Craft

Doug Daulton

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Woven into this homage is a very interesting look into Harryhausen’s creative process. He and his father built all of the armatures and models in his home studio. And, his in-camera compositing techniques broke new ground in the field and served as a model for software like Adobe After Effects.

Doug Daulton

The Cutting Edge

To the uninformed, the edit may seem like simple, mechanical task when, in fact, the editor is the last storyteller to touch a film project. When I meet such resistance, I point my clients at The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing, a stellar documentary on the subject.

Scott Bourne

Filmic Releases DoubleTake

Filmic continues to demonstrate its loyalty to mobile filmmakers by releasing DoubleTake, a standalone app that transforms your iPhone into a mobile multi-cam studio.

Scott Bourne

Rotate Video in iOS 13

Every once in a while, we make the mistake of using our iPhone to record video as if we are making a still photograph. We tend to prefer vertical photos and accordingly, don’t always remember to rotate the phone to horizontal for video.

Doug Daulton

Ron Howard: On Filmmaking

Ron Howard is one of the most consistently great filmmakers of his generation. Every film delivers a rich, emotional story told in a way that effortlessly engages the audience.

Scott Bourne

Turn Off Portrait Mode After The Fact

Portrait mode is a fun and powerful computational photography tool that simulates the BOKEH effect. Learn how to turn it off in photos you’ve already shot.

Scott Bourne

Changing Video Resolution in iOS 13.2

If you own an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, and if you are running iOS 13.2, you can now change the resolution and frame rate of video recordings in the camera app.

Scott Bourne

The Self-Timer For iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max

Apple has revamped many of the controls in its iOS Camera app. This is because some new features require new behavior.

If you want to steady the camera or you want to press the shutter but still have time to run around and star in your own picture, you need the self-timer.