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The Future of Digital Media. Steampunk past,present future. 5 Ridiculous Origins of Movie Sound Effects. Sound design is one of those things that makes a huge difference in a film production, but that you never really think about.

5 Ridiculous Origins of Movie Sound Effects

We're not talking about music here -- everyone knows the themes to Jaws, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and The Godfather (three of those made by the same guy, incidentally). We mean the robot beeps, heavy footsteps, massive explosions, monster roars, sword clangs and laser blasts that help bring a fantasy universe to life. All of that stuff has to be created from scratch, usually by just one or two people. And usually, the high-tech sounds are created by whatever random shit they have nearby.

For example ... #5. The Effect: This one is instantly recognizable. Laser blasts kind of sound like bullshit in either case. One would assume that the sound effect for a deadly piece of future technology would be made with ... well, technology. The Reality: Star Wars WikiHe also made the whummmm whum whum tssssssh whum. . #4. "Gurgles can suck it. Seriously. . #3. The new J.J. Inbox (6) - heezels. Opening Scenes of Alfred Hitchcock films (film directing, criticism, story settings) - Geography and space were important factors in Alfred Hitchcock’s storytelling technique.

Opening Scenes of Alfred Hitchcock films (film directing, criticism, story settings)

So much so that film scholar Paul Duncan (2003) described his formal style as merely "a series of set pieces linked together by plot. " In 1934, Hitchcock wrote to readers of Film Weekly declaring his appetite for more "freshness in choice of backgrounds" citing mundane locations in other British films (Gottlieb 1995). Here we will examine more specifically the opening scenes of Alfred Hitchcock films and examine his strategy for introducing his stories to the viewer. How to write a good short film script - Bulletfilm Blogs.

588 Free Film Contracts and Forms. Looking to make a film but need a little help with the paperwork?

588 Free Film Contracts and Forms

We’ve painstakingly searched the internets and collected 588 free forms and contracts to help get you started. Now before we start, everyone repeat after me: “THIS ARTICLE IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PROPER LEGAL ADVICE” You probably won’t need all of these forms for your production, but hopefully this article will remind you the “boring” parts of filmmaking are just as important as everything else. Also check out these great feature articles: Screenwriting Unions American Federation of TV & Radio Artists (AFTRA) Director’s Guild of America Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Guild of Canadian Film Composers (GCFC) International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

Top 10 Screenwriting Tips Introduction to Screenwriting How to become a screenwriter. Over the last quarter century I’ve stumbled and lurched my way to some understanding of the screenwriter’s craft.

Top 10 Screenwriting Tips Introduction to Screenwriting How to become a screenwriter

As our AFTRS Graduate Certificate of Screenwriting students begin their journey, I thought I’d share the 10 things I wish I’d know when I started out. 1. Why people go to the movies If you’re making films to be viewed by the cinema-going public, it would seem pretty obvious that you should seek to understand why people go the movies, wouldn’t it? Not to me. “What people are seeking is the feeling of being alive. They want to be moved, guys. Learn more about why people go to the movies 2. Most writers starting out think story is plot and when you ask them to tell you about their film they’ll go, “Well, this happens, and that happens, and then this other things happens, and oh, and I forgot to tell you, there’s this three-legged dog who can talk … “ However, once you understand that people want to be moved, you should realise that the main game in story is not plot.

Mental_floss Blog » 15 Film Production Credits Explained. Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film? I used to, until I moved to LA, where I started meeting Best Boys and Dolly Grips with their kids when I took my son to the playground—yes, Hollywood, where you meet Gaffers and Armourers at your average Saturday night house party. So I started asking questions, and here's what I've learned: 1. Boom Operator No, this job has nothing to do with explosives or pyrotechnics. 2. Now this job does deal with explosives, of a sort. 3.

Though the gaffer manages the entire electrical department, all the guys who run cables and hang lights, his main responsibility is mounting and positioning lights and lighting rigs. 666 DIY Horror Filmmaking Tutorials. It’s that time of year again, so we thought it was time to update last years killer feature “Horror Filmmaking: From Script to Scream.”

666 DIY Horror Filmmaking Tutorials

That’s right a sequel! This time we are narrowing the focus a bit and concentrating on the DIY (Do It Yourself) elements. Hopefully this will help you slash the budget without murdering your production values. DIY: Blood, Bullets & Stunts DIY: Stage Effects/Green Screen DIY: Digital Effects After Effects Sony Vegas. The 7-Step Film Directing Formula.