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Julian

Julian

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Olivia Wild

A Daring Music Video Innovation

The music video genre invites experimentation. Case in point: Olivia Wilde’s “No Love Like Yours,” in which the title song doesn’t begin until nearly three minutes into the six-minute video. Daringly, the opening segment celebrates another piece of music, “Ain’t I Right”performed by the Georgia Sea Island Singers and recorded in 1960 by folklorist Alan…

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Roberta Fitzhugh

Multiple-Location Commercial

Using multiple locations can add visual interest to a talking-head commercial.

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Deadline Nearing for SF3 2017 Competition

Deadline Nearing for SF3 2017 Competition

This year’s Smart Fone Flick Fest offers over $10,000 in prizes for short films. Entries must be shot using a phone or tablet. Categories include 360 and VR. The deadline is August 1. For more information visit http://www.sf3.com.au. The festival screening takes place on August 24 in Sydney, Australia. You can follow the festival @SF3Fest   …

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Dhara Visual

Timelapse Travelogue: An Up-tempo View of Italy

Using timelapse cinematography can capture previously unseen truths about a place.

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Vadim Sherbakov

Drone’s Eye View: Aerial Photography in the 21st Century

In 1858, French photographer Gaspart-Felis Tournachon invented aerial photography. by shooting photos of Paris from a balloon. Unfortunately, those pictures no longer exist. But we do have an aerial image taken two years later by James Wallace Black. He titled his picture “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It.” A hundred and…

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Erez Sitzes

Finding the Decisive Moment in a Movie Scene

Building a scene–or a short video–around a dramatic action is a powerful technique. It works in travelogues, commercials, documentaries, music videos, and all other genres.

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