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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Composing movement, Kurosawa style

Akira Kurosawa is celebrated as one of the greatest film directors in history. He true mastery of the medium is evident in every one of his films. In this video, the guys over at Every Frame a Painting take a look at how use of movement in different planes of a shot elevates a scene from pedestrian to grand master.

22-May-2015  •  Benjamin Craig

How to be a Filmmaker

Ok, so it's 'branded content' for Kessler Cranes, but garnered a few laughs here as it isn't actually far off the mark.

7-Apr-2015  •  Benjamin Craig

Understanding Speedboosters

Cinematographer Jon Kline explains the benefits of using a speed booster to both increase the number of lenses available for your DSLR, but also the effect it can have on your shots.

19-Feb-2015  •  Jon Kline

Becoming a Full-Time Filmmaker: When to Quit Your Day Job.

Mark Boucher provides some thoughts and tips on how and when to make the move into a full-time career in filmmaking.

19-Dec-2014  •  Mark Boucher

The Man Behind the Voice - Getting the Most from ADR

Sound engineer and recordist Tristan Rose discusses the importance of ADR and his experience in a range of techniques for getting the best from your actors and your equipment in audio post.

12-Dec-2014  •  Tristan Rose

Why a Director Shouldn't Edit Their Own Film

Dan Selakovich puts forward a detailed and compelling case for why directors should never edit their own films.

4-Dec-2014  •  Dan Selakovich

Why You Shouldn't Use Shaky-Cam

Shaky camera techniques were popularised in the early 2000s by the directors like Paul Greengrass. Dan Selakovich looks at why this technique fails audiences when it comes to theatrical films.

3-Dec-2014  •  Dan Selakovich


In the film bookstore this month...

Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build: How to Build Your Own Camera Cranes, Car Mounts, Stabilizers, Dollies, and More!

By Dan Selakovich

Construct professional-quality camera rigs on your own with this comprehensive, step-by-step guide...

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28-May-2015. Vienna, Austria
9-Jun-2015. Los Angeles CA , United States
11-Jun-2015. Trenton, United States
14-Jun-2015. Portsmouth, United Kingdom
22-Jun-2015. Espinho, Portugal
9-Jul-2015. Capalbio (GR),
24-Jul-2015. Apchat, France
1-Aug-2015. AUGUSTA,
2-Sep-2015. Long Beach, California, United States
9-Oct-2015. Cleveland, United States