BY CHRIS HECKMANN, Studiobinder “Under no uncertain terms…” There are a lot of intricacies in scripts that present challenges to even the most veteran of screenwriters. The process of writing a script is difficult enough but the vocabulary, abbreviations, and defintions related to the job can be a bit elusive. But don’t worry, we’re going to […]Read more "Screenwriting Terms — Abbreviations, Definitions & Vocab"
BY KYLE DEGUZMAN, Studiobinder If you’re like anyone else, learning After Effects can be overwhelming and time consuming. While it’s a great idea to learn how to create effects from scratch to learn the ins and outs of the program, it isn’t always necessary. The internet is filled with After Effect templates that help ease the […]Read more "12 of the Best Free After Effects Templates"
By Chris Heckmann, Studiobinder Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro are the two most popular video editing platforms for film professionals. Apple and Adobe have been battling for market share in the video editing software industry for decades, and there are no signs of them slowing down anytime soon. So – Final Cut Pro vs Adobe […]Read more "Final Cut Pro vs Premiere Pro — Prices, Specs, Pros & Cons"
BY KYLE DEGUZMAN, Studiobinder If you’re like anyone else, learning After Effects or Premiere can be overwhelming and time consuming. While it’s a great idea to learn how to create effects from scratch to learn the ins and outs of theses program, it isn’t always necessary. The internet is filled with After Effect templates that help […]Read more "Some Best Free After Effects and Premiere Assets"
BY RAFAEL ABREU, Studiobinder In our digital age of digital worlds and digital filmmaking, it’s nice to be reminded of the organic and analog. This is probably why many filmmakers, both professional and amateur, enjoy employing film grain into their digital productions. Aside from eliminating all the issues and costs that can come with physical celluloid, […]Read more "Free Film Grain Overlays For That Cinematic Look"
BY SC LANNOM, Studiobinder What is the best video editing app? How do you know without first understanding your needs, your goals, and your device? Many video editing apps may only be available for specific platforms. Apps that work on an iPad or iPhone (iOS) may not work on an Android device. Some apps work with […]Read more "Best Video Editing Apps for iOS & Android"
BY BRENT DUNHAM, StudioBinder A great screenplay is worth millions (sometimes billions!) of dollars, so protect them through watermark PDFs! Are there simple steps to help increase the security of your script? YES! And they are readily available in StudioBinder. We’re going to show you how to create a watermark PDF of your script that also […]Read more "How To: Watermark Your Screenplays/Scripts"
by StudioBinder What is a “Shot List”? The easiest way to define a “shot” is as a single event your camera films. Shots sequence together and become scenes, and an organized list of shots (or “shot list”) will keep track of them all. The director and/or cinematographer fills out the shot list template. It breaks […]Read more "The Only Shot List Template You Need — with Free Download"
BY STUDIOBINDER Have you ever been watching a movie or TV show and noticed a subtle change in depth of field that revealed some new detail in a scene? That’s a rack focus. Today we’re going to go over the rack focus. We’ll cover how to do it, how to use it, and why this camera move should […]Read more "The Rack Focus: Creative Examples of Camera Movements & Angles"
Your film is ready to be promoted, but first, you need a poster! This free movie poster template will take care of formatting and credit hierarchies for you.Read more "How to Make a Movie Poster [with Free Movie Poster Credits Template]"