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February 18, 2018

Fireworks Shot from the Sky, Up Close, and Played in Reverse Are Amazing


This filmmaker took to the skies to capture one fireworks display you’ll never forget.


When drones first gained popularity and made it into the hands of filmmakers, we started seeing videos capturing incredible perspectives and subjects that would’ve never been possible, from beautiful fjords in Norway to skiers tearing down mountains at night wearing colorful LED suits. But perhaps one of the most interesting vantage points that drones pilots have taken us to is dead center amidst dazzling fireworks displays. Filmmaker Zui Tao did just that by flying over one in Yunnan, China…and then reversing the footage in post, resulting in something that is absolutely spectacular.





A DJI Phantom 4 Pro was used to capture this stunning fireworks display, which was commemorating the Chinese New Year. That alone would’ve made a pretty cool video, but the fact that all of the footage is played in reverse just gives it a little extra something special. Seriously, I might play this video on my TV while I do yoga because it’s so entrancing.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 18, 2018

This Lemony Snicket-Inspired Short Is a Creative Playbook on How to Make a Film


Is it an instructional film about how to make a film or a moviemaking tutorial that looks like a film? Either way, you’re gonna learn something.


YouTube is absolutely chock full of helpful videos that educate us about the filmmaking process. Their formats vary widely, from talking head segments to animated video essays, but if you’re looking for something a little different to hold your precious hand as you navigate the gauntlet of learning, you might want to take a look at what filmmaker Clint D’Souza’s got cookin’.



Titled Limey Cricket’s A Series on How to Make a Film, this webseries, or short film, or whatever you want to call it, is an instructional guide inspired by A Series of Unfortunate Events that walks you through the process of taking a film from script to screen. It’s entertaining and educational, so check it out below:



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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 17, 2018

Is NOT Making Films One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Filmmaking Career?


Filmmaking may be the most important part of your life, but sometimes a change of focus is needed to put everything into perspective.


Working is the key to success, right? You’re not a very good screenwriter? Work. Your cinematography skills are amateurish? Work. Can’t seem to get your project in front of an audience. Fuggin work, buddy! We hear this constantly; I have said it myself plenty of times: keep writing, keep shooting, keeping hustling, giving all of you simplistic axioms like, “If you’re not working, you’re not trying.”



What a load of shit.



Okay, to be fair, working is important and yeah, you need to work in order to actually do filmmaking, but what if working isn’t the solution to your professional obstacles? What if the solution is actually—not—working—like, literally putting your camera down and walking away from it? Before you hurl your keyboards or laptops or phones or Bedazzlers or whatever it is you have in your hand at the moment, watch this fantastic video by Simon Cade of DSLRguide.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 17, 2018

Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot


You’ve finished your script. Now what?


Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every single page and drawing important information from them about what kinds of shots would work best to tell the story visually. To add onto that, you’re not only looking for potential shots but how long each of those shots are going to last, as well.



There are many different methods you can employ to make this process easier and less painful, and in this video from The Film Look, you’ll get to learn about three of them. Check it out below:






Create a shot list


One of the first things you might want to do after you finish your script and prepare for production is make a shot list, which is basically just a list of shots you want to include in your film, complete with details about location, framing and composition, action, dialogue, and a general shot description. There are tons of resources online that walk you through the process of creating one, but you can also just kind of figure out what works best for you and run with it.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 17, 2018

‘Alien Zoo’ takes you on a virtual journey through an extraterrestrial world

An “Alien Zoo” has opened at a mall in Los Angeles, so get your tickets fast. The new VR exhibit pushes the boundaries of entertainment with an immersive cinematic trek through a world of extraterrestrial creatures.

The post ‘Alien Zoo’ takes you on a virtual journey through an extraterrestrial world appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

February 17, 2018

Watch: Tour the Fujifilm Factory to See How Its Cameras and Lenses Are Made


Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes to see how Fujifilm’s cameras and lenses are made.


Don’t we all enjoy seeing how things are made, whether it’s your meal at a hibachi restaurant or a caricature of your sexy mug in Central Park? Well, if you’re a filmmaker, going on a factory tour—or watching one on YouTube, at least—to see your favorite gear be assembled piece by piece is kind of the ultimate damn thing. In this video, Johnnie Behiri of cinema5D takes you along on his private tour of the Fujifilm factory in Sendai, Japan to get a peek at the production floor where some of the company’s best cameras and lenses are put together by hand. Check it out below:





Though the tour was short, Behiri was able to suit up in all-white decontamination coveralls and check out the manufacturing process at the Sendai factory, which is where Fujinon MK and GF lenses, as well as the X-T2 and GFX 50S mirrorless cameras, are handmade.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 16, 2018

Sprint Vector review

Sprint Vector is full body arcade racer that could only exist in VR. Unfortunately, fun moment-to-moment action cannot save it from chaos.

The post Sprint Vector review appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

February 16, 2018

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, February 16

Music news happens in a variety of locations: stages, studios, garages, boardrooms, convention centers, courtrooms, and in the online world. The Daily Chord chooses a handful of stories for your review each weekday. Sign up for our email blast to enhance your inbox.


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Friday, February 16

The post The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, February 16 appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Music

February 16, 2018

Architecture Photography: ARCHIISERIES II by Calle Artmark

Architecture Photography: ARCHIISERIES II by Calle Artmark

There is always this excitement to discover new places especially through the medium of photography. In my case, it’s a combination of architecture and the thrill of finding the right perspective. That being said, we are taking a look at the stunning work of Calle Artmark who is a Photographer/Retoucher based in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is commonly known for their beautiful underground system where you would practically need an admission but today we are all about the architecture through the lens of Calle. I would like to mention that are also buildings from Copenhagen and NYC too. Enjoy!

Long overdue to publish more of my architectural series in here. All these buildings are photographed either in Stockholm Sweden or in Copenhagen, Denmark + Guggenheim in NYC.

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February 14, 2018

A commercial version of HoloLens is available to rent in the U.S. and Canada

Microsoft said on Tuesday that companies can now rent the Commercial Suite version HoloLens through Abcomrents. This will enable corporations to determine if HoloLens is right for their needs.

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Source: Digital Trends VR