The StudioBinder Blog

Rules of Composition: How to Show Deeper Meaning in a Single Frame

Telling a story isn’t enough. You have to grab your audience by the eyeballs. Whether you’re a seasoned director or just learning what framing in film is, the way we see things is just as important as the things themselves. In his video essay on Drive, Tony Zhou uncovers 4 simple rules of composition that can make your shots out-of-the-box.

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3 Film Editing Techniques You Can Learn From Star Wars

Luke. Yoda. Lando Goddamn Calrissian. Star Wars is home to some of the most memorable characters in film history, and also some of the best film editing. While taking years to master, great film editing can give your characters life, making us visually feel their wants and desires. Using moments from The Empire Strikes Back, we’ll show you three simple film editing techniques that’ll make your characters resonate on screen.

You don’t have to have the best film editing software to make your audience feel the force.

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How Spike Jonze Shoots Movies About Loneliness

There are many movies about loneliness and even more lonely people who see them. As a filmmaker, working with a lonely character poses the unique challenge of how to stand out. With framing, editing and coloring techniques at your fingertips, what combination best helps your story land?

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4 Call Sheet Builder Updates that Save You a Bunch of Time

We have just made the process of creating call sheets even more intuitive. Our latest update allows you to personalize crew positions effortlessly, hide Talent and Client details, and remove recipients from a call sheet with ease. Pretty slick, right? Let’s dive deeper into the details.

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Reach Your Crew’s Inbox with More Confidence

StudioBinder’s call sheet distribution system just got a major upgrade. It’s now possible track the delivery status of every call sheet in much greater details. Learn more about our delivery process here.

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Stop Making These 6 Common Shooting Schedule Mistakes

If Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of Production” he’d probably say that every production battle is won before it’s fought. An effective battle plan is the shooting schedule, and it’s the difference between making our days and staying under budget.

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Increase Your Efficiency by Inviting Teammates

You asked for it and we delivered. Team collaboration has landed at StudioBinder! This means that you can now invite and collaborate with your teammates on projects. Make more progress, faster. Learn more about it here.

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3 Cinematic Film Techniques to Make On-Screen Texting Actually Look Good

I text. You text. My grandmother who still thinks Reagan is president texts. But most tv shows and movies shy away from it. Having your characters pull out their phone puts seems to go against the key foundations of cinematics. But it doesn’t have to. Taking tips from Tony Zhou’s video essay, we’ll cover three cinematic techniques to get your characters texting cinematically. Showing texts doesn’t have to be as hard as working.

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