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How does the cinematographer control color in a scene
You know those movies you watch just for the sake of how they look? The color palette is just right? And the visual storytelling as told through color theory just makes it a visual feast to take in? Yeah, those. (I can hear your ahh’s from here!) These movies alone teach us that the power...
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What software do film composers use
We all know the power of music when it comes to filmmaking. Just think of any John Williams or Hans Zimmer score. Nowadays, there are so many music software programs to choose from. And choosing the “right” one can feel quite overwhelming. But film scoring is all about creativity. So the best music production software...
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What does a cinematographer do
Some movies stick with us because of the plot. But other movies stick with us because of the way they look and feel. Oftentimes, this feat is largely due to the cinematographer. They are responsible for capturing the images just so. And they are the ultimate masters of visual storytelling. As an art form, cinematography...
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what is a production manager in film
While actors may get their names in lights and directors can become world-renowned for their films, there are certain individuals responsible for making sure a movie gets made.  A production manager connects the many moving pieces of a film. They are a little bit like The Dude’s rug in The Big Lebowski, which really tied...
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how to start a film production company
If you are thinking about starting a production company, there are several things to keep in mind. Whether you’ll be doing commercial studio video production or shooting feature films, there’s a whole lot to know. Following the tips of those who’ve been able to successfully start a production company can help you take those ideas...
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what is montage in the Hollywood sense of the word
Definition of the Term Montage Our beautiful brains are capable of deducing all manner of things from partial pieces of information or a simple series of images. Storytellers take advantage of this ability in their film editing. You may have noticed that Hollywood films sometimes cut together sequences to tell a story in an economic...
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What is Production Design in a film
What is Production Design? In the film industry, we often talk about suspension of disbelief or the willingness to set aside one’s logical thinking to be able to enjoy an art form as a kind of special reality – albeit a temporary one. We want to get lost in a story and be emotionally moved...
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what is studio production
Lights, Camera, Lingo! The motion picture industry – and the video and film production business more generally – uses lingo that people often learn little by little when working for film production companies, or playing a part in a production. Whether you’re the talent in front of the camera or part of the crew behind...
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Before the film industry was the multi-billion dollar business it is now, there were baby steps and breakthroughs all along the way. From Italian scientist Allesandro Volta’s demonstration of a continuous source of electricity, to the French Lumière brothers’ photography equipment, to American inventor Thomas Edison’s light bulb and kinetograph, the boundless imagination of inventors...
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what is a dp in film production
The making of a movie requires time and effort from many skilled and creative people. The director of photography (DoP or DP) is one of those individuals, fulfilling a critical role in the viewer’s experience of the film. The DP, also referred to as the cinematographer, is the person who oversees the camera and lighting...
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