In crafting remarkable tales, the greatest films use more than just plot and characters—color palettes can say a lot without words.
Sep 16, 2022
Usually, a change in director midway through production spells disaster—but not always! Here are some examples of when it goes right.
Sep 14, 2022
Some movies stand out for their techniques—like the POV shot, which fundamentally changes the cinema experience.
Feb 25, 2022
Movies are commonplace now, but in the grand scheme of things, cinema is still a young form of entertainment. How did we get to where we are?
Feb 21, 2022
Also called motion capture, performance capture is one technique that helps CGI films look as realistic as they can.
Jan 8, 2022
South Korean cinema has been turning heads this century. What is it that makes South Korean films so uniquely compelling?
Dec 31, 2021
The contra zoom, also known as the dolly zoom, is an iconic technique that immediately signals something unusual to the viewer.
Dec 21, 2021
Industry Light & Magic (ILM) is revolutionizing the movie and TV industries with StageCraft. Here's what's so great about it.
Dec 8, 2021
Sometimes, a movie can be bizarre. Not in a bad way, but it'll hit you with a quality that feels foreign and unusual. We call it surreal.
Nov 13, 2021
Filmmakers have lots of tricks up their sleeves to make you feel certain ways during scenes. The deep focus shot is one such potent tool.
Oct 13, 2021
Do high frame rate movies weird you out? You’re not alone. Here’s an explanation for why these movies can be so off-putting for viewers.
Oct 9, 2021
Want to dive into the behind-the-scenes details for several of cinema's most notable films? Here are the documentaries you should watch.
Sep 11, 2021
Want to better understand the nuances and impacts of both the male gaze and female gaze on cinema? Here are several examples!
Aug 19, 2021
A single long take can be impressive when it's done well. Here are several examples of the best one takes in cinema history.
Jul 1, 2021
The MacGuffin is one of the most prevalent tropes used in movies across all genres. Here are several movie MacGuffin examples to illustrate what it is!
Jun 27, 2021
Things always go wrong on set when making a film—but for these major movies, everything went wrong in the most nightmarish ways.
Jun 25, 2021
When you watch a movie with skilled cinematography, it'll blow you away. Learn what great cinematography is and which movies have it!
Sep 18, 2020
You've watched the movies, but have you watched the movies about the making of the movies?
Jun 19, 2020
24 frames per second has long been the standard for films. But what's the benefit of it and why don't we use a higher frame rate?
Jul 29, 2019
Who deserves more credit for a film, the writer or the director? For that, we need to understand each one's role in the final product.