Tutorials – Breakdown – Production Reports Explained

Get started Write Breakdown Visualize Plan Shoot Support Desk  ➚ Youtube  ➚ Contact  ➚ Tutorials  →  Breakdown  →  Production Reports ExplainedProduction Reports ExplainedThere are many production and scheduling reports that are created during the pre-production stage. In this course, we’ll explore how to generate various reports in StudioBinder — DOOD reports, breakdown summaries, one-liners, and more.… Continue reading Tutorials – Breakdown – Production Reports Explained

What is Post-Production — The Final Steps in the Process

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 Post-Production — The Final Steps in the Process

Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short — The Complete List

Major Awards:Open menu Best Picture Best Director ActingOpen menu Best Actress Best Supporting Actress Best Actor Best Supporting Actor WritingOpen menu Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay TechnicalOpen menu Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects Best Cinematography Animated & InternationalOpen menu Best Animated Short Film Best Animated Feature Film Best International Feature Film MusicOpen menu… Continue reading Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short — The Complete List

What Does Greenlit Mean in Movies — A Filmmaker’s Dream

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions Welcome to the exciting world of film industry lingo, where words like ‘greenlit’ float around as commonly as ‘action’ and ‘cut’. Understanding these terms is not only a must for industry insiders but also for avid movie fans, who wish to gain a deeper understanding of… Continue reading What Does Greenlit Mean in Movies — A Filmmaker’s Dream

Tutorials – Breakdown – Intro to Scheduling

Get started Write Breakdown Visualize Plan Shoot Support Desk  ➚ Youtube  ➚ Contact  ➚ Tutorials  →  Breakdown  →  Intro to SchedulingIntro to SchedulingA shooting schedule is an outline of which scenes will be shot on every shooting day of a production. Schedules include granular details like prep and shoot times, lunch, travel time for company moves,… Continue reading Tutorials – Breakdown – Intro to Scheduling

Tutorials – Breakdown – Intro to Script Breakdowns

Get started Write Breakdown Visualize Plan Shoot Support Desk  ➚ Youtube  ➚ Contact  ➚ Tutorials  →  Breakdown  →  Intro to Script BreakdownsIntro to Script BreakdownsA script breakdown is an inventory of the key elements embedded within a screenplay — scenes, cast, wardrobe, props, makeup, VFX, etc. — anything and everything that needs to be known. In… Continue reading Tutorials – Breakdown – Intro to Script Breakdowns

Tutorials – Plan

Get started Write Breakdown Visualize Plan Shoot Support Desk  ➚ Youtube  ➚ Contact  ➚ Tutorials  →  PlanPlanLearn how to produce using StudioBinder — create calendars, manage contacts, collaborate and more. Intro to Production CalendarsIn this course, we walk you through the process of creating calendars and charts in StudioBinder. Making It: A Series on Pre-ProductionFollow a director… Continue reading Tutorials – Plan

Tutorials – Breakdown

Get started Write Breakdown Visualize Plan Shoot Support Desk  ➚ Youtube  ➚ Contact  ➚ Tutorials  →  BreakdownBreakdownLearn how to break down and schedule scripts in StudioBinder. Explore guided videos and examples. Intro to Script BreakdownsIn this course, we’ll be diving into the basics of breaking down a script. Intro to SchedulingIn this course, we’ll take you… Continue reading Tutorials – Breakdown

What is a Grindhouse Movie — Definition & Iconic Examples

Best Horror MoviesOpen menu Best Horror Movies of All Time Best Christmas Horror Movies Best Zombie Movies Best New Zombie Movies Best Vampire Movies Best Jump Scare Movies Best 1980s Vampire Movies Best Werewolf Movies Best Stephen King Movies and TV Shows Best Underrated Horror Movies Best Scary Movies Best Horror Movie Soundtracks EssentialsOpen menu… Continue reading What is a Grindhouse Movie — Definition & Iconic Examples

What are the Major Film Studios — Hollywood’s Big Five

Hollywood – a single word that instantly conjures up images of glitz, glamour, and the silver screen. It’s the birthplace of countless cinematic masterpieces and home to some of the most influential entities in the global film industry – the ‘Big Five.’ But what exactly are these major film studios? Let’s dive in and uncover… Continue reading What are the Major Film Studios — Hollywood’s Big Five

What is a Boom Operator in Film — Role Explained

Camera & Lighting DepartmentOpen menu Best Boy Camera Operator Director Of Photography Focus Puller Key Grip Gaffer Dolly Grip Grip Sound DepartmentOpen menu Boom Operator Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions A Boom Operator, a key player in the film, television, and radio industry, is entrusted with managing the boom microphone, an instrument critical for… Continue reading What is a Boom Operator in Film — Role Explained

What Does a Prop Maker Do — Job Description Explained

Art DepartmentOpen menu Art Director Production Designer Prop Master Prop Maker Storyboard Artist Concept Artist Scenic Artist Set Decorator Set Dresser Set Designer Weapons Master Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions C inema and television are riddled with iconic props. Think Indiana Jones’ whip, the Rosebud sled in Citizen Kane, or Wilson in Cast Away. But… Continue reading What Does a Prop Maker Do — Job Description Explained

What is Pre-Production in Film — A Blueprint for Success

Stages of Film Production Film Financing Film Production Pre-Production Post-Production Film Distribution Film Marketing Pre-Production can be overwhelming even for the seasoned producer. It requires knowledge of many facets of production, as well as an ability to prevent potential crises down the line. It’s not always easy but if you stay organized, it’s pretty simple.… Continue reading What is Pre-Production in Film — A Blueprint for Success

What is a Film Still and What are They Used For?

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions A still is not merely a static image; it captures a single frame of a movie, encapsulating a world of emotions and stories within its boundaries. These seemingly simple snapshots hold immense power within the realm of cinema. In this article, we explore the captivating complexities of film… Continue reading What is a Film Still and What are They Used For?

What is a Working Title — Examples & Functions Explained

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions L ike a director’s first cut, a working title is the unsung hero in the creative writing process — it’s an early step that’s all too easy to overlook. Yet, this modest placeholder can be as influential as a movie’s opening scene, setting the tone for your… Continue reading What is a Working Title — Examples & Functions Explained

Above the Line vs Below the Line in Film Explained

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions N avigating the world of film production can feel like stepping into an alien landscape, filled with strange jargon that seems to make little sense. Among the most puzzling are the terms “above the line” and “below the line” positions – but fear not, for they’re not… Continue reading Above the Line vs Below the Line in Film Explained

What is a Scenic Artist — Job and Duties Explained

Art DepartmentOpen menu Art Director Production Designer Prop Master Prop Maker Storyboard Artist Concept Artist Scenic Artist Set Decorator Set Dresser Set Designer Weapons Master Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions M uch like the skilled hand behind a captivating novel, Scenic Artists are the imaginative forces that paint our visual stories in theater, film, and… Continue reading What is a Scenic Artist — Job and Duties Explained

What Is a Shooting Schedule — And Why You Need One

Shooting Schedule EssentialsOpen menu What Is a Shooting Schedule How to Plan a Film Shoot How to Create Multiple Shooting Schedules How to Create a One Line Schedule What is the Dood Report DOOD Report Explained Shooting Schedule Pro-TipsOpen menu How to Make a Better Shooting Schedule How to Schedule a Musical How to Find… Continue reading What Is a Shooting Schedule — And Why You Need One

What is a Spin-Off in Film & TV — Definition & Examples

A spin-off in film and television is a fascinating concept and prevalent practice that merits understanding. As audiences, we often become so engrossed in the characters and their narratives that we yearn for more, even when the original story has concluded. This is where spin-offs come in, further satiating our curiosity and desire for extended narratives.… Continue reading What is a Spin-Off in Film & TV — Definition & Examples