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The Micro Short Method: a video interview with Robert David Duncan

We want to make memorable movies. And thanks to today’s mobiles—plus inexpensive gear and apps—the tools we need are close at hand. But many of us are stymied by the question is “How do I begin?” 

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Smartphone Beauty Lenses: how to take great pictures

What are smartphone beauty lenses?

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How to Capture a Dinosaur: a Jurassic Park fan film

Malyvann Keo is the founder and chief staff member of Alone Moviz. Actually, he’s the only staff member because the whole point of his endeavor is to make “solo movies” in which he is the writer, the director, the cinematographer, the props manager, the actor, and the post production supervisor. In the following interview, Malyvann takes…

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How to Create and Use a Point of View Shot (a Clip Tip)

A powerful way to bring the audience into the action is to insert a point of view shot. Such a shot shows what a character sees. Sometimes the shot includes a framing device, such as a keyhole, a telescope, or a car window Here’s an example from a terrific 3-minute mobile movie: “Death Row,” a film featured in the…

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