Entries by InFocus Film School

WHY IS HOUDINI THE FUTURE OF 3D AND VFX?

SEE WHY HOUDINI, A STATE OF THE ART ANIMATION AND VFX PIPELINE TOOL IS CHANGING THE GAME.  Written by Rachel Kim   Explosions, earth-shattering destruction, glittering swirls of magic—these are the unavoidable spices of film and television. Today, much of these effects are created by a single tool—Houdini. But Houdini’s influence stretches even further. Though […]

WHAT HAPPENS IN A T.V. WRITER’S ROOM?

THIS STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW AND EXPECT WHEN BECOMING A WRITER FOR A TELEVISION SERIES! Written by Johnny Papan   Characters, storylines and the direction of a series evolves with the team who writes it. Though the seed of a series may often come from the mind of one individual, […]

Top 10 Animation & VFX Studios in Vancouver

WANT TO WORK IN A VFX OR ANIMATION STUDIO BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST STUDIOS ARE LOCATED IN VANCOUVER. CHECK OUT THE LIST BELOW!   Vancouver’s animation and visual effects market is a growing industry. Year after year you will see more films being produced in Hollywood North, many […]

5 Tips to Break into the 3D Animation Industry

THE 3D ANIMATION INDUSTRY IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. MORE CONTENT, MORE JOBS, MORE OPPORTUNITIES. ANIMATE YOUR FUTURE BY READING THIS LIST. Written by Rachel Kim From bio-diverse animals to alien robots to resurrections of people long past, 3D animators have brought to life our wildest imaginations of this world and beyond.  Since Pixar’s breakthrough […]

HOW TO USE DRONES: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

In this drone beginner’s guide we cover everything from choosing which drone to buy, to figuring out relevant laws and regulations. You’ll also learn about keeping your drone in good condition and traveling with your drone. Written by Jenny Brown This is a guest post from HobbyHelp.com. Click here for the original post.    Drone […]

THE 6 KEYS TO BEING A GREAT VIDEO EDITOR

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BECOMING A GREAT VIDEO EDITOR FOR FILM, TELEVISION AND ONLINE CONTENT. Written by Rachel Kim What makes good video editing? This question is more pertinent than ever for everyone. Video-based social media platforms like Tik Tok and Byte, along with a host of mobile video editing apps, are encouraging an entire […]

7 Short Film Cliches (And How to Avoid Them)

USING CLICHES WILL DISRUPT THE PUBLIC’S VIEW OF YOU AS AN ORIGINAL OR UNIQUE FILMMAKER. WE LIST 7 OF THE MOST COMMONLY USED FILM CLICHES AND GIVE YOU ALTERNATIVES TO AVOID USING THEM YOURSELF. Written by Johnny Papan   Short films are as old as cinema itself. The Lumiere Brothers launched the motion picture phenomenon […]

HOW TO BECOME A GRAPHIC AND DIGITAL DESIGNER

Want to become a graphic and digital designer? Here are some tips to help you get started!  By Rachel Kim  Graphic and digital design built the world we live in today. From the movie posters and advertising you see on the streets, to the cartons of milk you pick up at the grocery store, to […]

The Ultimate Guide to Arnold Rendering

FOLLOW OUR IN-DEPTH ARNOLD RENDERING TUTORIAL STEP BY STEP. Written by Miguel Rodriguez   3D animation has evolved the landscape of visual media forever. It gives us the opportunity to experience landscapes, structures and beings beyond our wildest imagination. Contemporary cinema uses 3D animation and visual effects in various ways, ranging from heavy-duty to so […]

What is a Creative Producer?

“The creative producer is inherently a filmmaker who also wants to write and direct,” Paulsson says. “They wear many hats but truly have an interest in telling and finding great stories through the language of film.” By Ryan Uytdewilligen   For most movie goers, when the credits roll, the producer names are unrecognizable and their […]