Anyone who's worked on a creative project knows that one of the hardest things is managing the review and feedback process, particularly when you can't always get everyone in the same room. Feedback and direction in emails or on the phone only goes so far. As always, it's way more effective to be able to show someone what you mean.
The concept of call sheets hasn't changed much in over half a century. Although there have been many valiant efforts to modernise them over the last decade or two, there hasn't really been anything to revolutionise the process... until now.
Zachary Evans looks some of the pros and cons facing authors looking to adapt their work for the screen, with some notable examples on both sides of the argument.
In an excellent piece over at FX Guide, Ian Failes takes an in-depth look at how some of the most stunning visuals from Mad Max: Fury Road were achieved blending in camera action with CGI.
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.
Ok, so it's 'branded content' for Kessler Cranes, but garnered a few laughs here as it isn't actually far off the mark.
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.