Rokk Films

Sharing the magic, one clip at a time!

May, 2017

Thoughts on the DJI Spark and THERE WAS A ROACH!

By on May 31, 2017

Today we talk about the DJI Spark, Alien Covenant BTS, Birth Year Movies, and Josh battling roaches.

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What I’m Watching:

The Newsroom:

Alien Director Commentary:

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DJI Spark:

Alien Covenant BTS with Adam Savage:

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HitFilm:
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#MyBirthYearMovies:

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**GEAR WE USE**

COLOR GRADING LUTs:

SOUND FX:

MUSIC:

VFX ASSETS:

CAMERAS:
C300 mkII:
A7s II:
C100:

LENSES:
Rokinon:

AUDIO:
NTG3:
H4n Zoom:
Zoom F8:

TRIPOD:
BV-10:
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Connect with us:

TWITTER:
FilmRiot –
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Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
Emily –

FACEBOOK:
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5 MUST KNOW Tips when Working On Set

By on May 27, 2017

A Grip is one of the most important and underrated jobs on set, so today we look at 5 tips every grip should know!

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WATCH OUR WESTERN SHORT:

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**GEAR WE USE**

COLOR GRADING LUTs:

SOUND FX:

MUSIC:

VFX ASSETS:

CAMERAS:
C300 mkII:
A7s II:
C100:

LENSES:
Rokinon:

AUDIO:
NTG3:
H4n Zoom:
Zoom F8:

TRIPOD:
BV-10:
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Connect with us:

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FilmRiot –
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Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
Emily –

FACEBOOK:
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Ryan –
Josh –

INSTAGRAM
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My On-Set Mistakes

By on May 24, 2017

Learning from your mistakes is an essential part of filmmaking. Ryan talks about his mistakes and what he learned from the Western.

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WATCH THE WESTERN SHORT:

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What I'm Watching:
Alien Covenant Trailer:
LOGAN Trailer:
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**GEAR WE USE**

COLOR GRADING LUTs:

SOUND FX:

MUSIC:

VFX ASSETS:

CAMERAS:
C300 mkII:
A7s II:
C100:

LENSES:
Rokinon:

AUDIO:
NTG3:
H4n Zoom:
Zoom F8:

TRIPOD:
BV-10:
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Connect with us:

TWITTER:
FilmRiot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
Emily –

FACEBOOK:
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –

INSTAGRAM
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
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How to Get the WESTERN Style in Your FILM

By on May 19, 2017

WATCH THE WESTERN SHORT:

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Western LUT Pack:
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Download HitFilm Express 2017 now for free at
To recreate some of these visual effects, go to HitFilm's YouTube channel: …
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Lens Pro To Go:
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The Maker Table Guys:
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Old West Guns:
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Written, Directed & Edited by – Ryan Connolly

Executive Producer – Joshua Davies

Produced by – Tim Connolly & Ryan Connolly

CAST:
Josh Connolly
Justin Robinson
Arris Quinones
Ryan Connolly
Tim Connolly
Judy Connolly
Emily Connolly
Michael Stark

CREW:
Director of Photography – Daniel Routh

Music Composer – Daniel James

Post Sound & Sound Design – Rob Krekel

Visual Effects Supervisor – Michael Stark

Pre-Production Planning:
Kirstie Tostevin
Oli Thompson
Andrea Wake

Visual Effects
Michael Stark
Axel Wilkinson
Josh Davies
Sean Mullen

Colorist – John Carrington

Stunt Coordinator – Justin Robinson

First Assistant Camera – Ryan Polly

Movi Tech/Second Assistant Camera – Scott Hilburn

Production Sound – Kenny Hada

Grip/Electric – Grant Wakefield

Makeup and Hair – Ondrea Connolly

Production Assistants
Amber Quinones
Amanda Connolly

Behind the Scenes – Joshua Fortuna & Emily Connolly

Special thanks to:
Meg Tetrault

WESTWORLD to YUMA | A Western Short

By on May 18, 2017

What happens when Westworld meets 3:10 to Yuma?

Press the cog and watch in the highest quality!

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Download HitFilm Express 2017 now for free at hitfilm.com/express/westworld-to-yuma
To recreate some of these visual effects, go to HitFilm's YouTube channel:
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Written, Directed & Edited by – Ryan Connolly

Executive Producer – Joshua Davies

Produced by – Tim Connolly & Ryan Connolly

CAST:
Josh Connolly
Justin Robinson
Arris Quinones
Ryan Connolly
Tim Connolly
Judy Connolly
Emily Connolly
Michael Stark

CREW:
Director of Photography – Daniel Routh

Music Composer – Daniel James

Post Sound & Sound Design – Rob Krekel

Visual Effects Supervisor – Michael Stark

Pre-Production Planning:
Kirstie Tostevin
Oli Thompson
Andrea Wake

Visual Effects
Michael Stark
Axel Wilkinson
Josh Davies
Sean Mullen

Colorist – John Carrington

Stunt Coordinator – Justin Robinson

First Assistant Camera – Ryan Polly

Movi Tech/Second Assistant Camera – Scott Hilburn

Production Sound – Kenny Hada

Grip/Electric – Grant Wakefield

Makeup and Hair – Ondrea Connolly

Production Assistants
Amber Quinones
Amanda Connolly

Behind the Scenes – Joshua Fortuna

EPK – Emily Connolly

Special thanks to:
Meg Tetrault

AMAZING Asset for WRITERS & Create RETRO Titles with Universe 2.1

By on May 15, 2017

Outlining your film can be an incredibly difficult and cluttered task. One method that I have used many times is the Story Clock method, which is where you use ideas of symmetry to dictate where story elements land in your screenplay. Now, Seth Worley has created a notebook that simplifies this even further with a template that you can use to apply this method to your own writing!

We are also looking at Red Giant’s new release of Universe with a lot of new fun Retro vibes!

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What I'm Watching:
Alien Anthology:
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The Storyclock Notebook:
Red Giant Universe 2.1:
Alien: Covenant Trailer
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**GEAR WE USE**

COLOR GRADING LUTs:

SOUND FX:

MUSIC:

VFX ASSETS:

CAMERAS:
C300 mkII:
A7s II:
C100:

LENSES:
Rokinon:

AUDIO:
NTG3:
H4n Zoom:
Zoom F8:

TRIPOD:
BV-10:
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Connect with us:

TWITTER:
FilmRiot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
Emily –

FACEBOOK:
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –

INSTAGRAM
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
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Recording Guns for a NEW Sound Effects Pack & Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

By on May 9, 2017

We went out and shot old west style guns for our western sketch! Plus Rob Krekel weighs in on one of the best things from NAB that Ryan missed last week – and BLADE RUNNER LOOKS AMAZING!

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What I'm Watching:
Aaron Sorkin's Master Class –
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Sound Devices MixPre-6 –
Sound Devices MixPre-3 –
Blade Runner 2049 trailer –
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**GEAR WE USE**

COLOR GRADING LUTs:

SOUND FX:

MUSIC:

VFX ASSETS:

CAMERAS:
C300 mkII:
A7s II:
C100:

LENSES:
Rokinon:

AUDIO:
NTG3:
H4n Zoom:
Zoom F8:

TRIPOD:
BV-10:
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Connect with us:

TWITTER:
FilmRiot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
Emily –

FACEBOOK:
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –

INSTAGRAM
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
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FILM NOIR: How to get the Classic Black & White Style

By on May 5, 2017

Film Noir is one of the most fun styles to create! From The Maltese Falcon to Touch of Evil, it is easily one of the most recognized looks in cinematic history.

Today we talk about how you can easily match that classic style and how we pulled off our Secrete Sale ad without a green screen!
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Shower Curtain for diffusion –
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Noir Films:
'M' –
Stranger on the Third Floor –
The Maltese Falcon –
Touch of Evil –
Se7en –
L.A. Confidential –
Sin City –
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**GEAR WE USE**

COLOR GRADING LUTs:

SOUND FX:

MUSIC:

VFX ASSETS:

CAMERAS:
C300 mkII:
A7s II:
C100:

LENSES:
Rokinon:

AUDIO:
NTG3:
H4n Zoom:
Zoom F8:

TRIPOD:
BV-10:
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Connect with us:

Mailing list –

TWITTER:
FilmRiot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
Emily –

FACEBOOK:
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –

INSTAGRAM
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
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The Best NEW Gear from NAB 2017

By on May 2, 2017

What was the best gear announced at NAB 2017? Ryan breaks down the new gear he's most excited about Including the Ronin 2, Atomos Sumo, SmallHD Focus, and Cinematch. Plus, what did Ryan think of M. Night Shyamalan's Split?

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What I'm Watching:
SPLIT –
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Atomos Sumo –
SmallHD Focus –
SmallHD Wireless –
DJI Ronin 2 –
Westcott Lights –
Cinematch –
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**GEAR WE USE**

COLOR GRADING LUTs:

SOUND FX:

MUSIC:

VFX ASSETS:

CAMERAS:
C300 mkII:
A7s II:
C100:

LENSES:
Rokinon:

AUDIO:
NTG3:
H4n Zoom:
Zoom F8:

TRIPOD:
BV-10:
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Connect with us:

TWITTER:
FilmRiot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
Emily –

FACEBOOK:
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –

INSTAGRAM
Film Riot –
Ryan –
Josh –
Stark –
Justin –
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