Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Apple Seeks to Dominate The Industry?

Vast change in the film industry is an understatement.   For the first time ever,  Apple’s App Store is set to overtake Hollywood in global revenue.    According to this Daily Mail article,  people will “spend $100 million a day on apps by the end of 2018.” So one has to decide what the “Film Industry” actually…

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Free Assets for Filmmakers

120+ Free Video Overlays 352 Free Letterbox Templates (8K, 4K, HD and more) 15 Free Camera Shake presets: Hitfilm Express: Mitch Martinez 16 Free transitions in After Effects 16 Free Dust and Light overlays 24 Free 4K lower thirds to download for After Effects 5 Free Camera Overlays 15 Free Background Ambient Noise Tracks 16…

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film Budget-Reason #4: Incentives

Films get made with Incentives in today’s financing structure – plain and simple.  Whether you are shooting in the United States in Georgia or another incentive state or the United Kingdom or France, then incentive financing structures have become not only the norm but a critical component for the successful financing of your project. Incentives…

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Online Filmmaking Classes & Licensed Music

Ryan talks online filmmaking classes with MZed, licensed music and how to track a face for a trippy effect! —————————————————————– APM Music: —————————————————————– Filmmaking Classes with MZed: —————————————————————– Last Week’s Episode: —————————————————————– Black Mirror Trailer: —————————————————————– **GEAR WE USE** COLOR GRADING LUTs: SOUND FX: MUSIC: VFX ASSETS: CAMERAS: C300 mkII: A7s II: C100: LENSES: Rokinon:…

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Careers in Filmmaking : You’re Fit Into the Industry

Usually, finding your career in the film industry takes a little bit of time.  You try one position, hate it.  Try another position and love it.  But knowing that you’ll find your place in this exciting business is part of the Adventure. I did a lot of jobs on a movie set before going into…

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The Shifting Film Landscape: CGI going overboard?

CGI or VFX have become a crutch for many filmmakers.  They have chosen spectacle over substance.  In this article, they discuss the ten reasons why CGI is getting worse not better.   This last weekend, Hollywood Box Office has fallen off a cliff, expecting its worst summer yet.   The reasons for the drop off…

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film’s Budget-#2: Inaccurate Estimate

Writers Need To Become Producers In numerous cases, I have had a producer or executive hand me a script, point to it and say, “You can do this film for $5 million.”  In reality, the math says almost $6.6 million.  “That script is $15 million.”  Wrong.  Closer to $22 Million.   “Not a hair over $8…

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film Budget-Reason #1: Finance

Writers Need To Become Film Producers  Many times, when a producer or a writer hires me to create and producer a schedule and budget, they have very similar misconceptions or omissions upon outlining their projects’s probable Film Budget. In a series of videos and articles, I am going to cover two subjects. One, how can…

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French New Wave Changed Cinema – FilmmakingWithaCalculator!

The Techniques associated with French New Wave Filmmaking were improvisation, low cost equipment, shots which defied conventional tracking shot systems, i.e., handheld as well as the minimal setup time to achieve a film with an Improvised Feel. From Wikipedia: The New Wave (French: La Nouvelle Vague) is a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late…

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Steven Spielberg On Storyboarding (1978)

Steven Spielberg came to AFI in 1978 for a seminar with AFI Fellows. In this clip he talks about how he approaches storyboarding. Interestingly enough, the young man asking the question is Bob Mandel, who is now the Dean of the AFI Conservatory. Subscribe to this channel for more exclusive videos from the AFI Archive:…

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