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Craft

How To | History | Techniques

This section of the site is dedicated to the craft of filmmaking. We believe that honing one’s skills and developing one’s craft is a lifelong journey that should be celebrated and embraced.

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Film Budgeting

Filmmaking requires money, whether you’re making a short film for your final project in film school or a blockbuster movie, filmmaking always costs something. Even if you already own a camera a

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The Art of Storyboarding

Storyboarding is an important step in pre-production for a film. It helps to map out the entire film shot by shot, and it allows everyone on the team to have a clear idea of what the final product wi

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The Magic of Special Effects

Since the invention of motion pictures, the struggle to suspend reality and create the fantastic has been a special effects artist’s primary task. From basic in-camera and editing tricks at the

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Pre-Production Overview

Pre-production is the process of planning and organizing a film before shooting begins. This phase is critical to the success of a film, and it involves many different aspects of filmmaking.

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Story Development

Storytelling is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of communication. Whether you’re telling a story to your friends around a campfire or making a movie, the process of developing a story