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Month August 2017

How to Light For Film – Part 2

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When we last left off, we went over 3-point (and 4-point) lighting. 3-point lighting is the fundamental basis for lighting effectively. It’s not the only lighting style — Dogme 95 films use only in scene lighting that happens naturally, for instance — but it is the basic foundation for most […]

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Screenwriting 101: The 4 M’s Of A Screenplay’s Moral Premise

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every film’s screenplay has a plot structure to it, which can usually be summed up in three acts. Sometimes four or five acts or eight to twelve sequences but anyone who has studied and written screenplays has come across this stuff. As a director, it’s important to understand screenplay structure […]

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Star Trek: Discovery Originally Conceived as an Anthology Series

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When a new Star Trek series was announced, CBS hired what many fans thought was the perfect person to bring it back to the small screen. Bryan Fuller not only created and ran some acclaimed television series, like Pushing Daisies and Hannibal, but he was a writer on Star Trek: Deep […]

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How to Light For Film – Part 1

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It’s time for another how-to series! This time through, we’ll be tackling lighting for film and video. The easiest way to learn lighting is to start with 3-point lighting and playing around with the placement of said lights. 3-Point Lighting Any lighting how-to always starts at 3-point lighting, and with […]

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