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November 2015 - Blog

Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts:
The Ultimate Layout

On 27, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

 

300+ keyboard shortcuts in this free Premiere Pro CC layout

300+ keyboard shortcuts in this free Premiere Pro CC layout

 

Keyboard shortcuts allow the film editor to cut faster and more efficiently. By mapping the most frequently used commands to specific keystrokes…the editor can focus on the storytelling and not waste time mousing all over the screen.

Editing requires repeating actions thousands of times a day so why not make it as easy as possible for yourself? All NLEs come with built in keyboard layouts but each one is different and none of them include ALL the possible commands. Thankfully, my good friend and Emmy-winning editorĀ Dylan Osborn has created two FREE custom Premiere Pro layouts that cover all the bases! Read more…

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Samsung NX1 – Drunk Drive

 

Bokeh Driver

 

Sometimes creativity can be triggered by one seemingly irrelevant thing. Sometimes that one thing can be right in front of you…hidden in plain sight. In my case that one thing was a stretch of winding road by my home that has thousands of reflectors on the median. I’ve driven this road hundreds of times. At night, the reflectors whiz by in a frantic blur and it suddenly reminded me of a video game I played as a youth…Atari’sĀ NIGHT DRIVER. Read more…

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16

Nov
2015

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In Low Budget Filmmaking

By vashi

Steven Soderbergh Slap Shot 4

On 16, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

 

From sources unnamed and unconfirmed…I have heard semi-coherent rumblings that Steven Soderbergh is coming out of feature film directing retirement to tackle the next SLAP SHOT hockey film. He will also star as the fourth Hanson Brother.

 

The return of feature film director Steven Soderbergh

The return of feature film director Steven Soderbergh

 

The original SLAP SHOT (1977) starred Paul Newman and he called it his favorite film experience ever. Directed by Oscar winning director George Roy Hill (The Sting) he had previously directed Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. It goes down in film history as one of the greatest sports films ever. Profane, violent, hilarious and as accurate to a minor league professional sport as has been. As a 10-year veteran of professional hockey I can attest to have seen or lived through every event in the original film.

In SLAP SHOT 4: THE LOST BROTHER…Seven Soderbergh will produce, write, direct, shoot, edit, cater and star as the long lost 4th Hanson Brother.

 

Steven Soderbergh will play the long lost Hanson Brother.

Steven Soderbergh will play the long lost Hanson Brother.

 

If the scuttlebutt on the cold ice sheets of Minnesota is correct…Slap Shot 4 will position Steven Soderbergh into the driver’s seat of redefining the hockey film genre. The spectre and stench of Stephen Baldwin’s Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice looms ominously above the 4th iteration of the franchise like an old, wet jockstrap. But Hollywood and hockey fans around the world have faith that Soderbergh can re-invigorate this tale of ice warriors with violence, humor, hijinks and Singani 63.

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14

Nov
2015

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In Cinematography

By vashi

The Visual Style of Wes Anderson

On 14, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In Cinematography | By vashi

Wes Anderson Visual Style

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07

Nov
2015

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In Cinematography
Star Wars

By vashi

Cinematic Sunset Scenes

On 07, Nov 2015 | One Comment | In Cinematography, Star Wars | By vashi

 

THX-1138 / Star Wars IV / Raiders of the Lost Ark /  Star Wars VII

THX-1138 / Star Wars IV / Raiders of the Ark / Star Wars VII (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

 

Sunsets in movies are often cinematic moments that can also signal some kind of change about to occur. When used as a storytelling device, they become more than just beautiful shots. They can become iconic moments. When combining character, story and visuals…the beauty and grandeur of a daily natural phenomenon enhances the narrative and makes the viewer FEEL the moment. Here are 4 cinematic sunsets that had a profound effect on me:

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