1. Keep Your Script Simple: The first step to creating any film is writing a script. When writing a script for a low budget short, you have to constantly keep your budget in mind. Don’t write it in explosions and high speed car chases, when you know you only have $500 to spend. Keep the number of actors low; the lower the number of actors
I was catching up on some industry reading the other day and came across a great info graphic from White Shark Media. The info graphic goes into the things that he wished someone had told him when he was a Google AdWords beginner and I felt the need to share it with the wonderful people reading this blog.
28 Tips For AdWords Beginners I Wish
Came upon this, recently….
At one time, this was a debate. It may still be, in some circles, but I sure haven't heard the rumblings that we heard when the technology first became available, and clever folk took to putting color to what we've always known as a monochrome existence, deftly captured on 35mm movie film.
Purists rage about this stuff. I've never been
By now, I'm sure you've heard about the decision by the Chicago Sun-Times to eliminate its entire photography staff and rely on the camera phones of the reporters at the scene/event. It probably goes without saying how unfortunate this is on so many levels; the first being that there are now a handful of people who are absolute professionals at what they do who are
“Through a Spiritual Lens”
A juried photography exhibit sponsored by the Boulder Jewish Community Center in collaboration with Boulder Digital Arts
Opens Sunday, September 22 with a wine and cheese reception and runs through January, 2014
This juried photography exhibit of work expressing spirituality is open to all Boulder Digital Arts members. The definition of spirituality is very broad, embracing nature photography, portraits, abstract work,
Today, I’d like to share a personal story about giving yourself permission to listen deeply to your creative soul.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for compositing. In recent years, thanks in part to Matt Kloskowski’s Photoshop Compositing Secrets book, Corey Barker’s Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers book, and the remarkable video tutorials of Joel Grimes, I’ve gone deeper
Photoshop's Black & White adjustment layer is a remarkable tool for converting color to black and white, yet it has a weakness. Using a single Black & White adjustment layer, you can't independently adjust tonality (brightness) of regions displaying the same color. For example, a blue car and a blue sky cannot be independently adjusted…until now! In this tutorial, I'll show you a simple way
For Robin Truesdale, documentary filmmaking is much more a passion than a career.
“Documentary is one of the most powerful mediums that we have,” she says. “I find myself working with groups or people that don’t have much money, because I like being able to help people get their message out through documentary.”
After years of working in the fast-paced world of 1- to 2-minute
What could flying possibly have to do with graphic design?
For Tim Meehan, certified paragliding instructor and digital artist, these are the two seemingly unrelated yet intertwined facets of his life.
“I try to use my creativity and the things I do in the creative world to help the companies in the flying world to grow and mature a little better in their markets,” Meehan
Practice, practice, practice...
In the flash class I teach here at BDA, students are often intimidated by their camera flash. When it goes off, it's nearly always a surprise as to what they'll get. Good? Bad? Ugly? Many don't know until they look at their LCD after a photo.
One area that seems elusive is "what will the light look like?" As in, where will