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3 Fundamental Ways of Adding Sound to Film

Sound in film may seem like it's pretty obvious, but David Freudenberg suggests taking a step back to a more a...

5 Beginner Tips for Better Framing and Composition in Cinematography

Rob Holder looks at some simple photography tips that can elevate your shots to new heights.

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How to Get Film Permits and Location Releases

The key considerations and process for going about getting location filming permits and releases for your prod...

A still from the TV series The Mandalorian, showing the main character in a market.

Disney Uses Epic's Unreal Game Engine to Render Virtual Sets In Real Time on The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau and the team talk about how using a virtual sets build in the Unreal game engine has revolutionise...

Still from the Lumiere Brothers' L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat

AI Helps Up Scale 1896 Lumiere Brothers Film to 4K 60fps

Using a pair of publicly-available enhancement tools, artist Denis Shiryaev was able to take one the Lumeire B...

Sundance Film Festival marquee

Ultimate Guide to the Sundance Film Festival

Since it's meteoric rise to prominence in the 1990s, the Sundance Film Festival has maintained its position as...

Film crew member setting a microphone

Crewing Up Online: How to Hire a Professional Production Team

The deeply collaborative nature of filmmaking can be both beautiful and terrifying. When the chemistry is righ...

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