Movies

Calculation after calculation: Budgeting in film production

The saying so often repeated in football, can be applied to the realm of communication with film and video too: After the film is before the film. As soon as a film is entrusted to its audience and the public, it doesn’t mean the job of a producer or production manager is done. That’s the real moment of truth. Not only when it comes to viewer ratings, but also in terms of numbers and the all important calculation. [...]

Adrian Teijido, the man who shot Pablo Escobar (with a camera)

Adrian Teijido (53) is one of the most established Directors of Photography (DoP) in Brazil, working all over the world. Videothink had the opportunity to interview Adrian on location in Colombia, where he is preparing to shoot the third season of Narcos, the Netflix series about the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar that is making headlines all over the world. [...]

Communications with Film and Video: What a producer won’t tell you

Before a surgeon operates on his patient, he’s legally obliged to inform his subject of the potential risks. It’s different when it comes to film producers and video makers. The gap in knowledge here between those who provide and those who contract a service is in fact often times equally as vast as between a doctor and a patient. But when it comes to who says what to whom, when and how in film production, there are no set rules in the realm of the moving image. 10 things a producer would never tell you. [...]

Viewing films and how cinema works in your head

In less than a 100 milliseconds our brain tells us what we’re seeing. How we see and how the necessary nerve impulses are analysed and processed, surpasses the dimensions of any cinemascope film and is more exciting than any Netflix series ever could be. This article shows, how we can see with our tongues and explains why octopuses make bad film directors. [...]

Five rules for camera movement in film and video

Videothink sheds light on the topic of movement in films in a four-part series. The series culminates with five rules for camera movement which explain the criteria according to which movement should be used in moving image communication. No systematic, scientific measures are provided for the assessment of camera movement. However, it is agreed that 5 rules apply for camera movement for professional film-makers. [...]

Camera movement in film and video (Part 1)

Camera movement is a fundamental characteristic of the medium film. Nonetheless, a high degree of uncertainty frequently prevails as to how and when movement in communication with moving images should be applied, particularly in the image film and product videos or online videos. Videothink sheds light on the topic of movement in films and the film-related means of expression from diverse perspectives in a four-part series: [...]

Why situations are not stories!

It is not the beginning and the end but rather the before and after and all other things that happen in between that give the story in a sponsored film its value [...]