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The Top 5 Filmmaking News Sites You MUST Read

The Top 5 Filmmaking News Sites You MUST Read

Top filmmaking news sites: Make sure you stay up to date with industry news, updates and trends. One of the most important things to do as a filmmaker is to keep up with the news – learn how to use new software, understand new filmmaking software, and, most importantly, growth. We must continue to learn […]

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Four tips on how you can improve as a filmmaker

Four tips on how you can improve as a filmmaker

As a filmmaker, you’re always looking to become much better at the craft, but sometimes we get stuck in a rut. We become a little too routine, and we may not progress as quickly as we would hope. Fear not, in today’s article; we will look at some tips to help you improve as a […]

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The Top 3 Audio Editing Software in 2021

The Top 3 Audio Editing Software in 2021

Top audio editing software: Audio is an essential part of the filmmaking process. Poor audio can ruin films, so you must invest in a good audio editing program to ensure you tweak your audio to the best possible quality. But don’t worry, audio editing software doesn’t have to be expensive when you’re shopping around. But, […]

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The Top 3 Cameras for Streaming in 2021

The Top 3 Cameras for Streaming in 2021

Top cameras for streaming: Are you looking to become a streamer? Or, are you already a streamer and need a new camera? Then this article is for you. No streamer ever began their career with a Hollywood style setup; they had modest camera phones or relatively cost-effective cameras. It’s now cheaper than ever to start […]

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3 Quick Tips To Create Cinematic Lighting Immediately

3 Quick Tips To Create Cinematic Lighting Immediately

Create cinematic lighting: Getting that cinematic feel to your footage can take a lot of time. It’s made up of multiple components, including the lighting setup, type of camera, shot composition and much, much more. Lighting is incredibly important for establishing a cinematic feel to your film and there are a few quick tips to […]

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How to keep your film from stagnating. Top tips for pacing your film

How to keep your film from stagnating. Top tips for pacing your film

Tips for pacing your film: Pacing your story is incredibly important in the filmmaking process. You want to make your film to be exciting, fun and fly through the story. No one wants to watch a slow, laborious story that doesn’t have many twists and turns to offer – they want fast-paced, exciting stories with […]

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What is cinematography? The books that inspire the craft

What is cinematography? The books that inspire the craft

Cinematography is an art form in itself. It’s everything visual. It is built of the smallest of components within filmmaking, from the framing to the composition of the shot – but make the biggest impact. In today’s article, we will take a deeper dive into cinematography and a couple of books that will immediately make […]

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The editing tricks in Premiere Pro all filmmakers MUST learn!

The editing tricks in Premiere Pro all filmmakers MUST learn!

Premiere Pro editing tricks: These tricks will turn you from a mediocre editor in Premiere Pro to a super-efficient master, editing at lightspeed. Well, not that fast, but pretty quick! The art of editing is underestimated, and to perfect an edit can take days. So sometimes it’s nice to take a shortcut or two. These […]

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Why well-written dialogue is essential to selling your script

Why well-written dialogue is essential to selling your script

Writing dialogue for a script: Every script is different, every writer is different, but it can kill your script in seconds when it comes to poorly written dialogue. You want to craft well written, succinct dialogue that brings your scenes to life and helps bring special moments to the forefront. Well-written dialogue is essential (unless […]

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