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Why The Prestige is the greatest trick Christopher Nolan ever pulled

A whole decade ago cinemagoers were subject to the illusionary spectacle of Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. Lead by a vengeful Hugh Jackman and …

10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Film-making

Filmmaking isn’t about just pointing a camera at talented actors. It’s a collaborative medium employing the use of sound, music, lighting, …

The 100 Best Documentaries of All Time

In documentary filmmaking, truth is almost always filled with lies.<p>It’s just the nature of the form, really—of any filmmaking at all, for that …

Composition & Framing Can Help You Tell Great Stories with Your Cinematography. Here's How

Effectively telling a story through cinematographic choices can seem intimidating if you're just starting out. Luckily, if you know the basics of …

Color Grading: Exploration, Temperature and Contrast

Colorists tend to approach the task of correction and grading through multiple passes. When mixing light, I start with the <b>more surgical aspects of</b> …

10 Basic Things Indie Filmmakers Need to Know about Digital Cinematography Before Shooting

<i>First published on his filmmaker-centric site NoFilmSchool.com in 2010 and updated consistently since then, Ryan Koo’s digital cinematography guide</i> …

Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

Affordable Colour Grading MonitorsOne of the most searched for and hotly debated topics on colour grading forums, websites, podcasts and tech shows …

How To Light A Car

<b>A Car Is A Chrome Ball</b>Well, the short answer is that you can’t light a car. At least, not in any conventional way.A car is essentially a chrome ball. …

Pudovkin's Montage: 5 Editing Techniques That Speak Louder Than Words

When it comes to Russian filmmakers, the first names that come to nearly everyone's mind are Andrei Tarkovsky and Sergei Eisenstein. Both were …

11 things video editors wish they could say to camera operators and DOPs

<i>Shoot for the edit</i> - Think in terms of sequences and storytelling. Make sure you've got an establishing wide, an interesting reveal, close ups, …

Videography

The BEST and FREE Video Editing Software by Jose Antunes

Many professionals in the video editing industry have grown with a list of programs as their reference for quite some time, but a new generation of …

iPad Apps For Film Editors

iPad Apps for Film EditorsAs a editor it was essential you bought an iPad, you know for “work stuff.” Now that you’ve got iPad just lying around, …

Top 10 Filmmaking YouTube Channels To Learn Filmmaking For Free

Who needs film school? Here is the list of Top 10 Filmmaking YouTube Channels where you can learn filmmaking without spending a single penny. These …

How the Hell Do Digital Camera Sensors Actually Work?

Put on your learning caps. John Hess is about to drop some hardcore science knowledge on you.<p>If you're anything like me, you have a nagging sense of …

Is it time to change the rules of editing?

First off, it’s worth pointing out that whatever the technology used, the goal of the editor is still the same: to tell a story, to breathe life into …

The True Cost of Filmmaking in the 21st Century

Wes Anderson behind an Aaton 16mm Motion Picture Camera on the set of “Moonrise Kingdom”<p><b>Myth</b><p>As a college professor teaching filmmaking students in …

The 4 Secret Psychological Tools Filmmakers Use

It may come as no surprise when I tell you that my mother used to call filmmakers the biggest fibbers and fakers out there. I guess she saw through …

12 Films That Have 'Perfect' Cinematography (According to Over 60 Critics)

What makes a cinematographer's work — the shaping of light, the framing of a shot, the movement of a camera — perfect?<p>Is it the way a DP uses the …

Understanding Basic Aesthetics in Photography

Recently I got a message from a person who said that they liked my pictures, but unfortunately they don’t have a “photographic eye.” This inspired me …

10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds

My name is Tavis Leaf Glover, and I’m an artist just like you, trying to create art that I can be proud of and share with the world. Though, …

Landscape Photography

David Lynch Deep Into Editing Fluctuating Number Of Twin Peaks Episodes

Showtime execs David Nevins and Gery Levine today at the TCA Summer Press Tour 2016 still could not announce exactly when the new Twin Peaks series …

What is Hard Light, Soft Light and Diffused Light?

In this article and video I explain the four types of light:• Hard Light<br>• Soft Light<br>• Specular Light, and<br>• Diffused Light<br>I also explain why people confuse …

The 7 Best Films About Filmmaking

Skip film school and watch these seven films about the art of filmmaking. They're entertaining, educational, and essential.

Want To Be a Better Filmmaker? Don’t Spend All Your Time On Set

<b>You wanna be a better filmmaker, so you wake up early. You drive to set. You spend the next twelve hours shooting. The next day it starts all over</b> …

1 Day, 40 Boats, Thousands Of People Rescued Trying To Get To Europe

There were 40 boats — some inflatable rubber vessels and others made of wood — packed with thousands of men, women and children who had decided the sea was safer than the land.<p>They set out from Libya. They did not have enough fuel to reach Europe.<p>In just 24 hours, the Italian navy and vessels …

Two methods for paying off your credit card debt

<i>Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from</i> You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life <i>by Jason Vitug</i><i>. Copyright (c) 2016 by Jason Vitug. All rights reserved.</i><p>The debt avalanche method targets debt with the highest interest rate first, regardless of the …

Maryland Town Begins Cleanup After Deadly Weekend Flooding

"We thought we were gone," one resident told The Washington Post.<p>"The whole house shook."<p>Kelly Secret's hometown of Ellicott City, Md., was torn apart by severe floods Saturday evening. More than 6 inches of rain in under three hours — a storm the National Weather Service says should happen only …

How-To: Use Final Cut Pro X’s proxy media feature to edit 4K video on the MacBook [Video]

I love my 2016 MacBook for a variety of reasons, but there are still some areas where its Core M processor struggles to keep up. When it comes to exporting 4K video, the MacBook shines due to Intel Quick Sync Video hardware encoding. Editing 4K video, however, is much more taxing on the MacBook, …

9 Ways Love Is Celebrated Around the World

The exact origin of American Valentine’s Day is unknown, but what we do know is that the holiday is related to one of at least three Saint …

Approaching Women Mistakes

January 11, 2016<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>The simple act of walking up to someone and chatting them up is endlessly daunting. Fraught with potential missteps, what should be Human Interaction 101 often becomes a minefield where the wrong line and even little tics of body language can lead to disaster.<p>So much so, …

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