Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually shoot a feature length motion picture using only a Sony mirrorless body?  Wonder no more, The movie is called Three Days In August! This first feature film shot exclusively in 4K on a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera premiered on the big screen April 19th, 2016 at the […]

Every lens has a personality and a usage. Certain lenses are good for close-ups, certain lenses are dynamic for emotional moments and certain lenses work for action. I have even had an Executive Producer who encouraged me to use the “funny” lenses – in his world, anything that was a short/wide lens was built for […]

As I discussed in an earlier installment, the problems with the movie I am making weren’t discovered  until after we had finished shooting, and for the most part boiled down to the animated character. 1.       The character had a big presence in the beginning and end, but goes away for a long time 2. […]

WALLEY POS-86 Promo Video from Walley Films on Vimeo. On the lighter side today for those who haven’t seen it yet, Walley POS-86 is a short promo video that parodies the endless production and marketing of prosumer video cameras. Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley have created a camera that is both a reverse trend in consumer […]

“What is a Colorist?” from icolorist on Vimeo. Color grading is the magical artistic process of either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally changing and enhancing the color in a motion picture film, video image, or still image. The photo-chemical process is also called color timing where chemistry adjustments and temperatures are manipulated for differing color effects.  Typically these manipulations are performed at a professional photographic laboratory, in the film development chemistry […]

“The Music Scene” from Anthony Francisco Schepperd on Vimeo. There are times when being a Blockhead is a very good thing.  This is one of them.  Expertly done animation choreographed to incredible awesome music. Awarded the Best Commissioned Animation at Ottawa International Animation Festival. Awarded Best Short Animated Film at Woodstock Film Festival. Official music […]

Life In A Snail’s Space from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Life In A Snail’s Space – The Making Of Life At A Snail’s Pace. A Chuck Jones Film.   Deciding to submit my new short for film competition, I see that a lot of short films have a trailer or  a “The Making Of” sequence (my […]