Behind Baselight’s colour and VFX on Three Thousand Years of Longing
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Behind Baselight’s colour and VFX on Three Thousand Years of Longing

Baselight colourist and co-founder of Toronto’s VFX facility in Toronto, Alter Ego, Eric Whipp, was recently reunited with award-winning director and cinematographer duo, George Miller and John Seale for the making of Three Thousand Years of Longing, starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.    The movie is a contemporary retelling of the story of a djinn…

Filmmakers Academy | Camera Emotion
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Filmmakers Academy | Camera Emotion

Every single frame in a movie, commercial, or music video expresses some type of emotion. Whether it be sorrow, energy, or anger… Something within that frame is going to steer your audience in a specific emotional direction. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses his work on “Waist Deep” and how important the camera’s movement…

Filmmakers Academy | How to illuminate rain at night
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Filmmakers Academy | How to illuminate rain at night

Some of the most memorable moments in cinema history take place in the dramatic environment which is rain. When adding rain to a scene it can create beauty, power, and a level of difficulty to execute. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses what it took for him to pull off illuminated rain during some…