Mockingjay Part 2: How Director Francis Lawrence Changed the Game of From-Book-to-Film Adaptations

Mockingjay Part 2: How Director Francis Lawrence Changed the Game of From-Book-to-Film Adaptations

As I was seeing the new trailer, it felt to me that Francis Lawrence isn’t just the kind of guy who read the book, imagined it, and filmed it. No, he’s not that kind of guy at all. He reinvents the story itself. Mockingjay Part 2 (or the Hunger Games movies, for that matter) is not just a book adaptation because of Lawrence; the film is another story. Continue reading “Mockingjay Part 2: How Director Francis Lawrence Changed the Game of From-Book-to-Film Adaptations”

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Making a DIY Steadicam.

Making a DIY Steadicam.

Today, I made my own $15 steadicam for two reasons: to have more control and stabilization in shots (duh) and to save a big amount of money from buying an original one… which costs about $500.  Continue reading “Making a DIY Steadicam.”