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Compression: the editor’s secret weapon for taming audio

Compression: the editor’s secret weapon for taming audio

Far too many editors are afraid to touch audio tools like parametric EQ and compression. It’s unfortunate, since the fundamentals are easy to grasp and the payoff is immediate…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

Free moviola.com course for August: Camera Support

Free moviola.com course for August: Camera Support

Camera Support is possibly more important these days than the camera you’re shooting with. Anyone with a little room left on their credit card these days can pick…

Term of the week: Dutch

Term of the week: Dutch

An often overlooked angle in the camera’s arsenal. Click here to watch this week’s visual glossary term from moviola.com…

Term of the week: Float space

Term of the week: Float space

Float space was once the domain of visual effects artists and color scientists. Now with the impending move to HDR displays it’s a concept everyone in the biz needs…

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…