Movies string together shots with different compositions and camera angles in order to tell a story. By carefully choosing your camera angle in each of those shots, you can influence your audience’s reaction. Thus, you can influence your audience’s interpretation of what is presented on screen.
What is mise-en-scène? That’s probably the reason why you’re watching this video. However, mise-en-scène is often an undefined term and needs explaining.Technically, mise-en-scène means “placing on stage.” It includes the things that movies have in common with plays. That means props, lighting, wardrobe,...
An outline for your screenplay is a great way to start, but developing strong characters will engage viewers in the story you’re telling. Would Darth Vader’s iconic “I am your father” reveal have been as impactful if you didn’t care for the characters? They’re the driving force...
The screenplay is the backbone of a movie. It is the written version of a film, and it’s what everyone on set is working together to bring to life.Screenwriting is a cornerstone of filmmaking and dialogue is one of the main elements of...
The Kuleshov Effect is the single most important concept to editing, if not to filmmaking itself. It’s a cornerstone of visual storytelling; through this phenomenon that we can suggest meaning and manipulate space, as well as time. It is a fundamental aspect of “movie magic,” one which...
By understanding some of the more common time-related storytelling techniques, you’ll have a sense of what methods you can use to tell your stories.Audiences are smarter than you think. They really do understand the visual language of film. It’s better to make them...
Light is so important to video. One can spend their lives doing nothing but figuring out what light to put where in order to create a mood in an image.Light comes from a source — like a sun or a lamp — bounces...
Arguably one of the greatest things about the medium of video is the discussions it creates. A good film will entertain, but a great film will keep you thinking and discussing it long after watching it. So how can a film spark such long discussions and leave...
Every scene in a film has carefully crafted sound design to represent what is going on. They represent the scene’s location and the actions of the characters.Many people consider sound design the unspoken hero of film. Clever sound design can bring the audiences...
Becoming fluent in the language of cinema takes study and practice. Break down a scene from your favorite movie. Observe the timing of each shot. If you changed the order of shots, how would this change the story? Language and cinema are about communicating and expressing ideas....

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