Art DepartmentOpen menu Insert Image Art Director Insert Image Production Designer Insert Image Prop Master Insert Image Storyboard Artist Insert Image Concept Artist Insert Image Scenic Artist Insert Image Set Decorator Insert Image Set Dresser Insert Image Set Designer Insert Image Weapons Master Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions In the world of film production,… Continue reading What is a Set Dresser — Definition and Job Description
Janusz Kamiński is one of the most celebrated cinematographers working today. Since Schindler’s List, he’s become Steven Spielberg’s go-to director of photography, giving the filmmaker’s movies a grit and realism that was largely missing in his earlier filmography. Janusz Kamiński movies have certain calling cards — high contrast, strong backlighting — but not one of… Continue reading Janusz Kamiński Movies Ranked — The Cinematographer’s Best
Types of LensesOpen menu Insert Image Lens Basics Insert Image Prime Lens Insert Image Zoom Lens Insert Image Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Insert Image Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Insert Image Standard (35mm – 70mm) Insert Image What is a 50mm Lens Good For Insert Image 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Insert Image Telephoto… Continue reading Camera Lenses Explained — How Do They Work?
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What is a tracking shot? They are really fun to watch, but difficult to film. We’ve put together a list of the best tracking shots of all time. Then we break down everything you’ll need to consider when blocking and planning a tracking shot in your own projects.Continue reading What is a Tracking Shot —… Continue reading What is a Tracking Shot — 25 Best Tracking Shot Examples
Exposure TriangleOpen menu Insert Image What is the Exposure Triangle Insert Image Aperture Insert Image ISO Insert Image Shutter Speed Insert Image Frame Rate Shot List Creator Light is responsible for every image captured in both photography and cinematography. How a camera captures light is determined by three variables that make up what is known… Continue reading What is the Exposure Triangle — Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed
How do you write an action scene in a screenplay? How specific and technical should you get? Or, is it better to leave the action description simplistic with the knowledge that a director, choreography, and stunt coordinator will be working out the details of the action? Different screenwriters answer these questions in different ways, and… Continue reading How to Write an Action Scene in a Screenplay — 3 Methods
You’ve seen many Steven Spielberg movies in your time. Despite his popularity, it can be difficult to pinpoint what defines the Steven Spielberg directing style. Perhaps his control of the medium is so natural and intuitive, his trademarks and cinematography techniques go unnoticed in a good way. We get lost in a Spielberg movie in… Continue reading Steven Spielberg Movies — Filmmaking Style & Techniques
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Major Awards:Open menu Insert Image Best Picture Insert Image Best Director ActingOpen menu Insert Image Best Actress Insert Image Best Supporting Actress Insert Image Best Actor Insert Image Best Supporting Actor WritingOpen menu Insert Image Best Original Screenplay Insert Image Best Adapted Screenplay TechnicalOpen menu Insert Image Best Film Editing Insert Image Best Visual Effects… Continue reading Academy Award For Best Film Editing — Top 20 Winners Ranked
Editing EssentialsOpen menu Insert Image What is Film Editing Insert Image What Does a Film Editor Do Insert Image How Does an Editor Control the Rhythm of a Film Insert Image How to Become a Film Editor Insert Image What is In Camera Editing Insert Image What is Screen Direction in Film Insert Image What… Continue reading Types of Editing Transitions in Film — The Ultimate Guide
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Basic CharactersOpen menu Insert Image Types of Characters in a Story Insert Image Protagonist Insert Image Deuteragonist Insert Image Antagonist Insert Image Hero Insert Image Anti Hero Insert Image Tragic Hero Insert Image Tritagonist Insert Image Superhero Insert Image Anti-Villain Insert Image Villain Insert Image Foil Character Character TropesOpen menu Insert Image Common Character Types… Continue reading 8 Character Archetypes — Examples in Literature & Movies
Audiences and filmmakers alike love sequels. And we all love to rank and debate which are the “greatest.” But deciding which films belong on a “best movie sequels of all time” list can feel overwhelming. How does one choose from every film ever made? And how to rank one above the other? While such a… Continue reading Best Movie Sequels of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers
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