Sunday, September 23, 2012

CRAP SOUND, MINI MUSIC VIDEO, AND MORE! - The Basic Filmmaker Episode 23

Sound again? Yep! Let's get rid of crappy sound - FOREVER! Plus, possibly the shortest music video ever made, and 2 mini-episodes of ultra stupid.

Zoom H1: 
Zoom H4n (better): 
Rode Videomic: 
Cheap Lav Mic: 
Not Cheap Lav Mic (Way Better): 

Best, BFM

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Popinator

Good shooting, good editing, decent sound, good message delivery, and fun video.



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Projectors and Awesome Sauce!

Willow - Sweater from Filip Sterckx on Vimeo.

You may like or not like the music or the video style on this, but I think it's brilliant.

A great idea using three projectors in a studio, thinking outside the box (and a lot of work) and you can end up with awesome sauce!



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jimmy Stewart, Cool People, and Posters! - The Basic Filmmaker Episode 22

A few people wanted my Code of a Filmmaker in poster form (me too).

Well, thanks to Jim Stewart (the graphic artist, not the actor, who out of the blue created this thing) they're now available!

UPDATE 09/17/2012
TIFF version to download for printing:
JPEG version to download for viewing:

The poster can be ordered here:

You can also upload your posters here and get them printed:

Jim Stewart (the designer, not the actor) on YouTube:

Knoptop (who spawned the idea) on YouTube:

Best, BFM

Monday, September 10, 2012

Better Heads! - The Basic Filmmaker Episode 21

"Talking head" videos aren't that hard to make look good. Here's how you can make yours look good in about 30 seconds in Premier Pro, After Effects, Sony Vegas and more!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Smackies - The Basic Filmmaker Episode 20

Do you or your actors get those irritating mouth clicks (the "smackies")? Well, here's what professional voice over artists do to fix it, and it's EASY!