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Is Directing or Screenwriting Harder?

Is Directing or Screenwriting Harder? - When you think about giving someone credit for a movie, the person that often comes to mind is the director. The director is always considered the film's creator, and all film-related praise is bestowed upon them. But without screenwriters, would directors have anything to direct? The directing vs screenwriting […]

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How To Use Sound In Filmmaking To Heighten Emotion?

How To Use Sound In Filmmaking To Heighten Emotions? - With the introduction of sound in filmmaking, cinema has never been the same. Sounhas enhanced filmmaking, and it is now one of the most important artistic features used by many filmmakers. Sound has played an important role in any memorable movie scene you can remember. […]

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A Quick Guide to Understanding Infrared Cinematography

A quick guide to understanding infrared cinematography - Infrared cinematography is a great way to push artistic boundaries in filmmaking. With a regular camera, we only get a picture of how we see the world. The colours in the picture are familiar to what we have seen before, but you can unlock a whole new […]

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What Is Celluloid Film? Exploring The History And The Present

What Is Celluloid Film? Exploring The History And The Present - Filmmakers use innovative filmmaking tools to enhance their storytelling. Digital devices are plenty, and there is a level of accessibility to filmmaking that has never been seen before. Despite our innovative future, it is important to revisit filmmaking’s roots and gain inspiration through historical […]

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7 Types Of Movie Posters in Popular Culture and Filmmaking

7 Types Of Movie Posters In Popular Culture And Filmmaking - Movie posters are one of the best ways for a studio to market its films. You can probably think of several posters that got you excited to watch a movie. Apart from the trailer, movie posters serve as the best way for a film […]

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How To Write A Logline: A Complete Guide For Screenwriters     

How To Write A Logline: A Complete Guide For Screenwriters - Writing a compelling and engaging logline can do wonders for your screenplay. Your logline is just as important as your screenplay. This is because a logline presents an overview of your subject matter. You can check your script's marketability and assess your writing skills […]

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Point Of View In Filmmaking: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

Point Of View In Filmmaking: What Is It And Why Is It Important? - Point of view in filmmaking is one of the most crucial elements. The way the story is narrated, in whose perspective, how is the audience seeing the events unfold, all of this is fundamental and can also be called the point […]

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Top 5 Tips On Submitting To Film Festivals

Advice from film festival founder This week we have some killer tips for anyone looking to submit their film to a film festival. We caught up with iFilm co-founder and President Jen Alvares to discuss her top 5 tips on maximising your chances of success when submitting films to festivals! Question 1: Are there key […]

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Filmstro Releases Online Version of its Music Editing Service

Filmstro announces an improved way for filmmakers and content creators to create custom music for their projects - all in the cloud. After nine months of development, Filmstro are proud to announce the launch of the fourth version of their adaptive audio technology; the Filmstro WebApp. FilmstroPro V4 combines the original source code - that […]

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