Making of “The Big Wild North” – filmmaking tutorial

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The big wild north… where adventure and danger await!


A young boy goes on a weekend camping excursion. His cheerful uncle and aunt try to lift up his spirits, as the boy grieves and recuperates after a horrific accident.

The wilderness of the north, though, has its own secrets and dangers. What is meant to be a weekend diversion turns into an adventure worthy of a child’s imagination.

Jeff Sinasac (Uncle James)
Tonya Dodds (Aunt)
Gregory Karp (Michael)
Kasper Piatkowski (Hunter #1)
Paul Nazaruk (Hunter #2)

Voices on the radio:
Krisia Vaca Crespo (Newscaster)
Tom Antos (Relative of Louis Adams)

Directed by
Tom Antos

Cinematography by
Tom Antos

Written by
Lukasz Antos

Based on a story by
Tom Antos & Lukasz Antos

Produced by
Lukasz Antos & Tom Antos

Music By
George Shaw

Editing by
Tom Antos

Visual Effects & Animation by
Tom Antos

Sound Editing & Mixing by
Tom Antos

Sound Recording by
Lukasz Antos

Special thanks to:
Brendan Cleary
Marta Antos

Filmed in Canada, Ontario
Copyright TLA Productions 2015
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. Tom Antos
    April 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    Behind The Scenes of my latest film!

  2. GodfatherDeejay
    April 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    Inspiring comment for newbies like me. Don’t look at what you don’t have,
    look at what you have. 

  3. Alex S
    April 26, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    awesome man.. i saw the film.. it was very nice! Was interesting seeing the
    making also.

  4. iam Your Ex
    April 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    i thought you made it with very expensive gears, Amazing

  5. Comedy Bros
    April 26, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    how much was the drone, if i may ask?

  6. Alex S
    April 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Tom, im interested also in knowing how the cgi was done.. what software
    did you use? Thanks

  7. Shuolang Liu
    April 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Tom’s video is always inspiring. It taught me how simple gears and little
    money I can have but still create good cinematography :)

  8. Kreative Pictures
    April 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

    I love it, you inspire me every time man, great job!!

  9. Armando Chacharas
    April 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    11:04… barefoot? really? you are the king! I loved watching this.

  10. Dan Davis
    April 26, 2015 at 11:12 pm #


  11. Shutter Authority
    April 26, 2015 at 11:28 pm #

    Great work! Did you use max or maya for the cg dragon? And how did you
    parent the footage of the boy to it? A plane with footage as texture? 

  12. mohsen ghaffarian
    April 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    Please tell me: Shutter Speed and fps??
    Thank you so much

  13. Yankeet ronaldo
    April 27, 2015 at 12:50 am #

    Thanks for sharing the Behind The Scenes !

  14. Yatin Detroja
    April 27, 2015 at 1:45 am #

    very nice bts once again , thanks tom from sharing

  15. Myron Davis
    April 27, 2015 at 2:26 am #

    Tom, this is great! I love the way you use the gear you have and are
    actually working, producing and finishing what you’re working on. So many
    filmmakers, myself included spend more time acquiring gear and making test
    video. Thank you for all you do. Carry on!

  16. Darla vonderheide
    April 27, 2015 at 2:27 am #

    This was very inspiring. Thank you very much for sharing your knowlegde.

  17. Jboy y Nahum
    April 27, 2015 at 2:53 am #

    Great man,love it. Youre awesome. It really inspired me. 

  18. Emncena Filmes
    April 27, 2015 at 3:01 am #


  19. 4thwalltvandfilm
    April 27, 2015 at 3:12 am #

    cool Tom, keep it up

  20. Matias Montemayor
    April 27, 2015 at 3:14 am #

    +Mariano Vertiz +Mariano Vertiz

  21. Lingpen D Gyeltshen
    April 27, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    I watched the film and its so cool. I always learned a lot from you and
    today i know a lot without even have had gone to film schools. Thank you so
    much. What did u colorgrade this film with?

  22. Mariusz Dariusz
    April 27, 2015 at 3:56 am #

    Pozdrowienia z Polski 🙂
    Dzięki wielkie za Twoje tutoriale!

  23. U Nyunt Shwe
    April 27, 2015 at 4:25 am #

    Tom, this is really inspiring piece of work. Thank you so much for this
    contribution and encouragement.

  24. usachef100
    April 27, 2015 at 5:14 am #

    i like the video quality. if you have the time, what export settings did
    you use to put up on YouTube?