Category: Skills and Crafts

Just a Stick (of Wood)

“It literally is just a stick… and yet here it is, it’s exciting something in their brain.” —Chris Fieldhouse, Garrison Creek Bat Co. Produced, Directed and Edited: Andrew Nortonandrewnortonphoto.com Director …
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Sounds Good!

Sounds Good! is your guide to professional audio recording. This episode we teach you how to do a “tape sync.” Brought to you by the Canadian Audio Council, Mr. Sub …
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HUF NYC – Skateboarding

HUF NYC // Featuring Brad Cromer, Jake Anderson, Austyn Gillette, Matt Gottwig, Dick Rizzo and special guest Brendan Carroll. Shot by Brandon Kuzma and Tyler Cichy Edited by Brandon Kuzma …
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How to Make a Tennis Ball

Tennis Ball VIDEO on How to Make a Wilson Tennis Ball  http://www.happyvideonetwork.com/how-to-make-a-tennis-ball/ ‎   I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for …
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De Passage – Surfing

A surf film I directed for Reef a few years back. Just realized I did have the master online, so decided I would post. Such an amazing collaboration with Mark …
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Funny Business – An Inside Look at the Art of Cartooning

Cartoonist VIDEO about Cartoonist  http://www.happyvideonetwork.com/look-at-the-art-of-cartooning/ ‎ Cartoonist Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work on aSunday page of the Mark Trail comic strip Comics Speech balloons Comics studies Education History by country …
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For The Sky

Not many people have heard of Daniel Fleury. He isn’t really part of a riding scene and he doesn’t seem overly concerned with upping his Instagram rep. If you expected …
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NB Underground – Skateboarding

Battling April showers and cobblestoned streets a few of the New Balance Numeric Team took a short trip to London, Paris and Lyon. As documented by James Messina and Jake …
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SURF IN SIBERIA ARCTIC OCEAN 5

Episode 5 “The Arctic Ocean. Tundra “The film tells about the life of Russian surfers and skating in the Far North. Only a few have tried surfing in the Arctic …
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Setting Up a Bee Hive with Tom Evans

Set by step how to receive a box of BEES, approximately 9,000 and set up a Hive. No film makers were stung in the making of this documentary. This film …
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Forrest Huber

This is Forrest. He’s a certified electrician in Salt Lake City Utah. Music – Always by Panama You can find and support their music @ wearepanama.bandcamp.com
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Walnut Creek

I had a free afternoon while shooting in northern California and decided to go down to the local skatepark with some friends. Here’s some footage that Connor and I shot …
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Local

Inspired by the photography of my good friend Weston Colton (westoncolton.com @westoncolton), and featuring local skaters from the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys, this film was only made possible with …
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Joel & Ethan Coen – Shot | Reverse Shot

How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What …
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Mother (2009) – Telephoto Profile Shots

A brief analysis of one aspect of Bong Joon-ho’s great film Mother (2009). WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS. For educational purposes only. English & Portuguese subtitles by Akemi Mitsueda. You can donate …
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The Imposter (2012) – Spiking the Lens

A brief analysis of Bart Layton’s The Imposter (2012). WARNING: SPOILS EVERY GODDAMN THING. For educational purposes only. English & Portuguese subtitles by Akemi Mitsueda. You can donate to support …
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The Spielberg Oner – Eight Lengthy Examples

As an addendum to my previous video on Spielberg’s sneaky use of long takes, here are eight of his longer examples. This is for educational purposes only. The original Spielberg …
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Wolf Children (2012) – The Lateral Tracking Shot

Looking for a unique lateral tracking shot? Consider this example from Mamoru Hosoda’s excellent film Wolf Children (2012). NO SPOILERS. Happy (Late) Mother’s Day. For educational purposes only. You can …
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Edgar Wright – How to Do Visual Comedy

If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. …
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Martin Scorsese – The Art of Silence

Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty years …
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Michael Bay – What is Bayhem?

There are filmmakers we love and then there’s Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is …
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Satoshi Kon – Editing Space & Time

Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, …
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Snowpiercer – Left or Right

Characters make choices which they cannot take back. The question is: how do you show it visually? Here’s one solution from Snowpiercer. Warning: SPOILS ENTIRE FILM. For educational purposes only. …
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Jackie Chan – How to Do Action Comedy

Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan. Let’s see how he does it. (Note: to …
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Drive (2011) – The Quadrant System

One of the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” (2011) is that the shots feel both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. Even though most of the images follow a …
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28 – Foot

He quit his job, restored a boat and sailed around the world. This video …
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Light Rain

This film was based on a true story (written by Bob Perks) and the …
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You Are Whole

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Skylight

Please watch in full screen with sound on for best experience. This film is …
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