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On October 20th, filmmakers from around Detroit gathered at a viewing party for WDIV Local 4's Film Challenge Detroit. With over 100 entries, the field was narrowed down to just 10 finalists. Each contestant was hoping to win the grand prize, a trip for four to the Sundance Film Festival and $1,000.
Many different techniques and tricks have been used over the years to strike up a certain mood or emotional reaction from an audience. One of the biggest, and probably most important factors, is lighting. Good lighting is normally achieved by paying close attention to the basic concepts of direction, intensity, color, and contrast. All these different things play a huge part in giving one's project a certain feel. Here are a few ways lighting is used to influence the mood of a scene.
Have you ever watched a film and wondered, "How did they do that?" Well, while many filmmakers have their secret tricks that have yet to be explained, we can at least shed some light on a few other good techniques. Here we've compiled a list explaining three useful artistic videography tips to help spice up your next production.
The surge in popularity of using DSLR and mirrorless cameras to shoot video means there are hundreds of affordable quality cameras on the market. How is someone just starting out in video production supposed to sort through it all and decide what camera to buy? We’ve got your back! Take a look at this breakdown of the most important features in choosing a DSLR or mirrorless video camera.
Today's computer based technology is quickly evolving each and every year. The ways we shop, read news stories, watch television, and communicate with one another has changed in big ways in just a small amount of time. As people who work in and love the media industry, we need to keep up with the developing trends or be left behind. Some are being used in full force right now and others are just starting to be put into practice.
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We’ve had some good times with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for the holidays. You can check them out here and here. Now, we've found some font tutorials that you can use all year long. Let us know which ones you’ve tried. Share, post, or tweet images using #SpecsHoward
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We know you all loved our last blog with humorous graphic design memes, we had to do another one! This time we have gathered some that our Digital Media Arts and Broadcast Media Arts students and grads will relate to.
Sounds about right to us.