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- Upcoming Release of 'Spectacles 3' May Signal the Future of ARCreating augmented-reality video content could be as easy as slipping on a pair of glasses. Or at least that's Snap Inc.'s hope. Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc. is preparing to release a new version of their Spectacles hardware, according to a Cheddar report. Spectacles 3 (known as "Newport" within the company) will reportedly be […]
- New Robert Rodriguez Short 'The Limit' Demonstrates What Filmmakers Can Do with VRA father-and-son collaboration gets taken to the world of VR. Director Robert Rodriguez has released The Limit, a virtual reality short that blends immersion and storytelling within an action/sci-fi setting. The film follows a high-tech agent who rebels against his mysterious creators and goes rogue to find out his identity. Super assassin M-13 (played by Mi […]
- The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro Takes On the BMPCC 4K: Which Will Win?A Blackmagic breakdown of how the URSA Mini Pro and the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K compare. For starters, if you were to truly compare the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a lot more would have to go into the equation than just image quality. While both are arguably great cameras, they are designed and intended for different […]
- 6 Bulletproof Plot Devices That Will Transform Your Screenplay Everyone loves a good voiceover, but if it's not serving the plot, it's a problem... Have you ever been stuck in your screenplay and been unsure of how to convey a certain bit of information to the audience? There are lots of tricks, or plot devices, that screenwriters use to transmit important facts to the viewer. We’ve all watched a movie or TV s […]
- 10 Handy Editing Workflow Tricks in Adobe Premiere ProEveryone wants to edit faster, smarter, and easier. These tips will help you do all three. Adobe Premiere Pro is a ginormously massive piece of editing software that has a plethora of powerful tools, both big and small. Even if you're a seasoned user, you may not know all of the tiny little ways in which you can speed up your workflow, perform tasks wit […]
- The Definitive Harry Potter Movie Rankings: Don’t @ Me EditionGreat stories shape us, great franchises shape us over and over again. I love Harry Potter like he was a member of my muggle family. It actually pains me, cruciatus curse-style, to do a Harry Potter movie ranking list. This seems like an idea from he who must not be named… But, when the topic came up in our weekly meeting, I salivated at the chance to return […]
- Black Friday Deals: Adobe Offering Discounts on Creative Cloud AppsSome great Black Friday deals on Adobe’s Creative Cloud for apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects. It’s that time of the year. After millions of Americans guzzle turkey gravy by the glassful, millions more will digitally bum-rush online stores for the major Black Friday savings. For filmmakers and video professionals, here’s one Black Friday sale to take […]
- Last Chance to Visit Film History: The Shalimar Diner, Used by Martin Scorsese, to CloseAnother famous Queens location says goodbye. It's no secret that Martin Scorsese, a fellow Queens-bred New Yorker, is fond of the borough he grew up in. With that admiration has come several cinematic moments of seeing Queens "landmarks" projected onto the big screen, most famously via the since recently closed (due to fire) Goodfellas Diner i […]
- How to Write the Best Plot Twists (with Classic Plot Twist Examples)It was all...a dream? While chances are that you turn on the television or go to the movies to be entertained, there’s nothing more entertaining than the plot twist. Plot twists keep the audience on their toes. They make us pay attention to every detail, elicit deep emotions, and are what's talked about most when the credits roll. Today we’re going to g […]
- Watch: The 10th Annual Governors AwardsAnd the Oscar went to.... Made up of 17 branches, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is best well known (and universally recognized) for being the organization that hosts the annual Academy Awards each winter. That's right, the AMPAS puts on the highly anticipated "Oscars" ceremony, and to win a shiny gold man remains the highes […]
- Upcoming Release of 'Spectacles 3' May Signal the Future of AR