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Film Riot – Mondays: Character Development & Keeping Continuity!

Film Riot – Mondays:

Ryan answers the viewer questions including character development and Upercut the Butt remixes (my personal favorite). He also recommends the short film Duet directed by Glen Keane. The only criticism I have of the film is the unrealistic lifetime of the dog. What a great animation. It looks like it’s frame by frame art, but I could be wrong. Have a look by clicking the link above and make sure to comment on your thoughts on this episode of Film Riot with Ryan Connolly below in the comments box. If you want to edit like Ryan and many others, make sure to get your Adobe Premiere Pro CC [Digital Membership] and you’re good to go. Once you edit something, send us a clip or trailer and we’ll be glad to feature it here on the site. Until next time, keep making movies!


Visual Effects Details from Film Riot – Proximity

Visual Effects Details Shot from Poximity

Visual Effects Details From Film Riot Film – Proximity

Great tutorial from Ryan Connolly on this episode of Film Riot and how he pulled off some of the more minor effects shots that make a film much more believeable. Without these minor tweaks, the film would be less intense and would remove you from the emersion of the film. This one is detailed and step by step with links to more tutorials on specific processes to pull off effects shots. Enjoy and leave a comment. Make sure to send in your films for review and inclusion on the site as well as free promotion here on Indie Sessions. Send your hard copies to be included in the new show to the address on the about page and send your emails with press kits and promotions to info at

Ryan breaks down the VFX of Proximity!

Proximity Sale:…

Shackle Removal Breakdown:…

Harry Frank:
Mary Poplin:
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Media Fire:


Lens Whacking

Lens Whacking techniques discussed by Ryan Connolly of Film Riot

Masters in Motion


James Miller


Filmmakers’ Christmas List 2013 from Ryan Connolly at Film Riot

Ryan Connolly Filmmakers' Christmas List 2013The Filmmakers’ Christmas List 2013!

Yes! Great gear and great recommendations. I have still yet to take the plunge into CC, but certainly I am headed that direction. I love that there are options from Final Draft for script writing. Since I primarily write for advertising, I hardly ever use a traditional script style and I want to do a new film this next year so I’ll have to check out the Adobe Story for sure!

So what do you think? Did Ryan do well with his list? What do you want this year. Leave a comment and let me know what you do and don’t like about his list. His links are below so you can check out these great products.


Adobe Story Free:…

Adobe Story:


Canon 5D Mark III:…

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera:…

Canon T3i:…

Letus AnamorphX Adapter:…

Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler:…

Letus Master Cinema Series:…

Letus Talon:…


Revolve Camera Dolly Pro Kit:…

Rode NTG-3:

Rode NTG-2:

H4N Zoom:

H6 Zoom:\


5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector:…

Adobe CC:…


Red Giant Color Suite 11:…

Red Giant Keying Suite:…

Red Giant Denoiser II:…

Red Giant Pluraleyes:…

Film Convert:



Christmas List 2012 from Film Riot

Christmas List 2012Christmas List 2012 from Film Riot

The Christmas List from 2012 from Ryan Connolly at Film Riot…So yeah, I know, I’m way behind watching these guys’ work and I’m just now getting to last year’s Christmas List, but I think a lot of these items are still very valid and I wanted to compare them in my next post to what they prefer for 2013. So check these out and let me know what you are wanting this Christmas and then I’ll post the Film Riot 2013 Christmas List.

The List:

Final Draft







Software Recommendations