Posts by Cindy Clifford

How to Shoot the Perfect Green Screen Video

How to Shoot the Perfect Green Screen Video Green screens are used to create background scenes and realistic environments without having to film on location. If you have ever tried to shoot a green screen you know it can be tough. If you don’t do it right it can be impossible in post production but if…

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Demystifying Digital Camera Sensor Size

Demystifying Digital Camera Sensor Size The soul of any digital camera is its digital sensor—to determine the resolution, camera sensor size, depth of field, low-light performance, dynamic range, lenses, and even the camera’s physical size but the camera sensor is the key. The camera image sensor is a solid-state device. This is the  part of…

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Scrivener Screenwriting App: The Final Draft Killer

Scrivener Screenwriting App: The Final Draft Killer For some people, the only thing that matters is writing. They wake up with ideas, while some may carry around a table, others carry a notepad and pen to jot ideas, maybe choices, even a paragraph or two. The idea has been like a seed that was planted…

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What is Cinema Verite?

What is Cinema Verite? Cinema Verite is a French film movement, which took place back in the 1960s. This film movement forced the movie industry to pay more attention towards incorporating natural actions and authentic dialogue into the movies, which showed people in day to day lives. Basically, the movement was about observing and capturing…

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Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Comes Out of Retirement to Direct Another Anime Feature

Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Comes Out of Retirement…Again! He’s Back! Three years after his “retirement” Studio Ghibli animation legend Hayao Miyazaki appears coming out of retirement and ready to return to feature filmmaking. Anime News Network reports that the legendary anime director revealed he wasn’t happy with the Computer Generated animated short he’s been directing on for the Studio Ghibli Museum…

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Roger Deakins: Breaking Down the Master Cinematographer

Roger Deakins: Breaking Down the Master Cinematographer The scenes that we see in movies may be of three to five minutes, but it takes a lot of effort, intelligence, technique, and art to film it that way. That is the role of a cinematographer. With his exceptional skills, with his art to give the best…

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Italian Neorealism: Martin Scorsese’s Origins

Italian Neorealism: Martin Scorsese’s Origins Legendary film director Martin Scorsese has stated many times that one of the biggest influences in his work was the Italian Neorealism period in Italy. His personal documentary My Voyage to Italy (also check out: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies) is a journey through Italian Cinema history…

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Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas Short films have become a lot more popular nowadays with the advancements in the field of media, but coming up with short film ideas can be challenging. Since short films are easier to make than the feature movies, the production cost is also a lot cheaper. One has…

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Reservoir Dogs: Breaking Down Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece

Reservoir Dogs: Breaking Down Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece Most of the fame and attention process has been quiet and gradual for most of the directors after making a few films but the American screenwriter, filmmaker, and actor Quentin Tarantino does not belong to that group of directors and is not one of those who did it…

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Eli Roth: Horror’s New Master for the Digital Age

Eli Roth: Horror’s New Master for the Digital Age Eli Roth was born on April 18, 1972, in Newton, Massachusetts. He was raised in a Jewish household as his family is from Austria, Russia, and Poland. His parents are Dr. Sheldon Roth who is a psychiatrist/ psychoanalyst and also a clinical professor at Harvard Medical…

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What the Heck is a Key Grip & What Do They Do on Set?

What the Heck is a Key Grip? As a famous actor once said, “The film industry brings people together and so does technology – and I see them as similar platforms.” The production rate of films all around the globe is sky-high, and new ideas are being implemented to old storylines, in order to provide…

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