#FIQLIVE !!! Our first Episode and a Studio Tour

Join us for our very first FIlmmaker IQ LIVE!!! show. What could passibly go wrong? Still some technical difficulties to figure out – but getting the first one done after all these years of talking about it is a great feeling. Thanks for watching!!! Check out the awesome Quiet Please signs from the Florida Sound […]

#FIQLIVE – Level Bot Reprograms the IQ Crew

Join us for our first episode of Filmmaker IQ LIVE! for the new year!! Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon! We really appreciate it! https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ And help us out by grabbing your very own 30-day free trial from Audible! A great place to be inspired by new ideas. Check it out here: http://www.audibletrial.com/FilmmakerIQ Lastly […]

#FIQLIVE – The IQ Crew PItches a Reality Show

We’re back! And there’s no telling what’s going to walk through that door! Consider becoming a Patron on Patreon: http://patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Also help us out by getting a free trial on Audible! https://audibletrial.com/FilmmakerIQ And get the first audiobook narrated by John himself: http://amzn.to/2GrFeUH Check out the behind the scenes of our sketch by Nicolo Maserati – […]

3 Basic DIY Lighting Techniques for shooting better Film Noir

John Hess delivers 3 basic techniques for shooting better film noir. For more information about the history of film noir check out oru Origins of

5 Elements of Great Chromakey

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Explore the 5 crucial elements of capturing a great chromakey for your production from space, screen, lighting, camera and post and try your hand at chromakey with a Reporter on the Street Short film.

555 – Everybody’s Favorite Telephone Exchange

Our story begins with the Telephone Exchange: a telecommunications system used in the public switched telephone network. In order to connect two telephones, you have to have an uninterrupted wired connection between two telephone sets. But you couldn’t exactly connect every phone with every other phone. So telephone subscribers would call a central office. The […]

6 Reasons Why We Should Ditch the Exposure Triangle

In this relatively brief 4,000 word video essay John lobs a metaphorical bomb into the cottage industry of “Exposure Triangle” Videos. It really is time to move on, or at least put some perspective on the Exposure Triangle as an outdated tool in Filmmaking pedagogy.

A 24fps Filmmaker Reacts to Gemini Man in 120fps

I forced myself to watch Gemini Man in High Frame rate 120fps and then again in 24fps

A Bit of History on Data

Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the History of Data with sauce and bonus material at: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/bit-history-data/ Digital media has become the new celluloid – but how much do you know about this medium? Watch this primer on digital data storage and get caught up on the basics of the backbone of every modern […]

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 […]

A Defense of 24 FPS and Why It’s Here to Stay for Cinema

In this #IQBiTS video, John responds to 7 myths that are commonly brought up by folks on our Frame Rate Video who hate 24 FPS. He further give 2 concert objective arguments on why 24 FPS is here to stay. If you dig the music, check out our music library at Artlist.io using our affiliate […]