Category: Stunts and Special FX

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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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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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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PEEP THIS: The Digital Evolution Will Be Green Screened (Actually, EVERYTHING Will Be)

Posted by Anthony - February 28, 2013 - Candid Advice, Cinematography, Stunts and Special FX GreenScreen_SherifYousef

Thought I’d share this cool video I came across via Doddle that helps shed some light on the current Hollywood discussion du jour about major VFX (Visual Effects) houses going bankrupt. I think it’s a fascinating – if scary – development in the ever-expanding “Digital Evolution”. Notice I didn’t say, “Digital Revolution”.  The Digital Revolution is [...]

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Double 7 Images Porsche 911 x 7 Campaign – Video #4 – “GoPro Porsche”

Posted by Anthony - November 10, 2011 - Cameras, Corporate Video, Equipment, Stunts and Special FX Porsche

So apart from having some fun in the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet, this shoot was really a chance for me to see what these GoPro HeroCam’s could do.  Of course, it took a psychological leap of faith to attach two $300 devices via a suction cup and drive upwards of 90 m.p.h., but the suction [...]

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