Storytelling is so much more than we think it is. Just ask any sound editor out there in the film industry. You might think, “Ok, this movie has an awesome soundtrack!” But what about the sounds and sound effects that are more subtle than that? Think dialogue, footsteps, the sound of crunching leaves. All of...Read More
When you think of the film industry, you likely conjure up the image of Hollywood. You know – bright lights, big sets, more money than you could ever imagine. But not all movies are produced through the studio system. In fact, a number of beloved movies were made independent of the big wigs in corporate...Read More
Film editors are the unsung heroes of movies. Directors, producers, and actors will often get the spotlight. But the film editor is the one in charge of bringing the film together. Film editing is often referred to as an “invisible art.” Good editing is hardly noticeable. But bad editing stands out like a sore thumb....Read More
The Phases of Film Production Film production involves a huge amount of people power, as well as creativity and time. For a film to make it all the way to the eyes of viewers, it must go through several stages. From development to distribution, there are a few phases that shape films and make movie-going...Read More
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...Read More
When the director says, “that’s a wrap,” it’s time for post-production to get started. Of course, some people in post-production are already working alongside directors and others during the filming process, but there’s still a lot to be done after the cast and film crew head home. Post-production includes everything from picture and sound editing...Read More
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