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The Science and Circuitry of DIY LEDs

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Check out the full course along with bonus material, sauce, and links to LED supplies: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/science-circuitry-diy-leds/ ‎ It’s the latest tech in efficient lighting – but how do LEDs work? We’ll dive into the science and engineering of LEDs as well as the basic concepts on how to […]

Why Distance Doesn’t Affect Exposure

You may know about the Inverse Square Law when it comes to light… but does the Inverse Square Law affect the way we expose an image? Maybe you never thought of it, but a random Roger Ebert quote in Citizen Kane got this myth stuck in my head – and now I’m going to explain […]

The Science of Deep Focus and the Hyperfocal Distance

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Check out our complete lab course with bonus material and sauce: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/exploring-deep-focus-hyperfocal-distance Orson Welles is known for deeply choreographing the staging in Citizen Kane – but that blocking would have been lost if it wasn’t in focus. In this Lab we explore the concept of Hyperfocal Distance and […]

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

How to Make Air-Powered Blood Squibs

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the Air-Powered Blood Squibs with sauce and bonus material at: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/make-air-powered-blood-squibs/ Take a brief tour of the history of Blood Squibs before we demonstrate how to build an air-powered blood squib for a gunshot special effect. Then it’s your turn to […]

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 It really is time to move on, or at least put some perspective on the Exposure Triangle as an outdated tool in Filmmaking pedagogy.

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

The Properties of Camera Lenses

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ With a grounding in science and history, we now dive into the properties of camera lenses and explain the features of the modern camera lens for photography and cinematography from, Focal Length, Aperture, Primes vs. Zooms as well as some specialty features. Take the full Filmmaker IQ course […]

The Joys and Sorrows of Interlacing

Check out this episode’s sponsor: New Vision International Film Festival: A lot of shade has been thrown on Interlacing and rightfully so – but Interlacing was actually a useful compromise when Cathode Ray Tube Televisions dominated the scene. We try to shed some light on what Interlacing really was and how that lead to our […]

DIY Mechanical Crank Camera Slider

John Hess describes how to mechanize the indiSlider. For full write up and specs check out http://bit.ly/aII7WA

The History and Science of Lenses

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ No camera could be complete without a lens – the glass technology that brings the world into focus. Dive into the history of the lens from it’s early beginning as a fire starting tool to the plethora of modern designs. Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the […]

Making of: Outta Sync

Make sure you check out our first official Filmmaker IQ Short! https://youtu.be/zKfhU9ffUAs PC Master Race will accept nothing less than glorious 60 fps, but John proclaims that 24 will be the frame rate of cinema. Now they have come for their revenge and it is up to the sound man to save the day. In […]