Posts Tagged ‘filmmaking’

Behind the scenes of Music Video Race Austin

We’ve had the opportunity of taking part in a number of 48-hour and 24-hour style competitions for short films– the concept being that based on some surprise elements, you have a set (short) amount of time to write, develop, shoot, and edit a movie. The competitions are a ton of fun to do and often…

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8 Best Tips for 48 Hour Film Project

Between the producers at Escape Plan Productions, we have participated in six 48 Hour Film Projects before, and in even more 24-hour film competitions (which let me tell you– are tough to pull off). Since 2001, the 48 Hour Film Project has been a wild and sleepless weekend where you and a team make a short film, all writing,…

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Options for licensing music for your film or video

There’s few cases in editing commercials, short films, wedding videos, or any kind of video where you won’t need music of some kind, whether it’s featured more prominently (even for a few seconds) or softly underlying the rest of the audio you’re using. When used appropriately, in good taste, and with the right dips, rises,…

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19 Tips to a Productive, Happy Friday

It’s that day of the week. The day that tiptoes between the liberation of the weekend and the responsibilities of work. That’s right… it’s Friday! Also I apologize if Rebecca Black’s hit popped into your mind right there. For those of us who typically work Monday through Friday, 9-ish to 5-ish, Friday and especially Friday…

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How to Get Cinematically Engineered Music Videos

Every song and every music video is different. And the medium of music videos remains a passion for us at Escape Plan Productions. Our first big project with the company was “Eden 2.0” by TesseracT in the Fall of 2011. That video now is resting at about 600,000 views. We’ve had the privilege of working…

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Behind the Scenes of “Carnivores”

 Watch the short film, online now! In 2011, I formed a team for the Austin 48-Hour Film Project and we made it in to the Top 10 and took home the awards for “Best Cinematography” and “Best Use of Character” for our short, The Walker. In 2012, I took a break from the competition and…

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Behind the Scenes of “Dee’s Final Fling”

 Watch the short film, online now! I love the medium of short films and the kind of unique stories that can be told in them. I’ve seen a lot of great ones under five minutes that give you a simple setup and usually rest on an ending that’s either a punchline, twist, or surprise. I…

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