Tag: digital filmmaking

Camera man on set

Shooting Films in Full Auto

Shoot in full auto? Did I just say that? I’m guessing hoards of student film makers will be screaming ‘AMATEUR’ right now, but hear me out before you start chucking eggs and tomatoes at your screens. Everyone get your cameras ready because I’m going to help you ditch the time consuming fiddliness of focus, aperture and shutter speed for a…

How Digital Killed Film Making

“That’s a wrap!” Don’t be fooled by this classic phrase even if your actors and crew have already popped open the champagne and lit their cigars. You might well have shot all of your scenes, but if, like most people, you’re shooting on digital, it’s highly likely you’ll be back on set before you’ve even started an offline edit. Processing…

Beyond the camera … continued (Digital Film-making Vs Celluloid Film)

This is a continuation to Manjeet’s previous post. After almost completing our first feature “The Meeting” it is very liberating producing a film without the professional technical procedures. “The Meeting” despite its simplicity is the most technically polished film we have ever made and with anything that aims to achieve that technical level involves a lot of collaboration. It made…

Beyond the Camera (Digital Film-making Vs Celluloid Film)

Although our first collective feature film isn’t fully completed yet, a couple of us have already begun shooting new films. However, this time we’ve opted to go for a much rawer and natural method of production. Our film’s up until now have all been shot with professional equipment, and while cinema rigs, multiple lenses and boom mics have allowed us…

Why Short Films Are Useless

When venturing into the world of short filmmaking it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you are a recent media graduate or completely new to the idea of making your own films, the sheer volume of other products out there on the festival circuit and on the internet (most notably Youtube) mean you can only add your fish to an already ram packed pond.