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Storyboards in Pre-Production

Some hate them, some love them. Storyboards are one of the most important tools in the filmmaking world. The act of drawing every single scene in a movie can be helpful, but can also be bothersome in some film categories, mostly documentaries. The process was developed by Disney in the early 40's as a way to plan and pinpoint which scenes would be absolutely necessary, saving time and money animating scenes that wouldn't be used in any way in the finished movie. As a filmmaker, you don't have to draw storyboards, [...]

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Camera Movement

At Gauss Productions we love amazing camera work. On this blog post we're gonna give you a few examples of film equipment used to achieve some of the best shots of movie history. Camera Dolly The most common tool on a set is a dolly. Created in 1936, it was the first step in making movies more "cinematic", which ironically means movement, if you go way back to the Greek origins of the word. The dolly can be used in a limited number of ways, because it can only be used [...]

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Chroma Key and Waveform

Here's an pretty cool tip for those young filmmakers out there experimenting with Green Screen / Chroma Key. In the process of recording a subject in front of a Green Screen, first and foremost make sure you have the desired framing of the person: a medium shot, a close-up or a wide shot. Then ask politely to the actor to step aside, and now your entire frame should be filled with green, or at least part of it. Now, activate the Waveform window on your camera settings. Some cameras have it, others don't, and some you can hack [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: BLOG|0 Comments

Storyboards in Pre-Production

Some hate them, some love them. Storyboards are one of the most important tools in the filmmaking world. The act of drawing every single scene in a movie can be helpful, but can also be bothersome in some film categories, mostly documentaries. The process was developed by Disney in the early 40's as a way to plan and pinpoint which scenes would be absolutely necessary, saving time and money animating scenes that wouldn't be used in any way in the finished movie. As a filmmaker, you don't have to draw storyboards, [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: BLOG|0 Comments

Camera Movement

At Gauss Productions we love amazing camera work. On this blog post we're gonna give you a few examples of film equipment used to achieve some of the best shots of movie history. Camera Dolly The most common tool on a set is a dolly. Created in 1936, it was the first step in making movies more "cinematic", which ironically means movement, if you go way back to the Greek origins of the word. The dolly can be used in a limited number of ways, because it can only be used [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: BLOG|0 Comments

Chroma Key and Waveform

Here's an pretty cool tip for those young filmmakers out there experimenting with Green Screen / Chroma Key. In the process of recording a subject in front of a Green Screen, first and foremost make sure you have the desired framing of the person: a medium shot, a close-up or a wide shot. Then ask politely to the actor to step aside, and now your entire frame should be filled with green, or at least part of it. Now, activate the Waveform window on your camera settings. Some cameras have it, others don't, and some you can hack [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: BLOG|0 Comments