Impactful Lighting for Film and Video

Effective lighting is the ultimate cinematic technique in the filmmaker’s toolbox used to convey mood and emotion through the lens. By controlling the direction, intensity and color, lighting design has…

The Who’s-Who of a Production Crew

For a crew to produce video content of the highest caliber, each member must know their role inside-out and execute that role in sync with the setup of the rest…

From Grip to Gaffer: Shaping a Film’s Aesthetic

From big budget Hollywood blockbusters to modest indie films, safety on the film set is paramount to a successful production and nowhere is that more critical than the lighting department.…

The Importance of the Perfect Slate

The main purpose of slating during film production is to sync sound with image, using the iconic filmmaking clapperboard. A spike in the audio’s waveform appears in the post-production timeline…

Lessons in Editing from Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is nothing short of a cinematic legend. A true auteur director, his films possess a definitive “Scorsese” stamp that reflects the relationships he has cultivated with his cast…

Colorists: The Unsung Heroes of Filmmaking

Filmmaking is an elaborate and multi-faceted enterprise that relies on a wide range of technical skill and imagination. Often, directors and actors are applauded for their work, while the rest…