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555 – Everybody’s Favorite Telephone Exchange

Our story begins with the Telephone Exchange: a telecommunications system used in the public switched telephone network. In order to connect two telephones, you have to have an uninterrupted wired connection between two telephone sets. But you couldn’t exactly connect every phone with every other phone. So telephone subscribers would call a central office. The […]

A Brief History of Paramount Pictures | THE STUDIOS

Introducing our new series: THE STUDIOS which will feature the history of one of those big monolithic studios that we see every where but know nothing about. On this premiere episode, I dive into the 106 year history of one of the most influential studios of them all: Paramount Pictures. I hope you enjoyed this […]

A Defense of 24 FPS and Why It’s Here to Stay for Cinema

In this #IQBiTS video, John responds to 7 myths that are commonly brought up by folks on our Frame Rate Video who hate 24 FPS. He further give 2 concert objective arguments on why 24 FPS is here to stay. If you dig the music, check out our music library at Artlist.io using our affiliate […]

Avengers: Endgame’s Unique Place in Cinema History [NO SPOILERS]

Consider supporting us on http://Patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Everybody’s talking about Avengers: Endgame but you have to be careful how far you draw the analysis. Endgame is not just “another movie”

Debunking “High Frame Rate in Cinema” Myths

Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ I’ve gotten so many comments on my Frame Rate videos that I had to do another one address all the false analogies people keep writing… Show notes on our site: https://filmmakeriq.com/2019/12/busting-high-frame-rate-cinema-myths/ #FrameRate #HFR #24FPS #Cinema #HighFrameRate History of Frame Rate https://youtu.be/mjYjFEp9Yx0 A Defense of 24FPS and Why It’s Here to […]

Origins of Film Noir

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Jump into the world of Film Noir and look at how the technology and economic factors gave birth to a genre that still deeply influences the way filmmakers work today.

The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Aspect Ratio is one of many choices you make when deciding how to shoot your film. Explore some basic tips on how to visualize your desired ratio and some helpful composition techniques before diving in and creating your own film that explores different aspect ratios.

The Forgotten War for Color Television

Today we know that 29.97 fps is a hallmark of NTSC video. We may even know the mathematical reasoning behind it. But the war for color television that birthed that oddball number, a war that raged for over a decade and left an imprint on the soul of electronic moving pictures has been largely forgotten… […]

The History of Frame Rate for Film

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Explore the history of the frame rate – the engine that gives motion to the motion picture from their earliest versions in silent pictures to the frame rates of broadcast television. Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on Frame Rate with sauce and bonus material at: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/history-frame-rate-film/ If […]

The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Take a look at the history of censorship of Hollywood from pressures from progressive groups in films infancy, through the scandal rocked silent film era, the threat of boycotts in the Great Depression and turn from censorship to classification and ratings in the 1960s.