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LightingIs There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Now Let's Think Outside the Box
By William Donaruma

It depends on the tunnel and how it plays in the story. We can get caught up in motivated light sources within a scene. Where is the window or practical light source? What time of day is it? Should it be hard or soft light? I know I can be a slave to naturalism when I have to teach concepts of lighting, so students can look at a space and figure out how and why to place a light for a scene.
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Austin Film Festival
Submit Your Films Before July 5th

Austin Film Festival's final film competition deadline of the year lands on July 5th. Whether you have a Narrative Student short, Animated short, or even a full feature under your belt and ready to go, AFF has a competition category ready to take you and your project to the next step. Think you're ready to push beyond the bounds of college showcases? There's a special discount for all students interested in submitting to the Narrative Student Shorts competition, just use the code: STUDFILM19 on Film Freeway to submit for $50. For more information visit

Cliffhangers19 Types of Cliffhangers
Keep Them Watching
By Sherri Sheridan

Cliffhangers are visual and emotional mousetraps. How do make viewers worry about what will happen next and want to keep watching? Leave everything hanging with uncertainty in dangerous situations. Modern films often have cliffhangers every scene and they are used heavily in TV series when cutting between multiple characters...
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DXA-RED from BeachtekThe New Standard for Recording Audio on RED Cameras: DXA-RED from Beachtek

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Getting to YesGetting To "Yes":
By Shane Stanley

A lot of your success on raising money will be based on preexisting relationships, connections you make through life, and good luck, but once you get into the room, there are some basic do's and don'ts that are rarely covered in the lecture halls. Here are just a few tips...
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new books

Introduction to Cinematography Light and Lens
Basic Cinematography Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Camera Assistant's Manual Cyanotype

Camera CompositionCamera Composition That Tells the Story
By David Landau

Composition is selecting placement of everything within the frame and deciding what has emphasis. If we fail to do this, if we just shoot a shot, the frame could become visually dense, filled with details that turn out to be extraneous to the story and prevent the audience from getting the point the cinematography is trying to make. Conversely, the shot could become too sparse, not using the framing to communicate the feeling of the story and leaving it all up to the dialog,...
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