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The rule of odds is a very useful method for creating visually-pleasing frames and conveying story in film.
Leading lines
Leading lines are a core element of film composition. They are critical tools filmmakers use to direct where viewers should look.
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The close-up shot is a power tool in cinema. In various ways, it helps the audience emotionally connect with what they're watching on-screen.
Establishing shot
Establish shots are more than just opening shots. They help films communicate the underlying context of a scene.
False color featured image
False color is one of the best techniques you can use to expose your shots correctly. Here's how to use it on your video projects.
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I can’t help but feel that whoever named the medium shot did it a vast injustice. In most real-life situations, people equate the term "medium" with blandness, mediocrity and an underwhelming lack of excitement. It is neither large nor small, but something that falls into the no-mans-land of the...
What is depth of field? Let’s start by determining what it is not. Depth of field is not a tangible thing. Depth of field changes depending on the way one takes a photo or shoots a video. Understanding depth of field is essential in cinematography, where the focus is...
There are many working parts when it comes to cinematography. We'll give you the most important cinematography terms you need to know.
Writers spend most of their time worrying about the words that the characters on the screen will say. Sound engineers worry about how to make sure the words can be heard and how to mix them with music and background noises. Lighting designers spend their days figuring out how...
How to film magic tricks
Translating live magic tricks onto video can be difficult. In this article, we will give you a few tips for capturing magic on video.
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