Enhance your videography skills and learn more about resolutions, frame rates, codecs, compression and other important video topics. Discover the nuances of color grading, syncing audio, storage workflows, and more.
You know that feeling when you're writing a script, and you just can't figure out why some of your scenes suck? Sometimes you know a scene doesn’t work, but you can’t quite figure out WHY it doesn’t work. So here are seven common pitfalls in screenwriting that can ruin any scene and any script
Have you ever walked down the street and admired a person’s jacket, their jeans or even something as simple as the way they walk with confidence? Style is all around us, it’s embedded in our daily lives and hides in our subconscious. For example we don’t know why some things are cool or why th
Now, I may not be God, however, I have made a viral, profitable, and somewhat critically acclaimed no budget feature film, and I’m pretty sure that’s the next best thing. Therefore, here are my 10 Commandments for no-budget filmmaking. Follow them and may thy films be blessed productions.
Think of pitching as going out on a date, you put your best foot forward and present yourself in the best light and then it’s up to the other person (client) whether or not they want to proceed with you. It has no bearing on you and your work, it might just not be a good fit. So pitching is a heal
A treatment is important mainly because as creatives we craft an idea and vision and assume that everyone else around us has that same vision or at the very least understands our vision. It can never be assumed that everyone else on the projects can “see” our vision – this is why treatments ar
Kent is a filmmaker from Richmond, Virginia. He’s best known for his 2010 no-budget feature film, Bad is Bad, and his 2019 short, Will “The Machine”, which both went viral with millions of views. He is based in Los Angeles, where he also runs his YouTube channel, Standard Story Com
There are many types of vlogs out there but they all have one thing in common: a good camera. You must consider things like budget, portability, image and audio quality, recording time, and battery life. Here are some of the most popular cameras for vloggers to fit every need and budget.
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This is your beginner's guide to b-roll footage. What is it? How is it used? Plus, tips on how to organize your files.
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