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Basic slow-motion (or high-speed video)

Basic slow-motion (or high-speed video)

  • February 22, 2017
Split-second events recorded at high frame rates produce some of the most beautiful images we don't normally get to see. If we want to record slow motion in high definition video, the first step is to select a camera that is capable of shooting variable frames rates, like a Phantom Flex, ALEXA or RED. However, lowbudegt filmmakers arent left out with new and approved technology.…
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The Director-Editor Relationship

The Director-Editor Relationship

The relationship between the editor and director is critical for many reasons. The editing process can be seen as a second phase in directing or the final rewrite. When selecting an editor it’s important that they can relate to the director on a more personal level. The editor and director should be like-minded and compliment each other’s styles. Editing is…
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Character Progression Made Easy

Character Progression Made Easy

  • December 21, 2016
One of the most important parts of a story is character progression. We're not going to care about what happens to the character if we don't care about the character themselves. However that can be hard, making someone care about someone who doesn't exist can be difficult. Tips With everything challenging, there are few things that you should avoid to…
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The Evolution of Special Effects in Film: Recent Years

The Evolution of Special Effects in Film: Recent Years

  • December 14, 2016
In recent years Special Effects have taken a turn for the better. When simply looking at special effects advancements over the last 10 years they have improved significantly. Through clearer images with green screens to the ability to turn a blue pillow into a full sized living tiger. Special effects add an element to film that would likely change everything…
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The Evolution of Special Effects: Early Years

The Evolution of Special Effects: Early Years

One of the most recent films to come out has been the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe "Doctor Strange." While some of the solo films in the franchise have not done as well as the studio has expected, the newest entry has a stunning showing of special effects. Early Years: A small form of SFX have been in…
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Video Games are like Films

Video Games are like Films

  • November 30, 2016
Video games are no longer simple time-passers, but you probably already knew that. By using techniques from the film industry video games have increasingly become more intricate and cinematic not only through their visuals and graphics but their storylines and characters. It’s progressed to the point in which some video games could be full fledged films. Could the improvement with cinematic technique…
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