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September 22, 2016, 7:19 pm
Originally coined by Alfred Hitchcock, the MacGuffin is one of those things that are easy to spot but difficult to explain—like, say, the Nickelback fandom. Most understand MacGuffins as an important prop that serves the story in some capacity, but apart from that, their definition gets a little hazy, but this video essay by ScreenPrism demystifies the Hitchcockian concept once and for all, and even offers George Lucas' alternative meaning for the term for comparison.
September 22, 2016, 12:49 pm
In this episode of DaVinci Resolve in Under 5 Minutes, Alexis Van Hurkman shows you how easy it is to use the dynamic zoom effect in DaVinci Resolve. This effect is also compatible with the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro, making round trip workflows easier than ever.
September 22, 2016, 9:20 am
The eagerly anticipated adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning novel about captivity, Room has also become one of the most acclaimed films of recent years. Its editor was Nathan Nugent, who recalls that Avid Media Composer proved to be advantageous during both the 10 weeks of filming and the subsequent post-production period.
September 22, 2016, 5:40 am
Whether viewed at the Louvre or on the first page of a Google search, history's most beautiful paintings and sculptures have continued to be a source of inspiration for the work of our greatest filmmakers, from Christopher Nolan's fascination with Francis Bacon (which inspired The Joker's makeup in The Dark Knight) to Sofia Coppola's homage to Jacques-Louis David's "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" in Marie Antoinette.
September 21, 2016, 2:18 pm
Design FX dives into the incredible special effects of BBC America's Orphan Black. Mike Seymour breaks down how the team at Intelligent Creatures and Emmy Award nominated actress Tatiana Maslany work together to create convincing clones; with a combination of visual effects, rotoscoping, and incredible acting ability.
September 21, 2016, 4:57 am
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, James Ivey takes a look at the new USB audio interface from British manufacturer, Audient. The iD4 is a small yet mighty audio interface housing one of Audient's stunning ASP mic pres and an amazing sounding JFET instrument DI.
September 20, 2016, 12:27 pm
At IBC 2016 FilmLight's Martin Tlaskal tells us about the upcoming Baselight 5, which includes greenscreen keying. They also showed PreLight for onset color grading. Plus Baselight for Avid and Nuke upgrades.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Tristan Oliver to discuss his work on Isle of Dogs for Wes Anderson.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Joe Letteri to discuss his Oscar-nominated work on War for the Planet of the Apes.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira to discuss the sound design of The Shape of Water, for wh ...
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