On this episode of the Videomaker Podcast we talk about what you can and can’t learn at Film School; try to figure out what clues the new Dropbox/Clipchamp collaboration tells us about cloud video editing; and discuss the latest version of the TriCaster Mini.
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Often seen as dense and abstract, film theory can be a useful tool in understanding the meaning and impact of a film. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know.
Green Screen Backgrounds
Are you thinking of making a green screen? In this article, we will go over all the ways you can make a green screen and how you can do it.
Cinematography Techniques
Video producers deal with a lot on set and are always pressed for time. Time is money and you can’t waste your time. We have 5 time-saving for you.
Shooting a cinematic movie
You can have everything right: a good script, great actors and crew. But if your movie doesn’t look like a cinematic movie, your audience will tune out.
A solid cast is incredibly important to the success of your production. Here’s how to find the right actors for your project.
We have a few tip to help you direct theater actors, allowing them to give the best film performance possible
Stage actors are undoubtedly talented, but many are inexperienced with performing in front of a camera. Here’s how you can direct theater actors and get the best performance possible.
When you’re working on a tight budget, you have to take the help that you can get. Sometimes, that means relying on an inexperienced cast and crew to complete your project.
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As an up-and-coming director, you jump at the opportunity to direct your first feature film. When you get your hands on a script being considered for production, you want to make sure you choose well — in this business there are no second chances. How will you know if...
Shooting with people new to the production process isn’t always easy, but with a little patience and flexibility, you can still come out with great result
We all have seen scenes featuring directors with their berets and megaphones, yelling orders to their actors. It should come as no surprise that yelling at your talent is not the best way to elicit a good performance.Think of it this way — a seasoned director is more...

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