Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Production Design on a Budget | Michael Murie | Filmmaker Magazine
On small budget productions, coming up with locations can be a challenge – especially if you need something a bit unusual. An upcoming music video for the band Run 8 Rider required that a single location represent three different time periods to tell its story. Using a borrowed house as the location, director Sean Meehan turned to production designer Riley Fearon to supervise the transformation of the location.

Why I Am Grateful for Kickstarter (It’s Not Just for the Money) | Lanre Olabisi
| Filmmaker Magazine
So, why am I so grateful to Kickstarter? The Masterpiece Theater answer would probably sound something like this: Kickstarter is a great community that allows people to support great projects in coming to life. While this is true – that’s not what does it for me.

How to Make Your First Film Halfway Across the World with No Money and Get Picked Up by Oscilloscope | Oakley Anderson-Moore
It’s the stuff of dreams. Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq started out on a no-budget journey to make their first film about one man, a non-proselytizing humanitarian in Pakistan named Edhi. After nearly 3 years of filming, following children in a Karachi orphanage, playing dead in the back of ambulances through dangerous territory, and telling ‘little white lies to save your ass,’ the project shifted into an ethereal, lyrical journey of a world where we get unprecedented access.

My First Lighting Class; or How I Learned to Light | Art Adams | DV Info
One of the worst lessons I learned in film school was three-point lighting.
I understand why it’s taught. It’s a very simple way to teach students that they need to think about the light that models the scene, how bright or dark the shadows are, and how to separate people and objects from the background to create depth

How can award-winning multimedia journalist Tracey Shelton upgrade her 7D kit on a tight budget? | Dan Chung | DSLR News Shooter
She’s just back from Aleppo and says she needs to pack light and small, working for “anything up to a month in Syria… My full kit, laptop and clothes need to fit into a bag light enough to run away from bullets with.“ For that reason she is insistent on having just one camera that shoots both stills and video. “It’s also easier to have the one camera than juggling two…The 7D has been fine, could be better of course, but it’s done ok until now.”

Rise of the Multicopter for AP part two – “Choosing the right Multicopter”
| TJ Diaz | Planet 5D
If you’re interested in flying for entertainment purposes, or you’re using a Multicopter for purposes other than aerial photography, your needs might be somewhat different. However, if you’re using a Multicopter for aerial photography (AP), you’re going to have some very specific needs. You’ll need to know how to choose the right Multicopter to ensure your images turn out crisp and clear. Here are a few purchase considerations you should consider when selecting a Multicopter for AP

Rarity – Kubrick on tape | EOSHD
In a 77 minute interview recorded over chess between takes on 2001: A Space Odyssey in the mid 1960′s Kubrick describes selling his first photograph, his first short and making his first feature. Ah that quaint idea of selling something you’ve made!

The Five Ws | CHARLES KIPPS | Script Mag
Anyone who has ever written for a newspaper knows the Five Ws well. Editors use the Five Ws as a mantra. Readers can inherently sense it if the Five Ws are missing.Not a clue what the Five Ws are? Don’t worry. You’re about to find out.

Ken Burns: “All Story is Manipulation” | Photography Bay
“All story is manipulation.” I love this quote from Ken Burns.
Jean-Luc Godard said “Photography is truth, and cinema is truth 24 times per second.” Ken Burns turns that on its head with his perspective on storytelling, along with his personal inspiration in the stories he chooses to tell.

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