“You might set up a camera to record a "day in the life" of a local barbershop and end up with some interesting footage, but until it's been shaped and given meaning by the filmmaker — until it tells a story in some form — it's not a documentary.”
Documentary Storytelling – “The Drama of Real Life” by Sheila Curran
This article takes a look into the world of the Three-Act Structure and alternate forms of screenwriting by creating a story spine through personal preferences and formulaic devices. From character development to location settings, everything boils down to the writer’s observation of lifeF
Short films are not just mini-features. They can be a great way to cut your videomaking teeth and generally have an easier time getting accepted into film fests, so they are often seen as a stepping stone toward a larger production. However, it’s important to understand that shorts have their own language and personality.
We hear the term "global" and "rolling" shutter a lot. But how do these two types of shutter differ, and what does it mean for your footage?
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Blocking and movement play a pivotal (literally, at times) role in the art of storytelling. Whether the camera does the moving or the on screen talent does, crafting a scene can be true art, and some are better than others at it.
With no formal filmmaking background and a budget of only $400, Conrad Mess's award-winning first film, "The Fixer" was shot using props from his house and his wife's iPhone. With an increased budget of $27,000, he hopes his horror film "The Other Side" will be equally reviewed.