Film scene before and after visual effects (VFX)

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Like a good sports referee, the best VFX Artist’s work will often go unnoticed. Yet they are key to creating a smooth flowing, blockbuster hit or TV show. A VFX Artist’s job is to use computer software to create engaging motion graphics and animation that enhances the final image. Most of their work is typically […]

What camera sorcery is this?

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Whoa…. How did they do that?!? Even as a (relatively) experienced filmmaker, I often watch a new video and ask myself the same question, “how exactly did they do that?!” This is actually a favorite game among the filmmaking community. We love to guess how it was made … What cameras did they use? What […]

Charlotte, NC Film Company: Our Process

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In this article we’ll walk you through the three main stages of film-making. Whether you’re creating a 15-second TV commercial or a feature length Hollywood movie, the basic steps are always the same: pre-production, production, and post-production. 1. Pre-Production Set Goals Before we pick up a camera, it’s important to know precisely the story we’re […]

Do I need to go to Film School to make Movies?

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Dream big, even if people around you may think you are foolish. Some of the greatest movie directors in the history of cinema didn’t have a single day of film school and somehow they made their dreams come true. Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino and the director of blockbuster hits like Terminator, Titanic or Avatar, James […]

Making it Big on YouTube

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Becoming an online celebrity is a dream come true for all aspiring YouTube content creators. However, the world’s largest video sharing platform has over 30 million active daily users who upload more than 300 hours of videos to the platform every minute. For a newcomer to the world of YouTube video production, these numbers may […]

How to add Captions to your YouTube Videos

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People need CAPTIONS with their videos – how else are they going to get away with watching videos in class, a boring meeting, or a public toilet without causing severe social embarrassment? Help them pass the day by captioning your YouTube videos. Check out this video explainer or follow the instructions below:) Here’s how: Using […]

Workshop: Storytelling through Video for Small Businesses


By 2020, 85% of internet consumption will be video. As a business, it’s time to jump on the video marketing bandwagon.

Video storytelling is a critical component in a brand’s strategy. To maintain a strong digital presence content creators must have the skills to produce visual stories with video, images, data and text. Join for a 2-hour crash course in video production and begin to learn best-in-class techniques for producing great visuals that tell stories on the web and on social media platforms.

5 VIDEO Types for Digital Marketing

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Marketeers using video saw their company’s revenue increase nearly 50 % more than those who didn’t use video.  According to Hubspot,  52% of marketeers mention that video is the content with the highest Return on Investment (ROI). Due to increasing demand and extreme marketing success, video marketing is claiming a bigger and bigger piece of […]

Is Green Screen Tech ONLY for Hollywood?

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When you think of green screen tech, you probably think of Hollywood blockbusters, a big warehouse studio and fiery, on-screen explosions. But green screen technology is more accessible for the amateur film maker than you might think. Increasingly YouTube video gamers, college students, and businesses marketeers are taking advantage of the green screen.  You don’t […]