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Using a Drone for Filmmaking

Using a Drone for Filmmaking There are always new technologies coming out and aspiring film makers often find ways of incorporating them into productions.  Drones are rapidly becoming one of

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The 8 Archetypes for Storytelling

The 8 Archetypes for Storytelling When you are writing any story you really need to put some thought into the character development and in order to do that you must

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The Shakespearean Dramatic Structure

The Shakespearean Dramatic Structure To start with, we need to talk about this guy, Freytag.  He came up with this idea that a drama should be divided into five parts called the

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Writing a screenplay: The Twelve Stages of a Hero’s Journey

Writing a screenplay: The Twelve Stages of a Hero’s Journey A modern story or screenplay can be very complex and contain so many different elements it’s difficult to determine exactly

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Tips for Good Camera Technique

Tips for Good Camera Technique It can be a challenge to get professional looking results on a budget but it doesn’t have to be impossible and can be done with

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Shadows are free! So why aren’t you using them in your low budget productions?

Lighting is an important part of any production but it can be critical for a horror or suspense movie.  A hinted or implied impression of something that’s there can be

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Forced Perspective

Forced Perspective Forced perspective is the art of altering the size of things by adjusting their distance from the camera.  This technique was masterfully used by director Peter Jackson in the

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Front Projection Effect System

Front Projection effect is a technique similar to green screening but it’s done in camera instead of in post-production compositing.  The camera is able to combine both the subject and

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Script Writing Terminology

The best way to learn the terminology  for script writing is to read a lot of scripts so you become more familiar with it.  Scripts are available on the internet,

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What’s a camera jib and why you should be using one

What’s a camera jib and why you should be using one   A jib is a very useful piece of hardware that allows vertical movement of a camera in order

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