Film Friday: 10 Famous Filmmakers Everyone Should Know
Oct04

Film Friday: 10 Famous Filmmakers Everyone Should Know

One of the most important aspects of growing in a creative field is examining the work of others who have already found success in that field. For aspiring filmmakers, researching the lives and work of famous filmmakers is a valuable tool that will help both inform and inspire. We have gathered a list of 10 of our favorite filmmakers and have provided some quick facts about each. We highly recommend diving deeper into the lives and...

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Film Friday: Phillip Bloom’s “13 Stops Down the Canals of Venice”
Sep20

Film Friday: Phillip Bloom’s “13 Stops Down the Canals of Venice”

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past seven years of his 24-year career has specialized in creating incredible film-like images with low budget video. His most iconic work is created with Canon DSLRs. As one of the biggest evangelists for their use in productions his website has become the place to go to for budding filmmakers as well as experienced ones keen to embrace the new technology. His site now regularly...

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Pro Tools or Logic? Avid or Apple? The Choice is Yours.
Aug01

Pro Tools or Logic? Avid or Apple? The Choice is Yours.

We recently stumbled across an interesting article from the Protools Expert Blog about where both Avid and Apple were going with their audio business strategies. With many options to choose from, what is the best digital audio workstation out there? According to the article’s author, Russ Hughes, “The best DAW (digital audio workstation) is the one that’s best for you and for Mac users trying to decide between Pro Tools or Logic, that...

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New Interviews with Sound & Music Film Pros for “Star Trek Into Darkness” & “Oblivion” from SoundWorks Collection
May20

New Interviews with Sound & Music Film Pros for “Star Trek Into Darkness” & “Oblivion” from SoundWorks Collection

Featuring exclusive interviews with the most contemporary professional sound designers, composers and other post-production pros in the film industry, SoundWorks Collection‘s latest videos featuring blockbuster hits “Oblivion” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” are great for any aspiring filmmaker. Both action adventure flicks swept the box office on their opening weekends. Director J.J. Abrams’...

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Film Friday: Fresh Behind-the-Scenes Creative Process Videos for 3D Animation and Rock Poster Design

We love getting details on what it takes to bring short films to life in the edit bay so we were delighted to see this short flick by Swedish animator/illustrator, Rickard Bengtsson, “Inexorable.” Exploring 3D and cinema 4D for the first time, Bengtsson brings a seemingly lifeless chair to life in a dark and mysterious room. Inexorable By animator/illustrator, Rickard Bengtsson (Uppsala, Sweden) Music and sound design by...

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Check out Behind-the-Scenes Interviews with Academy Award Nominees for Sound & Music

Our interest in sound and audio design for film stems from the amazing curriculum of the Digital Media program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in which students learn various aspects of post-production filmmaking. So naturally we were pleasantly surprised (and geeking out a little) over the amazing interviews that SoundWorks Collection has published featuring most of the Academy Award-nominated digital media...

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Go Behind the Scenes of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” with SoundWorks Collection

Dedicated to “profiling the greatest and upcoming sound minds from around the world,” SoundWorks Collection is constantly introducing compelling short film interviews with sound designers and other digital media professionals– and the site’s sound profile for The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey is no exception. The SoundWorks Collection crew went all the way to Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to...

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An Eerie Animation & Digital Media Advice from Swedish Animator Rickard Bengtsson
Nov29

An Eerie Animation & Digital Media Advice from Swedish Animator Rickard Bengtsson

Based out of Sweden, 20-year-old animator and illustrator Rickard Bengtsson developed this eerie monochromatic animation set to a mysterious track by composer Ludovico Einaudi dubbed “I’m not quite sure what it was.” We talked with Bengtsson about his experience as a young post production professional and how he stays inspired. “Having the right music while working can help you immensely in getting ideas and staying...

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