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16 Must-Know Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts

16 Must-Know Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts

Speed up your editing by relying on your keyboard. If you memorize these 16 keyboard shortcuts, you'll become a true workflow warrior.

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the masters of cinema. His work has been studied & copied for decades. We created the ULTIMATE resource of all of Hitchcocks...

96-Minute 'Masterclass' Interview with Alfred Hitchcock on Filmmaking (1976)

In this fantastic interview with Alfred Hitchcock from a 1976 press conference for his last film 'The Family Plot'. During this interview (1.5hr) Hitchcock r...

Have some shaky video? No problem. Here's how you can deal with it in Premiere Pro.

All YOU SHOULD Know about WARP STABILIZER in Premiere Pro

Using Warp Stabilizer can help you deal with shaky video in Premiere Pro. Here's what I talk about: 0:36 - Chapter 1: Applying Warp Stabilizer (Basics) 3:53 ...

Are you a social butterfly who wants to easily share your video content on Instagram?

Tutorial: How to Get Your Videos From Premiere Pro to Instagram

Are you a social butterfly who wants to easily share your video content on Instagram?

How to Make Your Horror Screenplay More Effective

How to Make Your Horror Screenplay More Effective

Horror is a film genre that is much more complex than it appears to be. The violence, sex, and gore speak to our deepest fears, anxieties, cultural taboos, and suppressed emotions. So, crafting this kind of film takes a little more finesse than pouring a bucket of blood on a naked cheerleader as she gets her head chopped off. ScreenCraft recently partnered with Dread Central and The Blood List (it's like The Black List, but for horror scripts) to host a seminar on horror screenwriting and…

Aaron Sorkin Annotates Aaron Sorkin - The New York Times

Aaron Sorkin Annotates Aaron Sorkin - The New York Times

6 Pragmatic Screenwriting Tips From the Writers of 'The Big Sick', 'Get Out' and More

6 Pragmatic Screenwriting Tips From the Writers of 'The Big Sick', 'Get Out' and More

We even included Aaron Sorkin and Darren Aronofsky for good measure.

Editing is one of the most mysterious aspects of filmmaking. Through skillful manipulations of still images, it's possible to create illusions of unity in time and space, and what's more, make these illusions elicit emotion from an audience, whether tears, laughs, or screams (and sometimes all three at once). Alfred Hitchcock was a master of editing (and everything else in the realm of cinema), and nowhere is his editing skill, as well as that of editor George Tomasini, more on displa...

How Hitchcock Used Editing to Turn 'Rear Window' into a Masterpiece of Visual Storytelling

Editing is one of the most mysterious aspects of filmmaking. Through skillful manipulations of still images, it's possible to create illusions of unity in time and space, and what's more, make these illusions elicit emotion from an audience, whether tears, laughs, or screams (and sometimes all three at once). Alfred Hitchcock was a master of editing (and everything else in the realm of cinema), and nowhere is his editing skill, as well as that of editor George Tomasini, more on display than…

Sometimes, all it takes is a little fruit to make our horror films more gruesome.

Tips on How to Record Gory, Bloody, Stabby, Sound Effects for Your Horror Film

Sometimes, all it takes is a little fruit to make our horror films more gruesome.

13 Must-Have Accessories for Making Films on Your Smartphone

13 Must-Have Accessories for Making Films on Your Smartphone

These tools will certainly come in handy if you want to make movies on Apple and Android smartphones.

The Class | Seed&Spark

Filmmaker Education | Seed&Spark

Free crowdfunding and filmmaker resources, including our flagship Crowdfunding to Build Independence class.

"Prisoners" Film Analysis

"Prisoners" Film Analysis | Lights Film School

Grow your understanding of screenwriting and visual language with our breakdown of director Denis Villeneuve's “Prisoners”.

You may have never heard of hyperfocal distance before, but you definitely have seen this concept in action.

What's Hyperfocal Distance and How Can It Help You Shoot Deep Focus Shots?

You may have never heard of hyperfocal distance before, but you definitely have seen this concept in action.

61 Best Filmmaking Software & Tools of 2017

Best Filmmaking Software and Resources

Do you have the best filmmaking software to maximize your productivity? Here’s a rundown of our favorite, must-have filmmaking tools of the year.

This video shows how key story elements and character traits can be embedded in seemingly innocuous pieces of dialogue.

Watch: How to Hide Crucial Story Elements in Everyday Dialogue

This video shows how key story elements and character traits can be embedded in seemingly innocuous pieces of dialogue.