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09/05/2019
Hieronyvision is Live! A New Channel for Movies ∙ Music ∙ Art

Hieronyvision is Live! A New Channel for Movies ∙ Music ∙ Art

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08/31/2019
WMM is Back!

We're back! WMM is a free New Media Film School. A community of #filmmakers and #YouTubers whose goal is to unite the worlds of digital media and traditional film production. Join the community and start a #conversation!

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05/23/2019

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Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai created the template for the modern action film through its combination of serious themes...
05/27/2017
Seven Samurai: Defining an Action Masterpiece

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai created the template for the modern action film through its combination of serious themes, well-defined characters and comic relief. With genre defining fight sequences using multiple cameras and elaborate choreography, it is certainly one of the most influential films of all time.

An editor who is equally talented in working with visuals as he is with sound – and it’s all in service of the story. Yo...
05/26/2017
Walter Murch: Film's Most Influential Editor

An editor who is equally talented in working with visuals as he is with sound – and it’s all in service of the story. You should MEET Walter Murch. Learn more about his career at Watch Meet Make!

Wait, did you hear that? Of course you did, but only because they wanted you to. The importance of sound in film has nev...
05/25/2017
Editing and Sound in Coppola's The Conversation

Wait, did you hear that? Of course you did, but only because they wanted you to. The importance of sound in film has never been more exemplified than in Coppola’s The Conversation.

Charlie Chaplin (Official)'s famous character known as "The Tramp" still endures as one of the most recognizable portray...
05/24/2017
MEET Charlie Chaplin: Cinema's Greatest Tramp

Charlie Chaplin (Official)'s famous character known as "The Tramp" still endures as one of the most recognizable portrayals in cinema history. His co-founding of the first great independent production company, United Artists, just adds to his indelible legacy.

If you think silent films are boring and that no one was funny in black and white, City Lights will prove you wrong. The...
05/23/2017
The Endearing Laughs of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

If you think silent films are boring and that no one was funny in black and white, City Lights will prove you wrong. The romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Great Depression went against the trend of “talkies” in the 1930’s by expertly using visuals to create humor, character and narrative.

When it comes to editing, you have to learn from the best to be the best. Emmy nominated Mad Men editor Chris Gay breaks...
05/22/2017
EXCLUSIVE: Meet Editor Chris Gay

When it comes to editing, you have to learn from the best to be the best. Emmy nominated Mad Men editor Chris Gay breaks down the craft with his unique insight on techniques, best practices and resources to help grow your skills as an editor.

The introduction of montage and modern day filmmaking techniques as we know them, Battleship Potemkin revolutionized fil...
05/21/2017
Battleship Potemkin: Creating Film As We Know It

The introduction of montage and modern day filmmaking techniques as we know them, Battleship Potemkin revolutionized film as a storytelling medium and influenced everything to come since.

Like financing, distribution is almost all business. From copyright registration and licensing to insurance and credits,...
05/20/2017
Legal Considerations in Distribution

Like financing, distribution is almost all business. From copyright registration and licensing to insurance and credits, we got you covered to get your film ready to sell.

Your media project is completed. Take a deep breath. You’ve earned it! Of course, this still doesn’t mean the work is do...
05/19/2017
The In's and Out's of Previewing Your Film

Your media project is completed. Take a deep breath. You’ve earned it! Of course, this still doesn’t mean the work is done. Learn about how to prepare your project for its first screening below.

As with a lot of other technical post-production work, sound mixing only really gets noticed when things go wrong. Find ...
05/18/2017
The Big Picture: Sound Mixing 101

As with a lot of other technical post-production work, sound mixing only really gets noticed when things go wrong. Find out how to prep and execute sound for your next project at Watch Meet Make!

Angles. Blocking. Close Up. Coverage. With so many options, a good director knows how and when to use his tools. Learn m...
05/17/2017
Directing the Camera: Tips and Tricks

Angles. Blocking. Close Up. Coverage. With so many options, a good director knows how and when to use his tools. Learn more about how to direct the camera on your next shoot below!

Visual style may seem like a natural talent, but the most visionary filmmakers relentlessly study other films, shows, ph...
05/16/2017
Developing Visual Literacy and Composition

Visual style may seem like a natural talent, but the most visionary filmmakers relentlessly study other films, shows, photographs and paintings. You want to have a distinct visual look in mind for your project. Not only will this save you time on set and make you appear more professional, it will also improve the quality of your work.

Editor Chris Gay stops by to share his knowledge and unique tips for preparing your media project to screen for potentia...
05/15/2017
Tips Before Screening to Financiers & Producers

Editor Chris Gay stops by to share his knowledge and unique tips for preparing your media project to screen for potential financiers and producers. Check out this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with the Mad Men editor himself and learn more about editing at Watch Meet Make!

Ingenuity and chemistry catapulted Broad City's quirky creators from web anonymity to the forefront of TV comedy. Writin...
05/03/2017
FROM WEB TO TELEVISION, THIS IS BROAD CITY

Ingenuity and chemistry catapulted Broad City's quirky creators from web anonymity to the forefront of TV comedy. Writing strong, relatable characters and networking within their niche helped as well.

Michael Stevens' VSAUCE network registers millions of views with fun, educational content encouraging viewers to think, ...
05/01/2017
Making YouTube smarter with Vsauce

Michael Stevens' VSAUCE network registers millions of views with fun, educational content encouraging viewers to think, find and play. And he does it by treating his fans as a community rather than just viewers.

While an educational webseries from a public media organization might not sound exciting, "The Ways" expertly turns abst...
04/27/2017
The Ways: streaming the educational revolution

While an educational webseries from a public media organization might not sound exciting, "The Ways" expertly turns abstract issues about American Indian culture into compelling narratives with real life characters - all in a short-form documentary format perfect for the web.

You don't need a spiritual medium to show you the best platform for delivering your story, but you should have a plan in...
04/26/2017
Understanding the medium of your project

You don't need a spiritual medium to show you the best platform for delivering your story, but you should have a plan in place that best matches your story to your audience. From film to television and web, knowing your medium will help shape your narrative.

Binge watching? User control? New models of distribution? Netflix took bold risks to change the way we consume content, ...
04/25/2017
Netflix: Your media the way you want it

Binge watching? User control? New models of distribution? Netflix took bold risks to change the way we consume content, and the industry hasn't looked back since.

AwesomenessTV is a prime example of the increasing legitimacy of web media. Jumping into the space to create their own n...
04/24/2017
AwesomenessTV: from viral to feature

AwesomenessTV is a prime example of the increasing legitimacy of web media. Jumping into the space to create their own niche online content, the media company has since grown to represent numerous YouTube stars and is producing content for TV and feature films. Perhaps views and subscribers are more than just a vanity contest?

04/21/2017
WMM - Learn History Make History

Learn history. Make history. The very best of media and makers of the past to inspire better content for the future. This is Watch Meet Make! #inspiringbettercontent

Director Eli Roth and producer Jason Blum established Crypt TV on the belief that scary short films could join cat video...
04/20/2017
Crypt TV: Bringing horror to the web

Director Eli Roth and producer Jason Blum established Crypt TV on the belief that scary short films could join cat videos and tween humor as digital mainstays. And they were right! #WeirdIsGood

The quality of web content is undoubtedly on the rise, and this web series dares to push the boundaries of cinematic art...
04/19/2017
The Impossibilities: cinematic flare on the web

The quality of web content is undoubtedly on the rise, and this web series dares to push the boundaries of cinematic art on the digital stage with strong production value and deeply nuanced characters. You should WATCH The Impossibilities.

Terence Krey and Daniel Fox’s web series "Graves" twists the teen horror genre into a clever quarter-life dramedy, and s...
04/18/2017
Graves: going below-the-line and beyond

Terence Krey and Daniel Fox’s web series "Graves" twists the teen horror genre into a clever quarter-life dramedy, and stretches its modest budget by playing into genre tropes in an organic way.

Visual effects don't have to be all explosions and CGI. In fact, most VFX & GFX work involves much more subtle fixes to ...
04/17/2017
Understanding the basics of VFX | GFX

Visual effects don't have to be all explosions and CGI. In fact, most VFX & GFX work involves much more subtle fixes to your footage...like removing that pesky boom mic that keeps falling into frame.

Like the ultimate hipster taste maker, Charlie Chaplin (Official) was performing, writing and directing his own material...
04/16/2017

Like the ultimate hipster taste maker, Charlie Chaplin (Official) was performing, writing and directing his own material back when film was still on celluloid…and he even composed most of the musical accompaniment as well. #HappyBirthday to a legend!

If you have some room in the budget and you care about things like framing and angling, you can have a whole department ...
04/14/2017
Everyone who's anyone in the Camera Department

If you have some room in the budget and you care about things like framing and angling, you can have a whole department to assist the DP. Everything from operators to people dedicated to just handling media. What a luxury!

Recording good sound on set will prevent some literal headaches in post. And remember, the sound crew’s work should alwa...
04/13/2017
Best practices for capturing sound on set

Recording good sound on set will prevent some literal headaches in post. And remember, the sound crew’s work should always be heard, but never be seen. Here are some solid tips & tricks.

Along with the director and cinematographer, the production designer has the most input on the visual quality of a film....
04/12/2017
The Art Department: Making your film look good

Along with the director and cinematographer, the production designer has the most input on the visual quality of a film. And in case you hadn’t heard, film is still mostly a visual medium. Learn more about the ins and outs of the role of the art department below.

Even if your project is strapped for resources – and by resources, we mean money – you can still find talented individua...
04/10/2017
If all you had were 6 people on your film crew

Even if your project is strapped for resources – and by resources, we mean money – you can still find talented individuals to fill the production crew. Here are the absolute essentials.

Happy Birthday to Mary Pickford, a true Hollywood legend! The first major female starlet of motion pictures, Pickford mo...
04/08/2017

Happy Birthday to Mary Pickford, a true Hollywood legend! The first major female starlet of motion pictures, Pickford moved audiences with her portrayals of working-class women while successfully taking control of her career by co-founding her own studio, United Artists. #GOAT

04/07/2017
wmm - how it works

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