We all have our favourite film directors that keep us locked at the screen and going to any film they touch, but from a technical side we start to identify similar traits which define their greatness. So while browsing the web I discovered this amazing supercut of Quentin Tarantino by Jacob T. Swinney, providing us the opportunity to view and analyse Tarantino’s blood, sound in film, driving shots and extreme close-up scenes. Check out the awesome super-cut below…
Set lighting is a very important aspect in the creation of a film, due to it having a direct affect on how the film looks. It is for this specific reason that the Director of Photography deal directly with the lighting department. With so many different types and colours of light, one can easily become overwhelmed, but thanks to Premium Beatwe are able to demystify all of that below:
The kelvin scale is used to measure light
A kelvin(K) is a unit of measurement for temperature, meaning it starts at zero and only increases
The lower the Kelvin, the more Red the colour
The best way to remember this would be to think of a candle light or lit match ranging from 1000k – 1900k e.g. Fire = Red
As you go higher up on the scale you progress through yellow, white and blue lights
Halogen lights can be found at around 2500k -3000k
Direct sunlight can be translated to 4800k
Daylight is normally around 5600K
Cloudy sky or cool white found between 6000k -7500k
Clear blue sky at 10 000k
This progression can be seen in the colour temperature chart above, and in the light bulb representation below
Types of Lights
There are many different types of lights, so we decided to focus on the lights most commonly seen on a film set.
If you are new to Adobe Premier Pro CC, these shortcuts will be of great assistance in speeding up your editing process. However, for those migrating to Premier Pro CC from other editing software, you may also configure your shortcuts to those you are already familiar with. Now all you need to do is download Adobe’s Premier Pro and After Effects shortcuts for professionals and beginners below!
Is there a formula for filmmaking success? Well? This is probably a debate for another day, so I will not get into it. I guess it would be best to get insight and tips from a big name filmmaker who has already walked the walk and talked the talk, right? Exactly!! So to partially answer the question, there is no real formula to success as we all have our own journeys as creatives but the video below does provide valuable information for young filmmakers dreaming of becoming established from QuentinTarantino, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorcese and more.
While perusing the web, I came across a comprehensive list of Adobe Premier Pro video tutorials for the professional and aspiring editor, compiled by Premium Beat. The tutorials divulge the capturing and importing of footage, to more professional multi-cam editing and warp stabilizing, which essentially is the entire post-production workflow. So check out the tutorials listed below, touted the ‘holy grail’ for any video editor!
This feature comes in handy if you have recorded footage from a live event or TV show with multiple video clips. By using this feature, you are able to switch between multiple video feeds in real time like on a live production.
Audio is an integral part of video production, which is why it can completely ruin your work, if sound was not mixed correctly in post. The video below will ensure that you do not make the same mistakes again.
After completing your edit, you will need to know the export format and with the large amount of options available on Premier, it is not exactly an easy task. To ease your confusion, the tutorial below will show you how to export video from Premier Pro
When saving your project, it only includes the project file but no video assets are included. By using the project manager to save your project you are able to copy all video assets used within your project to a new location.
Ever wonder how much thought goes into the first and final frames of a film? Well, attention to detail so commonly stressed upon by directors, is brilliantly depicted by filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney’s “First and Final Frames” video that we stumbled across. In most films you discover a trend that the first and final frames are identical to each other with very subtle differences. The reason for this, is so that the filmmaker consistently communicates a theme, whether to illustrate progress or to depict a sign of decline. To gain a better understanding of this, take a look at Jacob T. Swinney’s supercut of 55 film opening and closing shots in the video below:
An illustrious red carpet filled with all the glitz and glamour, along with the paparazzi to capture everything, is essentially what “The Oscars” represent! In reality, most people only remember the Actors and films that won awards, guess that is the main part, right? Well, If you ever wondered what a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nominated script looks like, we are pleased to say that you can download 2013’s Best Original Screenplay Oscar nominated scripts on the posters below. The nominees for Best Original Screenplay at the 85th Academy Awards were…
Film and Television are two fascinating art forms, constantly leaving us in awe thinking, I wonder how they did that? Well, in order to create a truthful story, certain things need to be manipulated to display the true essence of the scene or else, like in this case the Actor dies, in real life!So I decided to look around and came across this awesome video by Ryan Connolly and Film Riot on achieving this without losing a arm and a leg!
We have all seen our fair share of sports films and remember those cool press conference scenes all too well but how is it done? The one thing some filmmakers lack, is the ability to execute a believable offering when it comes to this type of medium based on certain techniques that just don’t hit the mark! To provide you with some more insight, check out this video by Next Wave DV creating a fake sports press conference for a TV commercial below!