My Favorite Filmmaking Sites

Filmmaking Resources


Secure Digital or (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format for use in portable devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, GPS navigation devices, and tablet computers.

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device (“the source device”) to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.[1] HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

“Mis en scène”

John Ford paints his canvas in How Green Was My Valley (1941)

“What is a ‘shot’?”

A single shot — from the time Miss Garland starts her song. A Star Is Born (1954)

In contrast, some of the shots in this sequence (a series of shots) from The Aviator (2004) last barely one second.


Three-Point Lighting at (Lots of other informative videos, including FCPX!)

The ‘Grammar’ of TV and Film at

Shot Types from

The Color of Light from Wikipedia.

Basic Guide to Shooting Video from JISC Digital Media

The Rule of Thirds from Merlin Locations

Camera Pan from

Dolly/zoom: From Goodfellas. (Keep your eye on the background.)

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