• Hottest 3 Camera Setup Configuration

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    Key lights supplied by Valentina Dang This blog will show you how we setup an interview with 3 cameras affordably with make shift gear! Recently we have been doing mini series’ for a webisode – Forgotten Corpses. These mini series will “Pick Your Brains” of the creators from the show and at the same time act as a promotional kick before the main webisodes are released publically. The Background: In order to increase the chances of success on Youtube (which is where this series will be shown) producers have to consistently upload video content according to Wengie who has almost 6 million subscribers on Youtube. She suggested to release original and interesting content once per week, for a course of over 3 months in order to start seeing traction. By using this model, our plan is to construct approximately 12 – 5 minute interviews and release weekly for a course of 4 …

  • 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 …

  • #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 …

  • 5 Weird Ways to Scare Your Audiences

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    Lee Lawson & Greg Willmot stars in our new short Forgotten Corpses – All photographs here taken by Andy Wong. Recently I have been working on a horror scene for Halloween! The short stars Lee Lawson and Greg Willmot. It’s my first real horror film so I did some research on how to create tension and structure your film. If you’re an indie filmmaker, this blog will offer you some of my own notes and insights into creating a scary sequence. First, I would like to to thank my entire cast and crew for taking part in the project, as I met some new people and got to work with some old-timers. Be sure to check out Forgotten Corpses on Facebook. Without any further ado, here are my 5 tips: #1 Scaredy Cats Creating the characters and casting the correct people for the film is crucial. Most of the films I’ve researched consist of at least one unstable, overly …