Natural Light Photography — Techniques & Benefits Explained

If you’re an aspiring photographer or have been in the past you may have come across the question “What types of lights do I need?” While artificial light sources are incredibly useful tools, photographers can get by with a single type of light — natural light. With a solid understanding of how natural light works and… Continue reading Natural Light Photography — Techniques & Benefits Explained

What is a Camera Obscura — Definition, Origin & How It Works

What is a camera obscura? When was the camera obscura invented and who invented it? Many of us have heard the term… but what does camera obscura mean? We’re going to answer those questions by exploring their history, from prehistory to the modern day. We’re also going to show you how to create your very… Continue reading What is a Camera Obscura — Definition, Origin & How It Works

What are Keyframes in Animation — Origins and Modern Uses

Have you ever wondered what exactly keyframes are? How about the difference between keyframes in animation vs. keyframes in video editing? The two are different but might be more interconnected than you realize. In this post, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about keyframes.Continue reading What are Keyframes in Animation — Origins and… Continue reading What are Keyframes in Animation — Origins and Modern Uses

Repetition in Art — Patterns, Meanings & Techniques Explained

Swiss philosopher Carl Jung theorized that all people are connected by a collective unconscious; which dictates we understand a collection of archetypes and symbols. But how do we understand these archetypes and symbols? Where do they appear? And how are they used? We’re going to answer those questions by exploring “repetition in art,” from character… Continue reading Repetition in Art — Patterns, Meanings & Techniques Explained

What is a Soundstage — Definition, History & Function Explained

What is a soundstage? It’s a term we hear fairly often in film circles, but it’s usually assumed we know what it means. Don’t fret, we’re going to define soundstage and then look at some iconic examples. By the end, you’ll know what soundstages are and how they’re used. But before we get into our… Continue reading What is a Soundstage — Definition, History & Function Explained

Best Hayao Miyazaki Movies — Celebrating a Life in Animation

Hayao Miyazaki is regarded as one of the greatest directors in the history of animation. Over 50+ years, Miyazaki made some of the most critically-lauded animated films; earning him numerous awards, including an honorary Oscar for “inspiring generations of artists to work in the medium and illuminate its limitless potential.” We’re going to rank the… Continue reading Best Hayao Miyazaki Movies — Celebrating a Life in Animation

Best Satyajit Ray Films — Top 10 From a True Cinematic Icon

Satyajit Ray is regarded as not only one of the greatest filmmakers in Indian cinema, but as one of the greatest filmmakers in cinema history. We’re going to break down the best Satyajit Ray films by way of three criteria: direction, story, and theme. By the end, you’ll know why Ray’s films are so well-regarded!Continue… Continue reading Best Satyajit Ray Films — Top 10 From a True Cinematic Icon

What is Primitivism — Movement, Style & Artists Explained

What is Primitivism? The answer is complex and requires some historical and cultural context to fully understand. Primitivism bridges the gap between art and philosophy and has a tumultuous history. We’ll get started with an overview definition, then dig into the roots of the artistic style and the group of artists who pioneered it in… Continue reading What is Primitivism — Movement, Style & Artists Explained

What is Chromatic Aberration — Types and Examples Explained

Have you ever snapped a photo, been incredibly happy with the composition of it, the lighting! But suddenly you become overrun with dread to see red and blue color fringing around your subject? This, my friend, is chromatic aberration. In this article, we’ll take a look at the chromatic aberration definition as well as what… Continue reading What is Chromatic Aberration — Types and Examples Explained

Better Call Saul Cinematography — How Visuals Elevate Story

Better Call Saul is one of the most critically lauded shows on TV — and its cinematography is a big reason why. The Better Call Saul cinematography excels in just about every area: lighting, framing, focus, camera movement. You name it, BCS knocks it out of the park. We’re going to break down the Better… Continue reading Better Call Saul Cinematography — How Visuals Elevate Story

What is Neoclassicism — Movement, Artists & Art Explained

In the middle-part of the 18th century, the art world ditched the gaudy baroque style and went back to the classics. This period (and style) is known as Neoclassicism; or Neoclassical art. But what is Neoclassicism really? We’re going to break down Neoclassicism by looking at its history, with examples from Jacques-Louis David, Angelica Kauffmann,… Continue reading What is Neoclassicism — Movement, Artists & Art Explained

What is Fluxus — The Fluxus Art Movement & Works Explained

What is Fluxus? Or rather, what was Fluxus? It’s a complicated answer to unravel with a colorful history and far-reaching cultural ramifications. We will explore the inception and evolution of the movement, take a look at the founder and other notable Fluxus artists, and break down the historical significance of the movement. But first, let’s… Continue reading What is Fluxus — The Fluxus Art Movement & Works Explained

Short Film Schedule Tips — How to Plan Your Entire Production

Short films are unique in the sense that they’re usually produced under tighter budgets and stricter time-frames than their feature-length counterparts. As such, we thought it would be a good idea to break down how to make a short film schedule, so you can plan your production as efficiently as possible. By the end, you’ll… Continue reading Short Film Schedule Tips — How to Plan Your Entire Production

What is Avant Garde — Movement, Artists & Works Explained

What does avant-garde mean? What does it mean for a piece of artwork, a book, or a film to be labeled as avant-garde? We’ll be breaking down the term, exploring what constitutes the movement and why it is important. We’ll also take a look at some important examples of avant-garde art, books, and films. But… Continue reading What is Avant Garde — Movement, Artists & Works Explained