Make Your Movie: 10 Steps to Tackle the Big Bad Second Draft

Congrats! You wrote a script! That’s great news and a big deal. The bad news is: you’re just getting started. There is so much more work to do now. After all, “writing is rewriting”. Every writer knows that. Unfortunately not everyone knows how important to the screenwriting process the second draft really is. It’s a lot […]

ARCommunity #FF: Nancy Musinguzi, Hip-Hop & Documentary Photographer

Nancy M. Musinguzi is a documentary photographer who “seeks truth in trauma, memory, and transformative moments of time to gauge the history of silent people.” She is inspired by the “timetable of a human life” and “unique and powerful stories” to create works such as her series, “A Nomadic Summer” Los Angeles CA, “Disposible Memories: Organic Perspectives on Film” NYC/NJ, and “Million Hoodie March for Trayvon […]

An In-Depth Lesson On Composing An Image

The following Blender Guru Tutorial was created with the CG artist in mind, but I think we can all agree that the points made are useful to both photographers and filmmakers alike. What I liked most about the tutorial was that it not only shows you examples of good image composition, it also shows us badly […]

ARCommunity #FF: Future Filmmakers at the All American High School Film Festival

If you missed this year’s All American High School Film Festival you, like me, missed something special. These young filmmakers are truly inspiring. At their age I had a hard time choosing what I wanted for lunch each day let alone have the discipline and know-how to complete a short film. I’m sure you’ll agree […]

Interactive Flow Chart for Beginning Photographers by AdoramaTV

I’m often approached by beginning photographers and filmmakers with questions regarding which direction they should take or how to get into the business of either industry. My advice to them is mostly the same: Focus on developing your skills, Network, but most importantly, Don’t give up. On the first of these, “developing your skills”, there […]

Portrait Retouching Without Photoshop

I came across this video from Fstoppers.com and thought it was definitely something to pass on. For the most part, Photoshop has been and still is the industry standard, but if you’re anything like me and have a tendency to root for the underdog, this video tutorial is for you. In it, Michael Woloszynowicz uses […]

Essential App: Set Safety by Pledge To Sarah

The Pledge to Sarah app, designed to boost safety on film and TV sets in memory of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones, is now available in the Mac and Android app stores as well as on the Pledge to Sarah website. It was created and crowdfunded by a group of anonymous production crew following […]

Compositing in After Effects vs. Nuke

To all you post-production folks out there, I caught this interesting video the other day and wondered what your take on the subject was? One commenter pointed out that “you can view the AE timeline as nodes, double-click on a layer and view it, play with multiple views, [and] lock them.” to which the poster (who claims […]