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Established in 1919, Moviola created the very first film editing machine. Changing with the times, we now offer a full service non-linear editing rental division with 24/7 workflow design and technical support, camera rentals, tape and solid state media sales. Our established training division offers leading edge onsite and online training for filmmakers, with weekly live webinars and a vast library of professional on demand training.

Building a film school out of YouTube

Building a film school out of YouTube

“Why pay for training when you can get it for free on YouTube?” is a common question in just about any discipline these days. It’s not a bad question…

Surviving the software jungle

Surviving the software jungle

One of the greatest dangers to modern digital artists is getting locked into a single software package. The fortunes of software companies—even large ones—vacillate with the phases of…

Framing: Moving beyond the rule of thirds

Framing: Moving beyond the rule of thirds

Most of us have heard of the rule of thirds. If you’ve been around long enough you’ve probably also heard a cinematographer dismiss it as “too restrictive…

Editing Dialogue

Editing Dialogue

Good editors tend to work viscerally; shot choice and cut points for dialogue scenes are chosen as often by instinct as they are by careful deliberation. So it’s not…

The truth about green screen

The truth about green screen

We’ve all seen them: green screen plugin videos where the demo artist clicks a button and all the green disappears, replaced by a perfectly composited background. But in the…

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

One of the biggest mistakes a filmmaker can make is to throw more light at a problem. Seasoned cinematographers understand that subtraction is often the better solution. As digital cameras…

Term of the week: Chroma

Term of the week: Chroma

In the digital age, so much of what we deal with in video is based on legacy baggage from the analog era of the twentieth century. Learn in this week…

moviola.com now free

moviola.com now free

Moviola’s extensive library of training for filmmakers is now completely free. Gain access to the entire moviola.com catalog of comprehensive film studies training videos covering the gamut from…

Term of the week: Dutch

Term of the week: Dutch

When your camera goes dutch wither something’s gone horribly awry on the screen…or just with your camera rig. Find out more in this week’s visual glossary term…

Nuke to Fusion Quick Transition Guide

Nuke to Fusion Quick Transition Guide

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is a compelling offer at only $299 for the full Studio version. Its feature list checks all the boxes: 3D tracking, keying, rotoscoping, node-based…