How To Get Organised in FCPX

Reading Time: 11 minutes The life of the filmmaker is never far from chaotic. Scheduling, budgets, logistics… everything is sent to test your organisational skills. In this article, we’re going to address the final stage of production where all that initial effort and subsequent shooting hopefully pays off. In my experience of nearly 15 years making creative, corporate and

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Best Free Video Editing Software

Reading Time: 9 minutes The world of paid and free editing software can be confusing and intimidating, especially when on a time constraint. Brand loyalty, previous experiences and level of complexity required are all factors that can influence your decision. Committing to a purchase of software shouldn’t be done lightly. So it’s reassuring to know there’s plenty of paid

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YAFTA Film & TV Production Courses

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re looking for training to take you into a career in the film and television industry, you’re probably looking for something practical, right? And if so, you’ve probably realised that a lot of the traditional courses are theory-based, not to mention protracted and expensive. If the length of university degrees are putting you off

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How To Write A Screenplay

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you want to write a screenplay, you need a really good original story. So study the news, make notes of things that intrigue you, watch films and TV, and find for inspiration everywhere. If a feature is too much of a challenge, start with two minutes (two pages) and work up to 10, then

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DIY Film Lighting Tips

Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the key factors separating poor quality video content and professional-looking film is the difference made by lighting. A well composed frame can be totally transformed by a well placed catch light in your subject’s eyes, or by placing a practical light source in the background to fill out shadows and add depth to

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