Cinematic Lighting Techniques

Lighting is the key difference between camera operators and cinematographers – learn to light, and you’re stepping into a new playing field, but it can be hard to know where to begin. We all spend time researching the newest camera and lenses, but rarely lights and methods on how best to use them. It’s too

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Best Short Film Competitions 2019

Getting funding for your short film idea is like watching England at the world cup; you know there’s no chance of it happening, and yet you continue to give up your time and energy in the hope that just maybe it might be your year…but inevitably – the funding is not coming home. But what

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Tax & Finances for Freelance Filmmakers

Are you a freelance filmmaker? If you recently have or are thinking about making the jump to fulltime freelancer, congratulations on taking a bold step in your career. Finding regular clients, networking, and getting that slick website up and running are the staples of any freelancer’s life. However, there is a slightly less glamorous task

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Basic Colour Grading in Final Cut Pro X

One of the noticeable differences between amateur and professional video is in the colour grading. If your films lack colour balancing, or if the colours of shots within a scene don’t match, it will be noticeable. Colour grading can be done to achieve technical harmony across visuals, or for applying a particular artistic finish to a piece.   If that all sounds

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