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What Does A Film Producer Do
Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it“? Well, that phrase may as well just say, “If you want something done, give it to a film producer!” Or better yet, “Give it to a film producer who runs their own production company!” But don’t actually....
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What Is Sound Design In Film
There are plenty of unsung heroes in film. But perhaps the greatest of those heroes is none other than the sound designer. A sound designer is in charge of creating the aural world of the film. With original sounds, sound effects, pre-existing sounds, digital tools, recorded audio, the works. But you want to know the...
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How long does it take to become a film director
So, you want to become a film director? But you’re still wondering, “how long does it take to become a film director?” Join the club of the many aspiring directors out there. But first, it’s important to note that there’s no one way to become a director. Every established director got to where they are...
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How to location scout
Have you ever watched a film and suddenly realized where they’re filming? “Hey! That’s in Santa Monica!” Or, “Wait, I know that spot in Los Angeles!” Sometimes, these moments tend to root us back in reality. But more importantly, they highlight the importance of location scouting. Of course, every film requires various types of logistics....
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How to become a foley artist
You know that pinnacle scene in any horror movie? There’s a violent storm raging outside and the protagonist (soon to be victim) hears the sound of a creaking stair from an intruder in the house. Car doors start flapping in the wind of the storm. And the sound of firm shoes on a tile floor...
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What is ADR in film
Films are amazing. They can transport you to different worlds. Even introduce you to characters you’ve never seen before. But most importantly, solid films make it look easy as if the entire movie was done in a single take. Anyone versed in filmmaking will tell you that’s far from the truth. They might even tell...
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How to make movie props
There’s no question that a lot goes into making a movie. You need to get a script, actors, crew, creative team, sound stage, equipment – well, you get it. But there’s one thing that often goes overlooked in the movie industry. And that’s the importance of props. Prop is short for “property.” And they have...
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What is a live action film
Live action. It’s a term you’ve heard about one movie or another. But it’s not always clear what live action actually is. Is it the opposite of an animated movie? Or does it combine animated components with live film like on-location filming? What even is a live film? If your head is swimming with all...
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what is CGI animation
Visual effects in film have expansively grown. From 2d animation to 3d animation. From 3d models to computer graphics. From 3d animation to 3d computer animation. The list goes on and on. Nowadays, CGI films are something we hardly bat an eye at. But how did we get here? And where are we capable of...
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When Christmas time comes around, we love to pull out our favorite holiday videos and films. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, basically anything Rankin-Bass. Of course, the holidays make us feel nostalgic for these kinds of videos. But what else is it about these movies that make the audience stop...
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