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The History of Sound at the Movies

The History of Sound at the Movies

Hi, John Hess from Filmmaker IQ.com and today we’ll look at the epic history of synchronized sound at the movies. Our story begins with one of the original American pioneers of film – the prolific inventor Thomas A. Edison. Edison didn’t invent motion pictures, but he did invent the phonograph in 1877 – a device …

The History and Science of Lenses

The History and Science of Lenses

Hi! John Hess from Filmmaker IQ.com and today we’ll dive into the history and science of lenses and how these little pieces of glass make filmmaking possible. People have been fascinated by the properties of translucent crystals and glass since antiquity long before we understood any about light. The first lens or oldest artifact that …

The History of Cutting – The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing

The History of Cutting – The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing

[Class Assembling] This FilmmakerIQ lesson is sponsored by Blackmagic Design, creating the world’s highest quality solutions for feature film production post production and television broadcast industries. Hi – John Hess from Filmmaker IQ.com and today we’ll look at the birth of Film Editing the origins of the cinematic language and the beginning of continuity editing. …

Hollywood’s History of Faking It | The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing

Hollywood’s History of Faking It | The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing

[Class Assembling] Hi! Welcome to FilmmakerIQ.com – I’m John Hess and today we’ll explore Hollywood’s history of visual trickery with the backstory of modern greenscreen compositing. With cameras and computers everywhere in our modern world, it’s easy to forget that the very first motion pictures were, themselves, essentially a special effect. It’s here at the …