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On October 20th, filmmakers from around Detroit gathered at a viewing party for WDIV Local 4's Film Challenge Detroit. With over 100 entries, the field was narrowed down to just 10 finalists. Each contestant was hoping to win the grand prize, a trip for four to the Sundance Film Festival and $1,000.
Many different techniques and tricks have been used over the years to strike up a certain mood or emotional reaction from an audience. One of the biggest, and probably most important factors, is lighting. Good lighting is normally achieved by paying close attention to the basic concepts of direction, intensity, color, and contrast. All these different things play a huge part in giving one's project a certain feel. Here are a few ways lighting is used to influence the mood of a scene.
The surge in popularity of using DSLR and mirrorless cameras to shoot video means there are hundreds of affordable quality cameras on the market. How is someone just starting out in video production supposed to sort through it all and decide what camera to buy? We’ve got your back! Take a look at this breakdown of the most important features in choosing a DSLR or mirrorless video camera.
What is the Ann Arbor Film Festival?
With February passing us by just as quick as January did, we want to share awesome ways to spend your fleeting time getting to know the industry more intimately. Enter the 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival! The AAFF is a six day even that showcases over 180 films in a wide variety of genres including experimental, animation, documentaries, and much more. There are many now-famous directors who exhibited early works at the AAFF including George Lucas, Gus Van Sant, and Andy Warhol. This festival is the real deal by being one of the few Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country.
Specs Howard School Freestyle Friday
Behind the scenes of the Emmy award winning PBS show: Great Lakes~Great Tastes
Friday, August 15th | 11am – 1pm | Farmington Hills Satellite Location