Three Most Important Things About Filmmaking

In this post we have Patrick McBrearty, a Toronto based filmmaker, talking about the three most important things about filmmaking. Making a movie is hard. I’m not going to lie to you, it just is. Everything takes longer than you’d expect, everything cost more than you’d expect and it’s just plain harder than you’d expect. But …

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – Firmware Update 1.8.1 & 1.8.2

  Blackmagic has released two major updates in the past 2 weeks for their Cinema Cameras. Update 1.8.1 and update 1.8.2 offer some very interesting features. In this post I want to talk about the updates specific for the Pocket Camera. Many small issues have been addressed and some pretty big ones that should make …

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – Unboxing

  I finally got my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I’ll be testing it out in the next weeks to come and do comparison videos etc. For now here’s a sexy unboxing video. Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments …

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Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians and happy advanced 4th of July to our American neighbours, hope everyone is having an awesome time. I don’t have any article this week but to thank everyone I have discounted the rental fee on my film Living Life or Waiting to Die by $2. You can …

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

I’m currently in early stages of pre-production for my next feature film and one of the things I’m looking at is a new camera. Currently, I’m using the Canon T3i and while I love it, I think I’m ready to upgrade. I’ve been looking at various models in the DSLR category, like the Canon 5D Mark …

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World Premiere of My Short Film en·trap

I recently took part in the 24 Hour Film Race where you have 24 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film, up to 3:30 minutes in length plus 30 seconds of credits. Winners will be announced in July and the top 20 films will be screened in New York in August. The Structure I …

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How to Create Film Blood

I recently took part in the 24 Hour Film Race, which is a competition where you have 24 hours to write, shoot and edit a 4-minute film. I decided to do a horror film, so I needed some film blood. I needed something quick and cheap. This is what I used. Recipe 12-16 oz of white …

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How to Write, Shoot & Edit a Film in 24 Hours

If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to write, shoot and edit a film in 24 hours, the answer is YES! This past weekend (May 30th – 31st) I took part in the 24 Hour Film Race. It’s a competition where you have 24 hours to do exactly that, write an original script, with a …

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How to Create a Holographic Computer

So you’re planning to make a feature film and need some computers for a scene but you don’t have the budget for the props? Or you want to give your film a futuristic look? No worries there is an alternative and cheap solution which looks pretty cool. Holographic Projection Save time and money during shooting and …

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DIY Digital Monster Make-Up

If you are planing a horror feature film that requires prosthetics or monster make-up but you don’t have a budget for a make-up artist, don’t sweat it, you can do it yourself. DIY Monster Make-Up I’m in very early stages on my next feature film, Project: Eugenics, a horror film that will have monster make-up and …

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