What is Match on Action in Film?

What is Match on Action in Film?  Connecting scenes through editing is the primary concept behind continuity editing, but a variety of different methods are used to achieve the desired effect. In particular, matching on action represents one of the ways that matching actions can be used to create visual connection in the story and […]

The Mind Boggling Effects of Miniature Models in Film

The Mind Boggling Effects of Miniature Models in Film You might have never even realized that some of the top grossing films of our time are filmed on sets that are NOTHING like what you would expect. In fact, many take place in miniature scenes in which the mind boggling effects of miniature models in […]

What is Disjunctive Editing in Film?

What is Disjunctive Editing in Film_

When editing a film there are different styles that film editors can use in order to create the desired outcomes. Generally speaking, continuity editing and discontinuity editing or disjunctive editing are the two primary editing styles used by filmmakers in order to achieve the desired finished outcomes with film and video. However, we frequently see continuity editing […]

Direct Cinema vs Cinéma Vérité, What’s the Difference?

Direct Cinema vs Cinéma Vérité, What’s the Difference? When it comes to documentary style filmmaking, there are two very common techniques which frequently come to mind in the production process: Direct Cinema vs Cinéma Vérité. If you’re wondering what the difference in these two techniques is, and when it’s best to use one over the […]

What is Iconography in Film?

Iconography represents an important part of the visual language of cinema in which we expect to see particular objects on a screen when a particular genre is chosen for a production. Certainly, iconography is frequently used in filmmaking and represents a very important element of both film and television production, but what is iconography in film […]

What Filmmaking Movements did Direct Cinema Define?

What Filmmaking Movements did Direct Cinema Define? Direct Cinema, a form of filmmaking that seeks to mirror that of real life production became popular in the 1960s following the French movement of cinema verite. Since then, documentarians have used a variety of similar techniques in order to achieve the outcomes of the fly-on-the-wall or fly-in-the-soup […]

What is a Video Package and What’s Included in Film Packaging?

What is a Video Package and What’s Included in Film Packaging? Who doesn’t enjoy a gift that’s wrapped up and ready to surprise them? We all love gifts, and that’s the idea behind film packaging – it’s like a gift that is given, in Hollywood terms. But what is a video package exactly and how […]

How to Film Machinima for Amazing Machine, Animation & Cinema Combinations

How to Film Machinima for Amazing Machine, Animation & Cinema Combinations Machinima is a unique combination of computer graphics or animation and live action cinema that renders some powerful storytelling in unique environments. Creating films that incorporate the amazing characters you’ve grown to cherish from popular video games or that utilize the make believe worlds […]