The World At Your Fingertips
With hundreds of thousands of clips just a click away, stock video can significantly raise your production value
Cinema has changed dramatically in many regards over the past century, but the use of stock footage has remained a constant and a great way to ramp up production values, especially if you're an indie filmmaker and/or on a tight budget.
Off The Road
Shooting with the Nikon D800, writer/director Guillermo Arriaga and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski create a beautiful horror for Broken Night
Making its debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Broken Night is a short film, written and directed by Guillermo Arriaga.
Cinematographer Gregory Wilson pulls off a high-speed cheetah shoot for National Geographic
It began in a pub in 1878, when Eadweard Muybridge decided to settle a score about whether or not a horse is airborne when it gallops.
Let’s Get Paranoid
Global production company Paranoid creates innovative music vids and spots
In the modern world of commercials, music videos and independent film, digital is at the heart of just about everything. HDVideoPro chatted with global production company Paranoid about their use of HD.
Bad Moon Rising
Fox Digital Studio aims to lead the web video “pack” with Wolfpack of Reseda
In 2009, News Corp. transformed the fledgling Fox Atomic into Fox Digital Studio.
Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard create a short film inspired by stills for Canon’s Project Imagin8ion
Director/producer Ron Howard, Oscar®-winner for A Beautiful Mind, recently teamed with Canon U.S.A. Inc., and daughter Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) on the experimental film project Project Imagin8ion.
The Short Form
How DSLRs have had a major impact on shorts, spots and vids
Since first appearing on the market in 2008, DSLR cameras have had a big impact on filmmaking, especially in the indie market.
With its popular webisodes, Nimbus Independent brings a new perspective to ski videos
It’s all about control on the ski slopes—control over your skis, tip position, poles and body posture, how you hit the bumps, when to flex and extend your knees.
The Great Outdoors
Filmmaker/writer Chris Eckstrom and photographer Frans Lanting document the wonders of the natural world
Chris Eckstrom and Frans Lanting are passionately committed to their work.
Internet For Indies
The web provides alternative ways for filmmakers to get their work seen. Will this be the new indie-film distribution model?
Once upon a time, there was a catch in terms of gaining entry into the business of making films. Fledgling filmmakers might try financing a short to demonstrate their cinematic skills to industry insiders, but then find no outlet for the finished product.
The Right Tool For The Job
Canon EOS 7Ds capture the opening credits of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Since Nunes had experience working with the Canon EOS 7D on a few MTV promos, he was confident that the small, compact HD DSLR would be the right tool for the job.
A Joint Effort
Actor and filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt creates a unique production company with hitRECord.org
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is leading a double life. The busy actor, who most recently starred opposite actress Zooey Deschanel in the acclaimed 500 Days of Summer, is equally busy running hitRECord.org.
HD On Wheels
Nike SB takes skateboarding video to the next level with Debacle
In the 1970s, with new and improved equipment such as polyurethane wheels and better board designs, skateboarders such as the Z-Boys transformed a mere recreational activity into a global phenomenon by performing death-defying aerial tricks in empty swimming pools and skate parks.