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Animation History: Past trends, current styles, and possible future (as of 2010)

As an art form, animation is just about a decade younger than motion picture film. Since then, it has evolved side by side with the many technological breakthroughs in filmmaking. Historical Developments It started with making actual drawings on the film stock to create visual effects beyond what can be offered in a realistic set, then there came traditional animation where images were hand-drawn frame-by-frame, and stop-motion animation where clay and other materials physically moved one frame at a time and are

How to transfer film to video

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

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

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

Filmmaking: Using the 16mm format in Film Production

16mm is an economical film Format used for motion-picture production 16mm film is a popular and economical film gauge mainly used for student and independent films and commercial productions mainly meant for non-theatrical releases. 16mm film literally refers to the width of the film, similar to the film gauges of 8mm film which is narrower than 16mm, and the 35mm, 65mm, and 70mm films which are wider than 16mm. Launched by Eastman Kodak in 1923, the 16mm film format provided a less

Filmmaking Guide: Making movie special effects

There are many ways to create special effects for movie projects. For most live-action movies, people can do this using a green or blue screen background. Some productions use the challenging process called rotoscoping, which requires a frame-by-frame alteration of the movie. Most filmmaking works actually use professional image-editing, special effects, animation, and video-editing programs to create video effects and computer-generated imagery (CGI). Mastery of software programs is crucial when making special effects in movies. However, the opportunity to create these

Conceptualizing and creating special effects for home movies

Today's technology already makes it practical to create special effects work even for home movies. This typically requires generating graphics and animation in image-editing, video-editing, special effects, and animation programs. Many of these effects are combined with live-action footage to produce shots that are not practical, too expensive, or impossible to shoot. Some of the most popular effects include big explosions, blizzards, tidal waves, space backgrounds, magical or surreal environments, and morphing and shape-shifting elements. Format and Software Requirements The format

FILMARTworks is Now Officially a Podcast via Spotify’s Anchor Platform

I recently opened an Anchor account for my FILMARTworks podcast. This initiative came into fruition after working on my online classes for a couple of weeks now. After getting my feet wet on this Spotify-led podcasting platform, I received an email saying they took the liberty of coming up with a video version of the audio I utilized for my podcast trailer. It rendered 3 versions specifically with 3 different aspect ratios. Here is one of them: https://youtu.be/d5e6d1rA6No FILMARTworks Podcast Trailer (wide-screen version) It

The Impact of the Critical Development of the Internet in the Current State of Philippine and Global Media

Midterm paper for my Political Economy of Media class The Philippine media and global media in the Information Age are clearly evolving towards the critical development of the Internet, forcing existing media systems to integrate with the world wide web. Cyberspace has gone a long way since its milestones in the 1990s when a household that could afford Internet service back then primarily used the email platform and chat messaging services as alternative forms of communication, alongside the utilization of search

Invitation to a Free Public Master Lecture via Zoom

I am inviting you to my BenildeFilm Talks Masterclass Lecture "Platforms for Content Creators During the Pandemic and Beyond" on March 5, 2021, Friday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. This is sponsored by the Film Department of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. Zoom Event Details: Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/6838434051?pwd=eVM5dW1qUWQ2ZGwxaHRLUkRJUXEwQT09&fbclid=IwAR3u44eeKfUmu76P5vI1ZK-ZkSgjHggIc09XjjLwYPBobMRjycZ6wIB0pVY#success Meeting ID: 683 843 4051Passcode: JoeyR https://youtu.be/RuY80lMX2BQ This is an EXMOPIC-accredited webinar for BenildeFilm students.Only first 100 Zoom participants will be accommodated, but the livestream will be available at the BenildeFilm Facebook page

Worksheet on ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ by Walter Benjamin

Worksheet Instruction: Answer the following questions; discuss in two sentences each. A worksheet for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Ideology as Instrumental Rationality and the Walter Benjamin essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" 1.      Why does aura wither in the age of mechanical reproduction? (p. 21) Aura withers in the age of mechanical reproduction because when an original gets reproduced, “the copies become detached to the domain of tradition.” By making many reproductions of the original, the process leads to

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