This is a video interview how the movie star C. Hemsworth was able to gain a dramatic muscle gain for the movie Thor. just in case you did not see the movie, the actor speaks about his character in the movie and how muscular he needed to be so he can play his role in the movie.
Mike from thesubstream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding a few in-camera trick shots, specifically... the dolly zoom.
Sending a Go Pro Hero HD and an iPhone to space = Father/Son science project. I doubt your dad is this cool.
Color Correction: Put Your Best Foot Forward via Hurlbut Visuals
Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com
Below, the latest from Cyriak Harris. This one's called Baaa, and it's just as mystifyingly odd as Cyriak's past work. Lamb conveyor belt? Multiplying ovine spewing from a gaping, undefined sheep orifice? You will never look at the ovine race the same way.
I filmed this before moving over to HD so I'm afraid this isn't as high of quality as other videos posted here. I was trying to capture the intensity and destruction of a storm and also how nature always makes a comeback.
Acclaimed Cinematographer Adam Kimmel Arrested:
I’m terrified of you. Yes, you- Director of Photography (DP). Your framing is beautiful, but your lighting could kill me, and my career. I am the Makeup Artist, and I don’t believe we’ve met.
Lozzless demonstrates how to make a diy cheap macro lens with working aperture for his Canon 5D Mark II, coined the "SuperMacro".
There are plenty of ways to create decent looking special effects on a budget. You can use basic, inexpensive materials to make ground explosions or realistic looking alien landscapes. But nothing says Hollywood quite like your own green screen.
Both on and off the set, the Gaffer or Chief Lighting Technician is one of the most important positions around. Though the average movie goer most likely has no idea the job even exists, they probably don't know what 99% of the other crew is/does either.
Tabb Firchau over at FreeFlyCinema.com just released some new footage shot with his remote controlled helicopter and its awesome.
Music video shot with a Canon XH A1, 7D, 5D, and 60D. Yes, four different cameras. We illuminated the set with shiny boards only.
The visual style of this trailer looks like not only the amalgamation, but also the perfection, of all the great visual pieces that have been popping up on Vimeo lately. Handheld, dynamic natural lighting, you name it; ironically, this film makes Terrence Malick look self-reflexive in the best way possible.
I'm particularly interested in his point about 3D being darker. I saw Avatar in 3D with 2 different projection systems: RealD 3D and 3D at the Arclight Dome. Both times, throughout the film, I snuck a peak over my glasses and saw the colors and exposure at the saturation and brightness I thought the DP (haha) intended. It looked beautiful. The colors were more saturated and I could see important story information in the shadows. When you're losing over a stop of light transmission through tho...
Henning Sandström over on Vimeo shot this amazing aerial footage with his handy Canon 5D camera. Not sure if he used a blimp or RC helicopter to shoot.
Google announced the creation of "Life In A Day," a film project that solicits video submissions from YouTube users around the world--the criteria is that they must capture some kind of moment filmed on July 24.
Every summer, I pick one or two films I can't wait to see. Some of them are conventional blockbuster choices (Transformers, Star Trek) and others are guaranteed to deliver (Dark Knight, etc.). The obvious choice for this summer is Chris Nolan's new epic "Inception". But if you're interested in an indie-epic all its own, check out "Animal Kingdom", directed by David Michod. The early Scorsese-esque fan favorite at Sundance (and Dramatic winner) has some of the best looking stuff I've seen in a...
Here is a quite extensive build description with hundreds of photo steps.
I found this image last night and couldn't help but post it here. Not sure what this full website is, but all that is visible on the shirt is RED.com and it made me laugh.
Simply follow these easy steps and your Canon 5D will soon have a PL Mount. . . . PS: Don't forget to PRAY!
Panolapse is a simple and easy way to add rotational panning motion to timelapse videos. Video: .
In this 3 part series, we show you what exactly the Manfrotto Fig Rig is, how to use it and a super cool compact lighting package that will help all of you DIY filmmakers. It's super easy and will make your DSLR films look awesome. Check it out and let us know what you think!
For all of you DIY filmmakers out there, our friends at William F. Whites interactive have recently launched this SUPER handy tool is guide to all their gear that includes diagrams and specs to make your lives easier. In this How To video, Bruce Dale of Whites shows you what it is and how to use it:
Charles Bukowski's Nirvana revolves around a young man traveling to an undetermined destination, questioning his purpose in the world. Along the young man's aimless journey, he encounters a moment in time at a charming diner. In just that moment something is awakened inside of him, but even with a sense of purpose, sadness follows. "Nirvana" is a melancholy postcard from memories long past.
Hi, I'm excited to share with you a professional android application for Photographers and cinematographers called "SunPhos" helps users to get lucky with sunlight and enhancing their photographs' quality and sensation through predicting the location of the sun before the photo shoot.
My brother and cousin produced, shot, and edited this music video for the band Ten Man Push. I'm trying to get them to produce a short how to video on some of the techniques they used. Anyone interested?
I entered the 2009 Crash the Superbowl Contest with this entry. It was a tremendous amount of fun to make. The fractal dorito was made from about 75 lbs worth of tortilla chips (about 12000 chips total) and was 64 ft on a side.
More than often, lawyer commercials tend to be the butt of many jokes. Fact is many lawyer commercials are just plain awful. Is it because the style is heavily commercialized? Is it because the end product is what the client wants? Or is it a combination of two factors-- the client does not know what s/he wants and the producer is afraid to explore possibilities outside of the "parameters" (for fear of being sued)? What if someone had balls to explore the possibilities?
There was a fantastic compilation of best film moments shown at the Oscars in the late 1980's or so. I had thought it was an ASC or ISC production. As I recall it was set to music and both opened and closed with short segments from Citizen Kane, then proceeded to several hundred other short items more or less grouped by topic (falls, laughter, kisses, etc). It had a title something like Precious Moments or Precious Images or something like that about 5-6 minutes long and really excellent. If ...
Watch this beautifully shot film and try to guess what the product is.
Here is a great tutorial on creating stunning moving timelapse shots with this relatively inexpensive piece of equipment.
Legendary rap-rock-electronica crossover pioneers Senser celebrate the release of their slamming new single, “2, 3, Clear” with a video competition open to all budding video creators! The winning entry will receive great exposure on many top music websites and TV, and the winner will receive a copy of the awesome Magic Bullet Looks plug-in set worth $400, plus some sexy Senser merchandise.
Music video shot in Orlando, Fl.
Curious is a short movie that will compete in several film festivals around the country.
Responding to the inexplicably rampant use of faux-documentary techniques in "Battle: Los Angeles", Matt Zoller Seitz of Salon eloquently and hilariously lambastes the "played-out" fad of the shaky cam. Here are just a few nuggets: