Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to Top

To Top

A Filmmaking Blog | VashiVisuals Blog

28

Sep
2014

No Comments

In Raiders of the Lost Ark

By vashi

The ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ 1-Page Film School

On 28, Sep 2014 | No Comments | In Raiders of the Lost Ark | By vashi

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a glorious obsession of mine. I have watched it close to 100 times and always glean a new detail or filmmaking tidbit on each viewing. As a child I looked up to Indy, now as a filmmaker I look up to Spielberg. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a masterpiece that fires on all cylinders with equal parts: adventure, comedy, action, thriller, love story and the supernatural. I’ve scoured the internet for rare content and also created my own video essays in order to assemble this ’1-Page Film School’.

The included resources are: 17 embedded Videos and 9 downloadable PDFs. They are all compiled below to create a detailed and informative database showcasing Raiders of the Lost Ark’s intricate components. It covers: Directing, Film Editing, Cinematography, Screenwritiing, Sound Design and Music. It’s not something that can be consumed in one sitting…so take your time and chunk away when you can. Please enjoy my first ’1-Page Film School’ with its amazing insights into the Craft of Filmmaking!

 

Original 1981 theatrical poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark

The original 1981 theatrical one-sheet for Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

Read more…

Tags | , , , ,

22

Sep
2014

No Comments

In Editing
One Sheets

By vashi

What does the Film Editor do?

On 22, Sep 2014 | No Comments | In Editing, One Sheets | By vashi

Film Editing is much more than “cutting out all the bad parts” whilst sitting in a dark room pushing buttons. Here’s 3 thoughts on what it means to me…

 

3 components of film editing

3 components of film editing

 

 

Vashi's quote on film editing

Vashi Nedomansky on film editing

 

 

editor must protect

Critical jobs of the film editor

 

The Film Editor

Until next time…

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

08

Sep
2014

2 Comments

In Editing

By vashi

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.1 (8.1 Update)

On 08, Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | In Editing | By vashi

Adobe just revealed some of the newest features in the upcoming Premiere Pro CC 2014.1 (8.1 Update). They include many improvements to both the GUI and organizational options plus severe boosting of power under the hood. I’ve been lucky enough to have used this release on a couple professional jobs already and wanted to share some project screen grabs showing these updates in action!

 

The latest update to Premiere Pro CC 2014

My custom workspace template in Premiere Pro CC 2014

Read more…

Tags | , ,

SHARKNADO 2 – Editing the Chaos

On 12, Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking, sharknado | By vashi

In late 2013, David Rimawi (co-founder of The Asylum) told me that they were making Sharknado 2. I responded by telling him I was going to edit it. A very cocky answer indeed…but I really wanted to cut Sharknado 2…so I rolled the dice. I never brought it up again and 3 months later he called me and offered me the job. I accepted.

My Adobe Premiere Pro Sharknado 2 project

JAWS was the first film I ever saw. It was at a drive-in theater with my parents in the back of our convertible VW bug. The last 30 minutes, I hid in the backseat under a blanket…scared shitless. Since then I have been obsessed and petrified with sharks. Since beginning to edit film at the age of 13, I’ve always wanted to edit a shark movie. Well…I got my wish and would love to share the process of how I edited Sharknado 2 with you. Read more…

Tags | , , , , ,

08

Aug
2014

No Comments

In Average Shot Length

By vashi

ALFRED HITCHCOCK – Average Shot Length

On 08, Aug 2014 | No Comments | In Average Shot Length | By vashi

Average Shot Length from 7 Hitchcock films

Surprisingly similar during these 20 years

 

More Average Shot Lengths HERE

 

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

Tags | , ,

02

Aug
2014

No Comments

In Editing

By vashi

SHARKNADO 2: THE SUPER DEATH CUT

On 02, Aug 2014 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

SHARKNADO 2: The Second One really amplified the creative ways in which both sharks and humans could be killed in a movie. The original SHARKNADO was no slouch at gruesome deaths but there was room for improvement. Almost 4 million people watched the sequel on July 30th. The next day it aired in 86 countries around the world. The numbers are not in but I’m sure that The Asylum and SyFy shared their special brand of film with millions more…

In the Super Death Cut below…I’ve condensed every shark and human death into a 3 minute blood orgy that serves no other purpose than to put a smile on your face and a tongue in your cheek. Enjoy!

 

 

Next week I will be posting an in-depth breakdown showcasing the edit and post production workflow I employed in cutting SHARKNADO 2. Check back then for an exclusive behind the scenes look into how it was done!

 

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

Tags | , , ,

01

Aug
2014

No Comments

In HEADLOCK
Photography

By vashi

HEADLOCK – On Set Photos of Dianna Agron

On 01, Aug 2014 | No Comments | In HEADLOCK, Photography | By vashi

HEADLOCK is the futuristic spy thriller film I’m editing right now.
Written and directed by Mark Polish, it stars: Dianna Agron, Andy Garcia, Justin Bartha, James Frain, D.W. Moffett, Johnny Pemberton, Patrick Bauchau and Mark Polish. HEADLOCK will be invading your brain in 2015.

 

Dianna Agron on the set of HEADLOCK

CLICK TO ENLARGE – DIANNA AGRON IN HEADLOCK

 

Editors don’t often spend too much time on set. But I needed some sunshine and to spend time with my filmmaking family. I asked Dianna to pose for this photo during top secret filming in Lancaster, California. It’s 105 degrees Fahrenheit and yet Dianna and her custom Cadillac look quite cool.

Excited to share the filmmaking journey of HEADLOCK with you all. I will be constantly updating my blog with new information.

Read more…

Tags | , ,

30

Jul
2014

No Comments

In Low Budget Filmmaking

By vashi

SHARKNADO 2: VISUAL EFFECTS SNEAK PEEK

On 30, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

Tonight is the world premiere of SHARKNADO 2: The Second One. I spent 6 harrowing and insane weeks editing this beast. Tonight…I get to share the final results of all our hard work. Love it or hate it…SHARKNADO 2 is coming! There will be BLOOD! Here’s a sneak peek at the first previs animatic video I received during editorial. On the left side is the previs and on the right side the final completed visual effect as it will look in the film.

 

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE THE SHARKNADO!

 

There are over 300 visuals effect shots in SHARKNADO 2. As an editor it’s always nice to have an animatic to judge the timing and length of the shot and how it plays with the shots before and after it. Tonight is the Premiere on the SyFy network. Tomorrow it will air in 86 countries around the world.

IT’S A GLOBAL SHARKNADO!!!

Sharknado 2 timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro

Sharknado 2 timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014

 

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

Tags | , , , , ,

16

Jul
2014

No Comments

In Editing

By vashi

FURY – The Adobe Premiere Pro Trailer

On 16, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

FURY is coming. The raw and gritty WWII film directed by David Ayer that stars Brad Pitt will be released November 14, 2014. CREATE Advertising cut this trailer that sets the tone for one of the most anticipated films of 2014.

 

 

They used Adobe Premiere Pro CC to cut this spot and all the trailers they edit in their Culver City offices. Here’s the view from their client screening room on their 90″ plasma display. Wicked fucking epic experience to sit in and watch them work. By the way…it’s 25 feet from the edit station to the screen. BOOM!

 

Fury Trailer view from CREATE advertising

The CREATE ADVERTISING view of the FURY trailer

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

Tags | , ,

15

Jul
2014

No Comments

In Editing

By vashi

Jack Bauer – The Quake Rampage

On 15, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

The last time I hung out with Kiefer Sutherland we were playing hockey together in Los Angeles. He’s the most gracious and sensitive man in real life…but on the screen he is Jack Bauer…the ruthless man of principle who does whatever it takes to get things done. Tonight was the series finale of 24 and this epic TV show went out in a blaze of glory. Jack Bauer exacted ultimate revenge upon an evil foe then sacrificed himself to save a true friend. It was an emotional and logically satisfying end to a ground-breaking TV series.

 

Jack Bauer in the helicopter

The last image of Jack Bauer ever…

 

The rampage that Jack Bauer carries out in the last few minutes of 24:LAD is monumental. Fueled by the loss of his true love…he goes ballistic. It reminded me of playing QUAKE and going shit house crazy upon getting the Quad Damage Power Up.

I decided to merge the worlds of Cinema and Video Games into this 2 minute video. I’m sure that soon…this level of realism will be commonplace and executable by everyone with a gaming device. It’s the years of investment into the characters and story that makes this rampage extra special as 24 exits stage right and into the pantheon of exceptional television history. It’s been a hell of a ride…

 

 

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

Tags | , ,