Tips for Attaching a Lav Mic to Talent

Are you uncomfortable putting a lav mic on talent? Here’s a few techniques to make it a lot easier. These are some good tips. I would like to add, if you’re uncomfortable touching the talent, you can just instruct them how to attach the microphone themselves and then make any minor adjustments as needed. Via Read MoreRead More

Non-Technical Video Editing Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Work

Noam Kroll considers a few non-technical approaches that could improve your editing. Know When to Favor Wide Shots Over Closeups If you’ve been editing for any substantial amount of time, you probably have fallen into some sort of rhythm or workflow that helps you get through every project. Many editors are accustomed to choosing their Read MoreRead More

Marion Cotillard on How to Cry at a Moment’s Notice

Jack Smart interviews Marion Cotillard about her process in developing the character for Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) To play Sandra, a middle-class mother battling depression, Marion Cotillard used a plethora of tools in her acting arsenal. First, it helps to have experienced a degree of the same kind of despair herself. “I Read MoreRead More

Exploring Steven Spielberg’s Cinematic Conventions

Edoardo Nolfo explores some of the cinematic techniques Steven Spielberg utilizes in his most popular films. I have been admiring and studying Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking techniques for some years now and in this post I will share some of my findings. No written description can ever do justice to an artist of Steven Spielberg’s magnitude, Read MoreRead More

How to Create a Starlight Time Lapse Video

What to know how those spectacular night timelapses of starry skies are done? Stefan Surmabojov covers the basics in this tutorial on how to shoot night timelapse. Location Shooting starlight time lapse video is really exciting and interesting, but unfortunately you can’t shoot it everywhere. If you live in a big city, you’ll have to leave it Read MoreRead More

Mastering the Art of The Dolly Zoom

Here’s an Introduction to the Dolly Zoom, including some of the concepts and principles that govern the visual effect as well as some practical tips on how to achieve the effect yourself. Film examples used in this course are “Vertigo”, “Jaws” and “Goodfellas” This video is part of the FIlmmakerIQ course: Mastering the Art of Read MoreRead More

5 Simple Secrets To Sharper Images

DSLR filmmakers love the freedom of shooting all the way wide open. But the results of shooting with a wide aperture and shallow depth of field is dull and soft images, especially if you’re not shooting on the top-of-the-line pro lenses. Fortunately, there are several techniques to that may help get more sharpness out of Read MoreRead More

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