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10 Tips for Writing a Comedy Script

(L-r) ZACH GALIFIANAKIS as Alan holds Baby Tyler, BRADLEY COOPER as Phil and ED HELMS as Stu in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ comedy “The Hangover,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PUBLICITY OR REVIEWS OF THIS SPECIFIC MOTION PICTURE AND TO REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE…

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10 Tips on how to write a Horror Script

1. Tone and atmosphere – Ensure that you convey the tone and create the atmosphere you’re going for in your script. You want your readers (whether they be producers, directors, actors, your grandmother – whoever) to feel the fear, anxiety, and horror that you want your audience to feel when they see your story on-screen….

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10 Essential Tips for Trinidad and Tobago Filmmakers

http://localhost/dfold/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Picture1.png 1. Ensure that EVERYONE is on-board and aware – Before a single minute of footage is shot, and a page of script is thrown away, everyone should have an idea of what their role is in relation to your movie, in addition to what your film is about and what your overall vision for…

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Top 5 Lenses for DSLR Filmmaking

DSLR cameras has become more and more popular with experienced, intermediate and even novice filmmakers. Unlike the traditional point-and-shoot camera (remember those?), a DSLR camera is incomplete without a good lens. And depending on what type of camera you own, and what type of footage you’re planning to shoot with your camera, finding the RIGHT…

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Best (and most reasonable) Audio Recording equipment for Filming

Though we may think of film as solely a visual experience, we cannot underestimate the importance of sound to the medium. The ability to record sound (more particularly at the location of filming) is an extremely important aspect of filmmaking. Here is a list, according to the good folks at Diamond Films Limited, of the…

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10 Creative Uses for a Green Screen

A majority of today’s feature films use a particular technique of visual effects known as CHROMA KEY COMPOSITING (chroma keying for short). Commonly used in video production and post-production, chroma keying is used to remove a background from the subject of a video or photo. The most common use of chroma keying is the addition…

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“Justice League” TRAILER #2 REVIEW

So the new trailer for “Justice League” (i.e. the next chapter in Warner Bros./ DC’s laughably pitiful attempt to catch up with Walt Disney Studios/ Marvel Studios’ critically and commercially successful Marvel Cinematic Universe) came out on Saturday March 25th. And while I wasn’t the biggest fan of Warner Bros./DC’s 2016 efforts “Batman v Superman:…

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10 Most Highly Anticipated Movies of 2017

With 2016 behind us, it’s time for us to look forward to a brand new year of movies, most of which – hopefully – will be worth the time and money it took for us to physically remove ourselves from our homes, television sets and Netflix accounts. There are a LOT of movies to look…

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Best Cameras for Filmmaking

Whether you’re a student or a seasoned veteran, finding the right camera can be a daunting task. Canon or Panasonic? Nikon or Sony? Mirrorless or DSLR? Hopefully, our list of recommended cameras for filmmakers should prove useful in your search for the right one for you. 1. Canon 5D Mark III – First released in…

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How to create your own Clapperboard

When it comes to the synchronization of video and audio in post-production, the clapperboard is the most important tool. It is a device used to designate and mark particular scenes and takes recorded during video production. While you can purchase a clapperboard for roughly $10 US or more online, why not try to make one…

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Choosing the right lens for your Filmmaking

Having the “best” camera for filmmaking is one thing, but having the RIGHT lenses – both for your personal lens kit or for your list of equipment for your next film project – is definitely important. While lens selection often comes down to personal preference, you also need to balance that against the needs of…

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Low-Key and High-Key Lighting for Mood

In both filmmaking and photography, lighting does not always have to be perfectly balanced with a complete range of tones. Like colour, different styles of lighting can produce different moods. Two of the most commonly-used styles are high-key lighting and low-key lighting. What is Low-Key Lighting? Low-key lighting is a lighting effect that uses a…

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Lighting Equipment for Vlogging

Every day, a new “vlog” or video blog is uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo and other alternate websites for thousands of followers to enjoy online. Literally, anyone with a digital camera, smartphone, microphone and access to editing software can create a vlog on a wide variety of topics from life experiences and beauty tips to the…

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