Is Film Noir a Genre?

Is Film Noir a Genre? Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a seasoned videographer, you’ve most certainly heard the reference “Film Noir” in the past. In fact, it’s likely you’ve heard the reference potentially hundreds of times before and not really even though twice about it or perhaps you wondered, “is Film Noir a genre […]

How are Conventions Enforced in Genre Films?

How are Conventions Enforced in Genre Films? Much like a literary work, genre criticism is reinforced by heavy use of conventions that classify the genre or underlying elements and characterizations of the work. Genre theory, and film genres, typically include specific conventions that help us to determine the underlying possibilities that may result within a […]

A Screwball Comedy Definition You Won’t Soon Forget

A Screwball Comedy Definition You Won’t Soon Forget Throughout film we’ve seen film genre theory used to describe a variety of different film styles and techniques used in the categorization of films. In defining film genres, one of the earliest and widely known was comedy. But when defining comedy films, several sub-genres come up, including […]

Top 4 Tulsa film schools for upcoming filmmakers to consider

Top 4 Tulsa film schools for upcoming filmmakers to consider Tulsa, Oklahoma has a happening film industry, with a lot of hopeful filmmakers who can’t wait to get started in their careers. If you’re in the market for any kind of Tulsa film school, keep reading to see what the best fit may be for you. The below schools […]

Top 5 Dallas film schools for upcoming filmmakers to consider

Top 5 Dallas film schools for upcoming filmmakers to consider Dallas, Texas has a healthy film industry, with plenty of filmmakers who are waiting to get started in the arena. If you’re in the market for small or large Dallas film schools, keep reading to see which one will work best for you. All of these schools offer Dallas filmmakers a […]

Top 6 San Francisco film schools for upcoming filmmakers to consider

Top 6 San Francisco film schools for upcoming filmmakers to consider San Francisco, California has a vibrant film industry, with a plethora of aspiring filmmakers waiting to get going in the arena. If you’re in search of large or small  San Francisco film schools, keep reading to see if you find the right option for you. These schools mentioned […]

Understanding the History of Action Movies a Unique Genre

If you love a great high speed chase, you’re a sucker for a gun fight, and you are happy to find yourself raging on at famous superheroes as they perform various missions including the Mission Impossible, then you’re probably a fan of action movies. These jam packed thrillers that include enough action for a lifetime […]

Learning How to Read a Vectorscope

Learning How to Read a Vectorscope A vectorscope is a tool that is commonly included in various types of software to support filmmakers and editors in improving color quality of the video images they create. Commonly used in post-production color grading, those who are not active in this particular area of filmmaking will probably have […]

How Do Film Genres Generally Tend to Originate and Develop?

How Do Film Genres Generally Tend to Originate and Develop? Film genres represent key classifications or categories that are based largely on theories of criticism, but exactly how do film genres generally tend to originate and develop? This is a common question that has many potential answers. Looking at genre theory, and the utilization of […]

What is Dialogue Motif vs Leitmotif in Film?

What is Dialogue Motif vs Leitmotif in Film? Music and dialogue are used throughout film to produce continuity, recognition, and a sense of recall regarding characters, scenes, places or settings. The use of musical leitmotifs to announce a character or to remind the audience of a specific thematic event is incredibly popular, but what about […]