MMP, Mentoring the 2018 Lima Filmmaker Boot Camp

MMP, Mentoring the 2018 Lima Filmmaker Boot Camp

In mid-July, MMP set out once again to the small city of Lima, Ohio with a lighting, grip , location sound, and of course, our Red Weapon 8K Camera packages. Only this time, bringing knowledge and guidance to a young group of enthusiastic kids. The Student Integrated Arts Filmmaker Boot Camp (SIAFB) welcomed us with open arms eager to explore the world of sound, lighting, and cinematography. Through use of MMP resources and counsel, these inspired teens had the opportunity to get a firsthand look into what goes on behind the scenes.

"Finding Lima" a Film by SIAFB 2018

"Finding Lima" a Film by SIAFB 2018

"Finding Lima" a Film Presented by Lima, Ohio's SIAFB 2018

A Film produced by the Lima SIAFB about the struggles of living in the small town of Lima and what makes it so worth it. The film was inspired and created out of the 2018 Film boot camp, with all of it's students participating in each position of the film making process. MMP had the opportunity to be involved in a faculty role along with mentoring and overseeing the student's production. Thanks to Lima, Ohio for inviting us to be a part of the faculty at this year's Film boot camp.

THE NEW “MMP THE LIVE SESSIONS” PROJECT

THE NEW “MMP THE LIVE SESSIONS” PROJECT

“MMP the Live Sessions” is a weekly project that promotes local San Diego musical performance artists. We strive to capture the live aspect of each musician’s performance in its raw entirety in a true and honest way. Each session is as played without the use of audio pickups and punch ins to capture the creativity of the moment. It’s a chance to get intimate with the performers and see them in their true element. We have each artist perform one original and one cover tune session. The artist’s original tune lets the audience in on their creative endeavors whereas each cover tune performance reveals the artist own interpretation of a modern classic with a twist.

No Film School and the Power of Colors

No Film School and the Power of Colors

Happy Monday, Music and Motion Pictures hopes you had a wonderful and exciting weekend! We are always interested in learning about production so we find ourselves searching through No Film School often. It's a great website to learn new techniques by fellow film makers. We recommend browsing through this site and hope it inspires you just as much as it inspires us.

Philip Bloom's From Chicago to the Moon

Check out this short film Philip Bloom made using a Canon 1DC and Sony F55. We love this film because it shows Bloom's ability to make landscape shots into visual abstractions. One of Bloom's techniques includes filming in 4K then downscaling to 2K. Here at Music and Motion Pictures we use this similar technique in order to change the perspective of a shot without losing image quality. We hope you enjoy this film! (This video was created by Philip Bloom)

Radio Days

Companies such as Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, and iTunes have drastically changed the way we listen to music. Music has become extremely ubiquitous and accessible, which is great for listeners, but is, at times, disheartening for Radio Gurus. Along with the advancement of technology, radio days have been in decline. Luckily, there are steadfast Radio Hosts/DJ's who work hard at keeping music circulating in the air.

We Love Our Equipment

We Love Our Equipment

Cinematography is one of the most invaluable aspects of a film- just think of The Revenant. This Award Winning movie is filled with impressive shots that are powerful and moving. The creative minds behind The Revenant had a vision and used RED cameras to translate those visions into film. Here at Music and Motion Pictures we also value good vision and use RED cameras to turn ideas into impressive and stimulating visual imagery. We love our equipment because it helps us create magic.