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- Download Screenplays for 'Eighth Grade' & 'First Reformed' NowMake some more room on your virtual nightstand. As we wind down the calendar year, the awards campaigns continue to ramp up with more screenplays becoming available to download for your consideration. Today, courtesy of A24, we have acclaimed screenplays from a first-timer and a veteran: Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade and Paul Schrader's First Reformed. […]
- Watch: Ridley Scott Teaches Us How to Cover a Dialogue SceneIn space, someone can hopefully hear you scream. If there's one thing audience members can be sure to take away from the bone-chilling, horrific 1979 film from Ridley Scott, Alien, it's those darn, dialogue-heavy dinner table sequences. With tongue placed firmly-in-cheek, we'll admit that that's not technically what viewers will remember, […]
- Cops Called on Guys Playing 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'... and Decide to Join InThis game must be really special... In an era where it seems that officers of the law are quicker on the trigger than we'd like them to be (with video games perhaps inspiring and mimicking the more disturbing violence in our culture), this story crosses both over and ends in pure joy. Cinemablend covers how a couple of guys were making a little too much […]
- Watch: Go BTS with the Transformers (and Humans) of 'Bumblebee'The franchise's sixth live-action feature film arrives later this month. Taking a departure from its often-used summer release date slot, the sixth film in the live-action Transformers franchise will be opening during the holiday season later this month. A prequel that tells the origin story of one yellow-painted Bumblee and the young woman (Oscar nomin […]
- What Is the Bechdel Test and How Will It Help Your Writing?I wish I could remember the moment I first learned about the Bechdel test. I’m sure it was somewhere in the middle of two writing degrees when I heard there was a fun, cool way to gauge female representation in film and television. Not to be melodramatic or anything, but it changed my life. At the time, I was a somewhat cringey writer struggling to find a vo […]
- Why the Bolex is the World’s Most Beloved CameraMeet the man behind a cinematic icon. Imagine you’re in film school, playing with a bunch of different cameras and perhaps touching actual film for the first time. Sadly, your grandfather passes away. When you are cleaning out his mysterious attic, you come across a vintage Bolex 16mm camera. But it’s not just any Bolex. It’s a prototype. It turns out that t […]
- 5 Ways to Use Fog in Your Films like a Real ChampionFog is every cinematographer's secret weapon, but you've got to know how to wield it. When it comes to cinematography, especially in terms of lighting, fog is one of its biggest unsung heroes. Fog, haze, smoke, whatever you use, can do so much. It can diffuse light, give your film that quintessential horror look, and make your footage appear more c […]
- 10 Techniques That Will Turn You into a Rock Star in After Effects Take your Adobe After Effects game to the next level with these (mostly) quick and easy tricks. It's always a good idea to make sure your editing arsenal is stocked with new, efficient techniques for a wide range of different tasks, whether it's smoothing out keyframes more quickly, or throwing down a sweet ass text animation with almost zero effor […]
- In 'The Irishman', Scorsese and De Niro Will Attempt to Turn Back TimeOne of cinema's greatest actor-director tandems has enlisted ILM to help them recapture the magic of the past. We're seeing it more and more. And it makes us feel some combination of fascinated, unsettled, and flat out weird. It's that CGI de-aging trick. It was employed to help with Brad Pitt's backward transformation in The Curious Case […]
- Meet the ‘World’s First Titanium Tripod System’ on Kickstarter!Let’s check out ‘the world’s first titanium ballhead tripod system’ and its audacious kickstarter campaign. Well this has certainly been an interesting week for some creative new filmmaking gear news. First we have nifty new XL color chart for drone videographers, then a Babysitt'r ground light mount, now some pretty interesting tripod news. There’s a n […]
- Download Screenplays for 'Eighth Grade' & 'First Reformed' Now