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6 Rules for Video Composition and Why Not To Break Them. Movie Making 101 from Nikon — 6 Tips on How to Make a Video from Nikon. Beautiful Establishing Shots Compilation in Movies [HD] by X2. 2014 Finalists & Winners — All American High School Film Festival. Best Student Films Short Films. Left or Right? Why a Character's Lateral Movement On-Screen Matters in Film. If there's only one tenet of filmmaking you learn today, let it be that everything, everything in your film matters -- including the direction your characters are moving on-screen.

Left or Right? Why a Character's Lateral Movement On-Screen Matters in Film

That's right. It matters whether your actors are moving right or left across the screen. Or whether your character appears on the right or left side of the screen. Or whether they are right-handed or left-handed. Why? In the very educational video below, you'll get to learn about how different directions of character movements affect audiences the way they do, as well as why it happens. I love this video because it touches on some very important concepts in aesthetics (basically the dictionary of mise en scène), namely spacial properties of objects, size, and movement. Their findings? Other factors play a role in how we interpret a subject's movement within a frame. All of these things have different indications. Now look at this image from World War Z. Just take some moments to look at each image. Film Riot. 5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom.

I'll admit I'm a bit biased here since I'm a filmmaker by trade, but I truly believe the process of planning and making videos can offer tremendous learning opportunities for students of almost any age.

5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin? I've shared some resources below to help you and your students get started on making blockbusters of your own. Video Playlist: Student Filmmaking 101 Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. 10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers (10:37) Young filmmaker Simon Cade's channel, DSLRGuide, is one of the most popular for filmmaking tutorials.

Bokeh Effect Tips & Tricks from Nikon from Nikon. Achieving Bokeh in Your Images To achieve bokeh in an image, you need to use a fast lens—the faster the better.

Bokeh Effect Tips & Tricks from Nikon from Nikon

You’ll want to use a lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture, with faster apertures of f/2, f/1.8 or f/1.4 being ideal. Many photographers like to use fast prime lenses when shooting photographs that they want visible bokeh in. You’ll want to shoot with the lens wide open, so you’ll want to use a shooting mode of Aperture Priority or Manual. Manual gives you the ability to choose both your aperture and shutter speed, whereas Aperture Priority allows you to choose the f/stop while the camera chooses the appropriate shutter speed for the exposure.

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DVS Prezis. Cinematography. Shorts. Script/Screenplay writing. Infomercial project. Music vids. Documentaries. Sk8 vids to compare. Film Festivals. Early Japanese Animations: The Origins of Anime (1917-1931) A Side-by-side Comparison of the First and Last Frames of 55 Movies. Filmmaker Jacob T.

A Side-by-side Comparison of the First and Last Frames of 55 Movies

Swinney edited this phenomenal montage of the beginning and ending frames of 55 different movies shown side-by-side. Perhaps it’s not surprising that there’s often a relationship between the two images, but it’s fascinating to see how different directors employ symmetry, with some going so far as using almost the exact same shot to start and end a movie. How Movies Control Your Brain.

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Behind the Scenes of the Poultry-Themed, Acid-Trip Remix of 'The Shining' Jesus Christ.

Behind the Scenes of the Poultry-Themed, Acid-Trip Remix of 'The Shining'

All stills and images courtesy Nick DenBoer I am sitting in the living room of Nick DenBoer's house and he's just served up the best tasting chicken wings I've ever had. Tender, not crispy, with a light dressing that only heightens the taste of the chicken itself. In case it wasn't clear to me before, DenBoer knows chicken. It's not surprising. It's actually far crazier than it sounds. DenBoer has been making insane internet videos for years (my fav is this one). Read on Motherboard: What Happens When Wes Anderson Meets 'The Shining'? It's from this time at Conan that The Chickening began its gestation. The end result is five minutes of poultry-themed madness. In promotional materials, DenBoer and co. describe this style as "video remixing," the equivalent of using films for sampling. There's apparently a pretty complex plot that the directors scripted out, and a longer cut of the movie that reinforces said plot.

Like Kubrick, DenBoer is a craftsman. Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix.