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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important?

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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important? Auteur Theory is a way of looking at films that state that the director is the “author” of a film. The Auteur theory argues that a film is a reflection of the director’s artistic vision; so, a movie directed by a given filmmaker will have recognizable, recurring…

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DCP: What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package?

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What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)? In its simplest form, Digital Cinema Package or more commonly known as a DCP could be seen as the digital version of a 35mm film print. Its main advantage is that you can present it to theaters to enable them to project it via a digital projector. A…

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The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola

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The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola who lives in Paris, France is an American. She was born in New York City, New York and attended the California Institute of Arts, Mills College. She is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actress. She has two children and her parents are Francis Ford…

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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan

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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan Movie lovers all over the world are familiar with the identity of the genius behind the Batman trilogy and other mind-bending films like , , and . If you have in mind to write amazing characters dynamic in their personality, there are so much that you can learn from movies…

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LED Light Shootout: 7 AWESOME LED Lights for Under $50

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LED Light Shootout If you have $50, then you can afford some pretty cool LED lights for your next production. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter tested a bunch of $50 (and below) LED Lights, comparing color temperature, light output, and other reasons you’d want dish out $25-$50 for an LED Light. Check out his video…

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Patty Jenkins: From Indie Film to Wonder Woman

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Patty Jenkins: From Indie Film to Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins is a director that does what she loves. She so happens to love comedy as well as real thrilling drama, although not at the same time. Her ability to delve into the femininity significance and its impact on modern society are revealed in her latest…

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What is Cinema Verite?

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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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Pulp Fiction: Breaking Down Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece

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Pulp Fiction: Breaking Down Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece In 1994, pulp fiction became the first independent film to gross more than $200 million. Over two decades later, the American neo-noir crime black comedy film is still Quentin Tarantinos’ finest work, a movie that changed modern cinema. So what went into the making of the movie that…

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Breaking Down Shane Carruth’s Sundance Hit PRIMER

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Breaking Down Shane Carruth’s Sundance Hit PRIMER Primer, an independent science fiction film, was released in America on October 8, 2004. The $7,000-budgeted film centers on the unexpected discovery of time travel. It is a film that was directed, written, produced, scored, and edited by the main role player, . With a running time of…

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