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Can You Hear Me? Top 5 DIY Sound Hacks

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Good sound matters. It beats good picture when shooting a dialogue heavy scene or film. Unless you have access to post dubbing stages for ADR (automated dialogue replacement) - you will be stuck with what you shot LIVE on the floor. STAY AWAY FROM TRAFFIC and TRAINS when shooting your dialogue scenes. STAY AWAY FROM […]

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13 Landmark Movies for Women in Film

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In 2015, many people’s attention has turned to a particular demographic that mainstream movies may not have taken into account so much. It just happens that this particular group makes up for half the world population. Starting with Patricia Arquette’s viral Academy Award speech, to comments made by the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Meryl […]

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Cinemetrics – A ‘Fingerprint’ for Films

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The aim of Cinemetrics, a project created by graphic designer and coder Frederic Brodbeck, is to measure and visualise film data. Characteristics such as colour, dialogue, lighting and editing structure are analysed and transformed into graphical representations or as he calls it a digital 'fingerprints'. Brodbeck created this as part of his final thesis at […]

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10 Non-linear Films You Should See

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"I agree that a film should have a beginning, a middle and an end but not necessarily in that order" once said Jean-Luc Godard. He made a habit of questioning the established rules of filmmaking in his work, as did most masters from the French New Wave. The 60’s were a period of disruption in […]

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