What Does a 2nd AC Do?

When people ask me what I do for work, I tell them I’m usually working as a Multirotor Safety Officer or a 2nd AC. As you can guess, that typically doesn’t help them much. What in the world is a 2nd AC? What Does 2nd AC Mean? For most people, …

Bringing Reality Back to Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the original Star Wars trilogy used real actors in real costumes on real locations doing real stunts. Sadly, years later, this approach was thrown out the window in favor of copious amounts of CGI in the prequel trilogy. Star Wars …

Multi Rotor Tutorial Series for Filmmakers | Drones

We are proud to announce that we have produced and released the world’s first Multi Rotor Tutorial Series for Filmmakers. We’ve been noticing over the last few years, that multi rotors (or drones) are becoming really popular, especially in the film industry. The market is exploding with quadcopters, hexacopters and …

Merry Christmas from George Bush

  We were able to film a short video showing how George Bush (played by Jamie Costa) prepares for Christmas. George had to order the turkey which was delivered by the famous “Amazone” delivery company. They were able to show off their new delivery system by delivering the turkey via …

Zombie College | Short Film

  Zombie College is finally finished and available for your enjoyment. So what is “Zombie College?”… I had the guys over at Learning Solutions contact me and ask if I wanted to direct a short film that would be fun and entertaining for students to learn from. After hearing that …

Funding for Gotham Fight Club Film

[hr] A fellow filmmaker and good friend of mine, Michael Gibbons is producing and directing a short film called, Gotham Fight Club. This talented young lad, straight from Scotland, has come up with a pretty epic blend of fan favorite films. Gibbons is taking all of your favorite Gotham villains …

New Filming Projects

  I can’t believe its already the end of February. This year is off to a great start though! Lots of cool filming projects are on the horizon. We recently shot some b-roll footage of some epic police officers. These guys were training for evasive car maneuver techniques, and we …

Tweaking Pre-Keyed Footage in After Effects

  If you’re ever needing to adjust the alpha channel of pre-keyed footage in After Effects, there are a few simple techniques you can do. In this short tutorial I show how to remove the “transparent” look and boost the alpha channel using three filters. You’ll need to add the …

On set with the Red Epic

Instead of talking about a specific part of production I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about what VidMuze has been working on recently. Using stock footage when making special effects is very helpful. When you can’t actually blow up a car, you do it in post. If …