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Post-Production Glossary R-Z: The Terms You Need To Know

We're back to take you through the final part of our Post-Production Glossary.  These are all the terms you need to know as an editor, or as someone working in the Post process.  If you're just starting out, it's a good guide to get you started on all that you need to know and be aware of.

Post-Production Glossary A-G: The Terms You Need to Know

When it comes to editing...there’s a lot of ground to cover.  There are just so many aspects to the craft of post-production, that new people trying to get into it can easily find themselves lost and disinterested.  To help this out, there are a plethora of instructional videos out there on the internet.  Still, there are certain technical terms and jargon that you may not fully understand.  Thus, even with help from a tutorial, you may find yourself lost in the lingo and still struggle to stay on top.  That’s where we come in, and I’m laying down the top terms you’ll need to know when it comes to Post-Production.

Making the Cut: The Perils of Editing Your Own Film

Editing, in and of itself, is a craft that requires a lot of work to get right.  The editor's job is hard enough as it is, but the easiest way to make things harder, is by editing a project you developed and directed yourself.  Sometimes it's unavoidable, so we're here to explain the pitfalls of such a practice, and some tricks be successful with it...if you have to.

Showing vs. Telling: The Screenwriter’s ultimate battle

It's not just the bane of every screenwriter.  Really the age-old battle of showing vs. telling has been waged by anyone who's put pen to paper in order to try and craft a story.  It's a relatively simple term that describes a very complicated and nuanced concept. Many writers struggle to find some balance between the two ideas, but this becomes even harder in the realm of film.  Since this is a very big issue, and one that most writers encounter I've decided to help, by defining the terms as well as giving examples on how to avoid these issues in the future.

5 Tips to Help Make Your Film Reel the Best Possible

A film reel is a great way to get yourself noticed in the film industry.  In essence it’s a sort of visual resume that can show off to potential employers or clients what all you’re capable of when it comes to filmmaking.  To that end, we here at Cinelinx have some handy dandy tips to help you when you’re creating your own film reel.

It’s Official: Disney Issues a Press Release Confirming Abrams is Directing...

We reported it a few days ago as rumor because we hadn't received any official word yet, but Disney has now issued a press release confirming that J.J. Abrams is in fact directing Star Wars Episode VII, including quotes from George Lucas and Abrams himself on the decision. 

Trailer Madness: Oblivion, The Lone Ranger, and After Earth

To my absolute delight (and the joy of movie buffs everywhere I'm sure), we've received something of a deluge of brand new movie trailers this week, for many of the films we've been looking forward to.  While we've tried to highlight them here on the site, unfortunately a few (big ones too!), have slipped through the cracks.  I aim to remedy that in one shot.

First Pacific Rim Trailer is Ridiculous in All The Right Ways

Consider yourselves blessed.  It's that magical time of year where movie studios are anxious to show off everything they've got coming up next year.  This week has not only given us new Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, and (at some point) the full Star Trek Into Darkness trailers, now we've got our first look at Guillermo del Toro's insane robot vs. monster film, Pacific Rim

Man of Steel Trailer Focuses on the Humanity of Superman &...

Earlier today the newest trailer for Man of Steel landed online, and we did our best to post it as soon as it launched so that you could lay eyes on it.  Now that I've had a chance to watch the trailer (several, several times) I'm here to bring my thoughts on the new footage and all it's glory. 

Indie Beat: Band of Brothers Meets The Walking Dead in Upcoming...

Today in our Indie Beat section, we've got a DVD/Blu-Ray release date for an upcoming zombie flick called War of the Dead.  The main catch here being it's set up more as a war film (Band of Brothers style) but with tons of zombies thrown in.

Casual Cinecast take on X-Men Dark Phoenix

Before the main review (Dark Phoenix), Mike, Chris, and special guest Peyton breakdown everything they’ve been watching and recent news from the last week...