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Filmmaking 101: What is CGI in Movies and Animation?

Computer-generated imagery (or CGI for short) uses computer graphics to create art or media in 2d or 3D for print or screen products, film, television, computer games, simulations, or virtual reality experiences.

What Does an Animator Do?

An animator is an artist who creates multiple images, giving an illusion of movement called animation when displayed in rapid sequence. Animators can work in a variety of fields including film, television, and video games.

100+ Movie Genres. The Definitive List, with Examples

Understanding film genres is important when discussing film theory and helps you compare genre elements and the work of filmmakers when critically analyzing movies.

What is an EPK? Electronic Press Kits for Filmmakers

An electronic press kit, or EPK for short, is a compilation of material to promote a film or TV project, a new album by a band, or an artist's work.

What Does a Motion Graphics Designer Do?

If you’ve got experience with graphic design, animation, or filmmaking, then motion graphics designer might be a job title to consider if you’re thinking about a career shift.

What Does a Film Production Manager Do?

A production manager, also known as a unit production manager, is in charge of sticking to the production schedule, handling budgeting, transportation, and scheduling.

What Is Third-Person Point of View in Writing? Definition & Examples

The point of view in writing describes the narrator’s perspective and their relation to the story. With third-person POV, the narrator is not part of the story and is therefore not among the characters.

Creative Director Job Description Template

Creative directors own the creative vision for a company, developing and leading creative projects like advertising campaigns, building a brand identity, and providing creative direction in everything a business does.

What does a Cinematographer do?

Cinematographers play an essential role in film production, dictating the overall look and visual style of a motion picture, television show, music video, or advert.

Alliteration: What Is It and How to Use It in Your Writing

Alliteration is a literary device and describes the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of consecutive words.

What is 16:9 Aspect Ratio? Definition & Examples

The 16:9 format is a widescreen aspect ratio. Dating back to the 1980s, the widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio today is the international standard format of HDTV and the most common ratio for computer screens and TV sets.

Storytelling 101: The Dan Harmon Story Circle

The Story Circle by Dan Harmon is a basic narrative structure that writers can use to structure and test their story ideas.