There are a few methods to make fake blood for the movies (or you can simply buy it). But what about drugs? Of course, the actors won’t use the real thing on set, but it’s not that easy to find substitutes as one may think. Fake drugs need to look and act the same as the real ones, but they also have to be completely safe to ingest. So how do they do it? In this fantastic video from Insider, prop master Joel Barkow shares some tricks of the trade and reveals how fake drugs are made for movies.
Some silent films from the early 20th century were groundbreaking in terms of stunts and effects. The 1927 movie Wings was way ahead of its time by more than one criterion, and one of them is certainly epic camera movement. You can see it in the clip below, and you’ll agree, this is the kind of shot we see in movies to this day.
Joker has been one of the biggest movies over the last couple of years, taking home both the best actor and best original score Oscars. But one of the things the movie is also well known for is its lighting. The movie uses a lot of blues and oranges, which is actually pretty common these days, but it does it in a somewhat unique way.
In this video, the A-Team takes a look at how you can recreate the lighting in Joker practically, using gels instead of grading in post, with both higher-end gear as well as low budget options.
Huge international companies pay close attention to their public image and there’s nothing strange about it. But Apple seems to has gone a tad too far. According to director Rian Johnson, the company bans movie villains from using iPhones in screen.
It’s not rare that photographers are inspired by other types of art: it can be cinematography, music, painting – you name it. Photographer Nicholas Busch finds his inspiration in movies, and he brings together realistic miniatures, portrait photography, and compositing.
Nicholas builds hyper-realistic dioramas from scratch to create scenes from The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings and other movies. He then combines them with portraits, and with the help of Photoshop, he creates photos just like scenes we’ve seen on the big screen.
Last year, Netflix announced that it had acquired the rights to the Ed Harris flick, Kodachrome. It details the journey of a man and his son racing to develop several rediscovered rolls of Kodachrome film before the last lab capable of doing it shuts down. Looking at the trailer, Ed Harris’ character is his usual cantankerous old self. A bit like the one he plays in Westworld, with a little Grumpy Old Men thrown in for good pleasure.
Netflix has acquired the photography themed drama, Kodachrome in a deal worth $4 million. Starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen, it’s set during the final days of Kodachrome’s processing availability.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday at the Princess of Wales Theatre. It follows a father-son road trip to reach a Kansas photo lab before its doors close for good. If they don’t get there in time, then it’s never going to happen (in theory).
We’re constantly being told that “it’s not about the gear”, and to just go out and create with what we have. Typically by people with access to all the gear they could ever want. When Hollywood director Stephen Soderbergh recently held a Reddit AMA, he gave this exact same advice.
So, it’s nice, then, to see one of them, quite literally, putting their money where their mouth is. Hollywood trade publication Tracking Board reports that Oscar-winning director Stephen Soderbergh has just shot his latest film in secret using an iPhone.
I’ve heard from many people that they highly prefer color movies over black and white ones. Still, many of them take them for granted (myself included). Most of us often don’t think about the color movies and how much they’ve evolved since they first appeared. Change Before Going Productions show us the evolution of color film from 1902 to this day, in a very concise and interesting 5-minute video. Even if you’re not a fan of history lessons, you’re gonna love this one. And what’s more, you’ll get a new respect for color films.
Antonio Pantoja is a multi-award winning photographer and filmmaker located in Louisville, KY with a passion for horror. Despite not going to film school and only boasting an 8th-grade education, Pantoja has garnered over 50 awards for his efforts over the last 3 years.
Pantoja says that he got into horror at the ripe age of 4 years old. He was left unattended and watched The Exorcist. He was hooked but the film scared him so badly that for the next 4 years, Pantoja slept in his parent’s bed, in the middle of them, ultimately ruining their sex life. (This is why his brother, Vinnie, is 8 years younger than him.) He claims that he wants to make a movie so scary that you’d have to watch it on the toilet because “I want it to literally scare the shit out of them”. His films are described as graphic, gory, white knuckle, sucker punches. Or as he describes, “a beautiful nightmare”.[Read More…]