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The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

Are you an editor who just landed your first reality show? Or are you an assistant editor who is moving up to the edit chair? Then this webinar is designed…

Term of the week: Hi Boys

Term of the week: Hi Boys

No, not the flirtatious greeting of a fifties starlet. Instead, the Hi boy is a staple of production lighting. Click here to watch this week’s visual glossary term from…

Term of the week: Second sticks

Term of the week: Second sticks

In this week’s free glossary entry from moviola.com we look at the on-set protocol surrounding the use of “second sticks.” As always, click through to watch. About…

Term of the week: Choking

Term of the week: Choking

What happens when the matte in your alpha channel is too big? You choke it. Confused? moviola.com‘s glossary term of the week is here to help. About…

Term of the week: White level

Term of the week: White level

Broadcast legal is something often ignored by newcomers to the video industry. Find out what white levels are and why you should observe them in this week’s free glossary…

Term of the week: Codec

Term of the week: Codec

Codecs are the workhorses of digital video. But what’s the origin of the term and what exactly are they? Click through for this week’s free glossary term from…

Term of the week: ISO

Term of the week: ISO

A holdover from the days of analog photography, ISO is a measurement still used for exposure in the digital era. How does your ISO setting affect the image you shoot…

Term of the week: HDR

Term of the week: HDR

“HDR” has been around for a long time in the visual effects world, but is now becoming an important term to the general film and video industry with…

Term of the week: Circle of confusion

Term of the week: Circle of confusion

Circles of confusion are what create the beautiful bokeh effects in wide-aperture cinematography. But what is a circle of confusion and where does it come from? Click this link…

Term of the week: 18% Gray

Term of the week: 18% Gray

    It’s customary to shoot a black, white and 18% gray card as a leader for aid with color correction in post. Find out why it’s 18…