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Entertainment You Care About. Recommended Reading - Indie Tips. The Art of Parallel Editing: From D.W. Griffith to Nolan's Inception. Editing is one of the main toolbox available for filmmakers to tell their story, and we often say that it is when the third draft of the film is written.

The Art of Parallel Editing: From D.W. Griffith to Nolan's Inception

Some of tools have become classics, others have different cycles of life, and we often fall into one of the six editing techniques developed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. In his video essay The Inception of Movie Editing: DW Griffith, Kevin B. Lee shows how the ‘father of narrative cinema‘, DW Griffith mastered the Parallel editing technique to tell more complex and ambitious stories, something he believes Christopher Nolan borrowed for his multi-layered dream induced Inception. The Art of Editing: How [All] Films Rely on Pudovkin's Editing Technic. Watch Jaws' Shot by Shot Breakdown for a Detailed Look at Cinematic Techniques on a Classic. Antonios Papantoniou delivered a video essay that will make filmmakers’ day: a shot by shot cinematic breakdown of Jaws, Steven Spielberg‘s classic, looking at the type of shots, the camera angles, the camera movements, the duration of shots.

Watch Jaws' Shot by Shot Breakdown for a Detailed Look at Cinematic Techniques on a Classic

Here is what Papntoniou says: ‘Spielberg’s staging and blocking may seem complex, but they are all based on a simple principle. The camera examines the scene as a whole and the actors are allowed to change position through space. Incredibly dynamic and highly kinetic mini one shots are created.’

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A one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh. - Extension 765. (Note: This posting is for educational purposes only.)

A one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh. - Extension 765

I’m assuming the phrase “staging” came out of the theatre world, but it’s equally at home (and useful) in the movie world, since the term (roughly defined) refers to how all the various elements of a given scene or piece are aligned, arranged, and coordinated. In movies the role of editing adds something unique: the opportunity to extend and/or expand a visual (or narrative) idea to the limits of one’s imagination—a crazy idea that works today is tomorrow’s normal. Your Online Photography Portfolio: What NOT To Do. Congratulations!

Your Online Photography Portfolio: What NOT To Do

You’ve ventured on a fabulous career in the photo industry. The first thing your clients will want to know is “How good are you? Really.” So, naturally, you direct them to your online photography portfolio. But wait! There are many aspects of a portfolio’s design that will actually turn clients away from your site. The average person is willing to wait no more than 3 seconds for a site to load. I don’t mean on your camera, I mean within your site. Welcome Back. Welcome Back. How to Set the Custom White Balance on a Canon T2i DSLR. FilmmakerIQ.com. On-Location.jpg (JPEG Image, 553 × 2473 pixels) - Scaled (40%)

Filmmaker IQ. Self Portrait With Yongnuo YN-560 Off Camera Flash. He Lives - Celebrate Easter Because Jesus Christ Lives. Learn Depth of Field with this Powerful (& Free) Online DOF Simulator. Depth of field is an incredibly powerful tool, but the mathematics and mechanics of calculating and pre-visualizing it can be overwhelming.

Learn Depth of Field with this Powerful (& Free) Online DOF Simulator

A Polish software engineer (and amateur photographer) named Michael Bemowski recently put together one of the most helpful depth of field tools out there, and the best part is that it's completely free. The tool, which you can find here, allows you to manipulate every camera and lens setting that affects depth of field, from sensor size to focal length, from aperture to the distance between the subject and the camera. Plus it gives you a handy visual approximation of what each specific set of parameters would look like in a real world setting. At the bottom of the app is another helpful tool, which gives you visual approximations of the distance between the camera, subject, and background, as well as the exact depth of field measurements for the settings defined above. Sniper Rifle Design & Fabrication. Nerf Mod 1 for short film S-V-S.

Tutorial: How to Make Fake Guns Look Realistic for Less Than $10. At one point or another, one of your films is going to call for the use of at least one gun, and unless you've already got your own arsenal of real firearms, getting your hands on some is going to be a touchy and expensive undertaking.

Tutorial: How to Make Fake Guns Look Realistic for Less Than $10

Bludgeon People Safely & Realistically with This DIY Prop Crowbar. It doesn't matter what kind of filmmaker you are, at some point in your career, you're going to need to hit somebody over the head with a crowbar.

Bludgeon People Safely & Realistically with This DIY Prop Crowbar

Made in NY Media Center By IFP. Everything You Need to Know About Codecs. “It shoots AVCHD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1080P 24Mbps at 8-bit 4:2:0.”

Everything You Need to Know About Codecs

David Kong here with another video tutorial for you, this time on codecs. I’ve found a lot of confusion and mis-information around the internet about how codecs work, how the differ, and why those differences matter. Hopefully, this video/post will clear those up. I know it’s long, but I really wanted to break it down and explain things thoroughly, rather than just skimming the surface like a lot of tutorials do. Codecs can sound impossibly complex when all you get is a bunch of numbers and acronyms, but the main concepts at work really aren’t that complicated. I explain the concepts behind different types of codecs, but I also give some real-world examples which should help you understand how these algorithms work on a practical level, pulling frames into Photoshop to break them down and examine how our codecs have changed the image. Here’s an outline of what I cover in this tutorial: Coming Soon… – David.

The Interactive Photography Flow Chart Every Beginning Filmmaker Should Have. We've all been there: a newbie with a camera, a subject, but no clue of what to do.

The Interactive Photography Flow Chart Every Beginning Filmmaker Should Have

This chart should help you get started. Mark Wallace's "Where to Start Chart" is not your average educational infographic. It's interactive. Each bubble in the chart contains a link to one of Mark's helpful video tutorials that goes into the subject matter more in-depth. So, for example, if you wanted to learn more about depth of field, all you would have to do is click the "DOF" bubble on the chart, and voilà, the corresponding video will open in your browser. Www.conspirazzi.com/e-books/film/actor-prepares.pdf. The Art of the Music Video: A Conversation with Mathy and Fran — Music Bed Community. MB: Does it take you guys a long time to come up with your ideas and treatments, or is it pretty quick?

The Art of the Music Video: A Conversation with Mathy and Fran — Music Bed Community