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Filmmaking Guide: Advantages and disadvantages of shooting with single-camera and multi-camera set-ups

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A film shoot requires the use of a camera to record the film's basic components known as shots, scenes, and sequences. Shots, Scenes, and Sequences A shot is the building block of film. This pertains to the actual footage acquired when the camera starts and ends one particular recording. During editing, these shots are arranged in a logical and/or creative progression for the purpose of storytelling. A scene is composed of a series of continuous shots related to one another's basic action or

Old-school Film Editing Machines: Moviola and Steenbeck

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Before there was film-editing software, there was old-school film editing using the Moviola and the Steenbeck. Before the dawn of non-linear editing suites where filmmakers started using computer software such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Sony Vegas, editors used the Moviola or the Steenbeck, now referred to as "old school film editing machines." During their times, the use of these editing machines was required for any film shot in 8mm, 16mm, or 35mm film. Prior to the actual

When Still and Motion Imaging Collide: DSLR as a filmmaking camera

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In the age of digital SLRs, there is a steady expansion of filmmaking tools becoming more readily available and relatively affordable for filmmakers. For DSLRs with high-definition (HD) recording capability, these cameras shoot HD footage, while also allowing the use of prime lenses and other film-related accessories on them. As a digital cinema camera, the DSLR is gaining worldwide acceptance because of four important attributes it scores high on: frame rate; high resolution; sensor size; and ability to use lenses geared

How to transfer film to video

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Archive your 35mm, 16mm and 8mm films to digital video; watch them in DVD or project them in HD format. Some decades ago, there were no Blu-ray discs, no DVDs, not even VHS and Betamax tapes. There was a time that shooting on 35mm, 16mm and 8mm films was not just for filmmakers. 8mm films documenting family memories were widely used. And your parents and grandparents may have these film collections until now. When transferring film to video, the film needs to

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