Friday, June 25, 2010

Register now for the IFP/Phoenix 48 Hour Film Challenge

IFP/Phoenix will be holding its annual Summer 48 Hour Film Challenge July 16 to July 18.

At the July 16th, kick-off, teams will be given a genre, a line of dialogue to be used in the film and a prop to be used in the film. They will then have 48 Hours to make their 3 minute film.

Registrations are being accepted now on a first come, first serve basis. Once all 35 slots are filled, no more registrations will be accepted.

Teams will be competing for a prize of $250 and a shot at the finals in April where a prize of $1,000 will be given out.

If you're up for the challenge, register your team today!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tutorial: Animating a Still

Andrew Kramer over at Video Copilot has posted a new tutorial "Animating a Still."
In this tutorial inject life into a still image by creating a 3d-looking camera movement and animate the movement of the smoke. We will also add realistic camera jitter and simulate a rack focus with dirt on the lens.
Watch it on the Video Copilot website.