LEARN: My New “Video Interview Techniques” Course is Now LIVE on Lynda.com!

Posted by Anthony - March 29, 2013 - Announcements, Corporate Video, Documentary, Education, Interviews, Lynda.com InterviewTechScreen3

Documentary and Corporate Video peeps check out my latest course on lynda.com “Video Interview Techniques“. This is a full 2 hour course on all the technical, practical and logistical aspects of shooting and conducting interviews on camera.  In this course I share with you many tips that I personally learned the hard way over 20 [...]

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TOOLZ: Could the New Lumapad LED Light Be Better Than a LitePanels LED Light?

Posted by Anthony - March 28, 2013 - Equipment, Lighting LumaPad2

Here’s a very intriguing new KickStarter project that could shake a few things up in the world of film lighting. LED’s have slowly, but surely been working their way onto more and more film sets. LED lighting units have become popular for their high light output relative to their low power consumption and they stay [...]

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TRICKZ: How to Get Cool Video of a Building… Spinning 360 Degrees!

Posted by Anthony - March 26, 2013 - Cinematography, Stunts and Special FX SpinningBuildingTrick

Here’s a very cool production tip from the good (and extremely creatively generous) people at Vimeo.com and Candy Glass Productions.  It’s a pretty straight forward, but very innovative and creative technique for using still photos to create a 360 degree spinning shot of any building.  It takes a little effort and planning, but I think [...]

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IN YA HEAD: What Are Our Social Responsibilities When It Comes to Violence On Screen?

Posted by Anthony - March 25, 2013 - Panels and Conversations django-unchained-image06

So last week I shared Ilya Naishuller’s video, Bad Motherf***er (Insane Office Escape 2) on this blog.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s a very violent Rated “R” action music video that lives up to it’s provocative title.  It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re into that sort of action film, you probably [...]

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PEEP THIS: My New GoPro HeroCam Hero

Posted by Anthony - March 21, 2013 - Equipment, Music Video, Stunts and Special FX BadMF-er1

Here’s a very brilliant and entertaining bit of filmmaking by Russian filmmaker, Ilya Naishuller, in the form of a an ultra-violent ultra-viral first-person shooter music video entitled “Bad Motherf***er”.  Apart from excellent stunt work and editing, this video is particularly notable in that it was shot entirely on the GoPro Hero Cam.  Also note the [...]

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