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Don't Let Film Gear Own You

March 9, 2018, 23:05 PM


Just because you have the gear. Doesn’t mean you have to use it. Don’t let your gear own you. Remember - you own it!

5 tips for understanding colour theory

March 7, 2018, 13:19 PM


Colour, more than any other element of a designer's work, has the greatest influence on how viewers feel. Understanding colour theory, its cultural symbolism and the relationship between colours is necessary to becoming a better artist and designer.

Tips for Discovering, Developing and Enhancing You

February 7, 2018, 11:14 AM


As CEO of EditStock I review hundreds of cuts each year. As you can imagine, I’m very familiar with the mistakes most burgeoning editors make, but there’s one area in particular they all seem to struggle with: Style.

What Does A Director Of Photography Do?

February 7, 2018, 10:53 AM


You may recognize some big names in this group but what does a director of photography actually do? Let's jump into all the different responsibilities.

#film#filmmaking#director#photography#place tags here: dp
Five Essential Habits for Filmmakers

February 2, 2018, 13:07 PM


It is so important to develop clarity in practice of creativity. Filmmaking is a practice. Just like dance or songwriting or painting are practices. It takes repetition and exploration to develop ability. The best creativity often comes in a flash of inspiration. So it is in the creative person’s best interests to pay attention to what she focuses on and to develop inspiring work habits and routines.

Understanding the Power of Film Editing

November 30, 2017, 10:33 AM


There's a lot of creative power held in the hands of the film editor. In this post I round up some superb video essays that unpack some of the theoretical and practical ways you can wield that power for better storytelling results...

#film editing#video editing#film theory#editing theory#improve your film editing

September 12, 2017, 11:51 AM


Editor Ryan Charles takes a look at what makes P.T. Anderson's INHERENT VICE so inherently confusing.

#video#film#movie#critique#essay#inherent vice#pt anderson
NCE Masterclass: House of Cards

August 28, 2017, 15:07 PM


NCE's annual international masterlass on film editing focuses on scripted TV, with special guests Lisa Bromwell, ACE and Byron Smith, ACE, both editors of many episodes of Netflix' groundbreaking show House of Cards. September 23, Utrecht, The Netherlands (in English)

#editing#nce#house of cards#masterclass#scripted tv
The Future of Storytelling

August 17, 2017, 06:04 AM


Story is powerful. The Narrativa team at Autodesk discovers and develops ideas that empower all storytellers. We look at the function of story for our species in the past, today and in the future. Knowledge-based systems, machine intelligence, and generative methods are accelerating and soon will enable impactful stories to be told by anyone.

Adobe Technical Paper Genius

August 13, 2017, 16:08 PM


Adobe delivered one of the most impressive papers at this year's SIGGRAPH technical papers. The essence of the paper is to build on previous research to provide Stylized Facial Animations based off an arbitrary example style, such as a painting. This paper is the basis of Jakub Fišer PhD at the Czech Technical University in Prague. This work is so impressive, it seems almost like magic, but in reality their clever solution takes advantage of some special aspects of faces, some core Adobe Photoshop tech and the previously published research that the team has been working on for some time.

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