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Tips for Making Your First Short Film – Part 3

As well as visuals, ensure that you devote sufficient attention to sound, including the score. Possibly the worst aspect of watching a short film is when you’re forced to listen to the audio from the camera or another audio track with poor audio. Make sure that you have an audio system in place and someone […]

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Tips for Making Your First Short Film – Part 2

When casting for your short, you aren’t simply looking for people who can remember their lines. They also need to know how to act them. Using people you know as PAs and groups is one thing. It’s a different matter entirely to bring them into your cast. Poor acting can kill a short film and […]

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Tips for Making Your First Short Film – Part 1

Any new filmmaker wants to make his first short film. It’s a medium in which he can truly get to grips with, and take his first steps, in his new profession. It’s also a way of learning the craft by making, and learning from, mistakes. New filmmakers learn quickly that making a film isn’t as […]

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Tips for Presenting a Compelling Character

Think of your favourite story. What makes it so memorable? The tone? The action? The message? Chances are, it is the way the characters behave. A character is the first link between the public and a story, as such, it should be immediately compelling. When they first came on screen, the public should be wondering […]

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Beginner’s Rules to Making Documentaries on a Budget

Documentaries are having a moment. It seems that every time Netflix puts out a new one, it becomes an instant viral hit. The public seems to have an unquenchable thirst for true stories, especially true crime, and pieces that offer new perspectives on age-old institutions. Naturally, lots of new videographers seem to be interested in […]

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Common Pitfalls When Shooting Slow Motion

Slow motion is everywhere. Almost every video, movie, or show, includes a slow-mo sequence at some point. It is as ubiquitous as a dolly in/zoom out shot. Naturally, this means every beginner feels drawn to suing this technique to add some flare to their first projects. It really isn’t hard to learn when you’re just […]

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The 3 Main Concepts Every Visual Artist Has to Know

The very first thing you’re likely to hear while working with a camera is something called “the three pillars”. This refers to the aperture, the shutter speed and the ISO. And they will be the key to making a high quality, well illuminated scene. This is something you want to make sure to understand completely […]

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Mistakes Every Video Maker Should Avoid

If you’re about to have an existential crisis because your videos have a slightly homemade aesthetic to them even though you’ve been working hard trying to become a better filmmaker, don’t worry. A possible lack of talent is not the issue. Rather, it might be that you’re making one of these mistakes. In videography, not […]

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Creating Your First Demo Reel

If you’re looking to make money as a videographer, there’s a very important thing you’ll need besides talent and equipment, a demo a reel. A reel is a presentation card for any aspiring videographer. It’s what potential clients or employers will see before deciding to hire you. As such, it needs to be professional, engaging, […]

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Practical Tips for Shooting Amazing Wedding Videos

Whether you look at videography as a hobby or a serious career, chances are you’ll have to shoot a wedding at some point. While it’s probably one of the challenging types of video you’ll have to do at the beginning of your career, it will be just as an enriching. Wedding videos aren’t easy but […]

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