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A young film director on the cutting edge of tech and storytelling

The acclaimed 2017 short film The Suitcase launched the career of a young woman filmmaker, Abi Damaris Corbin, who some say is going to be the next Cathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker ). The writer director, started her filmmaking career at the graduate Cinematic Arts program at USC after doing a master’s degree at the …

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Youforcoffee

STUDIO COFFEE A Digital Creative Agency that will produce story focused content (creative narrative content CNC) for social media distribution, serving the travel, tourist, hospitality, fashion and luxury property markets in Asia and Dubai. Primary focus will be on producing branded entertainment for social media consumption. Projects produced in house will seek sponsorship from clients …

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Brand advertising

Television advertising has been around since the 1940’s in the U.S. and back then most television programmes were branded shows, for example, Colgate Comedy Hour. The roots of the modern tv commercial came from short cinema films that were screened before the main feature film. Most major industries made short films which were classified as …

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Go mobile

Go mobile. If I am not mistaken, this is the direction we are heading. It has often been said, the best camera to have is the one you carry around with you and for most people that is the camera in their smartphone, phablet or tablet. In terms of megapixels, most smartphone rear cameras are …

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Cinema of the soul

Russian film director and master auteur Andrei Tarkovsky created films with strong images and challenging narratives. Tarkovsky was influenced by Japanese films and was inspired by auteurs such as Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Michelangelo Antonioni. His films were mostly shot in monochrome as black and white was, in his opinion, closer to real life. …

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Blocking actors

Blocking the scene with the actors is the most important part of preparing to shoot a scene. The director decides what are the best camera moves to tell the story and convey to the audience what the actors are thinking and how they progress the story through the action. The meaning can change with different …

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Know when to cut

Emotion and rhythm is a major part of film editing. Learning when to cut is a matter of practice. It might appear easy but it is not something that comes easily at first. Watching lots of movies, especially old ones, will help you to understand rhythm and know what works and what doesn’t work. Keep …

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Creative madness

Creativity should never be boring. As a videographer or photographer never be afraid to make creative suggestions to your client. In a video clients may want to talk about their product or service and show everything including the kitchen sink – remember the one-off Corporate video days? I know, those videos have their place, but …

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Gone viral

What makes a successful advertising campaign go viral? One guy was filmed walking across America and the Ad became an internet success for Levi.