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Instead of Film School, Maybe Just Get on Twitter?

Got production questions? Your answer's only a tweet away! Here's why Twitter just might be your most valuable resource for all things filmmaking.

5 Reasons Why David Lynch’s Dune Kind of Rules

One writer's not-so-critical reassessment of a weird, wild sci-fi classic.

The Green Knight: How Cinema Shapes and Changes Folklore

Gather around the fire to hear how filmmakers turn to classic folklore to spin modern tales.

2021 Summer Top Films Use Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – August 27, 2021 – Blackmagic Design announced today that many of the 2021 summer season’s worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio for editing, color correction, visual effects production and more. This included some of the biggest blockbusters and expected ...

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The 10 Best Uses of Sound Effects in Filmmaking History

Get some serious SFX inspiration from these cinematic masterpieces of sound design.

Swan Song: 5 Tips for Building an Actor/Director Relationship

Swan Song director Todd Stephens and star Udo Kier reveal how they worked together to develop a perfect on-screen character.

Up Your Game: 6 Budget-Friendly Slow Motion Cameras

Bring your slow motion game up to speed with this roundup of high frame rate cameras that won’t deplete your life savings.

Kid Candidate: How a Viral Video Campaign Launched a Documentary

An interview with the viral filmmaker and the serious documentarian behind one of this year’s most important documentary films.

How Kubrick Used Mostly Natural Light on Full Metal Jacket

Discover how Stanley Kubrick created one of the most naturalistic war movies of all time---Full Metal Jacket.

Choosing Aspect Ratio: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

The aspect ratio has a long and storied history. So what does that mean for the modern filmmaker? In this guide, we go over what to keep …

Wooden Camera Releases new Ultra QR Articulating Monitor Mount

Wooden Camera, the Dallas-based designer and manufacturer of professional camera accessories, is now shipping the Ultra QR Articulating Monitor Mount, a quick-release solution designed to support up to 45 pounds and easily integrate with select SmallHD production monitors. “We’re excited for filmmakers to see just how versatile it is,” says Dominick Aiello, Senior Director of ...

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The Future of Filmmaking: Creating Short Films Within a PS5 Video Game

One of today’s most inventive and unexpected filmmaking experiences awaits within Dreams. I first heard of the Media Molecule creation Dreams when IGN dropped their review in …

Holistic Breakdown: How to Edit a Documentary Film

Ready to dive into editing a documentary project? You’ll want to check out these steps, tips, and tricks first. While nobody is saying that editing a narrative …

Papertown films in a virtual airplane using Mo-Sys new Onset VP Services

Mo-Sys™ Engineering, (www.mo-sys.com) recently launched its new Onset VP Services office based in Los Angeles to provide an out-sourced solution for production companies new to virtual production. This has enabled US creative and production specialists Papertown to quickly and accurately create an ambitious virtual production project featuring a passenger plane in a hangar. Papertown is ...

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Prasad Corp and Colorlab Form Partnership to Bring Scanity HDR 4K film with WetGate to the United States

July 19, 2021 (Burbank, CA) – Prasad, the world leader in film preservation, digitization and restoration, has formed a strategic partnership with Colorlab, the Washington, DC digital film laboratory, to offer film scanning services via its Scanity HDR 4K Film Scanner with WetGate. It’s the first scanner, equipped with Prasad’s proprietary WetGate technology, to be ...

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Wooden Camera Releases New Accessories for the Panasonic LUMIX BGH

www.woodencamera.com July 15, 2021 (Dallas, TX) — Wooden Camera, the Dallas-based designer and manufacturer of professional camera accessories, is now shipping a full range of custom kits and accessories for the Panasonic LUMIX BGH1. Every tier of these production-ready kits features the compact, low-profile, Panasonic BGH1 Camera Cage alongside a new Mini Top Handle (3/8″-16) ...

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Lesson Learned: 10 Quick Tips for Backing up Footage

Losing projects is the worst. Especially because it doesn’t have to happen! Avoid disaster with these tips for backing up footage. If you’re new to filmmaking, the …

How Guillermo del Toro Uses Color, Objects, and Trauma in His Films

A look into the thematic filmmaking techniques used (and mastered) by Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro. I distinctly remember the first time I saw a Guillermo del …

Top 6 Techniques on How to Write a Short Film Script

Short films showcase your talent—and tell a story. Here are a few tips on writing a practical (and successful!) short film script. The short film is, perhaps, …

Editing Horror Films: 7 Pacing Tips for Your Next Project

Horror happens in the edit. Let’s explore how pacing can create a feeling of dread that keeps your audience on edge and fully engaged. Well-made horror films …

How Paul Thomas Anderson Creates Frames Within Frames

Let’s look at P.T. Anderson’s masterful “frame within a frame” compositions and explore ways you can incorporate the technique in your next project. When I think of …

The 9 Best, Budget-Friendly Follow Focuses on the Market

Get more precise control over your image! Take a look at our favorite affordable mechanical follow focuses—there’s one for every budget! A follow focus system is essential …

Lights, Camera, Action: How Filmmakers Frame Heroes and Villains

Here’s a helpful look at how to best light, frame, and shoot heroes and villains in your cinematic compositions. Here’s a semi-loaded question for you: In visual …

ARRI’s ground-breaking UK facility first to use Mo-Sys VP Pro XR

Mo-Sys™ Engineering, (www.mo-sys.com), world leader in virtual production and image robotics, has supplied the brand-new Mo-Sys VP Pro XR extended reality server as well as StarTracker camera tracking to ARRI for its new studio in Uxbridge, west of London, making them the first user of this innovative technology. The new facility is one of the largest ...

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The 5 Best Smartphone Apps for Checking Exposure

Let’s take a look at some of the best light meters available for download on your smartphone devices—both free and paid. Let’s start with the basics. Exposure …

Learn from the Masters: The Best Documentaries About Filmmaking

These insightful documentaries about filmmaking can offer more inspiration and advice than any film class ever could.

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