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Old-school Film Editing Machines: Moviola and Steenbeck

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

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

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