Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Kenny McMillan

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing, and screening your project. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a Filmmaker. This week, we had the opportunity to speak to Filmmaker Kenny McMillan about his work. This is what he said:

What inspires you?

Kenny McMillan:  Excellence. By that I mean I get fired up by seeing other artists (of any form) hit that flow state, pushing their art and effectively utilizing what

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Don’t Forget to Tell a Story

It’s easy to obsess over gear. We all love new toys, and it’s natural to lust over that hot new mirrorless camera or convince yourself that a lens upgrade is going to take your photos to the next level. But amid the onslaught of pretty-looking shots and gear reviews, never forget: story is king. Photographer and filmmaker Peter McKinnon urges us not to lose sight of the reason we make photos and films in this 15-minute pep talk. “Let’s be honest, getting gear is exciting,” he says. “But it can so easily overshadow the bigger picture, which is making great
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6 Camera Stabilization Hacks for Sharper Photos and Smoother Video

No matter how great your location, how great your setup, how well-posed your model or well-crafted your story board, camera shake will ruin your shot. So here are 6 stabilization hacks that’ll help you keep that camera steady for sharper photos and smoother video. The tips were put together by Ted Sim of Aputure for their series “4 Minute Film School,” and even though the tips were created for filmmakers, several of the techniques discussed here lend themselves really well to sharper photography as well. Check out the full breakdown up top, or scroll down for a quick summary of
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6 Camera Stabilization Hacks for Sharper Photos and Smoother Video

No matter how great your location, how great your setup, how well-posed your model or well-crafted your story board, camera shake will ruin your shot. So here are 6 stabilization hacks that’ll help you keep that camera steady for sharper photos and smoother video. The tips were put together by Ted Sim of Aputure for their series “4 Minute Film School,” and even though the tips were created for filmmakers, several of the techniques discussed here lend themselves really well to sharper photography as well. Check out the full breakdown up top, or scroll down for a quick summary of
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