How to Solder XLR Connections to make a new XLR cable

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Did you bust an XLR cable? Need to make a new one? Here’s a demonstration on how you can solder new XLR heads on an XLR cable.

Are Films Worse Now Than They Were in 1972?

Every film buff ought to know that 1972 gave the world what many consider the best film ever made: The Godfather So 1972 must have been a knock out year for cinema – way better than the crap that’s coming out in 2016. Well… let’s go through a few “not so classic films” all which hit […]

January FIQ Q&A Hang-out

Join us for a laid back Q&A session with John and Joe and talk about whatever you guys want to talk about.

Pubcast: February 2019 Night Shift!

Come hang out with us and shoot the breeze for our bimonthly hangout – coming to you this time at night!

Pubcast! Birds of Prey and Sonic the Hedgehog

We got Harley Quinn and Sonic on Deck and we’ll go over some of the big movies that came out of Oscar Season

What Non-Creatives Don’t Understand about Motion Picture +AMA

It’s all about choice – and then you can ask me anything and let’s chat.

Hollywood’s History of Faking It | The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Go inside the history of the travelling mattes (now called chromakey) and learn the history of visual trickery used by filmmakers from the earliest filmmakers through to the modern day.

Why the Movie Theater Still Matters

I’ll be honest – I always liked Blade Runner but I never thought it was a great movie. To me it was just okay, a somewhat muddy film that never felt like it delivered on its sci-fi promises. That was until I saw it on the big screen. Blade Runner was released the year I was […]

A Brief History of Paramount Pictures | THE STUDIOS

Introducing our new series: THE STUDIOS which will feature the history of one of those big monolithic studios that we see every where but know nothing about. On this premiere episode, I dive into the 106 year history of one of the most influential studios of them all: Paramount Pictures. I hope you enjoyed this […]

Pop Culture Pubcast! May Night Shift

So much has gone on in the last few days – join us for a live Q&A Talk about all the things going down!

Pulling a Green Key with Something Green in the Shot (AE Tutorial)

Your greenscreen footage has something green in it? Well it’s not a complete death sentence – as long as it’s not identical to the green screen color you may be able to tease it out using the Screen Balance properties of After Effects’ Keylight – John Hess walks through the steps in this “Just One […]

What Frame Rate is Needed to Simulate Reality

Last time I talked about the frame of the human eye – this time I tackle the frame rate needed to completely eliminate all the artifacts associated with discrete frame rates. The number is a lot higher than anything currently available!