I start this article with a conviction to rail against the arrogance on display from Sticklers for Terminology. But as I work through the case in my head, I find that the truth with this topic, as with all topics, lies in the delicate balance between two extremes. Let’s back up… Film like all technical Read MoreRead More
Oliver Peters breaks down some of the history behind color correcting and grading and the basic terminology. All of our concepts stems from the film lab processes known as color timing. Originally this described the person who knew how long to leave the negative in the chemical bath to achieve the desired results (the “timer”). Once Read MoreRead More
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
For some first time directors, the world of the actor is a foreign place full of strange words like “motivation”. Here’s a breakdown of some of the terms an actor must think about when they are preparing for a scene.