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The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 7 with Director of Photography Kaity Williams

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 7 with Director of Photography Kaity Williams

Each week The Filmtools Podcast talks with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking. &nbsp…

Filmmaker Friday featuring James McKenzie

Filmmaker Friday featuring James McKenzie

With hundreds of jobs and opportunities, breaking into the entertainment industry can be a unique experience for anyone who decides to try to make a career as a filmmaker. From…

Blocking Before Coffee

Blocking Before Coffee

Feature film: first day. The crew and I start to run out of things to prepare; the director is 45 minutes late, despite the nervous producer’s assurances that…

Keying and compositing in NukeX

Keying and compositing in NukeX

You’ve seen it before: composited people with hair helmets. If you’ve done any keying yourself, you probably notice it all the time. And you’ve seen worse: webbed…

Shooting a Music Video Pt.2: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

Shooting a Music Video Pt.2: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

In Part 2 of Tom Antos’ three-part series, he goes over the experience of working with the Sony a7S II mirrorless camera and when or when not to…

Shooting the Holiday Blockbuster: Jo Willems and “MockingJay – Part 2”

Shooting the Holiday Blockbuster: Jo Willems and “MockingJay – Part 2”

Hot off the release of the final installment of the popular “Hunger Games” film series, we examine the cinematography of “Mockingjay, Part 2&#8221…

Shooting The Holiday Blockbuster: Hoyte van Hoytema and “Spectre”

Shooting The Holiday Blockbuster: Hoyte van Hoytema and “Spectre”

Since ‘tis the season of the Holiday blockbuster, I thought I’d examine the craftsmen behind some of the more anticipated films being released this time of the year. And…

Monitors and Filmmaking

Monitors and Filmmaking

The difference between a movie and a video is that a movie is created in the filmmakers’ minds and a video is created on a monitor. Viewfinders on cameras have…