What is the 180 Degree Reverse Angle Shot?

What is the 180 Degree Reverse Angle Shot? Capturing a reverse cut shot is something that cinematographers can spend a lot of time trying to perfect. Also more commonly known as the reverse angle shot. The reverse cut is captured from the opposite 180° angle of the previous shot. Which is why it’s also sometimes […]

What is a Tagline?

What is a Tagline? The use of taglines, loglines, and other means of designating what a film is about can be somewhat confusing to a new screenwriter or cinematographer. It’s very common to struggle with the various terminologies and what it all means. In fact, some mistakenly get caught using the term tagline and logline […]

What is a Triple Threat?

What is a Triple Threat? Every once in a while, an entertainer comes across with such amazing talent that they are deemed a triple threat. A blend of experience and culture. That essentially means the individual is great at all things entertainment. Triple threat is the term used to describe only the best entertainers in […]

What is Rhythm Editing in Film?

What is Rhythm Editing in Film_

Visual rhythm is an important aspect of establishing the flow and appropriate pacing of a film. In fact, establishing visual rhythm and pace in your film is the difference. Between whether your audience spends the entire viewing experience on the end of their seat. Ready and waiting for whatever could possibly occur next. Or they’re […]

What is a Take in Film?

In filmmaking there are a variety of terms that are used to describe the production process from start to finish. For example, you might hear a cinematographer discuss a take, or a shot, or a scene. You’re probably wondering what it all means. What is a take in film? And what’s the difference between a […]

What is a Static Shot in Film?

What is a Static Shot in Film? Different types of camera movements and shots are used by filmmakers. To produce the desired connections among the audience. And to showcase various elements and areas of a scene. Perhaps one of the most basic shots for a cinematographer to understand and learn. As well as one of […]

Understanding Camera Rotation Terms in Film

Understanding Camera Rotation Terms in Film

Some of the most basic forms of camera movement also involve the rotation of the camera. In fact, camera rotation terms in film include very common movements. Such as panning and tilting. For an aspiring cinematographer, understanding the various camera rotation terms in film. And what they each mean specifically, can be challenging at first. […]

If I Film at 60fps and Want to Edit to Slow mo What Should the fps Be?

If I Film at 60fps and Want to Edit to Slow mo What Should the fps Be_

Slow motion videos can be created in a variety of ways. But are typically the result of filming an object at a speed that is faster than 30fps. And then later slowing the footage down for playback at 30fps. Understanding frame rate, and what is most useful for filming slow mo is something that many […]

What Do INT and EXT Mean in a Screenplay?

If you’re new to screenwriting, scene headings or slug lines are probably something that you’re just diving into and getting familiar with. The use of various abbreviations and other terms in a screenplay provides pertinent details. Into the setting, location, timing and other important details that the reader, camera crew, and other members of the […]

How to Write Loglines for Screenplays

Before any screenplay is actually written it begins as a formal thought with a clearly defined narrative that hooks the reader and entices him or her to consider reading the rest of the story. Every great screenplay starts as a properly formulated & expertly written logline. In fact, no matter what stage you’re at in […]