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Mapping Your Visual Destination: How to Create a Shooting Blueprint

by Saro Varjabedian A DP’s main function is to coordinate all the elements necessary to capture an image that aesthetically supports the story. These elements include location/set design, blocking, lighting, camera placement, crew and time. Each element offers numerous variables making the coordination of them during the shoot that much …

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PRE-VIZ: Storyboarding is more important than ever in the digital age.

By John Hart Just ask any frontline director these days – like Spielberg, Scorsese, or Cameron, “Do you use storyboards for your films?” And the resounding answer would be, yes! Ridley Scott, who directed Russel Crowe in the mega hit, “Gladiator” ( 2000), drew his own storyboards. Even Tony Bill who received …

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THE MOVIE THAT EVERY FILM STUDENT HAS TO SEE!

by John Hart WHAT FILM IS THAT? It’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. MGM,1951. Starring Gene Kelly and directed by Vincente Minnelli,     Note. AMERICAN IN PARIS is Included in a DVD Box Set, MAGICAL MOVIES, 2014 “A bold breathtaking and original love letter to the Great American Musical.”  The London Telegraph, 2014 Why choose this …

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“Make Better Blockbuster Kung Fu Films: 8 Training Secrets for Mastering the Art” by Sherri Sheridan

Kung Fu films need more than good fight scenes to succeed. The biggest challenge most kung fu films face in capturing Western audiences is character identification, unique genre elements, plot twists and strong themes. Enter the Dragon was the first big kung fu film to crossover because it was made …

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Finding inspiration to create your own Content

Unable to think of what to write next; maybe you are experiencing some writer’s block! This often happens after you’ve written your first project or you’ve taken a long break away from writing. The great thing to know is that its possible to remedy creative slowdowns and get your creativity …

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“Casting: Color blind. Gender blind. Age blind.” By Tamar Kummel

Casting Color blind. Gender blind. Age blind. By Tamar Kummel Think about some recent movies or TV shows starring Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Oh, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Robin Williams or any other of your favorite actors. I bet you can’t picture that movie or TV show starring anyone …

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Sketches by John Hart | From his article, “The Movie That Every Film Student Has to See,” in Newest Edition of StudentFilmmakers Magazine

John Hart drew these sketches for his article, “The Movie That Every Film Student Has to See!” You can check it out in the newest edition of StudentFilmmakers Magazine. John Hart is an adjunct instructor at NYU and teaches Film Intensives and Storyboard Seminars. He is the author of “The …

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