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Filmmaking Guide: Visualizing your shots for an amateur 2D animation project

The Internet offers a number of accessible tutorials teaching you the technical side of computer animation. But even though online guides discussing the creative component of making an animation is not as plentiful as the technical tutorials available around cyberspace, this doesn't mean that you should overlook this crucial part of the production. Your storytelling should combine both the technical and creative aspects of filmmaking. If you're making a 2D animated movie, it is important to understand both the format's benefits

Digital Filmmaking: Can it finally take over the film medium?

Gone were the days when films were edited using a Moviola or a Steenbeck where the actual film prints were manually cut and spliced to create every edited scene in a movie. Now, even those using film stocks to shoot a motion picture project scans the processed negatives to create digital copies that can be more conveniently edited using the computer. The special effects work of today has become something accessible even by those making non-professional projects. Indeed, the digital

Guide to making a story for your own silent movie project

Silent movies are regarded as pioneers in cinema history. These classic pieces don't have synchronized dialogue accompanying the visuals. Instead, the speaking lines are shown as muted gestures, pantomime, and text frames. Interestingly, some filmmakers still go back to the historical roots of cinema as they come up with their own silent film projects. They produce such works by following the distinctive elements typically seen in these early motion-picture offerings. Brief History The birth of cinema before the dawn of the

(Reflection Paper) A short analysis of the 2020 RC Cola ad in the simulacra of Jean Baudrillard

Reflection Topic: Identify and analyze a simulacrum you have encountered over the Internet lately. What are the social and political possibilities of that simulacra? A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Postmodernity/Posthumanism and the Jean Baudrillard essay "The Precession of Simulacra" The latest RC Cola ad recently went viral. Now, people are bending themselves trying to understand it. It is clear that as an ad meant to be talked about through content that visually presents signs and significations

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