filmmaking

Camera frozen in ice on hockey rink to get unusual angle

Jan 11, 2024
Alex Baker

I love unusual camera angles, from nature documentaries to adventure films. It always adds a slice of the unexpected and makes you consider the world…

Single 8mm film resurrected from the dead by open source project

Dec 6, 2023
John Aldred

Single 8mm is the lesser-known cousin of the popular Super 8mm format. It was Japanese company Fujifilm’s answer to Kodak’s Super 8. Fujifilm hasn’t made…

Kodak finally launches Super 8 camera shown off in 2016 for 10x the price

Nov 22, 2023
John Aldred

Kodak might not always be quick these days, but it seems they get there in the end. In 2016, the company showed off a new…

Why tilt the camera? The history and use of the Dutch Angle

Nov 13, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

For most photographers and filmmakers, making sure that the horizon is level is of vital importance… Well, usually. This is mainly because any deviation from the norm looks like an accident; like we don’t know what we’re doing. However, it is possible to tilt the camera angle intentionally with both photography and filmmaking. This adds emphasis or effect depending on the shot you’re after. We call this a Dutch Angle. But what is it? Why do people use it? How and why did it start? And most importantly, how can we implement this tilted camera angle effectively in our work? This fascinating video from the folks at Vox looks at the history of the Dutch Angle and how we can use it in our work. And it probably appears in a lot more movies than you realize.

Plane forced to land after film production lights melt windows

Nov 10, 2023
Alex Baker

An Airbus A321 was forced to make an emergency landing after passengers noticed that the plane’s windows were damaged. The incident occurred during a charter…

Open Planet is a new free-to-use video library to help fight climate change

Nov 9, 2023
Alex Baker

Open Planet is a brand new online library of over 4500 videos that are free to use. The project is a team effort between Studio…

Tom Cruise finds music video gig for Mission Impossible film crew

Oct 19, 2023
Alex Baker

Tom Cruise is never gonna give them up, let them down, or desert them. I’m talking about his Mission Impossible film crew, of course. As…

How to shoot Hollywood-style car chases at home in your garage

Sep 19, 2023
John Aldred

Whenever I see Paul E.T. has posted a new video, I get quite excited. He doesn’t post often, but when he does, it’s very revealing….

This town isn’t real, it’s just for making movies

Aug 24, 2023
Alex Baker

A series of videos shared on TikTok show what looks like any ordinary North American small town. But there’s a twist. This town isn’t real….

San Francisco thieves steal $30,000 of equipment from filmmaker’s car

Jun 15, 2023
Alex Baker

A filmmaker and his father were robbed of around $30,000 of equipment which was left inside a locked vehicle for just ten minutes. While filming…