Backing up with Backblaze

Backblaze offers remote backup services.  The 3-2-1 rule of backup is an essential step to ensure your images and footage are kept safe


Why You Should Backup Your Files

In today’s fast-paced world, backing up your files is of the utmost importance. Typically music, movies, films, data files, projects, and photos are all stored in one place – your computer. Laptops and desktops have decreased in cost, and the amount of storage inside them has increased greatly over the last few years. Unfortunately having all of your data in only one place is dangerous.

Computer loss, theft, natural disaster, and accidental deletion, are just some of the ways that you can lose the data you’ve spent so long creating and accumulating. The only way to prepare for the unexpected is to have a good backup strategy in place. There are many different ways to backup your computers, and using multiple forms of backup will minimize the risk of ever losing your valuable files.

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Solving Mysteries the “Sherlock” way with Cinematography and Editing

How do you tell your audience what a character is thinking using only visual clues … namely cinematography and editing


In this article over at No Film School, Renee explains just how to solve mental problems in a visual medium

Perhaps the quickest way to tell an audience what a character is thinking as they’re solving complicated mysteries of logic is to just tell them;  just slap an internal monologue voice over on the timeline and you’re done. Now, even though I’m like the rest of the world who could listen to Benedict Cumberbatch speak non-stop forever with that “jaguar hiding in a cello” voice of his, that approach to dispensing information isn’t all that interesting cinematically.

Scene Transistions

The Royal Ocean Film Society’s video essay on Transitions and the work of David Lean is an emotive view of how to make your edits and cuts better.
This is well worth watching a few times to soak up the real benefits and skill of this master of the edit


4 tips to making a great intro

If you’re a production company, a film or documentary maker you need a good intro to promote your business and open any film or documentary you’ve been involved in producing.



Simon Cade gives his 4 tips on how to make a striking intro


Tips on shooting in slow motion

The guys over at DSLR Guide have put together this great video on hints and tips on how to film in slow motion


This short and insightful video highlights several issues you need to consider when filming in slow motion.  Interestingly Simon Cade also talks about sound design for slow motion filming too