Self describe horror movie freaks Alex and Trevor break down what they view as the biggest problems with horror movies these days. Damsel in distress? Cheesy killer? What do many horror films fall victim (get it?) to? But don't fear, the horror duo also focuses on what they love so much about horror flix.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Predictability
  • Impossible Predicaments
  • Origin Story Woes
  • Character Issues
  • Exposition Dumps
  • and More!

 

WHAT'S COOL 

  1. First Footage of Canon 8k System (https://nofilmschool.com/Canon-8K-First-Footage)
  2. Blindspot Crack Light (https://26531e38.kckb.st)
  3. IDC IPL Series of Batteries (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/03/12/idx-ipl-98-ipl-150-stackable-batteries/)
  4. Mu Tag (https://0dbb2b7b.kckb.st)
  5. Insta360 EVO (https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/03/14/insta360-evo-is-a-foldable-camera-that-shoots-5-7k-180-3d/)
  6. Zacuto Kameleon EVF (https://www.cinema5d.com/zacuto-kameleon-evf-announced-1080p-resolution-hdmi-sdi-lemo-power-out/)

 

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So you have the best camera you could afford, all the equipment, have shot the best project of your life, and are about to sit down and edit it......on an Acer laptop from 2010. Time for a post-production workflow UPGRADE! Alex and Trevor nerd out (mostly Trevor) about what you should look for when pimping out your post-production workshop. From building your own computer and what components are most important to accessories, monitors, and the morel, Alex and Trevor will walk you help you make your post work flow much much smoother.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Towers vs. Laptops vs. All-in-Ones
  • What you need to create a 4K editing machine
  • Processors
  • GPUs
  • Memory
  • Monitors
  • Accessories

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. SmallHD Focus 7 (https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/03/05/smallhd-focus-7-monitor-bigger-brighter/)
  2. Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 (https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/03/05/new-blackmagic-ursa-mini-pro-g2-camera-shoots-4k-120fps-raw/)
  3. USB4 (https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/04/with-usb-4-thunderbolt-and-usb-will-converge/)
  4. ARRI WVR-1s Wireless Video Receiver (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/03/07/arri-wvr-1s-wireless-video-receiver/)
  5. Rayzr MC RGBW Panels (https://www.cinema5d.com/rayzr-mc-introduced-high-quality-rgbww-led-panels/)
  6. BMPCC 4K finally gets Blackmagic RAW (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/03/06/bmpcc-4k-finally-gets-blackmagic-raw/)
  7. Sony Xperia 1 (https://www.provideocoalition.com/sony-xperia-1-a-219-smartphone-with-cineaalta-technology-inside/)

 

 

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They've done many, many episodes - too many, some would say - on thtechnicalal aspects of filmmaking. Well today, Alex and Trevor are going in a different direction and talking about the theory behind film and why you should spend the time to learn about the critical studies of film and television.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Critical thinking and film theory
  • Why it will help you as a writer or filmmaker
  • Style, tone, and theme
  • How to learn about film theory

 

YouTube Channels We Mentioned

  • Lessons From the Screenplay
  • Every Frame a Painting
  • Now You See It
  • What It All Meant
  • Lindsay Ellis
  • Folding Ideas
  • Thomas flight
  • The Royal Ocean Film Society

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. The Trailer for 'Man Who Killed Don Quixote' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29S2P5ntGOY)
  2. 1 TB MicroSD (https://nofilmschool.com/MicroSD-1TB-Card)
  3. Glyph Atom Pro SSD and Thunderbolt 3 Docks (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/27/glyph-atom-pro-ssd-and-thunderbolt-3-docks/)
  4. PostHaste (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/22/post-haste-a-free-tool-to-keep-your-project-files-organised/)
  5. Obsbot Tail First Footage (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/26/obsbot-tail-self-tracking-ai-camera-review/)

 

 

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There is no such thing as a perfect equipment kit that can shoot any project, but we sure can dream can't we? Alex and Trevor walk you through what you should look for and strive for as you build out your equipment and move towards bigger projects, budgets, and profits.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Building Your "Perfect" Kit
  • What is important to you
  • Phase 1 & Phase 2
  • How to scale, and should you?
  • Working with a small footprint vs having anything you could ever need

 

WHAT'S COOL

 

  1. Greyscalegorilla Giveaway (https://woobox.com/omigc7/l8mbji)
  2. Rokoko Smartsuit Pro (https://nofilmschool.com/rokoko-review-high-quality-mocap-fraction-cost)
  3. Redcat 250mm f4.9 lens (https://nofilmschool.com/250mm-Telephoto-Redcat-Kickstarter)
  4. Aputure Fresnel 2x (https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/02/22/supercharge-your-aputure-120d-300d-cob-led-with-the-fresnel-2x/)
  5. Atomos Shinobi (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/15/atomos-5-shinobi-monitor/)
  6. Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/21/wooden-camera-zip-box-pro-now-shipping/)

 

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They've talked about the pros and cons of going to Film school, but if you are pulling the trigger, what exactly can you expect? How should you prepare for your first class? And what would Alex and Trevor do differently if they could start film school all over again?

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How to Prepare
  • What to Expect
  • What to Get Out of It
  • What We Would Have Done Differently

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. Zylight F8 200 (https://www.cinema5d.com/zylight-f8-200-field-review-a-stellar-high-output-led-fresnel/)
  2. Ushio ColourMax LED Tubes (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/10/ushio-colourmax-tubes-kino-flo-diva/)
  3. The Devil in the White City heads to Hulu as a series (https://nofilmschool.com/Scorsese-DiCaprio-Hulu)
  4. Filmocracy (https://nofilmschool.com/Filmocracy-Streaming-Gamification)
  5. SteadyCross Magnetic Camera Stabilizer sans battery or electronics (https://www.cinema5d.com/steadycross-magnetic-camera-stabilizer-sans-batteries-or-electronics/)
  6. Rode Cast Podcasting Competition, 1 to 2 minutes, anything you want, win prizes! (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/12/my-rode-cast-podcasting-competition/)

 

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People love to put their videos on YouTube. Cat videos, kids dunking in trash cans, there are endless videos about countless subjects, but is YouTube a haven for getting your shorts and feature seen by the masses? Alex and Trevor dive into the pitfalls and drawbacks of relying on YouTube and offer better alternatives for the indie filmmaker.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The Pros and Cons of YouTube
  • Alternatives for Hosting
  • Alternatives for Distribution
  • How to best utilize social video platforms
  • Different strokes for different folks

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. LumaFusion (https://www.cinema5d.com/fast-video-editing-ipad-pro-lumafusion/)
  2. Red Giant Universe 3.0 (https://www.cinema5d.com/red-giant-universe-3/)
  3. The Criterion Channel (https://www.criterionchannel.com/buy/subscription?plan=monthly)
  4. Kanopy (https://www.kanopy.com/category/supplier/criterion-collectionjanus-films)
  5. Short Hotswap Sharkfin (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/07/new-short-hotswap-shark-fin-adapter-battery-plates-from-core-swx/)
  6. Intellytech Pocket Cannon (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/02/06/intellytech-pocket-cannon-mini-led-fresnel/)
  7. New Pet Sematary trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK0LNzU2TQI)

 

 

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We've had episodes about some of the big gear that everyone likes to talk about... Cameras, Lights, and Grip... But in this episode, Alex and Trevor sweat the small stuff and dive into what they carry with them to set each day. There's no telling if either of them were every Boy Scouts, but they sure do like to Be Prepared.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Bags
  • Tools
  • Tech
  • Accessories
  • Bibs and Bobs

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. Sony Venice Firmware (https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/02/01/sony-venice-to-get-4k-120fps-in-firmware-v4-0/)
  2. F&V EverTrue Vari-Color 3×1 LED Panel (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/01/30/fv-evertrue-vari-color-3x1-led-panel-review/)
  3. Panasonic EVA-1 Firmware (https://nofilmschool.com/Panasonic-EVA1-Firmware-Update)
  4. Freefly Alta (https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/01/29/freefly-introduces-the-alta-pro/)
  5. Artgrid (https://www.cinema5d.com/artgrid-stock-footage-hub-artlist/)
  6. Switchpod (https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/01/30/switchpod-lightweight-tripod-for-vlogging-reinvented/)
  7. AA Battery Comparison (https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/01/25/massive-aa-battery-comparison-test-by-cinema-sound/)

 

 

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They talked about what to do to make money as a freelancer, but what do, and how to you survive and thrive if you want to start your own production company? Alex and Trevor talk you through the growth of their production company, Gilded Cinema. How they grew it from a small company doing local gigs for small amounts of kesh to a company that is now working on pilots and feature films.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Starting Small
  • Finding Your First Gigs
  • Moving Up
  • Finding the Balance Between What You Want and What You Need

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. RED Raw to Atomos - Atomos RAW - raw in any camera that can output (https://nofilmschool.com/red-raw-tech-atomos)
  2. The Punisher to get 3rd Season (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/81618)
  3. Netflix developing Resident Evil series (http://collider.com/resident-evil-tv-show-netflix/)
  4. FOCUS Bolt Wireless Monitors (SmallHD + Teradek + Amimon) https://nofilmschool.com/New-FOCUS-Bolt-Monitors
  5. Ghostbusters Reboot - Jason Reitman, takes place following Ghostbusters II (https://www.slashfilm.com/jason-reitman-ghostbusters/)
  6. Adobe acquires Substance (https://www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/adobe-acquires-allegorithmic-substance-joins-creative-cloud/)
  7. Mito Underwater Drone (https://www.cinema5d.com/navatics-mito-underwater-drone/)

 

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It's 2019 so it's time to get rocking on your film career! What better way to kick it off than to produce I high quality, well done short to show the world what you can do. Alex and Trevor will take you step-by-step through their process as they begin pre-production on two shorts they plan on shooting this year. What to do, where to put your time, energy, and money towards, and what the goals of a short should be.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Brief intro to what we are planning
  • First Steps
  • Script
  • Timeline
  • Budget
  • Crowdfunding
  • Locations
  • Casting
  • Crewing
  • Scheduling
  • Overall plan of a short
  • What happens after we make it?
  • What are our goals
  • How we will stay on track

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. Keyframe Audio (https://www.cinema5d.com/keyframe-audio-new-affordable-royalty-free-music-licensing-service/)
  2. RED Ranger Announced (https://www.cinema5d.com/red-ranger-announced-sale-rental/)
  3. Panasonic Eva1 Price Drop (https://www.cinema5d.com/panasonic-eva-1-price-drop/)
  4. Insta360 Titan (https://www.cinema5d.com/insta360-titan-11k-resolution-cinematic-vr-video/)
  5. Shure MV88+ (http://videoandfilmmaker.com/wp/index.php/news/shure-launches-mv88-video-kit-expanding-on-its-award-winning-motivtm-line/)
  6. Silencer Air+ Wireless Follow Focus (https://www.cinema5d.com/silencer-air-wireless-follow-focus/)
  7. The Man Who Killed Hitler and the Bigfoot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkP4bZKCHE8

 

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So you don't think Alex and Trevor have all the answers???? Boy are you....right! In this episode, the intrepid duo share their favorite flimmaking learnin' sites, from editing, to VFX, to lighting, if you want to dive deeper into any aspect of filmmaking, Alex and Trevor will tell you their favorite sites to do so. Plus, what awesome new filmmaking gadgets were revealed at CES this year?

In this episode, we discuss:

 

WHAT'S COOL

  1. Lexar 1 TB SD card (https://nofilmschool.com/1TB-SD-Card-Lexar)
  2. Sharp 8K video camera (https://nofilmschool.com/Sharp-8K-Video-Camera)
  3. Nvidia Max-Q Laptops (https://nofilmschool.com/Nvidia-Video-Editing-Laptops)
  4. Al Pacino Hunting Nazis in Jordan Peele's 'The Hunt' (https://www.slashfilm.com/the-hunt/)
  5. DJI Smart Controller (https://www.cinema5d.com/dji-smart-controller-built-ultra-bright-hd-screen-announced/)
  6. Sandisk 4TB Flash Drive (https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/1/8/18174334/sandisk-prototype-4tb-flash-drive-largest-ever-ces-2019)

 

 

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