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Michael Bay and 'Bayham'

By Benjamin Craig, posted 8 July 2014

The guys at Every Frame a Painting take a close look at the anatomy of a Michael Bay shot. The result is a very interesting watch.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Want You For Project Greenlight

By Benjamin Craig, posted 27 June 2014

Project Greenlight, a HBO filmmaking reality series which originally aired in the early 2000s is coming back. Using tried and tested reality TV techniques, the series aimed to follow a group a filmmakers as they attempted to take their indie projects from genesis to reality.

Voice Over Recording Equipment

By Jessica Wight , posted 24 June 2014

When setting up a small voice over studio, it is highly important you know your options and evaluate your own budget and financial position to decide just how ambitious you can be with your own studio. You might be a voice over actor, or in need of voice over for any form of media, but setting up the right equipment is the first step for achieving a professional audio soundtrack.

Making my first Commercial: A Filmmaker's Diary

By Rusanna Danielian, posted 18 June 2014

How do you go about making a professional commercial within a 5-day timeframe? As a film student (I study at Met Film School in Berlin) I am used to making short films within a limited time and with a small crew, each of us undertaking 2-3 key practical roles to get the production underway. However, when the opportunity came up to create a commercial within a 5-day timeframe for a filmmaking competition, my skills were put to the test. Thankfully, with a lot of help and support, we finally did it! And here's how:

COMPETITION: YouTube and D&AD Launch 'Next Director' Award

By Benjamin Craig, posted 16 May 2014

If you've been scratching around with your own projects for the past couple of years, a new competition brought to you by YouTube and D&AD could be the thing to take your directing career to the nest level.

COMPETITION: Win a scholarship to Budapest Film Academy

By Janka Gyapai, posted 15 May 2014

If you fancy a filmmaking sabbatical to Hungary for autumn 2014 then the scholarship competition at Budapest Film Academy is definitely for you. Submissions are currently being accepted for scholarships in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing and sound recording courses.

How an Actor's Face Changes With Lighting

By Benjamin Craig, posted 28 April 2014

Any filmmaker knows that lighting is one of the most powerful tools in telling a cinematic story. This experimental short "Sparkles and Wine" provides a beautiful and practical demonstration on how changing the lighting on an actor can have a dramatic effect on their appearance.

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