Film Incentives and Watching State Finances

Incentive are a key component of Film and TV Financing packages these days.  These vital elements come in many varieties:  States like California (okay), Georgia (the best).   Countries like Canada – More »

South Africa Welcomes 19th Century Bruce Lee Project

Bruce Lee was consumed with a passion project about the Chinese Tongs (basically the mafia) in 19th Century San Francisco.  The Tong Wars were vicious and gave us the term ‘hatchet man’. More »

WGA and AMPTP Make Deal and Avert Strike

Up to the actual May 2nd deadline to call a strike, the WGA and AMPTP made a deal on numerous points to avoid a potentially disastrous strike to Hollywood’s film and media More »

International Productions Finance Model & “Lion”

International Productions are at the forefront of the Film Finance Model because many countries offer a number of attributes which make for a positive finance model in today’s highly competitive film production More »

Media Math: Shooting in Eastern Europe is Much Cheaper

Poland Increases Production Plans by the Polish government to introduce a 25 percent cash rebate for domestic and international features, documentaries and high-end television dramas this year will bring Eastern Europe’s biggest More »


Category Archives: Camera Techniques

Keeping the Gaffer Happy. LED Lights.

Aputure Lights – Great LED Lights

Aputure Lights have intrigued me completely.   The on or off-camera Amaran AL-528W Daylight LED Flood Light from Aputure is a daylight-balanced (5500K) LED light that delivers precise color accuracy thanks to its high CRI 95+

Great Smartphone Dolly for $99

  Smartphone Dolly for $99 which gives you mobility.  Check out the video.    

Shane Hurlbut On Cinematography! – FULL


Production Techniques: Exposure Explained

Great basic explanation of exposure which impacts the quality of the media.  Learning about Exposure – whether in digital or traditional film – is more than just about exposure.  Understanding the craft

Production Technique: Creating the Illusion of Depth

You can create Depth by utilizing these 5 Techniques explained by Cinematographer Matthew Rosen Cinema on the big screen – and now its no longer red-headed stepchild Television – requires some illusions

Filmmaking Techniques

Using a camera smartly is a great skill