I am profoundly excited to announce that I’ll be a guest speaker at the very first Mojocon, hitting Dublin, Ireland on March 27th! What is MojoCon? Allow me to quote the event’s website: MojoCon Ireland is the first international conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile filmmaking and mobile photography all in one event. The future is mobile, the future is now. This is a two-day
This week, we’re going to look at how Fountain is making it easier to write screenplays on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (as well as your Android device, Blackberry, Windows phone, Palm Pilot, Mac, PC, Apple II, and TRS-80 — yes, really). When the iPhone was introduced seven years ago, the only true writing tool was the native notepad
Welcome back green screeners! As you may recall, last week I explained how green screens help filmmakers to composite (combine) multiple layers of imagery. Don’t remember that? Here’s a 13 word reminder (not including “presto”): Shoot actor against green screen, remove green in post, add a new background — Presto! While the green screen process sounds simple enough, there are
What did you do last week? I mercilessly tore my living room apart and temporarily transformed it into a green screen (a.k.a. “chroma key”) studio in which I directed a short comedy called 2084. For as long as I can remember, my friends and I have joked about shooting 2084 on a massive soundstage with high-end gear and a huge
While that overtly sensational headline may reek of clickbait, it’s also a fair and reasonable question – one I was asked while speaking on a Photography/Videography panel at this year’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Jeff Carlson, the panel’s moderator (and all-around-photography-guru), was asking me specifically about the new wave of filmmaking apps that attempt to guide the filmmaking process,
Want to hear a funny story? Not too long ago, I drove 4 hours to a last-minute, geographically isolated, commercial shoot with an SUV full of professional camera and audio equipment, only to discover that most of my gear’s rechargeable batteries were nearly dead! Oh wait, I meant “a horrible story,” not “a funny story.” Thanks to a very resourceful
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