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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...
Oct 11, 2017
5 Ads That Use Visual Effects to Tell Unforgettable Stories
More than mere flourishes or eye candy, visual effects have become an essential part of our moviegoing histories. The space battles in Star Wars. Bullet time in The Matrix. These weren’t just milestones for the industry; they were unforgettable momen...
Oct 10, 2017
4 Reasons to Compete in the 2017 Filmsupply Challenge
Do you have what it takes to compete against other top editors? The 2017 Filmsupply Challenge is here and we’re calling on you to put your skills to the test and compete for prize packages in 8 different categories. With free access to the Filmsupply...
Sep 26, 2017
Beauty Fatigue: An Interview with Director Salomon Ligthelm
It seems like there’s no end to the number of beautiful films being made right now. But maybe there should be. At least according to Salomon Ligthelm, a filmmaker who, for years, obsessed over beauty himself. Well, not anymore...
Sep 19, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: ‘Sleep Well, My Baby’
What can a film do? A film doesn’t have hands. It lives behind a screen. And from watching the vast majority of Hollywood blockbusters, you might think the only thing films are good for is providing a couple hours of entertainment. But there is..
Sep 05, 2017
The Making of Radiohead’s ‘Man of War’ Music Video
Some things are exactly as hard as they look. Some things are even harder. File Radiohead’s new music video, 'Man of War', under the latter. Directed by Colin Read, the film is a shot-for-shot remake of…
Aug 29, 2017
Principles of Editing: Notes from NYU Editing Professor Jennifer Ruff
Jennifer Ruff, filmmaker and editing professor at NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of Film, didn’t get her start in film, but rather literature. “I wrote poetry and didn’t like electronic things,” she told us. An MO that still seems applicable today...
Aug 23, 2017
The Practical Effects Behind Virgin Fibre’s Unreal “Delivering Awesome” Commercial
Rogue Films’ latest commercial for Virgin Fibre, “Delivering Awesome,” is a breakneck joyride through a fiber optic cable, featuring a mash-up of every character and character type you can imagine. Cowboys. Superheroes. Dandies. Dames...
Aug 15, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: ‘Make Them Believe’
According to documentary filmmaker Taimi Arvidson’s website, she “does a lot of things to get the best story, including but not limited to: swimming with sharks, embedding in prison (a few of them), standing alarmingly close to rocket launches, chasi...
Aug 08, 2017
Jared Hogan’s Juxtaposition of Images: An Alternate Approach to Storytelling
These days it’s hard to find a creative person who *doesn’t* self-identify as a “storyteller,” a big catchall term that’s come to mean anything from writing a tagline for a soft drink to running your own personal Instagram...
Revolutionizing Stock Footage