Building Skills in After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a powerful editing program and a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.   We don't find ourselves using it too often for the work we currently do at the studio. However,...


17 January, 2017

4 Different Kinds of Light and 4 Ideas to Consider When Using Them

Lighting is hard. Here are two videos to teach you all about it.   The first video is from Sareesh Sudhakaran of wolfcrow. He shows us the difference between four different types of light: hard,...


18 July, 2016

Filmstro: The Music Editing Program That Will Save Your Life

Filmstro is the amazing one-of-a-kind app that allows you to re-compose and adapt the music you purchae easily and in the way you want!   Seriously, this app lets you do things that you would...


13 July, 2016

Understanding Forced Perspective in Fantasy Film and Television

Forced perspective is a tool often used. You wouldn't know it though. If you've seen any film or episode of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Game of Thrones, you've watched something that utilized...


10 July, 2016

CAM Tank: Perfect for Low and Dutch Shots, With Pan and Tilt Ability

The CAM Tank from Matthews Studio Equipment is exactly what you need for your low angles. It is designed to accept all large format camera plates or direct mount to any large or medium format camera...


07 July, 2016

Foley Artists Might Be the Most Creative People Out There

Now that you know how to compose your own score for your project, learn about the art of creating the other sounds that your film needs.   Foley artists bring films to life with their perfectly...


02 July, 2016