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Introducing the DJI Osmo

Introducing the DJI Osmo

Remember the futuristic camera crew in Hunger Games Mockingjay? I think we are moving closer and closer to such technology, especially with new camera launches such as the DJI Osmo. I am also not surprised if videos will be holographic as pictured in Hollywood movies one day. Osmo is a 4K, 3-axis stabilized handheld camera that can record both 1080p […]

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HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

Filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand became world famous with his gorgeous aerial film, Home, released back in 2009. Financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, he has made another beautiful film with a focus on what makes us human. What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry […]

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Room (2015)

Room (2015)

(Warning: Spoilers in this review) Room is one of the best movies I have watched for the past year. It is almost unbelievable to see such a powerful performance from a very young boy — Jacob Tremblay. Brie Larson as the mom has also beaten Cate Blanchett (Carol) to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The moving film […]

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Temple Grandin (2010) – The Woman who thinks like a Cow

Temple Grandin (2010) – The Woman who thinks like a Cow

Temple Grandin is a HBO original film released back in 2010 but I have only gotten the chance to watch it on HBO On Demand recently. Thanks to the on-demand service, I am able to catch up on a lot of movies and TV series that I have missed in the past. The eponymous film about an amazing autistic woman […]

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Inside the Edit

Inside the Edit

Free chapter of Inside the Edit video editing course: I have watched the free chapter and learned quite a few things. I find it very well put together and I may just subscribe one day to watch the remaining chapters. From their webpage: Inside The Edit is the world’s first creative editing course. This highly specialised training program has been […]

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Project Greenlight Season 4 (2015)

Project Greenlight Season 4 (2015)

Although touted as a documentary on what’s going on behind making a Hollywood feature film, it really is more of a reality TV series. Executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, it was thoroughly engaging and entertaining to watch. Just don’t believe everything that was being shown. The following article by Slash Film explains how certain scenes were manipulated […]

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Next Generation of LED Lighting

Next Generation of LED Lighting

It is amazing how fast technology changes. I have just bought many sets of Lowel Blender LED lights for my organization not too long ago. And now, we are seeing a new generation of LED lights that are brighter and softer. They also render better colours and are portable to run. Meet AREA 48 LED light from BBS Lighting. http://www.visualbuddha.com/pages/bbs-lighting

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The Act of Killing (2012)

The Act of Killing (2012)

The Act of Killing is a documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn. Filmed over 7 years from 2005 to 2011, the film is about the individuals who participated in the communist purge of 1965–66 in Indonesia. What amazes me about this documentary film is the level of access the filmmakers had obtained and also how open the […]

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Good documentary about the art of editing movies featuring many well-known editors and directors from Hollywood.

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Creating a Simple Motion Graphics with After Effects CC 2015 Tutorial

Creating a Simple Motion Graphics with After Effects CC 2015 Tutorial

The built-in title tools of Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or Avid are all rather limited in creating visually compelling titles. What the industry professionals use is Adobe After Effects or Apple Motion to create 2D motion graphics for various uses such as TV title sequences, idents, bumpers or credits, etc. If three-dimensional graphics are required, a 3D tool such […]

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