How important is Mirror Lockup and a Cable Release?

I’ve always wondered how much of a difference a tripod, mirror lock-up and a cable release would make to the sharpness of my images. So, I decided to test for myself. Test Parameters and workflow: Canon 550D with 18-55 IS II Kit lens at 55mm f/8 at ISO 200 and shutter at 1/60s Shot in […]

What is Filmmaking? [Part Three]

Everyone ‘knows’ about the things I’ve written in Parts One and Two; however it is what I cover in this part that will make or break your career as a filmmaker. Anybody with money and tools can make a film, just like anyone with pencil and paper can draw. But to have a career as […]

X: The Impossible Release

This will be the last post under the making of The Impossible Murder. The movie is locked and finished, marketing materials are prepared and authorized, and the censor certificate is in place. What next? Actually, the biggest mistake every filmmaker makes (including yours truly) is to not ask this question at the time of writing […]