Maximize Budget
21 Jul 2017

6 Ways To Maximize A Small Budget

6 Tips For Making The Most Of Your Budget Maximizing any business budget can be difficult, but in the entertainment industry it can be exceptionally challenging. One of the most important things to remember when building a budget for your business – and making changes to that budget – is

uncanny valley
17 Jul 2017

The Uncanny Valley

Understanding The Uncanny Valley A concept many filmmakers and game-makers alike must deal with when creating animated portrayals of humans is something called the “uncanny valley.” In fact, for many animators, being successful in the animation industry means having a thorough understanding of what the uncanny valley is, how to

Star Wars The Force Awakens
29 Jun 2017

Practical Effects vs CGI

CGI vs. In-Camera Effects Do CGI special effects outperform practical effects? Is CGI ruining the quality of the filmmaking process? Filmmakers are having to wrestle with difficult questions about using CGI in movies, especially as a new wave of practical effects has witnessed a resurgence in to Hollywood. In recent

psychology of color
12 Jun 2017

The Psychology of Color

What exactly is the “psychology of color?” Like any other group of industry professionals, graphic designers are often limited by popular design practices. Whatever contemporary design standards are accepted as the norm are often adopted and repurposed until something new and groundbreaking comes along. Just as graphic designers have accepted

business plan
12 Jun 2017

3 Tips for a Successful Business Plan

Looking to start your own business? Check out these three tips for a successful venture The entertainment industry is competitive and challenging. You need to have a thorough understanding of what it takes to be successful, including how to create a successful blueprint that will help bring your new entity

09 Jun 2017

The Importance of Sound

Is sound really just as important as video quality when producing films and games? Poor sound can ruin an otherwise spectacular production. Understanding the importance of quality sounds in movies, games and songs is a crucial part of understanding what it means to be a successful – and memorable –

06 Jun 2017

5 Movies with Set Locations You Can Visit

Visit Where Movie Magic Took Place Looking to visit the sets of your favorite movies? Check out this list of 5 movies with set locations you can travel to! LA LA Land Griffith Observatory The Griffith Observatory is where Sebastian and Mia dance the night away at the Leonard Nimoy

star wars
31 May 2017

5 Emerging Trends in the Film Industry

These Trends Are Re-Shaping The Film Industry The film industry is constantly evolving and growing, incorporating new techniques, disposing of outdated fads, and revisiting trends to bring older techniques back to life. So what are the newest trends today? Check out these top 5 emerging trends in the film industry

pop music
29 May 2017

3 Tips For Creating Pop Music

What is it about pop music that is so catchy? Why is it that every time a song becomes popular, it seems to be replayed over and over on the radio for months on end? It’s all in the production, from the way a song is arranged to the way