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Daily Archives: May 4, 2021

Understanding Denouement- Film & Literature Examples & Guides

Understanding Denouement: Film & Literature Examples & Guides

Understanding Denouement: Film Examples & Guides Denouement is a literary element in which an action giving resolution to an essential part of a story occurs. We’ve seen denouement used in a variety of different storytelling situations, including literature and films as well as video games and podcasts. For a literary […]

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What's the Difference Between Motivated vs. Unmotivated Lighting

What's the Difference Between Motivated vs. Unmotivated Lighting?

What’s the Difference Between Motivated vs. Unmotivated Lighting? We hear a lot about the importance of motivated lighting in film and what it means to ensure that your lighting always appears motivated and has a distinguishable source. Filmmakers certainly focus a lot of effort on creating motivated lighting to help […]

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What is a Motivated Light Source

What is a Motivated Light Source?

What is a Motivated Light Source? The use of motivated lighting is important for filmmakers to understand as light in various forms has a unique ability to add to your storytelling abilities. Differentiating your light sources by purpose can help you to better understand the role that each form of […]

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How to Mimic Silent Film Frame Rate in Post

How to Mimic Silent Film Frame Rate in Post

How to Mimic Silent Film Frame Rate in Post Silent films run at 16 fps, also known as the “silent speed” for the fact that early film projectors that were introduced shortly after films with synchronized sound were introduced had two speeds — “silent speed” which rolled at 16 fps […]

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How Were Films Edited Before Computers

How Were Films Edited Before Computers?

How Were Films Edited Before Computers? Filmmaking and film editing has evolved exponentially over the past 100 years, largely because of the impact that computers have had on the film industry. Like other industries impacted by computer technology, it’s hard to imagine the film industry without the technological support of […]

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Why Are Scenes Deleted From Films

Why Are Scenes Deleted From Films?

Why Are Scenes Deleted From Films? We’ve all experienced the situation before. We’re about to watch a movie on DVD for the first time, we whip the DVD out, pop it into the player and voila — we see “Director’s Cut” or “Play Original.” What? What’s the difference? If you’ve ever […]

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What is Letterboxing in Film

What is Letterboxing in Film?

What is Letterboxing in Film? Have you ever watched a movie on an old television set and wondered what those black lines are that run horizontally above and below the picture? If you’ve ever experienced a widescreen film on a standard, old-set top style television, then you’ve most certainly experienced […]

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What Was the Frame Rate for Old Silent Film Movies

What Was the Frame Rate for Old Silent Film Movies?

What Was the Frame Rate for Old Silent Film Movies? Silent films were incredibly popular up until about the 1930s when the first films with synchronized sound were released. Even today, when silent films are watched, there’s a notion that some believe these films should be enjoyed at “silent speed.” […]

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What Types of Editing Techniques are Found in Continuity Editing

What Types of Editing Techniques are Found in Continuity Editing?

What Types of Editing Techniques are Found in Continuity Editing? The role of the film editor is to perform his or her edits and corrections to the film in such a way that the audience will never notice. It’s definitely not to say that the editor’s job is unimportant, because […]

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How Did Synchronized Sound in Film Begin

How Did Synchronized Sound in Film Begin?

How Did Synchronized Sound in Film Begin? The development of synchronized sound in film represented a revolution in the motion picture industry, after years of silent era films and cartoons. While we know sound effects to be incredibly diverse and able to be matched to various situations and activities taking […]

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