IQBTS28 Videos

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 It really is time to move on, or at least put some perspective on the Exposure Triangle as an outdated tool in Filmmaking pedagogy.

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

Getting Up Close to The Money Shot – Macro with Extension Tubes

With Extension tubes you can get up close and personal with your subjects – turning any lens you have into a macro lens. For a Link to the Lens Extension Kit click on the article below: http://filmmakeriq.com/2012/10/getting-upclose-to-the-money-shot-macro-with-extension-tubes

John Performs a Jazz Cover of The Godfather

I got a chance to host a Cabaret type show showcasing my favorite songs from the last 100 years of cinema. I threw up a couple mics and a camera to see what I could get – so here for the first time on YouTube is my arrangement of the Themes from the Godfather! Check […]

What Can We Learn About Filmmaking From This Scarlett Johansson Photo

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ John Hess discusses the visual language of this sexy Scarlett Johansson photo and how you can approach the images you see on FilmmakerIQ and other sites.

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 […]

When Can You Use a Trademark Logo in Your Film? – IQBiTS

What’s the rule when using Trademarks and Logos for your Film – I explore the concept of Trademark Fair Use in commercial speech and look at the Rogers Test which is often used to determine if a Trademark use is protected free speech or infringement. If you would like to do more reading on the […]

The Most Important Piece of Equipment You Can Own.

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ This is the story of how a piece of equipment I purchased for a film two years ago saved my house and my home. If you have your own filmmaking safety tip, please leave it in the comments below. Stay Safe

Avengers: Endgame’s Unique Place in Cinema History [NO SPOILERS]

Consider supporting us on http://Patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Everybody’s talking about Avengers: Endgame but you have to be careful how far you draw the analysis. Endgame is not just “another movie”

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 […]

DIY Inline Dimmer Cable Switch (Lighting)

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ John Hess demonstrates how to wire up an inline dimmer to help control the strength of your lights. Keep in mind that most lights “warm up” when you dim them and unless a CFL says it’s dimmable, you’ll have weird results when dimming those bulbs. As always with […]