What is the Rashomon Effect? – Definition and Examples

Rashomon Effect – An Insight Everyone is quite familiar with the famous Rashomon Effect and those who are not, the term refers to the real world situations in which there are versions and testimonies of various eye-witnesses. These eye-witnesses can be in your head what is described in the actual movie is what happens to us…

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Understanding Movie Credits (with Template)

All You Need To Know About Movie Credits In the early 1900s, there were hardly any movie credits. Some movies had just opening credits, while some had just the end credits. Nonetheless, just the title was enough to start the movie. However, once the ’70s came, the statement ‘give honor to whom it is due’…

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[Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online

Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online I’m always asked what the top filmmaking courses online I’d recommend to filmmakers. As Jack Nicolson says: “If you don’t keep learning, you die.” I am a HUGE consumer of online courses of all types. I’m a visual learner and online courses help me keep my skills sharp. Below I’ve…

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The Rule Of Thirds – Definition and Examples

Composition and The Rule of Thirds Beauty has a lot to do with math, and physical attraction depends on a ratio; a golden ratio. Everything in nature has this ratio in one form of the other. When we talk about the aesthetic of beauty we are referring to symmetry, proportion, and a recognizable pattern or…

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James Cameron MasterClass: Learn Filmmaking from the Legendary Director

James Cameron MasterClass: Learn Filmmaking from the Legendary Director From The Terminator and Titanic to Avatar, James Cameron has directed some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Now, for the first time in his 40-year career, he opens up about his process. Through behind-the-scenes breakdowns, James shares his approach to developing ideas, storylines, and characters; harnessing technology;…

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Cinema Verite – Definition and Examples

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 to 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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What is a Dutch Angle? – Definition and Examples

What is a Dutch Angle and its Impact on Emotion The Dutch Angle or Dutch tilt is a cinematographic technique that has been used for decades to convey a sense of tension or psychological trauma in the person being filmed. It produces the same impact on the viewer. The camera is tilted at an angle…

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IFH 446: How Netflix’s Algorithm Impacts Indie Films

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How Netflix’s Algorithm Impacts Indie Films with VOD Clickstream’s Stephen Follows This episode might give you a better understanding How To Sell A Movie To Netflix? In this age of streaming platforms, knowing your distribution route and…

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Akira Kurosawa: Breaking Down the Master’s Directing Techniques

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Akira Kurosawa – The Master of Masters Some of my favorite directors of all time are Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and of course Akira Kurosawa. Ever since I watched the Criterion Collection Laserdisc (yes I’m old) of Seven Samurai and Rashomon I was hooked. Even in high school I knew that no one else in the world…

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What Is Frame Rate? The Complete Guide for Filmmakers

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What Is Frame Rate? The Complete Guide for Filmmakers The term “frame rate” is used to indicate the number of individual frames or images that are displayed per second in a film, television or computer game. From the late 1920s, 24 frames per second has been the standard frame rates used for film, while 30…

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