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Untraditional Use Of Video: Motion Photography

Untraditional Use Of Video: Motion Photography Video – the word conjures up images of a TV, theater, or even YouTube. But thanks to the web, video content is no longer confined to the 4 boarders we are used to seeing. With a bit of creativity and technical know how, you can use video content to […]

Batteries By Any Other Name: GoPro Hero 4 and More

Batteries By Any Other Name: GoPro Hero 4 and More [Note: I don’t work for Wasabi nor do I get anything from them for this review. I selected them because of their reputation and because I love their products.] A side effect of cameras being able to do more — resolution, frame-rate, larger memory — […]

Part 10: How To Blackout A House

Part 10: How To Blackout A House Small budget projects may be limited by their budget, but that doesn’t mean they have to be limited in their scope, or in the final visuals. By applying some creative thinking, and scheduling appropriately, even a task like blacking out an entire house can be done on a […]

Part 09: Data Management

Part 09: Data Management In todays digital world it is crucial to properly manage all those “1’s” and “0’s” that are generated by the camera. If even one “0” goes missing, it could corrupt the entire file resulting in a lost take, or worst yet the entire contents of the card. To make sure every […]

Part 08: Building A Rain Bar

Part 08: Building A Rain Bar It is all of the little details in an image that add up to make it standout, and give it that polished and professional feel. In part 08 of our series on bringing a cinematic look to our productions, we reveal how we did just that by adding rain […]

Part 07: Conducting A Camera Test

Part 07: Conducting A Camera Test Now that we have all of our planning, and scheduling done, we can just go out and shoot our project, right? Not quite. Before we head to set and press record, we do our due diligence to conduct a camera test so that we can illuminate any potential unforeseen […]

“Save the Cat” Screenwriting Book: Chapter Three Summary

“Save the Cat” Screenwriting Book: Chapter Three Summary [This is a continuation of my series of “Cliffs Notes” of the Blake Snyder book “Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need” to help you write better movie scripts. ~ Tim ] Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chapter 3 It’s About A Guy Who… The […]

Part 06: Scheduling And Creating A Call Sheet

Part 06: Scheduling And Creating A Call Sheet One of the most challenging aspects of preparing for a shoot when you are beginning is developing a realistic schedule for the days work. This is where the information we gathered from the location scout is paired with our storyboards and our lighting diagrams to guide us in a reasonable direction.  If you […]

“Save The Cat!” Screenwriting Book: Chapter Two Summary

“Save The Cat!” Screenwriting Book: Chapter Two Summary [This is a continuation of “Cliffs Notes” of the Blake Snyder book “Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need” ~ Tim ] Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Give Me The Same Thing…Only Different The script, the scenes, the […]