How To Shoot For The Edit

Reading Time: 4 minutes It doesn’t matter whether you are a corporate, narrative or documentary filmmaker, knowing how to shoot for the edit is a vital skill in streamlining your work process and saving your hair from falling out. Storytelling is most prominent in editing; the ability to pull a narrative together or draw out emotion comes mainly through

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How To Organise Footage 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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