July 23rd, 2017 – Rik Roukens (view this newsletter online)
Welcome to filmmaker.weekly issue #3 for Sunday, July 23rd, 2017.
Issue #3 of filmmaker.weekly is a smaller newsletter than the previous 2, I’m experimenting with different lengths and styles. I’d love to hear your opinion on what you think.
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enjoy your Sunday!
Reseach by hey.com and TubeBuddy (a plugin for chrome that you should have installed as a filmmaker) revealed that saying hey in the first five seconds of your video can effectively double your views. That’s something worth considering!
A great new initiative by Cinema5d to help filmmakers all over the world learn the ropes of filmmaking!
Good Reads & Great to Watch
frame.io has yet another great informative blogpost on everything that involves timecodes, which as they explain, are still very very relevent.
This is a cool one, editor Paul Machliss, ACE, who cut Baby Driver send Avid a screenshot of the finished timeline, which you can zoom and look through. There is also a video interview about the collaboration between Paul and the director.
Suggested by our reader Tom Roosen (Thanks Tom!) This is a great podcast (although a bit old) that explains why Avid is so deeply embedded in Hollywood’s DNA. Even though PPro and even FCPX are on their way up.
This is a great article by post perspective on panavision’s for lease only camera, with the Red helium sensor but with light irons Color Tech this surely is a beast!
A super fun interview with Assistant Director Matthew Webb about life on set. He goes over how to get a job on a movie set, what goes on and how to keep your job. It’s all for his new book abtly named “setlife”
Who thought milk could be so exciting! A great advert shot for frieslandcampina a Dutch milk producer. I like how the video flows along naturally and that it ends up in a field of cows ha!
A fantastic music video that was shot beautifully with some very cool yet weird VFX, yet pretty suble and suiting to the music.
This is actually a really cool short behind the scenes video on how they guys that shot Dunkirk worked with the large format camera’s and put them in some pretty impossible places.
Guides & Tutorials
Justin Odisho released a really cool VFX tutorial for After Effects a while back. Create a particle hologram effect of your images that react to sound! (Thanks for the suggestion Aleeza!)
Premiumbeat teaches you how to export a video with multiple audio tracks, for example for delivery to broadcasters.
Improving the sound of someone speaking in a video can do a lot to make it more pleasant for viewers. Cinecom.net shows you how you can easily improve the speech in your videos.
Gear & Tech
I came across this video from Sam and Niko (digital corridor) and really liked the analogy of what they are testing/explaining. The title is clear clickbait, but they recovered that in the video very well. Also waffletown!
Cinema5d got their hands on a Canon 18-80mm Servo zoom and put it to the test.
120fps continues, come to papa!
I found this giant list of free stuff online over at videoandfilmmaker.com, it has free sound libraries, software, tools and much more. A pretty nice resource!
Rocketstock this week has a sweet free template for download that mimics message bubbles from sms or chat programs. Super cool!
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