Shazam! The supernatural DC character is on its way to becoming a feature film! Come inside for more!
The long gestating live-action adaptation of the popular anime, Ghost in the Shell, is finally in production with cameras rolling on the Paramount/Dreamworks production. Along with today's announcement comes our first image of Scarlett Johansson as the lead character. Come inside to take a look!
It's a very exciting time, as director Colin Trevorrow has announced that filming on Jurassic World has officially wrapped. This means, the film is now entering into it's full on post-production phase, which is where many of the dinosaurs will be coming to life. Come inside to see the teasing image Trevorrow posted in his announcement.
Remember those choose your own adventure stories as a kid? The ones where you make decisions for the character and the story would change depending on the page you turned to. Well, someone is taking that idea and giving filmmakers the chance to craft movies in the same way, allowing the audience watching to decide what happens next on the screen. Come inside to learn more about this technology and how to help make it a reality.
Some of the toughest shots to get for indie filmmakers (or students getting started) are action shots. Handheld footage is most of the time shaky and makes framing difficult, and to that end we have steadicams to keep the camera stable, even if we aren't. Today, Tiffen has announced the release of an all new (and pretty reasonable) steadicam designed to fit a variety of consumer level cameras (and even phones). Come inside for all the details!
What's the one thing every Star Wars fan wants to do (besides becoming best friends with George Lucas)? Put Lightsabers into every picture/video that they can. Fans have been trying to recreate the effect since they first hit the big screen, but for years, money was a huge factor in not being able to get that look. These days with technology being what it is, just about anyone with a computer and the will can get those great Star Wars effects.
With a new crop of Star Wars films on the horizon and in honor of our ongoing Star Wars month here at Cinelinx, today I wanted to throw all of you filmmakers and fans a gigantic bone. Scouring the Internet I've compiled for you the best Lightsaber effects tutorials around the web. So this can be your one-stop resource (with links to free software, tutorials, etc.) without having to waste time trying to find everything you need to add Lightsaber effects to your film.
I've been waiting a very long time to write this headline folks, and to be entirely honest, it feels surreal to even be writing up this news piece. After a lot of rumors, delays, and surviving on tiny bits of information cameras have officially begun rolling on Star Wars: Episode VII, as announced by the camera slate.
Any director knows he's only as good as the people around him, and the crew gathered needs to fill certain positions on the set to get things done. While most aspiring filmmakers know the key spots (director, actors, camera person), there are others many tend to forget about. So I'm here to talk about some of the other crew members who are essential to a smooth shoot.
Storyboarding can serve many purposes in getting a film off the ground. They can assist in presenting a project to potential investors, and of course helps directors establish a pace for the film long before the cameras even start rolling. J. Todd Anders, the Coen Brothers' long-time storyboard artist uses a fun little video to talk more about the process and why it's so important. Come inside to watch it!