and cons of scripting content for corporate video. Believe it or not, I honed my skills as a corporate video producer/director during my tenure as a wedding videographer. In particular, the skills I learned shooting, directing and editing love story videos. Learning how to elicit emotion, ask probing questions, and Read MoreRead More

If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS.

In a world where access is universal and affordable – the only thing distinguishing one from another is knowledge and talent. Vincent Laforet lays his thoughts on the continuing progress of technology. I, like many others, was pulled into the DSLR movement by a magical force called ACCESS. The DSLRs were affordable, lightweight, and produced Read MoreRead More

A Guide for Filming in Extreme Cold Temperatures

Filming in any extreme environment is a challenge. So don’t set out until you’ve thought through every eventuality. The health and safety of the crew is paramount but you also need to make sure you have the right kit if you want to come home with the right footage. Dress appropriately [Part 1] It goes Read MoreRead More

5 Quick Things You Can Do Today to Boost Your Creativity

Eric Barker cites 5 quick things to do to get those creative juices flowing. 1. Want to be more creative? Get happy. Via The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work: Our diary study revealed a definitive connection between positive emotion and creativity. We looked at specific emotions as Read MoreRead More

Where Did the Wilhelm Scream Come From and Why Do So Many Filmmakers Use It?

Sean Hutchinsonn traces the lineage of the Wilhelm Scream and why it’s still What do Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Toy Story, Reservoir Dogs, Titanic, Anchorman, 22 Jump Street, and more than 200 other films and TV shows have in common? Not Read MoreRead More

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