The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts it)

Movies and television are incredible because they can transport us into a world of wonderment. Today we’re going to go over the Kuleshov Effect and how the greatest director of all time, Steven Spielberg, put his own twist on the editing technique for his personal stamp.Continue reading The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts… Continue reading The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts it)

How to Use Suspenseful Music: Mastering the Film Score

We all know that a great soundtrack can stir emotions in the audience. But few genres have a direct line to the emotional centers of our brain than suspense and horror. Suspenseful music, when done right, can make all the difference. Great horror movie music doesn’t often win Oscars, but it does stay with us long… Continue reading How to Use Suspenseful Music: Mastering the Film Score

The Essential Music Video Credits Format Guide [with FREE Template]

Credits are crucial in music videos. At the dawn of music video, lower thirds stamped the beginning and end of each video. But that was the 80’s. With all the ways to watch video nowadays, how do you give credit where it’s due? Thankfully it’s easy to master the music video title format. Just keep the… Continue reading The Essential Music Video Credits Format Guide [with FREE Template]

The Rule of Six: How to Edit Effectively with Walter Murch’s Eye Trace

Directors and cinematographers shoot with purpose, as they match their technical shot choices with the intended tone or emotion of the story. Of course, they’re not the only ones making critical choices. Editors’ decisions hugely determine the success of a film.  It is up to the editor to assemble every scene, every cut in a… Continue reading The Rule of Six: How to Edit Effectively with Walter Murch’s Eye Trace

Organize Post Production Workflow to Edit Like a Pro

When it comes to keeping a shoot on budget and on schedule, a clean and organized workflow is everything. Film sets are busy places and as workplaces go, they’re pretty complex beasts, too. Factor in some serious creative personalities, and all that goes along with them, and you start to see just how tough a… Continue reading Organize Post Production Workflow to Edit Like a Pro

Text Graphics in Video: Top Trends For Video Creatives

T here comes a point in every video project when you should consider how you’ll use text graphics.  Maybe you need lower thirds to fill the audience in, or an eye-popping titles sequence to establish your project’s mood.  Solving how to add text to a video can be overwhelming.Continue reading Text Graphics in Video: Top Trends… Continue reading Text Graphics in Video: Top Trends For Video Creatives

How To Make An Intro For Your YouTube Video [FREE Template]

First and last impressions are life and death on YouTube. But luckily there are some excellent YouTube intro templates that will prove that your video is a quality watch. In addition to a solid intro, if you don’t plug your content at the end of your video, you won’t get the traffic you deserve.Continue reading… Continue reading How To Make An Intro For Your YouTube Video [FREE Template]

FREE Movie Poster Template for Photoshop

FREE Movie Poster Template for Photoshop​Looking for a free movie poster template for photoshop? We’ve created two versions for you! The first one is ideal for a movie poster with a dark background, and the latter is ideal for light backgrounds. MOVIE POSTER TEMPLATE Made with Adobe Photoshop CC 2018​​​​​The .psd file includes a clean… Continue reading FREE Movie Poster Template for Photoshop

How to Create A Movie Color Palette Like Ridley Scott [FREE LUT Pack]

D irector Ridley Scott has said: “Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas.” From Alien to Gladiator, Ridley Scott movies explore the often difficult questions surrounding morality and existence.  Actions accepted in one reality, may be condemned in another.  But what helps Ridley Scott films dissect these complex issues are their use of… Continue reading How to Create A Movie Color Palette Like Ridley Scott [FREE LUT Pack]