Post Production

10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro

10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro Learning how to negotiate is a learned skill for most. It is nerve wracking and awkward, but necessary in the industry. For every job you will have some kind of negotiation over pay rate and conditions. Negotiation for a job takes place with the Unit Production…

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Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear

Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear You may be wondering why this article is called Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear and the reason behind it is that I feel today’s filmmakers rely more on technology than the technique of filmmaking itself. I recently wrote an article on why shot composition…

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IFH 139: Why I Edited My Feature Film on DaVinci Resolve

Why I Edited My Feature Film on DaVinci Resolve I’ve been editing features, shorts, commercial, and everything else shot on film or video for over 20 years. Editing on almost every non-linear editing system you can imagine I know what I want and like in an NLE. When it came time to edit my directorial feature…

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production Film Production is created in 5 phases: development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Each phase has a different purpose, with the overarching goal to get to the next one, and ultimately on to distribution. Each stage varies in length, and different roles suit different stages. Sadly, some…

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How to Build a Hackintosh Editing System on the CHEAP!

How to Build a Hackintosh Editing System on the CHEAP! You want to build a Hackintosh to edit your film or video projects? First of all, what is a “Hackintosh?” A hackintosh is simply any non-Apple hardware that has been made—or “hacked”—to run Mac OS X. This could apply to any hardware, whether it’s a manufacturer-made or…

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Film vs Digital Shootout: Can You See the Difference?

Difference Between Film and Digital – Can You See the Difference? So the debate between Film vs Digital is a long and kind crazy one. I personally have shot every film format imaginable, except for IMAX, and I loved the image. The magic of celluloid is something that you can’t explain without experiencing it. I’ve…

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Confessions of a Post Production Supervisor

Confessions of a Post Production Supervisor There’s humor in filmmaking. To wit … What’s the difference between a DP and God? God doesn’t think he’s a DP. Why is thunder after lightning? Even God has to wait for sound. How many grips does it take to change a light bulb? “Not my department” How do…

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How to Shoot the Perfect Green Screen Video

How to Shoot the Perfect Green Screen Video Green screens are used to create background scenes and realistic environments without having to film on location. If you have ever tried to shoot a green screen you know it can be tough. If you don’t do it right it can be impossible in post production but if…

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Star Wars VFX: The Ultimate Visual Effects Breakdown

Star Wars Films VFX: The Ultimate Visual Effects Breakdown Oh the Star Wars Films VFX! After having a religious moment when watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I had to put this post together for all the indie film hustlers into visual effects. I was so impressed by the practical and visual effects of Star Wars: The…

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