Category: Experimental

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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PEEP THIS: Sundance’s “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” Now Playing in Theaters

Posted by Anthony - April 29, 2013 - Announcements, Experimental, Movies to Watch An-Oversimplification-of-Her-Beauty

Back in January I dropped a post and put up a trailer for this film that originally screened at Sundance and now it’s starting it’s official U.S. theatrical tour.  If you are in N.Y.C this week then you are fortunate enough to be in the city that’s premiering the theatrical release of Terence Nance’s new multi-media film Oversimplification [...]

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PEEP THIS: “Inspirata” Inspires This Blog Post

Posted by Anthony - March 18, 2013 - Cinematography, Experimental, Filmmaker Spotlight InspirataScreen1

I don’t know what this shot on.  I don’t know the filmmaker, Andrey Milyayev , personally.  It doesn’t tie in to any larger filmmaking point I want to make.  So I have no commentary to add to this video… except to say that it’s a beautiful and inspiring short visual journey and I think that [...]

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PEEP THIS: Spike Lee’s Creative Dolly Shots

Posted by Anthony - April 23, 2012 - Cinematography, Experimental MalcolmDolly

 Indiewire posted a nice article by Matt Zoller Seitz and Richard Cruz examining Spike Lee’s creative use of signature dolly shots across his film career.  Richard Cruz edited a whole series of them together to create the cool little video essay below. Peep the Spike Video Essay montage below, then check out the clip from Scorsese’s [...]

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SKILLZ: 7 Tips for Shooting Time-Lapse Video

Posted by Anthony - April 19, 2012 - Cinematography, Experimental IMG_6107

*The following post is excerpted from page 48 of the Image Control chapter of my new book, The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide which is now shipping.  Please consider ordering a signed 400-page, 700-illustration,  full-color copy directly from me here to help support all the FREE info on this website. Time lapse is a cinematic technique that allows us [...]

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