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How to Create Subtitles

By Scarlett Huxley, posted 18 June 2013

Unless you happen to be a true polyglot, chances are you've relied on subtitles to make sense of things at some stage, whether it's the latest foreign art-house flick or just quiet, muffled or plain incomprehensible speech in your own language. It's often forgotten, however, that subtitles have also long played another vital role in giving the hearing-impaired the chance to make sense of moving images. They may be a vital aid, but have you ever stopped to wonder how those all important words came to be on your screen?

What Could Remake-Obsessed Hollywood Learn From Shakespeare?

By J. M. Evenson, posted 18 May 2013

If there's one thing everybody likes to do in Hollywood, it's complain about remakes. One article after another voices disgust at the latest reboot. Remakes, they say, are absolute proof that Tinseltown has lost its imagination.

Director Kory Martin Juul Creates CG Feature Almost Single-Handedly

By Benjamin Craig, posted 13 May 2013

Literally a one man army, acclaimed visual effects artist, director and black belt, Kory Martin Juul, has animated a 100 minute family martial art feature... almost entirely on his own.

Three Online Colleges that Offer a Degree in Filmmaking

By Rene Williams, posted 9 May 2013

There are a number of excellent opportunities available in the entertainment field. Whether you have an interest in directing, screenwriting, production or a combination of positions, with the correct training and an online degree, you will have the confidence, experience and knowledge required to have a successful entertainment career. There is a vast array of certificate training and degree programs to choose from and most online colleges offer the option for specializations in each program. For example, if you have an interest in earning a bachelorís degree in filmmaking, you could specialize in producing and directing or perhaps cinematography. Here are three of the best online colleges that offer degrees or certificates in entertainment.

Zach Braff, Kickstarter, and Financing Your Film For Free

By Benjamin Craig, posted 7 May 2013

Last week's news that Zach Braff had successfully raised over $2 million via Kickstarter to fund Wish I Was Here, his sophomore outing as a director after 2004's well-received Garden State, got me thinking. Has Zach managed to pull off every producer's dream - funding your film for free?

The Next Greatest Thing of the Movies... Not!

By Robert Gerst, posted 17 April 2013

Catcalls and plaudits for Peter Jackson's 3D HFR (High-Frame-Rate for the technically challenged) version of The Hobbit remind film makers everywhere that people, not machines, create the magic of movies.

3 Tips for Terrific Title Sequences

By Danny Groner, posted 11 April 2013

When making a film of any sort, the time inevitably comes to credit cast and crew... in addition to the end credits, it has become film tradition to also bookend the movie with an opening title sequence. It's your opportunity to capture the audience's attention and set the mood and tone of your creation, all within the first seconds of the film. The title sequence has so much power over audiences that it really should be included in the storyboarding process, and never as an afterthought.

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