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

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How to Use Slow Motion to Create Iconic Moments

Like anyone who has spent two hours waiting at the DMV can attest, emotional states are affected by the perception of time. In filmmaking terms, we want to take a moment to discuss one of the most commonly used time manipulation techniques — slow motion — and how it can be used to add deeper,… Continue reading How to Use Slow Motion to Create Iconic Moments

What is a Theme Song — How Music Sets the Stage

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What Does a Set Decorator Do in Film — Role 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 S et decorators play a unique and vital role in film and television production. But what does a Set Decorator do, exactly? They are the… Continue reading What Does a Set Decorator Do in Film — Role Explained

What is Motion Graphics — Definition, Examples & Types

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What is a Sound Bridge in Film — Scene Transition Techniques

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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

What is Film Distribution — The Ultimate Guide for Filmmakers

Distribution is an integral part of the film industry; without it, a film doesn’t get seen. Yet for many filmmakers starting out their careers, the distribution process is murky and intimidating. This is compounded by film distribution’s rapidly shifting status in the age of streaming. So what is film distribution? How does it work, what… Continue reading What is Film Distribution — The Ultimate Guide for Filmmakers

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

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

BasicsOpen menu What is a Green Screen? Blue Screen vs Green Screen DIY Green ScreenOpen menu How to Make a Green Screen Green Screen Color Using a Green ScreenOpen menu How to Use a Green Screen Green Screen Lighting EditingOpen menu Best Green Screen Software Best Green Screen Background Videos How to Use a Green… Continue reading How to Use a Green Screen in iMovie — 4 Quick and Easy Steps

What is Matte Painting in Movies — Definition and Examples

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