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Breaking Down the Multifaceted Role of a Showrunner

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 13 octobre 2020 à 15:11

A look into the all-important television or streaming program showrunner, and how you can learn from this multifaceted role.

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Mandalorian Miniatures: How ILM Combined Classic Special Effects, 3D Printing, and Modern VFX

Par : Mike Maher — 15 octobre 2020 à 14:40

The Mandalorian turns to a tried-and-true special effect — hand-crafted miniature models. Here’s how they did it. While you’ve likely seen the hundreds of articles on how ...

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DJI Levels Up the Stabilizer Game Again with the RS 2 and RSC 2

Par : Mike Maher — 15 octobre 2020 à 21:00

Two new camera stabilizers for you to drool over as you debate on which one to get. Let’s take a look. DJI has released two new camera ...

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Remembering the Cinematography of the Late Michael Chapman

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 16 octobre 2020 à 17:03

In honor of the late Michael Chapman, let's explore the high contrast and bright colors of the acclaimed cinematographer behind Taxi Driver and Raging Bull.

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6 Modern TV Shows and Movies that Mix Genres

Par : Alejandro Medellin — 19 octobre 2020 à 16:23

Shows and movies that mix different genres often produce captivating content that feels fresh, pushing the envelope on how stories can be told. Here are some notable ...

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25 FREE Unique Vintage Sound Effects for Your Film and Video

Par : Logan Baker — 21 octobre 2020 à 15:01

Download rough, classic sounds that are perfect for any retro project in need of that specific analog-style sound to fill the background with.

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The 6 Most Notable Low-Budget Soundtracks of All Time

Par : Logan Baker — 21 octobre 2020 à 16:52

Here are six of the best, most inventive film scores created with little-to-no resources. Listen to these soundtracks and head over to our music library.

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How Pedro Almodóvar Writes a Good “Bad” Character

Par : Enrique Echavarria — 26 octobre 2020 à 14:55

Pedro Almodóvar endears film audiences with irrevocably flawed protagonists, making him the master of the good "bad" character.

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How Filmmakers Can Harness the Power of Method Actors

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 27 octobre 2020 à 13:25

Exploring the history of method acting and how modern filmmakers can work with this famous approach. Get the insight.

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The Different Ways to Expertly Use and Shoot Slow Motion

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 28 octobre 2020 à 12:00

Here's how you can expertly use slow motion and high frame rate in your film and video projects. Dive in and learn to use it.

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Tips from Renowned Cinematographers for Your Next Film

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 19 novembre 2020 à 13:00

Interested in becoming a noteworthy director of photography? The best place to begin is by studying the great cinematography masters.

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352 Free Letterbox Templates for Video Editing (8K, 4K, HD & More)

Par : Logan Baker — 23 novembre 2020 à 16:45

Easily give your videos the cinematic cropping they deserve with these free high-res letterbox templates for video editing.

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Who is Mank? An Introduction to Iconic Screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 24 novembre 2020 à 13:00

Take a look behind the script of David Fincher’s new biopic on the legendary Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz.

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How Music Helped to Motivate This DIY Coronavirus Documentary

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 24 novembre 2020 à 15:00

A chat with the filmmakers of Affected: The Story of Us on how they were able to put the soundtrack first to render their emotions. Dive in!

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Cinematography Tips for Covering Your Master Shot

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 15 décembre 2020 à 17:30

Let’s explore the all-important "master shot" and how you can use it to tie the rest of your cinematic tapestry together.

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An Interview with Michael Pessah, ASC, on Filming a Beach Night Exterior

Par : Paula Goldberg — 18 décembre 2020 à 17:55

Cinematographer Michael Pessah discusses the lighting, camera, and overall planning it took to pull off shooting a beach night exterior. Smiley Face Killers is a treatise in …

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Filmmaking Gear Highlights of 2020 – Indie Edition

Par : Lewis McGregor — 18 décembre 2020 à 19:05

Like most industries, the video gear market was inundated with new gear this year. Here are some select highlights to consider.

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Why Every Good Action Film Is Actually a Love Story

Par : Paula Goldberg — 21 décembre 2020 à 20:30

From platonic love to romance, Raiders to Terminators, learn why our favorite action-based films are really stories about love.

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Finding Comedy in the Real World with “How to with John Wilson”

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 21 décembre 2020 à 21:40

Discover how the popular new HBO docuseries explores the worlds of both comedy and documentary at the same time.

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Film Pacing: 5 Secrets to Keep Your Projects from Getting Stale

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 22 décembre 2020 à 21:50

Learn more about pacing your story at every stage of production, and how can you use it to keep film and video projects at the right tempo.

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What is Mumblecore? A Guide to this Indie Film Genre

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 28 décembre 2020 à 20:40

The lure of Mumblecore: A look into the naturalistic, DIY styles of this influential subgenre of independent film. At what I would assume to have been a …

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Gimbals: The Ultimate Smartphone Filmmaking Accessory

Par : Alejandro Medellin — 30 décembre 2020 à 15:00

Discover why smartphone gimbals are the top relatively low-cost phone accessory that can help you capture smooth, professional shots.

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The Pitfalls of Making A No-Budget Short Film During COVID

Par : Lewis McGregor — 6 janvier 2021 à 18:00

While Hollywood and TV have been able to navigate the waters of the pandemic to get productions running again, is it wise for no-budget filmmakers to do …

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Why It Doesn’t Matter That WW84 Failed at Storytelling

Par : Paula Goldberg — 6 janvier 2021 à 19:50

The Wonder Woman journey has been a long and arduous one. Let's take a look at her history and what brought WW84 to the big screen.

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Rewriting for the Big Screen: “Script Doctors” and the Art of Revision

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 8 janvier 2021 à 00:30

There are many moving parts in the world of screenwriting. Let's explore rewrites by examining this role in any screenplay's development.

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5 Things I Learned From My First Time Shooting 16mm Footage

Par : Logan Baker — 11 janvier 2021 à 18:40

From loading the camera to adapting old Canon lenses, here's what you need to know about shooting on Kodak motion picture film.

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The Mic Picker: How to Find the Right Microphone

Par : Charles Yeager — 21 janvier 2021 à 13:00

From stereo to lavalier, let's explore the different types of microphones to discover which one works best for your creative needs.

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Documentary Tips for Filming Undercover and Undetected

Par : Jourdan Aldredge — 21 janvier 2021 à 15:00

From hidden action cameras to improvised espionage tips, use this run-and-gun guide to filming documentary projects on the sly.

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From Zebra Lines to False Color: 4 Ways to Monitor Exposure on Set

Par : Jason Boone — 27 janvier 2021 à 18:15

With so many ways to monitor exposure, it can be difficult to know which method is best for you. Let's take a look.

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The Keys to Success: Takeaways from an Executive Producer

Par : Tanya Jones — 28 janvier 2021 à 23:55

From being prepared to checking your ego, here are a few industry lessons to help you stand out and always make the cut.

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