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HitFilm and ActionVFX: The Perfect Combo for Effects on a Budget

Making awesome Visual Effects is no small task and often requires many hours of preparation and long nights. Not only that, but for the independent artist, it can be expensive. That is why I get so excited talking about HitFilm Express and ActionVFX’s stock footage.

7 Essential Filmmaking Tools Under $20

Filmmaking can be really expensive. Especially if you feel the need to have the latest video gear. However, you don’t have the break the bank to get some great filmmaking tools. In the following post we’ll take a look at 7 essential filmmaking tools under $20.

5 Ways to Turbocharge Your Video Editing Speeds

There’s nothing more frustrating than taking too long on a video project. In the video world, time is money and every extra second wasted on a video project is money lost. In the following post we’re going to take a look at a few different ways to speed up your editing speeds.

4 Ways to market Your Production Company

If you’re reading this blog post then chances are you probably own your own production company. While production companies can come in all sizes one thing is true across the board, in order to be successful you must market your business.

5 Incredible Compositing Tutorials for After Effects

Compositing is the process of bringing all of your VFX elements together. So it’s no surprise that
every great VFX studio has a great compositor on-staff. However, you don’t have to be a Hollywood-level VFX artist to composite like a pro. All it takes is a little creativity and time in After Effects. In the following blog post we’re going to take a look at 5 awesome compositing tutorials for After Effects.

Perfecting Your Shot: The Importance of Iteration in Filmmaking

One of my favorite things to do after I watch an exceptionally well made movie on the big screen, is buy the Blu-ray and watch all the extra features. It is incredibly insightful to peer behind the veil and hear film and VFX professionals talk about their creative process..

7 Tips for Landing Your Next Video Gig

Freelancing is hard. Especially when it comes to booking new video gigs. Finding consistent work as a freelancer can be challenging, but by following a few of the tips below you’ll be booking your next gig in no-time.

The Best Tools for Creating Cinematic Titles

When it comes to creating an epic trailer, the importance of the titles can’t be overstated. The title card in your trailer leaves the audience with a taste of what the artistic vision of the entire film might be. While it may seem like an easy task there’s a reason why professional graphics
companies spend weeks crafting the perfect titles for a film.