Take a Look Behind the Green Screen with HBO Visual Effects Artist Debra Khoo-Jeffrey

Jun 11, 2021

 

Filmmaker U recently spoke with Visual Effects Artist Debra Khoo-Jeffrey.  In this chat we spoke with Debra about immigrating to New York from Malaysia, working remotely and her various projects she at HBO.

Debra Khoo is a visual effects artist at HBO Hudson Yards, NY with nearly 20 years of experience in motion graphics, animation, compositing and rotoscoping. She works mainly in After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Boris FX Mocha Pro....

Continue Reading...

Inside the World of Color with Acclaimed Colorist Stephen Nakamura

Jun 04, 2021

 

Watch the interview here

Colorist Stephen Nakamura spoke with Filmmaker U to talk about his prolific career. His feature film credits include Da Five Bloods, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, It: Chapter Two, Crazy Rich Asians, The Martian, Alien: Covenant and many more blockbuster epics and award winners.

Among the most accomplished feature film colorists in Hollywood, Stephen Nakamura has worked alongside directors such as David...

Continue Reading...

Color Grading and Career Advice with "Mad Max: Fury Road" Colorist Eric Whipp

Apr 26, 2021

Watch the interview here

Colorist Eric Whipp joined Gordon Burkell to answer questions about Mad Max: Fury Road, Color Correction, and give career advice.  Eric talks about his workflow while working remotely, as well as the delicate balance of working with clients.  If you want to learn more directly from Eric on his processes, his insights and his vast amount of experiences; check out our online class with Eric here.

Eric...

Continue Reading...

Ron Moore & The Creation of "For All ManKind"

Dec 03, 2020

Watch the interview here

In this interview, Filmmaker U is joined by For All Mankind creator and showrunner Ronald Moore and his go-to editor Michael O'Halloran. Ronald and Michael's team efforts include Battlestar Galactica, Outlander, Star Trek, and of course, the new Apple+ TV series For All Man Kind.

 
The discussion focuses on authenticity in historical specific fiction, show running and developing a relationship...
Continue Reading...

The Importance of Narrative Ellipsis For Editors

Jun 08, 2020

Written By Parker Mott | Twitter: @parkermott

 

Martin Scorsese famously said, “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out”. However, narrative ellipsis- the subject of this article- primarily concerns “what’s out”. What filmmakers and editors choose to leave out of their film is equally as important as what they choose to keep. Actually, it may even be more important....

Continue Reading...

Cobra Kai's Editor Zack Arnold on the Secrets of His Editing

Jun 01, 2020
 

 

 

During the COVID 19 quarantine, at Filmmaker U, we decided to launch a live talk series.  This series will bring in experts from the industry to discuss their work and to answer people's questions. To take part in upcoming events, join us on Facebook Live or Youtube Live Fridays at 2 PM EST | 11 AM PST.

Cobra Kai

Youtube's Cobra Kai focuses on Danny LaRusso Jonny Lawrence's martial arts rivalry 30...

Continue Reading...

Netflix's The Crown's Assistant Editor Siân Fever discusses her approach

May 27, 2020
 

 

 

During the COVID 19 quarantine, we, at Filmmaker U, decided to launch a weekly live chat series.  This series will bring in experts from the industry to discuss their work and to answer people's questions. To take part in upcoming events, join us on Facebook Live or Youtube Live Fridays at 2 PM EST | 11 AM PST.

 The Crown

Netflix’s The Crown focuses on the life of Queen Elizabeth, each season covering a new...

Continue Reading...

Meet Your Next Maker and Tell Us What You Want Them To Cover

Feb 11, 2020
Filmmaker U is excited to announce our new instructor, documentary cinematographer, and director, Kirsten Johnson. We will begin shooting our next course at the end of February 2020 and want to allow you to follow along as we create the course!
 

About Kirsten

Kirsten Johnson is an acclaimed documentary cinematographer whose work includes multiple Oscar-nominated documentaries and the film Citizenfour (2014), which won the Oscar in...
Continue Reading...

The Most Challenging Scene to Edit in Parasite: An Interview With Oscar Jinmo Yang

Feb 04, 2020

 

 

Jinmo Yang has been editing for ten years, and in that time he's established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of film editing. He's become South Korea's premiere editor, working on some of the most internationally successful films coming out of that industry. Yang's work includes the phenomenal Train to Busan, Okja, and of course Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, for which he is nominated for the Editing Oscar.

His...

Continue Reading...

The Ultimate (and growing) list of Free Film Stuff

Jan 28, 2020

 

 

Students and Independent filmmakers are always in need of low cost/no-cost opportunities. So we here at Filmmaker U decided to put together the ultimate list of free resources for filmmakers. Including Free Sound FX, Free Music, Free Special Effects, Free Plugins, Free Stock Footage, and Free Images.

This list of free resources is a live list, so if you see a free resource missing, please add a comment below!

Click here...

Continue Reading...
1 2
Close

50% Complete

Try the course for free!

Are you curious how our classes work and what to expect? Not sure if this is the class for you?

Filmmaker U offers the opportunity to experience each of our courses with three free clips - a chance to see what you can expect from the full course! All we require is that you take a few moments to create a free account to gain access to the free clips from our course with Eric Whipp!