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What is Aperture: Everything You need to Know about Controlling Light Creatively

Film and photography are all about capturing light. One of the key aspects of controlling light is aperture – but there’s more to aperture than just a number on the side of the lens… So what is aperture exactly? Put simply, the aperture is a hole in the lens that light passes through to reach Read MoreRead More

The Basics of Depth of Field

In this basic tutorial, B&H’s Kelly Mena lays out a few simple steps on how to manipulate depth of field. A sharp subject against a pleasingly soft background is one hallmark of professional photography. This video explores the three variables that comprise control over your camera’s depth of field: Aperture, focal length, and distance from Read MoreRead More

Script Development for the Beginner Writer-Director

Kim Garland offers 5 steps for the beginner writer-director based on her own experience developing her first script turned film. 1) BEGIN AS A SCREENWRITER When you’re first developing your script, give yourself the freedom to think like a screenwriter and not a director. You’ll have plenty of time in later drafts to reign in the Read MoreRead More

How to Create a Starlight Time Lapse Video

What to know how those spectacular night timelapses of starry skies are done? Stefan Surmabojov covers the basics in this tutorial on how to shoot night timelapse. Location Shooting starlight time lapse video is really exciting and interesting, but unfortunately you can’t shoot it everywhere. If you live in a big city, you’ll have to leave it Read MoreRead More

A Basic Introduction to the Sound Editing and Mixing

Oliver Peters runs down some basic terminology and techniques of Sound Editing: Like picture editing, the completion of sound for a film also goes through a series of component parts. These normally start after “picture lock” and are performed by a team of sound editors and mixers. On small, indie films, a single sound designer/editor/mixer Read MoreRead More

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