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…

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Compelling visual storytelling harnesses artfully employed cinematic techniques to shape the way a film is received. Framing, lighting, camera movement, editing, conceptualization, themes, plot and dialogue are all tools in…

STILL / LIFE: A Cultural Renaissance

Myanmar has recently opened up and is experiencing a cultural renaissance that has allowed those with ambition to pursue their passion. Creativity and strength have led to a surge in…