Articles written by Kenn Tam
There is a new web series in the works that centers around 1 man along in a broken and empty New York City. Why do you as a filmmaker care? Well, the series will include filmmaking tutorials on things like: how to turn an actor into a zombie, how to create a destroyed Empire State Building and whatever else takes, director Rubidium Wu's fancy, along the way. See the trailer and first BTS tutorial in the full post.
See how existing footage, sound bites, 35 bucks and some creative editing can turn out a kick ass promo vid. If this BTS teaches you anything it should be to film, shoot and archive everything, cause you never know when you just may need the footage. Great work on the video, guys. And on making me miss BC.
Google Street View has made B&H accessible to anyone via a virtual tour. Sadly, the tour doesn't quite do the place justice as all the good stuff is on the second floor and it doesn't look like they will take you that far... yet. But you can take the tour and leave your comments in the full post.
See how much work goes into a 30 second (soccer themed) water spot. This is one of the few entries where I thought watching the BTS vid was far cooler than the final product. Definitely worth braving the 7 minute and 30 seconds to see how the big boys get things done but be warned, lazy kids, this one is subtitled.
As good as the BTS is for this submission, the final video is epic. If you are a hardcore gamer like myself and recognize titles such as Gears of War, Halo, Mortal Kombat, and Left 4 Dead, then you're gonna love watching them all come together to kick some zombie ass. Did I say, "Spoiler Alert"? Oh well it's all good.
French sculptor turned photographer Philippe Ramette takes some amazingly surreal self portraits that some may find reminiscent of Escher. And although we have seen plenty of works before, where the laws of physics seem to be bent or defied, Philippe does it all in camera. See the full post for Philippe's final images and the video that shows how he does it.
"...One projector (the one I used was less than 200 bucks used) can replace many traditional strobes + modifiers for a fraction of the cost. Using this technique I can create more elaborate plates for composite images with less lighting gear... I guess the end goal for this technique would be a developing a projector that used a flashtube... thus creating the ultimate light modifier.”
With great final images and a very informative BTS video, this contest entry may have made it into out our top 10 but sadly they didn't submit before the closing date. Having missed the deadline but not the point of the contest, they decided to post it anyways. So, thank the guys from 2D House for this most excellent video. Nice work guys.
If there is one thing I've learned while living in Japan it's: when you are squatting over a Japanese toilet the business end points to the back. If there are two thing I've learned while living in Japan it's: expect the Japanese to have a unique take on everything. Photographer Hal is no exception as he vacuum packs his models in his wacked out series called "Fresh Love".