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 […]

An Argument Against Formulas (Or Why Scott Myers is My New Hero)

With a single blog post, Scott Myers, has become my screenwriting hero. I’ve cringed, for years now, as I’ve watched my fellow writer and filmmaker friends fall prey to book after book of screenwriting and filmmaking propaganda. And while I don’t believe everything these books say is absolute rubbish, I have to agree with Scott when he explains: […]

How and When to Use a Graduated ND Filter by AdoramaTV

Graduated Neutral Density filters (aka ND grads) are filters that start of darker on one side, then gradually become clear on the opposite side. They are relatively easy to use, however, the key to these awesome inventions is in knowing when to use them. Ken Rockwell has a very detailed and comprehensive post on his blog […]

Make Your Movie: Notes On Directing

As a director there are a million things going through your mind while in production. You oversee every aspect of the film, even if you don’t have a hand in making each happen. You should approve every detail along the way. There’s a lot of pressure there. You might even start to doubt yourself. Luckily, there […]

Spotlight: Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize in Physics

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED […]

Your Online Photography Portfolio: What NOT To Do

Congratulations! You’ve ventured on a fabulous career in the photo industry.  The first thing your clients will want to know is “How good are you? Really.” So, naturally, you direct them to your online photography portfolio. But wait! Are you sure you want to do that? There are many aspects of a portfolio’s design that will actually turn clients […]

World Premiere Gender Equality PSA “Little Leading Ladies”

For the past week NYWIFT and ARC have been sharing behind the scenes, interviews and insights into the “Making of the Little Leading Ladies PSA”. Director and NYWIFT Member Aubrey Smyth was quoted in the first post on her inspiration to make the short: “I have been disappointed reading books about the best directors in […]

Making of a PSA: Interview with the Editor Oscar Luna and Colorist Tim Ziegler

Above: (Left to Right) Director Aubrey Smyth, DP Bryant Fisher, and Colorist Tim Ziegler working on Little Leading Ladies in the editing studio. Photo courtesy of Adorama Rentals. We hope you’ve enjoyed this week-long blog series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals.  In part one of our fifth installment, […]