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Unsung Heroes: Why Script Coordinators Deserve Appreciation

Unsung Heroes: Why Script Coordinators Deserve Appreciation A movie or television series is not just the actors and directors. There are countless people working behind the scenes to give the audience the best viewing experience! When people walk out of the cinema after watching a life-changing movie, they often praise the actors who made them […]

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Can You Use iPhone 13 Pro Cinematic Mode For Actual Filmmaking?

Can You Use iPhone 13 Pro Cinematic Mode For Actual Filmmaking?  Some new exciting features of the new iPhone 13 Pro and 13 have caused quite a stir. The impressive upgrades in the software and hardware of the camera have everyone excited. We can’t help but wonder if Apple is targeting professional videographers with these […]

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Premiere Pro's New Remix Feature: What's the Deal?

Premiere Pro's New Remix Feature: What's the Deal? Video editing software has completely changed the game for independent filmmakers and content creators. Video editing is no longer exclusive to fancy equipment and expensive technology. Everyone from beginners to experts has access to editing software and tools, giving them creative liberty to learn and get the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Creating Flashback Sequences

Everything You Need to Know About Creating Flashback Sequences A flashback sequence can add so much more to a film. In recent times, you can’t think of one movie that does not use flashback scenes to add to the dynamic of the movie or expose a plot. When watching a movie, you know a scene […]

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How to Write a Great Christmas Movie: 5 Important Things to Remember

How to Write a Great Christmas Movie: 5 Important Things to Remember Christmas films have always been huge earners at the box office. The holiday season is one of the best times for families to go out and spend quality time watching warm Christmas films together. Some of the most memorable Christmas films of all […]

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Top 7 Tips and Tricks for Independent Filmmakers

Top 7 Tips and Tricks for Independent Filmmakers Making an independent film is like setting up your own startup. You know from the start how hectic it is going to be and how much work you will have to do every day. Making an independent film is a challenging and complex process. Making a great […]

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Is 4:3 Ratio Making a Comeback in the Filmmaking Industry

Is 4:3 Ratio Making a Comeback in the Filmmaking Industry Did you know that the 4:3 ratio is making a comeback? To a lot of us, the 4:3 aspect ratio belongs to the past. Due to the fact that it is quite restrictive in terms of presenting visual information, not a lot of modern film […]

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Short-Form Documentary: 7 Rules to Follow

Short-Form Documentary: 7 Rules to Follow In 2021, content will be considerably decentralized; moving away from traditional platforms like film and television. Now, you no longer need to have heavy-duty equipment, a set, or a crew to create compelling video content. While high-quality content still performs well, what is considered “high quality” has certainly changed […]

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