When you think of the film industry, you likely conjure up the image of Hollywood. You know – bright lights, big sets, more money than you could ever imagine. But not all movies are produced through the studio system. In fact, a number of beloved movies were made independent of the big wigs in corporate...Read More
Becoming a commercial director is the ultimate dream job. It combines all the creative elements of filmmaking and gives you a significant amount of financial freedom. Professionals in the field can earn a salary of up to $30,000 per shoot day. To say that commercial directors are able to make a comfortable living would be...Read More
Some movies stick with us because of the plot. But other movies stick with us because of the way they look and feel. Oftentimes, this feat is largely due to the cinematographer. They are responsible for capturing the images just so. And they are the ultimate masters of visual storytelling. As an art form, cinematography...Read More
Films have the power to transport us to a different world altogether. They can construct entirely new universes for us to explore. And the very technique that allows them to do that is VFX. So what is VFX? VFX refers to visual effects. It is sometimes shortened as visual FX as well. These effects are...Read More
What is Production Design? In the film industry, we often talk about suspension of disbelief or the willingness to set aside one’s logical thinking to be able to enjoy an art form as a kind of special reality – albeit a temporary one. We want to get lost in a story and be emotionally moved...Read More
The making of a movie requires time and effort from many skilled and creative people. The director of photography (DoP or DP) is one of those individuals, fulfilling a critical role in the viewer’s experience of the film. The DP, also referred to as the cinematographer, is the person who oversees the camera and lighting...Read More
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