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Filmmaking

Using Gimbals For More Professional Productions

If you are not familiar with using a gimbal your moving shots are probably not as steady as they should be unless you have the worlds steadiest hands.  But if

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More with Drones: Filming Cars

Drones are becoming a popular for filmmaking these days because of their versatility in getting shots that would be difficult, costly and time consuming to produce by other means.  There

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Mission Creep

Ever have a project the started out simple and continued to grow into something much more than your initial plan, then you are a victim of mission creep.  Basically, mission

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Greatest Visual-Special Effects Milestones in Film History

Greatest Visual-Special Effects (F/X) Milestones in Film History There’s a great comprehensive website that lists the history of the greatest visual and special effects milestones in history and it’s called

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Basic Camera Setups

Basic Camera Setups In order to achieve the desired shots your script calls for you are going to have to use a variety of different types of camera setups.  Below

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The Dolly Zoom

The Dolly Zoom The dolly zoom was developed by Alfred Hitchcock and is one of the most recognizable cinematic camera techniques first used in the movie Vertigo, and it is still

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Filming sports events

Filming sports events can be exciting and profitable and it doesn’t have to be overly complicated.  It can be a simple as one camera or you can have a multiple

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Lighting an Outdoor Scene During the Day

Lighting an Outdoor Scene During the Day There’s no doubt that lighting is an art that takes years to master and total control in order to get it perfect.  However,

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The 30 Degree Rule

The 30 degree rule The 30 degree rule is a basic rule in filmmaking that simply states that when you cut to a different shot you should move the camera

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The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds Rules, rules rules.  Love ’em or hate ’em they are everywhere, and photography and videography are no exception.  Setting up a shot for photography or video

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