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Basic Filmmaker. The Magazine of Independent Film. Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make. How To Brainstorm Ideas For A Short Film. Greatest Films - The Best Movies in Cinematic History. Greatest Films - The Best Movies in Cinematic History. The 25 Best Film Schools Rankings. Hollywood talent as diverse as Martin Scorsese, Lisa Cholodenko, George Lucas and Joss Whedon got their start at a film school, all of which are named and ranked here on The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural list (comprised with help from industry insiders) of the world's best.

The 25 Best Film Schools Rankings

PHOTOS: THR's List of the Top 25 Film Schools Of 2012 (Updated) 1. American Film Institute Among the most selective film schools in America, AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies in Los Angeles offers a two-year conservatory program where students specialize in fields including directing, producing and writing, often coming to the institute after working in the industry or having attended other schools. Its "fellows" are typically more mature (average age is 27) and benefit from speakers and teachers drawn from the highest levels of the industry, supported by the full weight of AFI itself.

House of Cards: How Sound and Editing Build Tension During Season 4. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the Underwoods in Season 4 of “House of Cards”: Frank (Kevin Spacey) struggles to hold onto power with his Presidential re-election and Claire (Robin Wright) plots her own political path to the Presidency.

House of Cards: How Sound and Editing Build Tension During Season 4

And editing and sound mixing play a significant role in conveying their tug-of-war. “We try to keep it balanced and close to the world of believability,” said Lisa Bromwell, who edited the first two episodes and concentrated on the first half of the season. “It’s absolutely heightened in a fun way.” From the very beginning, David Fincher wanted “House of Cards” to be cut more like a movie, according to Bromwell, which means focusing on the reactions of supporting characters. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. Filmmaker/Photographer: Andrew Geraci Interview. Netflix - House of Cards: The Making of The Opening Sequence.

Drew Geraci is an award winning photographer and currently the lead multimedia producer for The Washington Times in Washington, DC and the owner of District 7 Media, LLC.

Filmmaker/Photographer: Andrew Geraci Interview. Netflix - House of Cards: The Making of The Opening Sequence

He has served nearly a decade in the U.S. Navy as a photographer's mate and attended the military motion media course at Syracuse University. His background includes photography, videography, broadcast journalism, motion HDR time-lapse photography, 3D animation, motion graphics, web/graphic design, and good old fashion story-telling. Andrew has worked with Director David Fincher, Editor Angus Wall, HBO, Netflix, NFL, Discovery, Nike, ESPN, CNN, PBS, FOX, FBI, and various local DC companies. No Film School. Storyboards from Ten Popular Films. Lighting Cyclorama Backdrops for Seamless Sets. A cyclorama is a stage background that was developed during 19th century for the purpose of providing a smooth white or colored surface, thus a creating the illusion of a larger background.

Lighting Cyclorama Backdrops for Seamless Sets

Initially, fabrics such as muslin or canvas were used. These were stretched on the sides and weighted on the floor when in use and could be easily rolled up and stored. These early cycs were simple flat surfaces that went straight down to the stage floor. EPIC Matrix effect w/ a ceiling fan & 1 GoPro (ghetto bullet time) Trailer - I'm Not Racist Am I? The Prep School Negro (2012) - Plot Summary. ​The art of movie trailers. Jaws Editing Concepts Analysis. We’ve been learning about the elements of film for the past few weeks.

Jaws Editing Concepts Analysis

We have learned that cinematographers use camera angles (high or low), camera distances (close-up, medium shot, wide shot, etc.), and camera movement (dolly-in/out, crab-right/left, crane up/down, and hand-held) to create specific effects and emotions. Now we are learning another important element of film—film editing. Filmmaking Sound Basics - Basic Filmmaker Ep 143. Joss Whedon On Filmmaking: Starting Out & Story 1/3. J.J. Abrams: On Filmmaking. ChatterPix Kids - by Duck Duck Moose. The Stars of YouTube and Vine. If you haven’t watched YouTube in a while—if you’ve joined the Amish, or you’re Edward Snowden—a lot has changed.

The Stars of YouTube and Vine

Early on, the platform was a salmagundi of out-of-focus lifecasts. The viral hits were cats getting wet and one-offs like “Charlie Bit My Finger—Again! ,” a 2007 video whose exposé of House of Atreus-style family strife has earned it more than eight hundred million views. (Spoiler alert: a baby bites his brother’s finger.) YouTube was adults with camcorders shooting kids being adorably themselves. How to Create a Storyboard for Your Video Shoot. The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World. Drive2Life. Video Tools for Learning & Engagement - Viddler. Bessie Speers: New Head of School. ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Pacing Ahead of Other Pixar Megahit ‘Inside Out’ Pixar is getting early indication that “The Good Dinosaur” could be an even bigger hit than its previous blockbuster, “Inside Out.”

‘The Good Dinosaur’ Pacing Ahead of Other Pixar Megahit ‘Inside Out’

The journey into the world of dinosaurs has generated 3.7 million engagements across digital platforms over the past 30 days with six weeks to go until release, according to ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), more than doubling “Inside Out’s” 1.5 million within the same window. Drive2Life. How Does Green Screen Work? Through the magic of video effects and technology, you can superimpose your subjects onto virtual backgrounds, place them over animated digital backdrops or transport them to a desert oasis.

How Does Green Screen Work?

You can shrink down a full-grown man so he can stand on a tabletop, use visual effects to make him fly through the sky like a superhero or simply simulate your own TV weather report. But to do it right, you’re going to need a lot of green. No, we’re not talking about money. The green we mean comes in the form of a green screen. Siegfried, Hillers soccer look to recapture magic. How to Set Up a Green Screening Studio: 9 Steps.

Video Green Screen Chromakey Essentials. Shooting great green screen shots and pulling clean chromakeys may seem daunting to the uninitiated, but with the continual improvements the industry has made to camera and editing technology, going green is easier than ever.

Video Green Screen Chromakey Essentials

A producer with a high quality video camera and an editing application like Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, or Sony Vegas, already has the expensive parts covered. The rest is paint, light and technique. The good news is that the greatest difference between gorgeous green screen shots and crummy chromakeys isn’t about the cost of equipment. One Microphone Every Videographer Should Own. There are many types of microphones out there: shotguns, lavaliers, hand-held stick mics, even parabolics.

One Microphone Every Videographer Should Own

Some are specialty tools that are only used occasionally, others travel to every shoot but rarely leave the camera bag. The Perfect Audio Kit for a Mobile Recording Studio. James Horner: Soundtrack. Jurassic Park - Glass of Water Ripple. Smartphone. Rob Waters. Basic Filmmaking Kit & Crew. Basic Equipment. Five Tips for Showing What You Do Through Video. Videomaker. PAGE10. BNN: Boston Neighborhood Network Television 8 Park Plaza Suite 2240 Boston, MA 02116 617 720-2113 x24 e-mail: Individual Courses Courses include: Orientation to BNN. Boston’s Best Filmmaking Classes And Workshops. Education centers and schools in Boston make it possible for people to learn about a wide range of arts, including filmmaking. Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Film Academy Summer Camp. The New York Film Academy is proud to return to Harvard in June of 2015 to conduct its internationally acclaimed filmmaking workshops.

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