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<b>Determining Whether You’re Ready</b><p>There’s no point in purchasing iPads if you don’t have the technical infrastructure to manage and deploy them. …

Education Technology

A-Roll and B-Roll Explained and How to Use Them in Your Videos

A-roll and b-roll are the main and the supporting footage. In this video, you will learn where these names came from and in which cases we can use …

Videography

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Educating Teachers About Tech’s Potential

Higher Education Technology can provide students with learning opportunities. To help students get the most out of technology, teachers should …

Apple highlights project to teach film production skills using MacBook Pro, Final Cut Pro X

Apple has highlighted a filmmaking workshop in a special report for the Apple Newsroom, revealing how it assisted the project with iPads, MacBook …

Filmmaking

What Everyone Does on a Film Set

<i>Taxi Driver</i> (Illustration by Kent Osborne)<p>For those new to physical production, here is a list of film set departments, with notes on their staff …

Spielberg and Sound Design: See With Your Ears

There are a few ways that you can build up tension in a movie scene, through camera work, through pacing, and probably most commonly through music. …

Making Movies

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Top 10 DIY Filmmaking Tutorials of 2017

Why not kick off the new year with a bunch of great DIY filmmaking tutorials?"New year, new me" is so passé, you guys. I know you just spent a ton of …

Top 10

The eye behind the camera tackles tracking shots, dramatic tension and submerged love

An erotic underwater love scene, the cheap but colorful motels of the displaced, a tennis match with more than a trophy at stake: Three cinematographers explain how they got their shots, and why they mattered.<p><b>Alexis Zabe | 'The Florida Project'</b><p><b>The scene:</b> Hailey (played by newcomer Bria Vinaite), a …

Education Technology

Denis Villeneuve, Sofia Coppola and More Filmmakers Pick the Best Films of the 21st Century

One thing both filmmakers can agree on: Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" is an absolute masterpiece.<p>Picking the best movies of any year is hard, …

Top 10

Dumb Little Writing Tricks That Work: Plot Backward

So you’re doing prep work, breaking the story. Problem is, the story is breaking YOU! The plot is a mess, you can’t figure it out, bits and pieces …

Screenwriting

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

The Filmmaker's Mental Checklist: 9 Things to Nail Down Before You Hit Record

Ready to shoot? Not so fast! Have you checked these 9 things first?<p>Whether you're a professional or a total noob, there are going to be a lot of …

Cameras

10 Books About Coding to Inspire Girls to Lead the Next Tech Revolution

The first computer programmer was a woman: Ada Lovelace. And while women only make up about 26% of the computing workforce, as of 2016, that number …

Books

How Final Cut Pro X (and FCP.co) Replaced the Professional Post Production House I Couldn't Afford

The community behind FCPX is like no other NLE. An example of this is the help filmmaker Emmanuel Tenenbaum received when editing his short film …

Filmmaking

10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the …

Photography

Statins: What happens to patients who stop taking them after side effects?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jonathan McDonagh, a 57-year-old computer consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gave up on statins years ago.<p>He was having trouble remembering people's names. His productivity at work was dropping. But he didn't think that a medicine for his heart health could be fogging up his brain.<p>"I …

Medical Research

Tutorial: How to Remove the Staccato Effect from Timelapse Photography

Any photographer who’s ever taken on the challenge of creating a timelapse video is all too familiar with the flickering, staggered staccato effect. …

4 super easy practical lighting effects for video or stills

Effects lighting is an extremely fun area of lighting to explore. In this context, they’re about recreating the light that we see in our daily lives …

Using Green Screen in the classroom!

<b>What is green screen?</b><p>Green screen is often associated with big blockbuster Hollywood films including many of my favourites such as Marvel Avengers …

Chroma Keying

Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom

I love doing video projects in my class. Here are some great ideas to help you be more creative in yours!Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology …

Student Engagement: Key to Personalized Learning

Four ways to help students, including English language learners, find the spark to power their own development.

Pedagogy

What is the ‘Orange & Teal Look’ and Why is it So Popular?

Many a blockbuster movie and several popular travel photo/video creators out there use something called the ‘Orange and Teal look’ when they color …

Cinematography

5 Radically Different Approaches to Technology in Schools

Not long ago, I was checking email when a Google doc notification popped up. It was from my son Will, who was then in second grade. The document he was sharing was a school project about the ancient Romans. I had no idea my 7-year-old knew how to research bygone civilizations, let alone use and …

Tutorial: Achieve the 'Forrest Gump Effect' in Just 8 Steps

One of the most entertaining scenes in Robert Zemeckis' Oscar-winning film <i>Forrest Gump</i> is the one in which Tom Hanks moons Lyndon Johnson.<p>In fact, …

Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff

Technology in School<p>Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff<p>By Tatum Omari     Dec 31, 2016<p>Shutterstock / madpixblue<p>Integrating …

How Emerging Technology in Education Is Enhancing the Classroom Experience

In the 2016 K-12 Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) explore short- and long-term trends …

Education Technology

Essential Editing Techniques and Exercises for Filmmakers

Quality filmmaking is first and foremost about <i>skills.</i> It is the development of those skills that adds value to a filmmaker; technical skills, …

How to Write a Screenplay: The Basics

<i>The information below is meant to be a general guideline on how to properly format a screenplay. Industry standards may vary slightly and many</i> …