What is a 35mm Lens Good For — 4 Reasons You Need One

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading What is a 35mm Lens Good For — 4 Reasons You Need One

Best Romantic Comedies of All Time, Ranked for Romantics

Tired of scrolling through Netflix? Feeling lonely? Searching for ‘the one’? No matter what prompted you to Google “best romantic comedies,” by the time you leave, two things are certain: you’ll be inspired to make your own list of favorites and you’ll open up that ice cream tub and turn on the TV. So, without… Continue reading Best Romantic Comedies of All Time, Ranked for Romantics

How to Use a Green Screen — Setup, Lighting and Creative Uses

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Screenplay Structure Examples — A Guide for Screenwriters

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25 Best Opening Scenes in Movies & What Makes Them Great

In psychology, there’s something called the serial position effect. It means people tend to remember what comes first and last, not what occurs in the middle. Filmmakers know this phenomenon all too well. Combine that with today’s stream-ability and countless options… and the opening to a film is as important as ever. Today, we study the best… Continue reading 25 Best Opening Scenes in Movies & What Makes Them Great

Training Day Script PDF Download: Quotes, Plot, and Characters

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Django Unchained Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes & Analysis

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When Harry Met Sally Script PDF Download & Character Analysis

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Ding Sound Effect Download — Royalty-Free SFX Library Sounds

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Shane Black Movies & Screenwriting Explained [PDF Downloads]

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John August — A Name Every Screenwriter Should Know

There seem to be three primary ways people learn screenwriting these days: film school, screenwriting books or the Scriptnotes podcast with John August and Craig Mazin. In most cases, probably a combination of all three. Film school has an obvious downside, it costs about $100,000. Ask any screenwriter about screenwriting books and you’ve clearly hit… Continue reading John August — A Name Every Screenwriter Should Know

What is a Green Screen Used For and How Do They Work?

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How to Become a Script Reader — Duties, Salary, and Resources

It’s well documented that Hollywood is a tough industry to crack. Whether an aspiring writer, producer, or director… you’ll often start in a job that’s neither writing, producing, or directing. And as you spend countless hours on Linkedin or Indeed searching for jobs, you may see posts for script reader jobs, script coverage jobs, or… Continue reading How to Become a Script Reader — Duties, Salary, and Resources

23 Best Movie Scores of All Time — Filmmaker Playlist

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What is The Shepard Tone? The Audio Illusion Explained with Examples

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Inception Ending Explained — Dream vs Reality vs Nolan

You just watched Inception, more specifically, you just watched the ending of Inception, maybe not for the first time. Naturally, you’re gonna have some questions. Wait, what? That top started to fall right? Why were his kids wearing the same outfits? Could that have really been a dream? Don’t worry, we’ll parse through all the… Continue reading Inception Ending Explained — Dream vs Reality vs Nolan