Frank brings his years of experience as a dolly grip to the world of camera slider techniques. A camera slider gives filmmakers the ability to create camera moves without the need to level track or the weight of a dolly. But there are certain basic principles common to both that should be known and practiced.
Most videos on framing and composition in cinematography focus on the 1/3 rule. But the creative art world has thousands of years of experience playing with composition. Let's learn how they use symmetrical and asymmetrical balance, shapes like the circle, triangle, L, and others to guide the viewer's' focus and create a feeling with shots for their story.
There's one key trick to a video lighting setup that if you can understand it, will make it easy for you to light different film styles. Contrast defines a film noir shot from a high key Hollywood scene, glamour and others. In this tutorial, we'll explain contrast and the contrast ratio, how to determine what it is, and how to light using it.
From small to large productions, continuity in your videos is important. When your footage reaches the edit state, you need to have consistent shots so objects aren’t disappearing in and out of frame. Learn a little about who is responsible for this task and even try our little visual “continuity quiz”.
When producing a promo you need a concept in place before you even think about production or preproduction. And before you can come up with that concept you need to sit down with your subject and discover who the target audience is, what needs to be conveyed to them and why the action they want them to take.
Always wanted to create animation but don’t have a 3D studio with a motion capture stage? If you have a room with an HTC Vive VR setup now you do. Spuds show’s off the Steam game Mindshow that’s designed to be a virtual 3D studio. He talks about our past as machinima pioneers the ILL Clan 20 years ago, shows how easy it is to create animation in virtual reality with Mindshow and talks to another version of himself. The man loves to composite, what can I say.