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Denzel Washington Breaks Down the Key to Achieving Your Filmmaking Dreams

Posted by Anthony - May 12, 2014 - Acting, Candid Advice, Career Advice, Motivation and Inspiration denzel-washington-safe-house-black-enterprise

(photo: Black Enterprise) I know it’s been a long minute since I last put up a blog post here. I actually have a few dozen things I’ve wanted to write about and share for some time now, but had my nose to the grindstone completely revamping and updating the brand-new 2nd Edition of my first book, [...]

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Take My New Location Lighting Course on Lynda.com (For Free!)

Posted by Anthony - December 3, 2013 - Cinematography, Education, Lighting, Lynda.com AntLightingCourse

Good production people, many of you have lamented that you’d like to take a filmmaking class or seminar with me, but moving to New York and attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for 4 years isn’t exactly convenient for you with your day job, family life and house in another city and all.  Well, [...]

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My Short (But Memorable) Encounter With “Fast and Furious” Star, Paul Walker – R.I.P.

Posted by Anthony - December 3, 2013 - Acting, Career Advice, Motivation and Inspiration gty_paul_walker_ll_131130_16x9_992

Like many of you I was recently saddened by actor Paul Walker’s untimely death.  It was way too soon and sudden.  While I didn’t personally know him, I did get to very briefly meet him and in that brief encounter he unexpectedly taught me a little showbiz lesson that I never forgot, so I wanted [...]

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BEHIND THE SCENEZ: Producer Axuan Vrolijk Breaks Down a One-Take Spec Commercial

Posted by Anthony - May 31, 2013 - Commercials, Freelance Video MorningSurprise2

This is the first installment of our new blog segment Behind the Scenez, in which fellow filmmakers share the raw stats, logistics and otherwise break down how they pulled off a project.  Our first guest is producer, Axuan Vrolijk, breaking down a one-take spec Coca-Cola commercial directed by HB no. 2 entitled, Morning Surprise. Peep [...]

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TRICKZ: How to Get Matrix-Style Special FX on a Go Pro Camera Budget

Posted by Anthony - May 9, 2013 - Cinematography, Experimental, Stunts and Special FX MatrixTrick1

I love it when people think outside of the box to come up with simple low-budget solutions to complex filmmaking problems.  For example, say you want to shoot some cool surreal slo-mo footage like the infamous Matrix bullet-time effect. The Complex Problem: You ain’t got no no Matrix special FX software, no Matrix cameras and you [...]

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