The Importance of Creating a Sizzle Reel

by Tanner Shinnick, PremiumBeat.com (This is an excerpt.) Typically, a sizzle reel is a three to five minute summation of your story’s main plot points, narrative approach, direction, and introduction to your main characters. Unlike a stylish, marketing-motivated trailer or demo reel, a sizzle is a cohesive, narrative visual approach that gives your audience an ultra-clear look […]

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Adobe Premiere Pro’s New ‘Productions’ Tool Explained

by Daron James, nofilmschool.com Premiere Pro feature aims to organize large-scale projects.  Adobe Premiere Pro announced a new I-didn’t-think-I-needed-this-but-I’m-glad-it’s-here feature dubbed “Productions.” Before we dive into exactly what it is. It’s not available, yet. Let me repeat that for our skim-readers: this a “coming soon” situation. It’s like the pre-roll footage before the actual trailer. This […]

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Hundreds of Free Overlays, Sound Effects, and Video Assets

By Logan Baker, Shutterstock The freedom and versatility of low-budget DIY filmmaking is simultaneously liberating and frustrating. Usually, when they’re working with tight budgets, filmmakers and editors find themselves somewhat limited on time — and production values. With that in mind, PremiumBeat and RocketStock are simplifying filmmaking lives and expanding storytelling capabilities. Here are all the […]

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