30 Best Cinematography Techniques & Tips You Didn’t Learn in Film School

Cinematography can mean a lot of things, but its ultimately about capturing your desired images. Communicating the various techniques used to capture these images is what separates a working professional and a student.We'll provide a list of professional cinematography terms

March 26, 2023


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What is a Shot List? Examples and a Brief Definition

You’re an aspiring filmmaker, and dream of becoming a famous movie director. Or maybe you just really want to make

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What is a Storyboard? The Fundamentals to Get You Started

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The Two Shot: Examples of Camera Movements & Angles

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What is Shallow Depth of Field? Definitions and Examples

Whether you’re interested in photography or cinematography, you’ve seen the gamut of what can be done to manipulate images to

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What is an Ode — Definition, Examples, and Structure Explained

There are all sorts of styles in poetry, many of which have been around for centuries. Some are very theatrical,

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How to Write a Scene Description — Script Elements Explained

Arguably, the most critical component to master when writing a screenplay is the scene description. Scene descriptions are what communicate

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