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Behind The Scenes Film With James Bond

On December 22, 2015, Posted by , In Movies, With No Comments

Over the years we have seen the dapper secret agent go from a mostly comical agent to a more serious role. We have the seen the actors change. The cars have changed (even from brand to brand). With the exception of Skyfall however, every single movie was shot on 35mm…

Getting Good Audio For Your Video Production

On November 11, 2015, Posted by , In Movies, With No Comments

Getting good audio is vital to making and producing a video worth watching. Audio engineers listen for everything when making music records, finalizing the score to a movie or even just the local news broadcast. You have probably heard someone say “quiet on the set” before. There is a reason…

Filming – How To Light A Scene 3 Different Ways

On October 6, 2015, Posted by , In Movies, With No Comments

We saw this video posted all over the internet the other day and thought it would be important to share it as well. If for nothing else, we want people to understand the complexities of lighting a scene. Most experienced people in the industry will look at this video and…

Optimal Video Camera Settings

On September 30, 2015, Posted by , In Movies, With No Comments

Ever wonder why your video doesn’t look like other peoples video? Believe it or not, it could be your camera settings. Most people are afraid to shoot photography or video in “Manual Mode”. This creates a sense of panic in people who don’t understand how the trifecta of ISO/ASA, Aperture…

Slow Motion, Fire Breathers & Bullet Time

On September 23, 2015, Posted by , In Post Production, With No Comments

Nothing to see here…just a couple of fire breathers in slow motion. In case you have never heard of “Bullet Time”, it is the effect used in the Matrix movies where the actor would be seen in a “slow motion, fly around” sequence. However, in the movie it was usually…

Video Transitions – A Hidden Post Production Gem

On September 16, 2015, Posted by , In Post Production, With No Comments

Video Editing Secrets One of the best kept secrets to video editing is the use of transitions. You probably have seen the camera pan from a scene outside past a tree or a wall and the other side of the transition is inside a building or someplace completely different. These…

CGI For Better or For Worse

On August 5, 2015, Posted by , In Movies, With No Comments

I had the privilege of growing up with one of the best CG designers in the world. The guy I knew, named Dan Lemmon, has paved the way for movies like Planet of the Apes and Lord of the Rings to be made. I have been very excited for him…

Behind The Scenes On A Single Take

On July 31, 2015, Posted by , In Movies,Post Production, With No Comments

We have said it a million times on this blog, Video Pre-Production is key to a great outcome with a video production. In the video below, you will see an expert freestyle mountain biker traverse the side of a mountain in Northern California. He does all of his stunts, jumps,…

Video Post Production Green Screen Magic

On July 8, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Everyone has heard of the book series and now TV show Game Of Thrones. Not everyone has seen how much work goes into the effects in this show. There are literally layers of green screen effects being put into place just for mere seconds of footage. When working with a…

High End Video Production…But We Doubt You Noticed This Fact

On May 27, 2015, Posted by , In Post Production, With No Comments

Video Production – Intelligent Details Series The producers of the iPhone Bentley commercial are at it again. This time Austin Reza is making a video about the bespoke gentleman as part of his “Intelligent Details” series. Using specific ios software for the iPhone and stabilizers such as gimbals and tripods,…