This is the era of “peak TV,” as some call it: there are just so many programmes to watch. Our minds might go to…
My education in film began at a very young age. With a brother and sister that were several years older than me, I was…
Tomorrow we’re delivering the final master of The Story of the Road. A documentary that tells the story of the construction of The Great Ocean Road, built by returned soldiers from WWI. We’ve been working on it for a year and as they say in reality TV world, the process has been quite the ‘journey’. The ups and downs have been on par with the Matterhorn roller coaster. And at times it has felt more like a sprint than a marathon. But we’re currently staring down the finish line and we’re bloody excited to see our work on the cinema screen in a few weeks time. We’re also very proud of the story that we’ve been able to tell. Here are some of the lessons we learnt on this ‘journey’ they call documentary making.
SAVE THIS RHINO is no ordinary conservation environmental documentary seen in the heritage of the creative team led by maverick AACTA winning filmmaker and…
Spinning Yarns John Schwartzman ASC / The Amazing Spider-man Spinning Yarns … at the USC film graduate school, where he focused on cinematography.
Have you ever wanted a DIY guide to making a film? well we have found one!As a filmmaker we face many challenges and unfortunately there is no substitute for experience. Experienced Director and Filmmaker Usher Morgan has put pen to paper or should we say finger to key and written the complete guide to life on set.
After releasing his debut feature film to wide acclaim, filmmaker Usher Morgan (Prego, Windblown, Pickings) decided to write a filmmaking book which detailed his approach to writing, directing, and producing his own work, as well as the steps he took to distribute and market his film, Pickings, and release it to theaters across the nation.
Experienced filmmakers and soundos know…if you’re working with lavs, finding a good place to hide it without sacrificing audio quality can be challenging, especially when your talent’s clothes , or lack there of, aren’t doing you any favours.
If you dream of being a movie maker, it’s no longer as hard as it used to be. Today’s amazing technology has brought visual effects (VFX) and film making tools within reach of just about anyone with a creative idea and some time to learn.
VFX lets you, as a film producer, create scenes by manipulating footage and adding effects digitally to create professional films that look very real on a tight budget. If you were creating the same scenes on a live-action set, you may be looking at dangerous situations or a boatload of money.
By taking advantage of the VFX tools available, an indie filmmaker can create independent, professional films that can, at times, rival the motion picture movie houses at a fraction of the cost. Check out tools such as Motion Array video effects that put amazing visual effects, light leaks, and transitions at your fingertips. Here are the top five survival tips for incorporating VFX.
Thailand’s role as a movie-making hub in Southeast Asia is growing from strength to strength. Encouraged by generous film grants and a movie-loving population, Thai movies are enjoying box-office success, at home and abroad.Thai filmmaker Chayanop Boonprakob or Khun Moo, draws his inspiration for his movies from his very own experiences. His directorial debut, Suckseed(2011) was inspired by his passion for music. This was followed byMay Who?, another box-office hit movie which drew heavily from his love for comics and animation.Buoyed by the success of his films, Khun Moo was ready for bigger things. His latest film, Friend Zone gave him the perfect canvas to push his creative boundaries.The bittersweet romance-comedy which opened on Valentine’s Day in 2019 to rave reviews is also Thailand’s first feature film that is shot entirely on Sony’s breakthrough Cine Alta VENICE Full-Frame Digital Motion Picture Camera System
For many years I was a gun for hire says Phil Harris Executive Producer of the River to Reef tv series now in its 15th year of production. Shooting and editing as a freelancer for corporate clients in the days prior to editing on computers is where I began. The corporate world had lots of work and no one else but a pro could do it due the equipment being so expensive and specialized. Computers and digital changed all that and the reality soon hit home that anybody could now shoot and edit even though initially the final creative quality was dubious to say the least. Work quickly dropped off and I wondered what I was going to do to make a living.