• 5 Creative Tips to Edit Free Footage

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    During our winter holiday, we had a chance to ride on I’d say the best downhill trails in Ontario. We’ve used a GoPro camera to capture the footage, we’re not pro snowboarders so we ended up mixing royalty free footage to make the edit more entertaining and epic! Here are the 5 tips on how you can use royalty free footage and music to add to your video’s creatively! #1) IT’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Finding music is one of the most important things in a GoPro video because GoPro cameras do not capture sound well. You will definitely need a separate audio capturing device or add music to it in post production, that was what we did. I found that the best free music can be downloaded at Ben Sound, Josh Woodward, and Global Sound Promotion. Youtube also offers royalty free music, you can also check out Jamendo and Incompetech. Once …

  • Top 10 Must See Sci-Fi Movies: Part 2

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    Last week I ranked 5 of my favorite science fiction films in pt 1. Here’s the remaining of the countdown. So thanks for waiting, here’s films ranked 5 – 1. 5) The original Star Wars Trilogy – One would expect the original Star Wars series to be higher on the list considering that this series was one of the progenitors of the sci-fi trend. However, there are so many good sci-fi movies out there, that don’t require people to watch in order to be considered a fan. The trilogy follows the adventures of princess Leia and Luke Skywalker as they try to save the galaxy from darkness. This summarizes the plot of all three movies, without going into extreme detail. Even to this day, the movies remain a brilliant cinematic feat, so make sure to watch. 4) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)  – Fury Road is the fourth installment in …

  • Camera Fighting With No Experience!

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    This blog will explain how we learned to make a fight look real on camera with no experience while at the same time producing Hollywood results (or so I hope!) The technique described in this write up was used in our newly released short horror flick starring Lee Lawson and Greg Willmot – be sure to catch them in action in our pilot Forgotten Corpses. Also check out our Facebook page and our brand new website! The entire film took 2 months to put together from having the initial idea all the way to completion just in time for Halloween which was released on Youtube. Challenges arouse when trying to make the fight look as realistic as possible as we had no prior martial arts experience. We’ve casted our actors based on talent, so the movements performed needed to be simple and needed to make sense for the characters. This is how we …

  • Top 10 Must See Sci-Fi Movies: Part 1

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    Science fiction is a must-love for everybody. It has the potential to be the binding force that allows for world peace; it’s that great. Science Fiction movies tackle hard topics like social justice and racism all the while staying action packed, dramatic and a splendor to watch. Each film brings something new to people’s ever growing theories about science and beyond. Besides the fact that sci-fi films make the watcher think, each film tends to fall into one of two categories; a work of sheer brilliance or a film so absurdly funny, that it tickles its audience with a bubbly happiness each time watched. So with no further ado here is my personal top ten sci-fi list. 10) Gravity (2013) – This film is a good intro into mainstream sci fi with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. the visual effects in this film are stunning, winning it many awards. Bio-medical …

  • #1 Secret to Adding Production Value

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    FIG 1. LEFT: Original. CENTER: Photo applied on top of original shot. RIGHT: Fingers are added back on top of photo. In our recently released short horror Forgotten Corpses, we were able to increase the value of production by using a simple super imposing technique. The horror flick stars Lee Lawson and Greg Willmot and watch it here! Read on to the end of the article and discover an intriguing surprise! Visual effects for independent filmmakers have come a long way thanks to the advancement in computer power and software’s. Adobe After Effects is a visual effects software that helps filmmakers bring their vision to a reality, another popular software is Nuke by the Foundry which works in a nodal platform. A tip during filming, the super imposing technique works well on nodal camera movements. The trick is to take an image or video and place it on top of the existing …

  • Why a Student Chose Production for Co-Op

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    Growing up, I watched movie after movie after movie. Although they were animated, the characters from my childhood always managed to inspire me to live my best life. While the real world was not as magical as the worlds I experienced through the movies I watched, these films inspired me to seek out similar adventures in my ordinary life, or at least as close to them as possible. Eventually, everyone gets older. Many fall into clockwork, operating according to a predictable schedule, getting sucked into the hum drum of daily life. When you live that life, the one which hardly affords you any time to yourself, it’s hard not to yearn for that magic; that easygoing perspective that childhood gives you. As a high school student, I can vouch for this. Everyday feels the same; we go to school, we come home and we eat, and then we’re usually left with …