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Three Quick Tips for Filming in the Midday Sun Without Diffusion Tools

Par Lewis McGregor — 18 septembre 2019 à 14:00

Here's some advice on how to use natural light when shooting various exterior (and interior) scenes either low- or no-budget.

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The Many Different Ways to Use the Crop Effect in Premiere Pro

Par Logan Baker — 18 septembre 2019 à 13:00

Here are six ways the crop effect in Adobe Premiere Pro will improve your filmmaking workflow — and yield more satisfying results.

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7 Ways to Stay Safe and Avoid Injuries on Video Projects

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 17 septembre 2019 à 14:00

Here are seven tips to keep in mind while on set to avoid injury — or developing unsafe and unsustainable filmmaking habits.

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Post-Production Tips: How to Create a Split-Field Diopter Effect

Par Rubidium Wu — 16 septembre 2019 à 14:00

Using a split-field diopter used to be much more common, but it's still an effective tool. What is it, and how can you create the effect yourself?

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Top Equipment Investments for Working Filmmakers

Par Zach Ramelan — 13 septembre 2019 à 13:00

When it comes to working as a filmmaker for a living, what are the best gear investments to make money rather than lose it? Here are a ...

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5 Steps to Finding (and Closing) Video Production Jobs

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 12 septembre 2019 à 14:00

Let’s take a look at the five steps to help you find — and more importantly close — jobs and clients for consistent work you can count ...

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How to Develop and Shoot Memorable Character Introductions

Par Rubidium Wu — 12 septembre 2019 à 13:00

Filmmakers use various ways to introduce their heroes (and their villains) by shaping the audience's subconscious judgment.

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Learn Francis Ford Coppola’s Signature Dolly Move

Par Rubidium Wu — 11 septembre 2019 à 13:00

Let's take a look at the dolly Francis Ford Coppola developed for some of his most revered films — and how it affected the overall aesthetic.

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The Video Camera Trends Currently Re-Shaping the Industry

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 10 septembre 2019 à 14:00

A look into how digital cameras are continuing to change the landscape of the film and video industry, both nowt and into the near future.

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How to Shoot a Training Montage for a Sports Film

Par Rubidium Wu — 10 septembre 2019 à 13:00

Training montages are central to every sports film. In this video tutorial, we find out what goes into shooting a great one.

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Director Nora Mandray on Using History to Understand the Present

Par Lyndsay Knecht — 9 septembre 2019 à 14:00

We spoke with director Nora Mandray about contextualizing history and keeping a complex political timeline vibrant and legible in short form.

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Essential Advice on Producing Your Own Short Film

Par John Francis McCullagh — 6 septembre 2019 à 14:00

The producer plays an important role in the filmmaking process. In this article, we'll take a look at the benefits of a dedicated producer.

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Is Autofocus Finally Ready to Take The Filmmaking Field?

Par Rubidium Wu — 5 septembre 2019 à 14:00

Autofocus has long been a part of documentary filmmaking, at every budget level, since they often lack the budget for a dedicated focus puller.

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From “True Lies” to “Die Hard”: Simple-Yet-Brilliant Costume Designs

Par John Francis McCullagh — 4 septembre 2019 à 13:00

Here are two simple-yet-brilliant examples of how costume design can convey — and even dramatically transform — a character’s arc.

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FIZ Systems (Focus, Iris, Zoom) and How to Use Them

Par Rubidium Wu — 3 septembre 2019 à 13:00

In this article, we take a look at the evolution and application of the FIZ system — including their unparalleled ability to control the camera remotely.

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Master Premiere Pro’s Timeline with Source Patching

Par Jason Boone — 29 août 2019 à 14:00

Take your video editing skills to the next level by working with source patching in the timeline panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Filmmaking Insights: The Hidden Power of Director’s Commentary

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 29 août 2019 à 14:00

From camera selection to personal relationships behind the scenes, discover what you can learn from a director's commentary.

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Quick Tip: Fixing a Crooked Horizon in Premiere Pro

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 28 août 2019 à 14:00

Set your horizons straight with these quick, savvy tips for effectively correcting crooked footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Making Cinema Lights and Practicals Work Together

Par Rubidium Wu — 28 août 2019 à 13:00

Practical lighting vs. cinematic lighting — this article examines how to use practical lighting to create a cinematic look.

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How to Maximize Your Time and Productivity as a Filmmaker

Par Rubidium Wu — 27 août 2019 à 14:00

These tools can help you dramatically increase your filmmaking productivity and achieve more than you ever thought possible.

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Do Studios Release Teasers and Trailers Too Early?

Par Lewis McGregor — 27 août 2019 à 13:00

Is it possible to hype an upcoming blockbuster too much? Here's what studios face when they release teasers into the market early.

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Nature’s Lighting: A Guide on Shooting With or Against the Sun

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 26 août 2019 à 14:00

If you’re shooting outside on your next project, here are some tips on how to shoot both with or against the ultimate light source — the sun.

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The New and Non-Actor’s Crash Course: Part Two

Par John Francis McCullagh — 23 août 2019 à 18:28

In the second installment of our two-part Acting Crash Course, we'll discuss professionalism and what you should expect on set.

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Interview: Director Ernie Gilbert on His Sci-Fi Short Film “Nine Minutes”

Par Charles Yeager — 23 août 2019 à 13:00

Ernie Gilbert opens up about his journey from acclaimed Hollywood editor to director — and his new sci-fi short film Nine Minutes.

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From Favreau to Scott – Filmmakers Who Changed Direction in Post

Par Rory McGregor — 22 août 2019 à 13:00

Much of a movie’s tone, narrative, and look are decided long before scheduling shooting, and often before writing the script — but not always.

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The New and Non-Actor’s Crash Course: Part One

Par John Francis McCullagh — 22 août 2019 à 13:00

In the first of our two-part series, we'll cover some things you’ll need to know as an actor (or filmmaker) if you're going to be in front ...

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The Dolly Shot: How It Works and Why It’s Powerful

Par Charles Yeager — 20 août 2019 à 14:00

There's nothing more cinematic than a great dolly shot, but they're not always easy to pull off. Learn how dolly shots work technically and for storytelling, and ...

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The Lost Joys of Using DIY Filmmaking Equipment

Par Lewis McGregor — 19 août 2019 à 14:00

We've all been there — solving production problems with creative builds on the cheap. But what else do we gain by building our own DIY equipment?

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The Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakers

Par Tanner Shinnick — 16 août 2019 à 14:00

Let's take a look at what makes the Dana Dolly such a great piece of equipment — and why you might find it on the set of ...

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How to Hire a Film Crew for Your Next Passion Project

Par Tanner Shinnick — 14 août 2019 à 14:00

Hiring a film crew for your passion project? Here are four tenets to keep in mind to make sure you assemble a successful team.

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