‘Savvy’ Filmmakers Tackle Finances and Remote Editing for Documentaries

$avvy, Robin Hauser’s newest award-winning documentary, investigates the gender dynamics behind money and the cultural and societal norms that prevent women from taking charge of their own finances.  We were lucky enough to interview the film’s director, Robin Hauser, and editor, Shirley Thompson, about their experience adjusting to filmmaking and remote film editing during the covid-19

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How to Approach Pacing in Film

Pacing in film: it sounds like a simple concept, but it’s actually created by a collection of complex choices. And as a filmmaker, you get to make all the decisions about what you want your film’s pacing to be. Are you directing an intense action sequence that’s meant to get your audience’s hearts pounding? You

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DaVinci Resolve 17: What You Need to Know

Get excited: Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 17! Not long after unveiling the new Ursa Mini Pro 12k camera, Blackmagic has unveiled DaVinci Resolve 17, an update to its film editing software. The update includes changes to its color, cut, edit, and Fairlight audio pages (DaVinci Resolve is known for its multiple “Pages” that

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Editing Audio in Film: Where to Start

Editing audio in film probably isn’t the first thing you thought about when you were inspired to make a short film or feature. But it’s incredibly important. While viewers may not notice great audio, they will absolutely notice bad audio. In a worst-case-scenario, viewers wouldn’t be able to understand what your characters are saying or

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The TikTok Creators You Need to Know

A favorite of Gen Z, the two year-old video sharing app TikTok has amassed over 800 million users worldwide. Its bite-sized films (TikTok only allows clips under 60 seconds) often focus on music, dance, pranks and influencer life, but they also show off creative and innovative directing and editing skills. Here are some TikTok creators

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