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12 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Camera Assistants. Do-it-yourself isn’t always about pinching pennies and saving a few bucks, sometimes it’s about making good use of your free time and building a custom tool.

12 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Camera Assistants

So with the summer heat just inviting you to whip out those power tools and build something great, here are 12 projects designed to make your life easier on set. 1. Frontbox A front box is a wooden box that attaches onto tripods and holds items like your tape measure, camera reports, and even the slate. Buying a frontbox will cost you a good chunk of change, but if you’ve got some tools and the motivation, you can build one (and customize it) for much cheaper using 1st Assistant Camera Chris Keth’s wonderful diagrams at 2. When I challenged myself to build a film slate for less than $15, I didn’t think I would be successful. 3. If I am walking onto a set, my tagboard is always coming with me. 4. 5. 6. 7. If you want things in focus, it’s best to use a follow focus. 8. 9. 10. 11. 666 DIY Horror Filmmaking Tutorials.

It’s that time of year again, so we thought it was time to update last years killer feature “Horror Filmmaking: From Script to Scream.”

666 DIY Horror Filmmaking Tutorials

That’s right a sequel! This time we are narrowing the focus a bit and concentrating on the DIY (Do It Yourself) elements. Hopefully this will help you slash the budget without murdering your production values. DIY: Blood, Bullets & Stunts DIY: Stage Effects/Green Screen DIY: Digital Effects. Japan - Heartbeats of Time. Ikonoskop. Make Video Look Like Film: Shot Design - Filmmaking Tutorial 1. Lens Genealogy. LENS GENEALOGY Part 1by Roger Cicala Where do new lens designs come from?

Lens Genealogy

I knew that today’s lenses are all designed using computer programs, but I was surprised to find new lenses aren’t designed from scratch. Designers start with an existing lens design and modify it. Of course, a lens designer doesn’t say “this lens really sucks, let’s use it as our starting point”. They start with a good design and try to improve it. So camera lenses, like Darwin’s finches, obey a very strict “survival of the fittest” law. Even knowing this, when I wrote a series of articles on the development of camera lenses, I was amazed to find that virtually every camera lens in use today can trace its heritage back to one of five lenses, four of which were developed by 1900. Film School Online to Learn Filmmaking. Dvolver Moviemaker. Make digital movies online. Formerly Dfilm. Home.

The Time-Lapse Photography Guide. An Introduction.

The Time-Lapse Photography Guide

The 20 classic films children should see. 29 Documentaries Receive $582,000 In Grants From Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Includes Two Grants From Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute and One From Time Warner Foundation Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute today announced the 29 feature-length documentary films that will receive $582,000 in grants from the Documentary Film Program, including two films selected to receive grants from the Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute and one Time Warner Foundation Fellow.

29 Documentaries Receive $582,000 In Grants From Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program

The DFP celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012 and since its inception has awarded grants to more than 300 documentary filmmakers in 61 countries. “For many of these filmmakers, receiving a grant will be just the beginning of our relationship with them," said Cara Mertes, Director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. “These filmmakers are also eligible for year-round creative support through our programs, including Creative Labs, Work-in-Progress screenings, and events and activities at the Sundance Creative Producing Summit and Sundance Film Festival.

The New Black (U.S.) Cinetics. What We Do - Cineplex Entertainment Film Program. A complete immersion in the art and craft of dramatic filmmaking, the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program offers residents the opportunity to hone their talent, while building strategic relationships in the industry.

What We Do - Cineplex Entertainment Film Program

Over five-and-a-half months, producers, editors, writers and directors are joined by illustrious storytellers and industry professionals who inspire, question and challenge our filmmakers to elevate their craft. Application information for 2014 is available now. CLICK HERE for more details. Take a look at some of the guests we've welcomed for the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program! Residents take their feature projects through rigorous development, preparing their scripts for production consideration in both the Canadian and international markets. Stunning Good Looks by Art Adams. The most important thing you will ever learn about lighting is this: LIGHTING IS NOT A FORMULA.

Stunning Good Looks by Art Adams

Learning about lighting, though, is a process of becoming aware, and in this first of many articles I'm going I'm going to try to increase your awareness of one specific thing per article. The more awareness you have the more easily you'll be able to adapt your lighting to your circumstances because you'll see, with your own eyes, what you need to do to make an image that satisfies your inner artist. I think the best place to start is with classical key light placement. This knowledge is not something you will use verbatim as this is not a style that is in vogue at the moment. The underlying principles, however, should be of daily benefit. In film school we all learn about the key light, fill light and backlight. Art Adams - Director of Photography - Showreel. CML Cameras table of contents. Recent CML Tests 9 cameras RAW Alexa 4 stops over and back Alexa - 435/5219 Film - Alexa - Epic Aces Rushes One Light RAW V Compressed F55 Alexa.

CML Cameras table of contents

The DIY Filmmaker's Toolkit. dedicated to the Art of Film Sound Design & Film Sound Theory. Welcome to Film Underground. Independent Filmmaker Project. College of Production - College of Production. Video School. Watch CliffsNotes Episodes - Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and More. FilmSecrets - Dynamic Film Resource. Resources and community for independent filmmakers (movies filmmaking independent production filmmaker film moviemaking rec.arts.movies.production FAQ alt.movies.independent Internet Filmmaker's FAQ best film schools, film books)