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Still from deleted scene from Star Wars Episode IV showing Luke Skywalker.

How Star Wars Was Made in the Edit

In this video essay, the guys at RocketJump explore how Star Wars' editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A N...

Chart showing the relative sizes of video formats from HD to 10K

New H.266 Video Codec is 50% More Efficient Than H.265 and 75% More Than H.264

Officially known as H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC), the new video codec has been put forward by the Fraunh...

A close up of someone using DaVinci Resolve 16

Time to Ditch Premiere Pro CC for DaVinci Resolve 16? Engadget Says Maybe

Black Magic Design's DaVinci Resolve has been around for many years, and version 16 came out over a year ago. ...

People working on a sound mixing desk

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.

Photo of Philadelphia City Hall

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...

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