The Handheld Shot in Film — Definition and Examples

Types of Camera GearOpen menu Tripod Handheld Gimbal Jib / Boom Drone Dolly Steadicam Crane Shot TypesOpen menu All Shots & Angles Camera Shot Ultimate Guide Camera Movement Master Class Create Free Shot List Now Cinematographers and filmmakers have depended on camera support mechanisms since the beginning of cinema. With tripods, dollies, and cranes, the… Continue reading The Handheld Shot in Film — Definition and Examples

What is a Greensman — Definition and Job Description Explained

In the world of film and television production, many unique roles contribute to the creation of captivating and immersive scenes. One such role is that of a greensperson, a professional responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of natural elements on set.  In this article, we will explore the ins and outs of this specialized profession,… Continue reading What is a Greensman — Definition and Job Description Explained

What is a Simile — Definition & Examples in Literature and Film

Narrative ElementsOpen menu Antagonist Backstory Catharsis Conflict Dialogue Mood Motif Plot Point of View Protagonist Setting Subplot Subtext Theme Narrative DevicesOpen menu Deus ex Machina Flashback Foreshadowing Exposition Hamartia Iambic Pentameter Irony Juxtaposition Peripeteia Personification Plot Twist Red Herring Satire Symbolism Figures of SpeechOpen menu Allegory Allusion Alliteration Anaphora Assonance Consonance Connotation Euphemism Imagery Hyperbole… Continue reading What is a Simile — Definition & Examples in Literature and Film

1917 One Shot Explained — How Roger Deakins Shot a “Oner” Film

When it was announced that 1917 would be shot to look like a single take, it quickly became one of the most anticipated movies of the year. While the performances and screenplay were both incredible, many left the theatre wondering the same thing. How was 1917 filmed? While there is no single answer to this… Continue reading 1917 One Shot Explained — How Roger Deakins Shot a “Oner” Film

What is a Soliloquy — Definition and Examples

A soliloquy has the power to give an audience a direct channel into a character’s innermost thoughts and emotions. This monologue, delivered alone on stage, whispers directly into the audience’s ear, offering an intimate glimpse into the character’s psyche. Let’s look deeper on how the best soliloquies have impacted larger stories.Continue reading What is a Soliloquy… Continue reading What is a Soliloquy — Definition and Examples

Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time: What Makes a Blockbuster?

When audiences saw James Cameron’s Titanic for the first time in 1997, they were awed by a scale of filmmaking that the world had rarely, if at all, seen before. More recently, blockbuster movies are almost expected to match this type of scale — some have exceeded it. So, what are the highest-grossing movies of… Continue reading Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time: What Makes a Blockbuster?

The Spielberg Oner — How to Direct a Long Take Like Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park is one of the few movies that have set the standard among audiences’ expectations for modern blockbusters. With more recent installments such as Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom falling short of many viewers’ expectations, what exactly made the original so amazing? The answer is largely due to the Jurassic Park cinematography… Continue reading The Spielberg Oner — How to Direct a Long Take Like Steven Spielberg

Best Netflix Original Movies of 2018, Ranked for Filmmakers

The year 2018 proved to be yet another evolutionary year for Netflix Original movies. From reviving the romantic comedy to uplifting the auteur filmmaker to terrifying horror flicks, Netflix is checking all the boxes. In addition to leveling up the quality of their films, Netflix is producing more films than previous year. With all these… Continue reading Best Netflix Original Movies of 2018, Ranked for Filmmakers