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Mar 05, 2018
Telling the Same Story: Strategies for a Healthy Director/DP Relationship
The director/DP relationship requires constant attention. Two hands on the wheel. If you let go for even a second, this lack of communication can become your worst enemy, veering an efficient production straight into the wasteland of reshoots and hur...
Jan 16, 2018
Framework: A Veteran Colorist Breaks Down Her Favorite Images
Color is a form of communication. It provokes emotion, tells you about a setting, and can even create confusion. In a way, this makes the role of a colorist a translator between the filmmakers and their audience — to make sure no message is lost. No...
Jan 11, 2018
The Making of 'Others Will Follow'
They say the devil is in the details. Well, the magic is there too. That’s what Andrew Finch discovered during the 4-year process of making his space-disaster masterpiece, Others Will Follow. “I always like to get as close to reality as I can,” Andre...
Dec 19, 2017
5 Ads That Speak to Product Without Showcasing It
When it comes to content, general agency wisdom says that in order for a commercial to be effective, the product has to be shown within the first three seconds. They think this way because dozens of studies about the science of marketing have trained...
Dec 12, 2017
Confessions of a Flame Artist: Urs Furrer on Creating Imperfection
For a guy who lives in the world of computer-generated images, Flame Artist Urs Furrer has a serious obsession with reality. “I’m always trying to find ways of doing things for real, if possible,” Urs told us. “And the reason for that is when things...
Dec 05, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: Rescate
There’s no more powerful call to action than the truth, particularly in filmmaking. You don’t need to preach or grandstand, just present a compelling story. “I never want to be heavy-handed and tell people they have to be moved to *do* something at t...
Nov 14, 2017
Meet the 2017 Filmsupply Challenge Winners
Filmsupply Challenge is quickly becoming one of our favorite events. There’s nothing better than sitting down with a hot cup of coffee and watching 1,000s of short films that completely reinterpret our footage — in the best ways possible.
Oct 30, 2017
(Almost) Everything You Missed at Film + Music Conference
It’s not easy to describe an experience like Film + Music Conference. How do you take all of the details from a landmark event and distill them into something that is even mildly readable? The fact of the matter is you can’t...
Oct 24, 2017
‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Editor Eddie Hamilton on Psychology, Sequels, and Storytelling
How do you make a film? If you’re an editor, the correct answer might be: one cut at a time. One meticulous, painstaking, obsessed-over cut at a time. “I obsess over every moment, every line of dialogue, every shot,” Eddie Hamilton told us...
Oct 17, 2017
5 Editing Lessons from Walter Murch
Film editors are like soccer goalies: They’re playing the same game as everybody else, but with a different set of rules. While most of filmmaking is highly collaborative, the editor often works alone. While most of filmmaking is about accumulating m...
Revolutionizing Stock Footage