• How to Film Hollywood Action

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    This blog will explain the basics of how a student filmmaker can create intense Hollywood action sequences similar to the video above. The talent in our short film had limited experience with combat, but with a bit of training coupled with rehearsal and some editing tricks, we were able to pull of an exciting fight sequence. (I hope you’d enjoyed it anyway). As we continue to create our 13 episode web series, we will be teaming up with Bamboo Kung Fu School this month to help the actors get into their roles by going through some fight training sessions with Master Kin Sze! Be sure to check out our freaturette on action. Forgotten Corpses is a web series that we have been working on for half a year, starring Greg Willmot and Lee lawson, we are going to start principle photography soon so stay tuned and without further ado, here we go: Prerequisite: There are …

  • Secrets to Creating Killer Kickstarter Videos

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    Kickstarter is one of the great ways to fund your film project. We chose this platform over the other competitors because there have been many recent successes for campaigns which have put in the necessary time and set up. Kickstarter is also one of the better known crowdfunding website, according to the results of Crowd Funding Formula. However exericse your own judgement and be sure to do research when choosing the platform that works best for you. Just this month, we’ve launched our first Kickstarter campaign for our webseries Forgotten corpses. Throughout this process our team has learned a lot! I’d like to share what I’ve read and some of the experiences with you for creating a Kickstarter video! 1) Entertain the Audience: The first important advice is to give your audience an entertaining experience. The internet is so saturated with videos today that it is important to take your time to make something …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …