A shot list details every shot the filmmaker or video producer intends to capture during production. It's a crucial step in the pre-production process.
Pre-production is dreaded by many; some consider it tedious, non-creative work.
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As a former college instructor, I know how hard it can be to keep students’ attention and teach them something at the same time. Even with the built-in accountability of grades, this can be challenging. When it comes to videos, you might think you need the personality,...
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For the video creative, every shot tells a story. Learning the art of visual storytelling will take your video from mundane to engaging.
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Difficult to control and often unpredictable, many filmmakers avoid working with animals altogether. With the right approach, however, you can find success.
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If you want to make it onto YouTube, your video quality needs to have a level of professionalism that a YouTube studio brings to the table.
Hiring a talented team not only improves the quality of your film, but it can also make the shoot go faster. So how much should you pay your cast and crew?
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Color theory can set the tone and mood for the viewer using color manipulation in pre-production, shooting and post. But what exactly is color theory?
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You have the tools needed to create stunning motion graphics, but do you have the time? If not, using motion graphics templates can be a great way to add polish to a production without blowing your deadline.
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