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Filmmaking Techniques

  • Filming for Windows Movie Maker

    Here are a few tips for preparing videos that will work best in Windows Movie Maker.
    By Shane Burley July 7, 2011 

  • Things to Avoid in DV Framing

    Arranging an image for digital video can be perilous, so here are a few things to avoid to try and defend your digital video image framing.
    By Shane Burley July 7, 2011 

  • Reading and Judging Reflected Light

    Learn about how reflected light works and how to deal with it in a digital video setting.
    By Shane Burley July 7, 2011 


  • Tips for Filming Computer Screens

    Here is a look on how to capture images of a computer screen in a way that optimizes the image, as well as how to use it in post-production.
    By Shane Burley July 7, 2011 

  • Videoscopes: How They Work

    Can't get the desired brightness and colour saturation when shooting video? Worry not because you can fix inconsistencies in your video quality through the help of videoscopes.
    By Kumara Velu July 6, 2011 

  • Lighting Tips: Top 8 Basic Lighting Tips

    Correct lighting can be the difference between getting that great shot and ruining the entire film because of mediocre lighting. In this article, we will learn the top 8 basic lighting tips that most filmmakers live by.
    By twhatley July 4, 2011 


  • Tricks and Effects using a Webcam

    Using a webcam can be a fun and exciting way to communicate online. This article lists some tricks and effects that can be done to enhance the capabilities of your webcam.
    By twhatley July 4, 2011 

  • Establishing the Geography of Your Story in Your Digital Video Film

    Creating a geographic space between locations and characters in your digital video film is crucial for establishing what happens and how the audience is supposed to relate.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Group Interviews

    Group interviews tell more about the characters then they do about general topic or issues. To do one effectively you need to know when it is right and what methods to use to get the correct type of footage.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Tips for Widescreen Image Framing

    Here are a few tips for setting up great widescreen visuals with your digital video camera, whether consumer or professional.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 
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