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  • 10 Ways to make your film “A Cut Above”

    10 Ways to make your film “A Cut Above”

    Tweet A movie can have fabulous actors, a compelling story and be beautifully filmed but without good editing your audience will still be running for the doors. Independent films fall roughly into three categories: those that are A Cut Above, those that have potential and all the rest. Here are ten tips to get your movie into that first group. 1. Don’t use Independent Film as a platform to tell your life’s story. To begin with the format is wrong. […]

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  • With Filmmaking Make the End your Beginning

    With Filmmaking Make the End your Beginning

    Tweet Unfortunately an independent film is a lot like a house, if it isn’t pretty close to perfect and someone isn’t marketing it full time, it won’t sell. This is why it is so important to make the end your beginning in filmmaking. Post-production and marketing costs can eat you alive leaving you with nothing to show for all your countless hours and hard work. What does starting at the end look like? To begin with, will your movie sell? […]

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  • Ten Filmmaking Trends for 2011

    Ten Filmmaking Trends for 2011

    Tweet The rejection of the “Motion Picture Industry” has long been the domain of the independent filmmaker. Either by choice or necessity the independent filmmaker stood apart. In 2011 the independent film maker stands in the center of a great wave and from that unique location comes power. Lets look at the 2011 trends that have made this possible. 1. Online TV goes Mainstream 2011 marks a shift set into motion last year with streaming Netflix and improvements in Apple […]

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  • ikan Proudly Announces the “HDSLR Revolution” Short Film Competition

    ikan Proudly Announces the “HDSLR Revolution” Short Film Competition

    Tweet Houston, Texas, (August 5, 2010)  The past year has been a revolutionary year in digital filmmaking. HDSLR cinematography has swept through the industry and continues changing the game, and ikan has been there from the beginning. Prizes: Now, with this year’s short film competition, we’re embracing and empowering the shift in technology that’s taking place in the world of filmmaking. Just as last year, the competition is totally free to enter, but we’ve boosted our prize packages to over […]

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  • HDSLR Guru Shane Hurlbut to host Boot Camp!

    HDSLR Guru Shane Hurlbut to host Boot Camp!

    Tweet Uber cinematographer and DSLR guru Shane Hurlbut is holding a top of the line bootcamp for those new to the DSLR process! The 2 day intensive is $3250 and their are industry discounts available. Here is what is going to be in the class: MASTER THE CAMERA Camera menu breakdown of the Canon 5D, 7D and 1D cameras with menus projected for easy viewing. Prep a camera package at Alternative Rentals prep floor. Color balance the Canons using Dream […]

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  • The Pixel Farm introduces PFMatchIt at SIGGRAPH

    The Pixel Farm introduces PFMatchIt at SIGGRAPH

    Tweet I really love the look of PFMatchIt by The Pixel Farm. A nodal match moving tool? I’m all over it! Will review it soon! Here is what it looks like.

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  • SIGGRAPH 2010 – At the Tweak Software Booth

    SIGGRAPH 2010 – At the Tweak Software Booth

    Tweet At SIGGRAPH 2010 I had a chance to meet with Seth Rosenthal of Tweak Software to discuss Tweak RV and their new alliances. Enjoy.

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  • PluralEyes makes multicam editing as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    PluralEyes makes multicam editing as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    Tweet The process of post-production can be hard and time consuming, especially when you have multiple cameras from the same shoot. In order to edited between the different angles you must sync their audio files together and set them up into a multi-cam editing sequence. Many people don’t even attempt to use the feature, and they end up using an even more complicated process to get the job done. Even if you know how to use the multi-cam Final Cut […]

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  • Davinci for under $1k! WOW!

    Tweet I have been in the film business for years and always when it came time to do color correction we wanted to afford doing it on the Davinci. Not only was it ultra expensive to hire an artist who was capable of using one, but the device itself was extremely expensive. When Blackmagic Design bought the company last year I knew CEO Grant Petty had something up his sleeve. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would […]

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