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Full House Recast in Stock Footage

Netflix isn’t the only company that values eighties and nineties nostalgia. In anticipation of their upcoming Fuller House reboot, we gave the original Full House a stock footage makeover using footage from our library. Note: once you hit play, it’s almost certain you’ll have the theme stuck in your head for the afternoon. If you

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Leading Lines: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Composition

Leading lines are just one of the composition strategies cinematographers use to create dynamic film scenes. When framed strategically, these existing contours such as roads, structures, and tree lines act as arrows to guide our eyes toward a subject. The result is a greater sense of movement, a more defined subject, and a crystal clear

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How to Film Fireworks Like a Professional

If you’re planning on filming fireworks this summer, you’ll need more than just a blanket and picnic basket—but a game plan for mastering high-contrast, low-light shooting. Filming explosive, mid-air, or nocturnal subjects is rare for most filmmakers, and capturing your best footage of fireworks will require facing all three at once. To help with this,

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Say Happy Father’s Day with Footage

This Father’s Day, dads everywhere will reign supreme over the acts of fishing, shaving, and making children feel weightless—further cementing their status as everyday heroes. It’s only right that we honor them the best way we know how: through the art of film. Please enjoy our heartfelt tribute to just a few of the things

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The Evolving Science—and Artistic License—Behind Jurassic Park’s Dinosaurs

  The original Jurassic Park film revolutionized not only the special effects and film worlds, but the public’s understanding of dinosaur behavior and evolution. When it first released two decades ago, The New York Times even called the film “seductively scientific,” but do those same words hold up today? Not quite; just as special effects

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The Sounds of Marvel Movies

Superfans really don’t enjoy it when you mess with their favorite characters or storylines—just ask George Lucas. Not only do fans of his Star Wars franchise continue to hold grudges over characters like Jar Jar Binks and the controversial reversal of Han’s shooting first, but they scrutinize and dissect every minute detail, from lightsaber design

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Sound on Sound: An Interview with Steve Saada

If you’ve ever listened to Selina Meyer cracking a pointed punchline, you’re probably unknowingly familiar with the work of Steve Saada. At just twenty-six years old, Steve is already a staple of the sound department in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., productions, having worked as a boom operator, sound mixer, and audio utility in more than

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