Production

Great video – the magic of green screen!

Hey, guys– I know there are a bunch of you waiting for answers– Jon H., Nse, Denise, and a couple more– and I promise I’ll get to them… but first… Special thanks to the guys at TVBytheNumbers for pointing out this awesome video about the amazing-ness of green screen (and how...

A Peek into the Mind of a Movie Producer

Hey, guys– My friend Dena Hysell, one of the founders of Secret Handshake Entertainment (Drinky Crow, Baxter & MacGuire) is one of the producers on St. Vincent, director Walter Hill‘s new movie starring Mickey Rourke.  CORRECTION:  Okay, it’s not actually St. Vincent… it’s A Little Help, starring Jenna Fischer and Chris...

BOOK REVIEW: The Sound Effects Bible

A friend of mine, Biagio Messina, who’s a super-talented TV producer and filmmaker, once told me: “The easiest way to make something LOOK good… is to make something SOUND good.”  (I may be paraphrasing, but that’s how I remember it.) And he’s right. A few weeks ago at work, we shot...

COOL FILMMAKING SITE OF THE WEEK: Moviecues.com

Hey, filmmakers (and musicians)– This is a pretty cool new service and website– MovieCues.com… it not only provides filmmakers with pre-cleared music that can be licensed over the Internet, it connects local and regional musicians to local and regional filmmakers.  In other words, it helps local musicians get their work out...