The Power Of Tone: Making Your Film's Story More Engaging

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.

Setting the Mood with Visual Effects

With any visual piece of art, story should be the driving force behind what makes that piece of art great. If your movie or short film doesn’t have an engaging story, then it will fail. I set this table to illustrate that any added aspect to your story should be added to accent, modify, or perfect that story.

Before You Slate and Record: 7 Pre-Production Tips

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.

How to Remove Black (and White) Backgrounds from Stock Footage

Stock Footage 101 is going to be a video segment on our YouTube channel where we address some of the popular questions we're asked regularly by our users. In this first episode, I'll go over the best ways to remove a black, or white, background from stock footage.

VFX Milestone Events That Shaped the Industry

Much can be said about the evolution of visual effects and how they have changed through the years. Computers have unquestionably transformed how VFX are made and the quality of what is seen on screen. Technological innovations have made possibilities of unexplored new worlds come to life on the big screen like never before.

The Journey of a Filmmaker

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.