photo credit: geoftheref 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. As a camera assistant, you know the value in being resourceful and there’s nothing more emblematic of that attitude than a solid do-it-yourself project. 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.
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 .” 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
Designed by filmmakers, for filmmakers. That is why you will find such great use for the cameras from Ikonoskop. We have always strived to build products that we need ourselves. We at Ikonoskop are creative storytellers that somehow ended up building cameras as well.
LENS GENEALOGY Part 1 by Roger Cicala Where do new lens designs come from? 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.
An Introduction Time-lapse photography, the art of speeding up time, is a favorite activity here at Untamed Science . The reasons for this are multifaceted.
10 Classics for Primary School Children 1 The Red Balloon (1956) Alfred Lamorisse’s charming short film about a young boy and his balloon won a best screenplay Oscar despite being dialogue-free 2 Duck Soup (1933) Marx Brothers comedy starring Groucho Marx as incompetent president Rufus T Firefly 3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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. 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.
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. 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. 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. The program develops and packages over fifteen feature projects each year and filmmakers are given an opportunity to flex their production muscles through a number of unique exercises.
The most important thing you will ever learn about lighting is this: LIGHTING IS NOT A FORMULA. 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.