Stock Footage of the Week: Vintage Dreams and Throwbacks

Last night’s Oscars brought us all the glitz and glamour that we’ve come to expect year after year from Hollywood—but it’s not the fashion trends spotted on the red carpet that caught our attention for this week’s stock footage trend. Vintage is in—if it ever really left—and this year’s top Oscar picks echoed this in spades. From the historical backdrops for Hidden Figures and Fences to the nostalgic themes and visual treatments in La La Land and Moonlight, what’s old is definitely new again. As the Superbowl of the film … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Vintage Dreams and Throwbacks

Roll Out the Red Carpet—After Effects Templates Inspired by 2017’s Best Picture Nominees

“And the Oscar goes to…” As filmmakers, media producers, and cinematographers, we are unapologetic “movie people.” From artsy indies to high-budget action flicks , we’ve laughed, cried, and loved them all—and we’ve waited with baited breath to find out which of our favorites will be honored or snubbed by the Academy each year. Few awards are as coveted as the prestigious “Best Picture” Oscar, and this year’s nominees don’t disappoint. As we dive into awards season, we’ve collected a few of our favorite After Effects Templates inspired … Read more about Roll Out the Red Carpet—After Effects Templates Inspired by 2017’s Best Picture Nominees

Designing True Detective: The Hidden Subtext Behind TV’s Smartest Series

HBO’s newest cult hit delivers more than mystery and entertainment. Try symbolic genius. Technology Evolves, Audiences Follow Technologically, the film and television industries are advancing at breakneck speeds. While networks struggle to accommodate the demands of 1080 HD downloads, filmmakers have already begun shooting in 4K UHD—capturing four times the pixel resolution in every graphic. Cable and Internet networks might be evolving at slower rates (unless, of course, you’re living in an area unshackled by Google Fiber), but … Read more about Designing True Detective: The Hidden Subtext Behind TV’s Smartest Series

4 Tips for Winning Your Oscar Ballot Pool

The Oscars are less than a week away, so it’s time to start putting together your ballot and entering some pools! Before you place your bets, read through these helpful tips so you have the greatest shot at victory come Sunday night.   1. Pay attention to other awards. The greatest predictor of the Oscars award show is other award shows. In particular, do some research on who has won the Director’s Guild awards and Producer’s Guild awards. Since these awards are handed out by professionals, much like the members of the Academy, they’ve … Read more about 4 Tips for Winning Your Oscar Ballot Pool