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Learn how to direct actors and get the best performances for your short film.
Learn how to prepare to make a short film with these pre-production tips. Find out how to prep your shot list, create a shooting schedule and budget, scout locations, and get props and costumes ready for action.
Learn the basics of writing a great script, including storytelling, working with screenwriting software, and revising scripts. These filmmaking tips are designed for anyone who wants to make a short film.
Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that shows how to make movies, as well as the actual struggles filmmakers have to overcome to get films made. This installment covers the role of the producer: getting financing, dealing with legal issues, and increasing production value.
Learn how to create lens flare—the popular visual effect seen in commercials, TV shows, and feature films alike—with the After Effects plugin Optical Flares.
Learn to master Trapcode Form and create stunning visual effects and motion graphics.
Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.
Introduces the essential concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR camera.
Walks you through the Element 3D third-party compositing plugin for After Effects.
Find out how to perform a basic color grade, create looks, mask footage, and apply grades to multiple clips, and see how SpeedGrade fits into your overall post-production workflow.
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