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Benefits of Using Royalty Free Content in Film and Video

Benefits of Using Royalty Free Content in Film and Video

In filmmaking, sometimes you need to use copyrighted content to give it that oomph and amazing soundtrack to complete your film. However, royalty fees can be costly. Sometimes upwards of $10,000 + and the legal ramifications of using copyrighted material illegally can ruin a whole project. The use of music and sound can either make your film awe-inspiring or it…
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Different Types of Green Screens: The Pros and Cons

Different Types of Green Screens: The Pros and Cons

In today’s industry the green screen is largely used for special effects, allowing artists to portray their fantasy on screen. The process involved in creating this fantasy is called "chroma keying." Chroma comes from color, and keying refers to the removal of a picture with the substitution of another. This is exactly what takes place when using a green screen.…
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Pixel Project: Manny Cepada, Bomba Performer

Pixel Project: Manny Cepada, Bomba Performer

It’s summer time in San Diego. Music fills the air…the rhythms draw you in and you start to sway. What is that beautiful sound? Bomba! Bomba is a popular form of Puerto Rican dance music with over 300 years of history. Bomba is not just a rhythm, it’s a language the body can feel and instinctively move to the beats.…
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Why Should You Try Improv?

Why Should You Try Improv?

What is improv? Improv is a form of live theatre where characters, plot and dialogue of a story are created and performed on the spot. Improv is spontaneous and similar to scripted theatre, only without the script. Actors basically direct themselves, write the plot, and interact with the audience and each other to create a truly original performance. Some shows…
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An Introduction to Time Lapse

An Introduction to Time Lapse

The best way to capture the files needed for time-lapse is through still photography. The best way to get a feel for time lapse is just to get out there and try it. Get a solid tripod, set the camera to Manual, set an interval, and watch the sun travel across the sky like you’ve never noticed before.