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Types of Film Cuts

Types of Film Cuts

As film technology continues to improve (and shrink), It’s never been easier to go out and shoot a film. Anyone with a smartphone has the makings of a complete movie studio in the palm...

How to Write a Movie

(Updated Sept. 14, 2022) Writing for movies is a specialized skill—it differs greatly from “normal” writing (i.e. writing a novel). Books and movies both start with a story idea and depending on the kind...

How to Produce a Movie

How to Produce a Movie

As a producer of a film, from a small documentary to an animated short to a full-length feature film, you are responsible for just about every aspect of the finished product. If you want...

film still of boy and girl on bed. Girl is in half light. Boy lit with 2 point lighting. How to Create Three-Point Lighting

Lighting Techniques in Film

Perhaps more than anything, lighting is responsible for setting almost any scene–except for when the lack of light is needed to provide some tension. When shooting an external playground scene on a beautiful sunny...

Film Connection students and mentors at Dances with Films film festival project: Doucheaholics | Guerilla Films

Tips for Film Networking

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” – Just about everyone Nothing too earth-shattering about that quote. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times while trying to find work in the film...