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Different Types of Camera Shots and Angles in Film

  CAMERA SHOTS Get Inspired. Explore More Shots. Master every shot size, and learn unique ways to combine them with angles and movements to take your storytelling to the next level. CLOSE-UP SHOTS   Extreme Close Up ECU   Close Up CU   Medium Close Up MCU   MEDIUM SHOTS   Medium Shot MS   Cowboy Shot CS   Medium Full Shot MFS   WIDE SHOTS   Full Shot FS   Wide Shot WS   Extreme Wide Shot EWS Explore 50+ Camera Shots & Angles CAMERA ANGLES Get Inspired. Explore More Angles. Master every camera angle, and learn unique ways ...

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What is French New Wave? Background and Revolutionary Techniques

The French New Wave changed the ways movies were made forever and influenced some of the greatest directors of our time. But what is the French New Wave? How did it begin and why? This post will provide you with a definition, a brief historical context, and highlight some key characteristics of the movement from the earliest pioneers. As we'll see, the influence of the French New Wave continues through modern filmmakers like Tarantino and Scorsese, just to name a few. (more…)

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What Does a Production Designer Do? A Crash Course with Examples

Making a visually stunning film is no easy feat. The goal of a production designer is to immerse you in the world they have created. That’s the magic of production design, creating the world you see and making you believe the unbelievable.But what does a production designer do exactly? Creating the worlds that leave us breathless is an all-encompassing task. Let’s look at what a production designer does during production and how every filmmaker can use their knowledge and skills to create a better film. (more…)

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3 Ways To Work With Difficult Talent and Crew On Set

Production is not for the faint of heart. Long hours, physical strain, and emotional exhaustion are part of the job. Stress can bring out the worst in people, and when you have to work with difficult talent and crew on set, a production can can go south quickly. (more…)

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Create a Successful Micro Budget Film: An Interview With Indie Film Hustle

When we think of micro-budget filmmaking, we think of the film’s budget, distribution, or possibly marketing, as the most crucial element.  The process, after all is one that mystifies and entraps legions of filmmakers. Furthermore, how to navigate the often-frustrating world of ultra low-budget filmmaking is something that escapes even those filmmakers in the midst of it. But, with over 20 years experience in the film industry, filmmaker Alex Ferrari knows the most essential aspect of the micro-budget filmmaking process is freedom.  He has figured out that a lack of freedom can stifle a filmmaker’s project. Recently, we had the ...

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The Best Mumblecore Movies, Ranked to Inspire the DIY Filmmaker in You

Mumblecore is one of those genres that’s difficult to put into words, but you know a mumblecore film when you see it. There generally isn’t a lot of action. The plot’s mainly driven by dialogue that has a naturalistic feeling. They are intimate stories focused on the small parts of existence most people wouldn’t pay a second thought to. While it may sound weird, the best mumblecore movies show you can do a lot with a little. On this list, we’re celebrating the films that show independent cinema is still alive and well. There’s a healthy mix of mumblecore and ...

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Darren Aronofsky Movies ― Directing Style and Technique

Darren Aronofsky movies show us the most complex regions of the human psyche. As the Black Swan director says, “Because we are filmmakers, we can show where a person’s mind goes.” (more…)

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25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers (2020)

It’s no easy task cutting down a list of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time to just 25, as Sci-Fi has been on the bleeding edge of storytelling since the beginning of time. Although some Sci-Fi stories have parabolic elements of warning, most do so with optimistic intentions. Those that don’t typically are more dystopian. As such, dystopian movies have their own place in cinema history, and therefore are mostly excluded from this list.So boot up your hyperdrive and set your phasers to stun as we rank the greatest Sci-Fi movies of all time! (more…)

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20 Best Christmas Horror Movies of All Time, Ranked (2020)

Christmas is a time of year associated with presents, good cheer, and depending on who you ask, a great deal of gore and monsters. There’s just something about the jolly holiday season that makes for excellent juxtaposition with the horror genre. There have been plenty of mash-ups and slasher flicks that take place around Christmas, and while most have schlocky, B-movie qualities, there are some diamonds in the rough. Here’s StudioBinder’s rankings of the best Christmas horror movies of all time! (more…)

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30 Best World War 2 Films of All Time – Top WW2 Movies List

World War 2 movies have served as some of the best films ever to be made and for good reason. The politics and battles portrayed in WWII movies arguably shaped the world today more than any other event throughout modern history.In this post, we’re going to give you a ranked list of the best World War II movies of all time along with a list of honorable mentions with films set during WWII that portrayed drama away from the battlefield. (more…)

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The 10 Absolute Best Stop Motion Movies

Stop motion movies are no easy feat. When it comes to animating features, creating and manipulating frame by frame, giving us the appearance of movement, takes years to complete. But the final product can bring a story to life in ways never imagined with live-action. Stop motion movies have such an appeal that even the most dramatic of writers have delved into giving them a go. Here is our list of the 10 best stop motion movies to date. (more…)

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All Marvel Movies in Order of Release (2020)

Best Marvel MoviesMCU in Release OrderMCU in Story OrderThe Pegasus OrderUpcoming MCU Movies Recounting the MCU in order tells the full story of its success⏤both at the box office and in the eyes of its fans. But after 11 years and 23 installments, it can be hard to keep track of how it all went down. For all that information and more, we’ve 'assembled' a list of all of the Marvel movies in order of release. So, let's journey through the Quantum Realm back to the beginning to see how characters, sequels and franchises are made. (more…)

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The Madman — 15 Best Jack Nicholson Movies

Jack Nicholson is one of cinema’s most expressive actors. Throughout his career, Nicholson has starred and acted in terrific films. In this article, we’re going to look back at the best Jack Nicholson movies of his career and what made them so special. (more…)

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Best Movie Breakup Scenes (& Their Makeup Scenes)

The Best Breakup Scenes? Classifying on-screen heartbreak into a “best” category may be a little callous. But just like your ex, we’re going to do whatever we want, anyway! Just kidding. We made a list of the saddest movie breakup scenes in recent years. So however you choose to judge those gut wrenching moments in cinema, the ones that capture the truth and rawness of what breakups actually feel like, you can check them out below. The saddest ones are often the ones that have no makeup scene to follow. Of course, we added those scenes in too, for the ...

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What is Bayhem? ― Michael Bay Directing Style

Michael Bay movies are more than a complex assembly of explosions. He’s a skilled craftsman from which filmmakers, young and ...