FILMMAKING

In this new ActionVFX “Power” Blog Series, we will discuss several key elements that will not only challenge and equip you as a visual storyteller, but engage critical thinking to ensure your story is as powerful as possible. We will begin this series by exploring the Power of Tone.

In the world of cinematography and visual effects, much can be said about solid pre-production. Whether you are part of a big studio or running a one-man-show production, it is important to not overlook the planning stage. Here is a list of seven practical things to remember before you get on set, slate your audio, and press record.

The journey of a filmmaker is unique in ways that only those of us who are on that journey can sympathize with. This journey, whether grand or mundane, is a difficult one.

Art is a broad term that through the centuries has meant many different things to different people and is interpreted differently by the individuals whom it was created to impress. Art transcends cultures, time, and language. So when considering that movies may in fact be the highest form of art, I want to be clear that I am not suggesting that the work of famous ancient painters or composers pales in comparison to the latest hit at the box office. Not at all.

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.