Director and Editor Misty Talley will host the workshop “Editing Theory in Practice” at the NOVAC campus in New Orleans on Thursday, March 2nd. The “Editing Theory in Practice” workshop is an intermediate course and will cover editing theory, analyzing coverage, cutting compelling conversations, creating tension, coherent action beats, and even editing with VFX plates. The session will also focus on helping filmmakers improve their Adobe Premiere Pro skills.
Finding connection through cinematic taste buds: The food scenes that deserve a place at a Thanksgiving table
As an ode to a week where relationships are strengthened or exacerbated surrounding a meal, here are a few scenes where the food on the table turns a simple task into an art form.
The marsh atmosphere in ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ and the editing and VFX relationship that helped shape it
When you cut through the external buzz of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’, what you have is an adventure mystery built on the foundation of an atmosphere. The marsh – the buzz of cicadas and the sun that drips down through the cypress trees – it’s a living piece of this story. The effects and the composition are paramount.
We talked to editor Alan E. Bell and VFX Supervisor Kolby Kember of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ about how they helped build the atmosphere of Crawdads with their editing and visual effects expertise.
Screenwriter Cassie Doyle talks what makes a good movie and her path as a professional storyteller
Cassie Doyle spoke to us about her process as a screenwriter, her path into it, and the collage of components that come together to make a good movie work.
“My boss was the head of scripted content at Lifetime and I read about 200 Christmas script submissions. After the 95th one, I found myself saying, “I can write a better Christmas movie than this.” And so I challenged myself to do it.”
College Athletes are Getting Paid for Their NIL, and the History of College Athlete Filmmakers Could be Written in Louisiana
We have entered the era of college athletes actually getting paid for their fame, and since 2019, individual states have been signing NIL (name, image, and likeness) legislation in a domino effect. The NCAA has removed restrictions on celebrity endorsements for college athletes, and no region is set up better to benefit from the opening of these flood gates than the Louisiana film community.
Movie Maestros of the South: Baton Rouge Visual Effects Duo Featured by We’ll Fix It In Post for ‘Home Team’ on Netflix
Last week Kolby Kember and Kyle Dutton of Crafty Apes visited with the Talk 107.3 Morning Show to talk shop with Brian Haldane, and then interviewed with We’ll Fix It In Post, a site that keeps their finger on the pulse of post-production and VFX news in the industry. Kolby and Kyle spoke at length about their technical process and their experience, including paying homage to the vibrant creative scene picking back up in Louisiana.
What is Virtual Production?
If you are a Producer, Director, or crew member looking for ways to adapt in a post-Covid-19 world, chances are you’ve encountered the term virtual production. It became a household term for most of us after seeing either the behind-the-scenes video from The Mandalorian or Matt Workman’s Unreal Engine promo from SIGGRAPH. But what is virtual production?
How Epic’s Unreal Engine Can Help Filmmakers
Unreal Engine (UE) is a free to download game engine developed by Epic Games. In this article we’ll explain how Unreal Engine can help filmmakers.
Authority Magazine Interview With Daniel Lafrentz
One of our favorite friends and filmmakers, Daniel Lafrentz, was interviewed by Authority Magazine about his journey as an independent filmmaker, how he got his start, and why social impact filmmaking is important to him.