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.
When you commit to shooting your videos without zooming, you will become a far more active shooter, positioning and repositioning your camera for each shot, and you’ll find that your footage immediately looks much more interesting. So take your finger off that zoom control and lace up your sneakers. You might discover that less is more after all.
Interactive video is closer than it may appear. Interactive video depends on breaking the fourth wall. Inherently some viewers will be turned off because they like to just sit back and be presented a story. So before we go deeper, which kind of viewer are you?