How many times have you gotten done filming an interview and thought to yourself “that could have gone much better, if only the interviewee would have…”?
Maybe the person was lacking passion, was extremely camera shy, or gave answers that were too short or rambling. Continue reading “How to Conduct Remarkable Interviews” – tutorials by Stillmotion
I had a chance to attend the NAB Show 2016 in Las Vegas. Despite a lack of any huge announcments there were a lot of small improvments worth mentioning. Continue reading NAB Show 2016 Highlights
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Earlier this year I bought a laptop for editing in 4K. It is a great machine, except for storage – it came with a traditional HDD, rather than a SSD. I know what a difference a SSD can make – that is what I had in my previous laptop – and so I decided to upgrade my newest laptop. Continue reading Video Editing Laptop Upgrade
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I had the chance to use the Sony FS5 camera on a few projects I did in Ecuador in January of this year. Together with a fellow filmmaker and friend, Danny Ruan, we used this great little camera on the short film “Lights”, as well as on two music videos. Continue reading Sony FS5 Cinematic Test – short film “Lights”
I think all screenwriters are familiar with the three-act structure, because it has been an integral part of storytelling ever since the ancient Greece. It is a tried-and-true method of organizing a story. Also, it is just as useful to beginning writers as to masters. Its effectiveness and popularity have a major drawback, however. It can lead to works that are predictable to readers and viewers – being exposed to three-act stories since childhood, we become adept at anticipating story points and twists. Continue reading Story structure – from the three acts to the Dan Harmon Story Circle
Thanks to B&H Photo Video, I finally got my hands on the highly anticipated Sony a6300. This DSLM camera offers great specs despite being priced as a budget model – just under $1000 for the body. Continue reading Sony a6300 camera review