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At the start of a scene, a director needs to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. They must set up the context for what the audience is about to watch. Establishing shots...

Jun 26, 2019

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If box office sales are any indicator, romantic comedies are some of the most popular films of the last 50 years. Whether on a date night out or a girl’s night in, audiences hav...

Jun 26, 2019

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With its ability to move through scenes and follow actors smoothly, placing the audience in the center of the on-screen action, the Steadicam is an invention that forever change...

Jun 26, 2019

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When shooting a film or video production, actors need to know where to look. Consistent eyelines affect continuity in editing, so it is important to consider eyelines in every s...

Jun 26, 2019

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From the day preproduction begins to the moment a final cut is picture locked, the decisions made in the editing room are some of the most important in the entire filmmaking pro...

Jun 26, 2019

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The mechanics of writing for television and writing for film are much the same: Both television scripts and feature film scripts look the same on the page, both are typed up usi...

Jun 24, 2019

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One of the most exciting days in the production process is the day of the first table read. For actors, a table read can be just as important as an audition or an on-set perform...

Jun 21, 2019

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One of the cornerstones of documentary filmmaking is conducting compelling and rigorous interviews. However, getting a perfect interview is easier said than done. Here are some ...

Jun 20, 2019

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A table read is one of the most important steps in the production process for any feature film or TV series. It offers an opportunity for your cast, crew, and other members of y...

Jun 19, 2019

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