Film

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

An article at Adobe Spark says the film industry is spiraling into obscurity.  Do you agree? I encourage you to read it and then come back so we can chat…

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…

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

A sign taped to the door says “Quiet– filming.” This only makes you more nervous. You enter the room: it’s mostly pitch black, except for…

Sony FS5: 4K Hands on Video

Sony FS5: 4K Hands on Video

The production team at Adorama try out the new Sony FS5 professional camcorder…

Jayse Hansen helps movie audiences suspend reality

Jayse Hansen helps movie audiences suspend reality

Jayse Hansen is a sought-after fictional UI designer and animator who learned his trade not in school, but through books and from other great designers. After working in print…

Cantina Creative, setting the scene

Cantina Creative, setting the scene

For the talented team at Cantina Creative, hanging out with superheroes or spending time immersed in future worlds is just a typical day at the office. The studio produces monitor…

From Photography To Video Part 3: Frame Rate, Shutter Speed and the Moving Image

From Photography To Video Part 3: Frame Rate, Shutter Speed and the Moving Image

In this article, I felt it was important to explain the differences between shooting for motion as opposed to still since videography – filmmaking if you will – requires a…

Blackmagic’s URSA Viewfinder Review

Blackmagic’s URSA Viewfinder Review

Is the URSA Viewfinder necessary for URSA and URSA Mini shooters…

Life as an independent cinematographer, an interview with Nancy Schreiber, ASC

Life as an independent cinematographer, an interview with Nancy Schreiber, ASC

I had the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Schreiber, ASC, who will be featured at the upcoming Manhattan Edit Workshop event September 30th, 2015. She will be presenting with…

Fix it in pre: A VFX artist’s guide to motion control

Fix it in pre: A VFX artist’s guide to motion control

Though he started his professional career touring Europe as a musician, today Patrik Forsberg is the Creative Director at Stiller Studios, a Swedish creative agency that focuses on intricate motion…

FilmConvert: new Canon and Sony profiles

FilmConvert: new Canon and Sony profiles

The profile downloads available now at FilmConvert’s website are for both the FilmConvert plugin and standalone versions. To use the recent Camera Packs you need the latest version of…

Blackmagic’s 3G Mini Converters Return

Blackmagic’s 3G Mini Converters Return

The Blackmagic 3G Mini Converters are back by popular demand with a new lower price…

“Staten Island Summer” hits theaters


“Staten Island Summer” hits theaters


Rhys Thomas and Adam Epstein have worked together for years on the short films for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit—Rhys as the director and producer, Adam as the…

“Cop Car” kicks off Sundance NEXT FEST

“Cop Car” kicks off Sundance NEXT FEST

Sundance NEXT FEST is a festival that celebrates film, music, and indie artists. After premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Cop Car enjoyed an outdoor screening at the Hollywood…

Student filmmakers embrace Adobe Creative Cloud

Student filmmakers embrace Adobe Creative Cloud

Each year, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) present the prestigious EDDIE Awards for the best-edited films in the business. To encourage young, up-and-coming editors, ACE also hosts…