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8 Powerful Beginner Tips on Cinematic Film Blocking

You may block impressive frames if you have a penchant for photography. It is an excellent skill to possess. But, film blocking can get tricky when it comes to narrating a story through a sequence of frames. Movies follow a particular flow and grammar which always strive for creating an …

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How to Get into Filmmaking with No Money?

“No money” is very subjective.Either you are broke, or you only have few dollars to feed your film aspirations.”No money” can be for the reason that your filmmaking dreams don’t find any support from your family. Or, you can’t afford an expensive film school, and you don’t want to tear …

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Are Screenwriting Books Important for Beginners?

Stories are in our DNA. We grew up listening to stories. It is an intrinsic part of our traditional fabric. But, what has happened with our love for stories is that we all have become storytellers subconsciously. But does that mean we can write screenplays too? Screenplays and stories are …

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10 Things to Consider before Lighting your Scene

I wish if lighting up a scene can be done in a flash. It is such a tedious process that it tests your patience. But, Lighting is integral to cinematography, and your scenes will look crap if you compromise on it. Though Lighting comes under your cinematographer’s scheme of things, …

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7 Storytelling Secrets for Filmmakers

Think of how many films you have seen till now? Did you wonder ever, how many have similar storylines? Today Hollywood is obsessed with sequels and remakes. Why? Is there a dearth of stories or there is no effort to create original content. Sylvester Stallone fights the army alone, or …

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16 Common Mistakes Newbies should Avoid in Filmmaking

I have seen many shorts and videos where I can distinctly make out that the filmmaker must be a newbie. Most of the time, I am spot on because there are some mistakes in filmmaking which a professional filmmaker will never commit. These are not budget constraints which a newbie …

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How are the Big Blockbuster Scenes Staged?

I find staging a scene, the most exhausting part of filmmaking. It seems the easiest but trust me; it is not. I have come across many films where they make the characters merely stand and deliver dialogues. They cover the whole scene blocking the camera at a fixed spot. It …