What is Motion Graphics — Definition, Examples & Types

BasicsOpen menu What is Post-Production What is VFX What are Special Effects What is Virtual Production What is SFX Makeup What is CGI What is Mocap What is Compositing What is Matte Painting What is Chroma Key What is a Green Screen What is a Blue Screen What is Practical Effects What is Motion Graphics… Continue reading What is Motion Graphics — Definition, Examples & Types

What is Non-Diegetic Sound — Definition and Examples

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The Clapperboard Explained — How to Use a Film Slate

The humble film slate, scuffed and scratched and tossed casually aside between setups, is actually a very important piece of equipment that no film set should ever be without. In this post, we’re going to give you an insider’s tour of the slate, officially known as a clapperboard. We’ll show you how to use a… Continue reading The Clapperboard Explained — How to Use a Film Slate

What is a Sound Bridge in Film — Scene Transition Techniques

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How to Edit a Dialogue Scene — Tips and Techniques for Editors

Great performances, direction, cinematography, and even production design are all essential for creating an engaging dialogue scene. But one of the most important aspects of a great dialogue scene is effective editing. Editing can make or break a dialogue scene even if all of the other filmmaking elements fall into place. So how do you edit… Continue reading How to Edit a Dialogue Scene — Tips and Techniques for Editors

What are Subtitles — How Subtitles Work in Film & TV

Subtitles are more than just words at the bottom of the screen; they’re a powerful tool that can break language barriers, improve accessibility for the hearing impaired, and promote cultural exchange through cinema. As we explore the intricacies of subtitles, we’ll also discover how they have evolved over the years and their significance in today’s globalized… Continue reading What are Subtitles — How Subtitles Work in Film & TV

How to Reverse a Clip in Premiere Pro — A Step-by-Step Guide

The days of Avid Media Composer serving as the industry’s only standard video editing program are coming to a close. With David Fincher and Coen Brothers having turned to Adobe Premiere Pro for their post-production needs, the barrier to entry of professional-level video editing is shrinking. There are many reasons why one would want to reverse a… Continue reading How to Reverse a Clip in Premiere Pro — A Step-by-Step Guide

Succession Theme Song — How the Soundtrack Tells a Story

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What is Dolby Atmos — A Leap Forward in Exhibition Sound

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How to Use a Green Screen in iMovie — 4 Quick and Easy Steps

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Movie Sound — A Filmmaker’s Guide to Sound Effect Techniques

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The Making of The Last of Us — Writing, Visuals & FX Explained

The Last of Us is one of HBO’s most recent blockbuster television shows. Looking at a history of video game adaptations, the cards were stacked against the series, but it avoided all the pitfalls of previous takes on video games to become a resounding success. The secrets to the show’s quality can be found in… Continue reading The Making of The Last of Us — Writing, Visuals & FX Explained

Sound Editing vs Sound Mixing — What’s the Difference?

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