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Screenplay

Annotations of Screenplay<p>1st Example:<p>It is a screenplay from a scene of a movie.<p>1. Before you write your screenplays, you should have a clear sense …

What is a Cine Lens and Why must it be different from a Photo Lens?

A lens is a lens, right? Of course not. To compare lenses on the basis of superficial features like focal length, T-stop, weight, price, brand, etc., …

Cinematography

$150 Lens vs $5,000 Lens vs $15,000 Lens, Can You Tell the Difference?

“As a rule of thumb, if your [Director of Photography] mentions something with a German-sounding name, it means it’s going to be super expensive.” …

If the Trailer for Korean Film The Wailing Is This Creepy, How Terrifying Is the Movie?

In an isolated small town, a determined cop investigates a string of unexplained deaths, as well as his daughter’s own mysterious affliction. Are …

The 7 Funniest Movies You've (Probably) Never Seen

Long before he was cranking out reliable Oscar-season fare like "Silver Linings Playbook," David O. Russell was a struggling indie writer-director with one squirmy comedy about incest ("Spanking the Monkey") under his belt.<p>Then, 20 years ago this week, on March 22, 1996, he released the comedy …

Flirting

The 26 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

And thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it is a classic like "Groundhog Day" or an under-the-radar gem like "Sleepwalk with Me," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p>Here are 26 we highly recommend.

5. Evil Dead Trap (1988)

Leave it to the Japanese, the only filmmakers more flamboyant than the Italians, to make a sick and twisted movie that starts out like a …

Warner Bros. is planning 11 more superhero movies after 'Batman v Superman' — here they all are

The DC Universe will finally kick off Friday with the opening of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."<p>"Batman v Superman" lays the groundwork for a new series of superhero films with appearances from Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman, with nods to even more icons.<p>While Marvel's "Captain …

Sharpen Smarter in Photoshop – How to Make Any Sharpening Tool Non-Destructive

In this video tutorial, I am going to show you how to use any sharpening method (including your own favorite one) and make it non-destructive so that …

How Sebastian Schipper created a one take thriller that surpassed Hitchcock

Since launching at last year’s Berlin film festival, the audacious one-take heist movie, Victoria, has everyone talking. How did its makers pull off something that a movie legend could not?<p>There’s a scene in Victoria in which the camera follows a girl from a dancefloor to the bar, to the street, to …

It’s time to take a serious look at Zack Snyder | Little White Lies

Drop a cat out of a window and chances are it’ll land on its feet. Drop a piece of toast on the floor and it’ll probably land butter-side down. Now …

Minimalist Illustrations of Popular Comic Book Superhero Masks

Odessa, Ukraine graphic designer. Yuri Krasnoshchok has created a wonderful series of minimalist illustrations (set one and two) that portray the …

Comic Books

What Does a Camera Operator Really Do? Watch the Legends Tell It Like It Is

Three camera operators tell their stories, one frame at a time.<p>Ever heard of a "famous" camera operator? Not really, right? That's because they're …

Steven Spielberg

First look at new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' documentary

For fans who want to know the stories behind creating the blockbuster hit "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there will be an in-depth documentary all about the film and everyone who helped bring it to the big screen.<p>On March 14, Lucasfilm and Disney announced that "The Secrets of The Force Awakens: A …

Star Wars

4 Things True Detective (Season 1) Can Teach Us About Writing

I think the general consensus among those writers who teach the craft is that you must read—and read widely—about the craft of writing, particularly …

Watch 'Baaghi' trailer: Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff are kickass rebels in this action-packed film

Trailer for Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer <i>Baaghi</i> is out and all we can say about it is that it is filled with violence.<p>A pumped up Tiger …

Where Hollywood goes to make its fake planes look real

When Martin Scorsese needed to shoot a scene of a drunken Leonardo DiCaprio on a jet plane for the film The Wolf of Wall Street, he could have built his own fake fuselage, or rented a 747. Of course, that would also have cost several hundred thousand dollars.<p>So the director turned to Air Hollywood …

Wall Street

How to Create Realistic On-Screen Text Messages

Add some day-to-day reality into your next video project by including eye-catching on-screen text message visuals. Here’s how to do it the right …

In Pursuit of Silence : A Quiet Movie With Much to Say

"Silence is where we speak something deeper than our words..."<p>"Silence returns us to what is real."<p>These are two of many jewels of insight spoken over the course of <i>In Pursuit of Silence</i>, a luminous and vitally important movie.<p>IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE Trailer No. 2 from transcendental media on Vimeo.<p>On …

This Video Essay Explains the Invisible Magic of Movie Editing

Just as writers use punctuation to make their thoughts clear—commas to connect clauses, periods to signal the end of one thought and the beginning of …

To Get Better at Lighting, See Light Through the Eyes of a Cinematographer

Almost everything I do as a photographer comes back to this challenge: seeing light as a cinematographer would on set. I was recently reminded of …

Cinematography

Oscar-Nominated Roger Deakins on One of the Best Ways to Learn How to Be a Cinematographer

Matthew Heineman and Roger Deakins share a number of things in common.<p>They've both shot documentaries, and they've both been nominated for Academy …

Cinematography

Understanding the Cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki

'Straight Outta Compton', 'Trainwreck' & More Screenplays Free For Your Consideration

The 2015 awards season has begun. And that means there will be screenplays available for free, legal download for your consideration.<p>Over the next …

Film Industry