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Top 5 mistakes that will KILL your HORROR FILM ‚ė†ūüďĹ. Let the countdown begin:
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BURY YOUR FILM ALIVE WITH INCOMPETENT FILM GRAMMAR:
Ever notice how many shots, different angles-each designed to affect our psyche- are in 30 seconds of the best films? Of course you don't, the camera disappears unless it's MEANT to be noticed.
Now, notice how generic films are full of cringy inducing dramatic pauses:, angles used at random, confusing cut-a-ways, pans at whiplash speeds...yet still the film seems to move at a snails pace?  We all notice. Video makers who transition to making films are butchering their story when they disregard basic film grammar.
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Being creative doesn't mean you can shoot or edit anyway you please and have it work as FILM. Yes, styles evolve over generations to reflect the culture which influences them; but methods of relaying information such as setting moods, manipulating a viewers perspective -both literally and figuratively-  have become an established craft honed over a century.
Don't let ignorance become the shovel that digs your psycho-thriller an early grave.
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Film grammar is much more than merely the 180 degree editing rule, or the rule of 3rds;
study blocking, composition in movement, the value and differences between framing sizes..
Create a convincing STORY BOARD before you ever even remove a lens cap.
I promise you, if every other factor is delivered with the greatest of excellence, yet you mindlessly follow your actors around instructing them to "say this", "do that" '-with NO regard for the importance of when, why, how and where to place your camera- your film won't just DIE, it will never have truly LIVED.

Photo: Donald Pleasence (right) and Fred Beir (left)
from an episode of The Outer Limits titled "The Man with the Power"

Come back next week for the 4th MISTAKE that will KILL your HORROR FILM.ūüíÄ‚ė†ūüďĹūüé¨.
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..#50mm #acting
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Top 5 reasons you "need" (or should have) a 50mm lens.
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1. THE PRICEūüí≤
The 50mm is the most affordable prime out there. Many brands make a version which keeps prices relatively low..
2. THE "BOKEH"ūüé® (just pronounce this however you like, everyone else does.)
Basically, with a faster lens and the "lens compression" factor, you can get some sharp shots while blurring  backgrounds. Be mindful, bokeh should not substitue for framing and composition. .
3. VERSATILITY.ūüí°
Though tight in small spaces (even tighter if you have it on an APS-C camera-which most hobbyist-beginners do) it has many uses:
a) Portraits: It isn't so wide that it distorts faces like a smart phone, yet it isn't SO telephoto that you'll need to be 3 miles away from your model.
You can blur a background without totally blowing it out; which provides your shot with context.
b) Street Photography: It is ideal for that comfortable distance between yourself and your subject. Sure, in dense, urban areas you may reach for a wider lens to put more in context, but the 50 just has that traditional, special look.
c)  Landscapes: A 50mm will force you to see VERY specific shots you may miss with wider lenses.
d) Speed:  The wider aperture is essential for shooting in low light...allowing faster shutter speeds for action your kit lens can't get.
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4. COMPOSITION: ūüďźYou won't be able to zoom in and out neurotically like a border agent on crack, so you'll work to get the best framing for your shot; thereby teaching yourself rules of composition by default. And (along with the 24mm and 35mm) a 50mm has been a recognized standard for fixed lenses since the Triassic era.
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5. I lied. ūüźīYou only get 4 reasons. But then again, see no.3 "Versatility" A -D...then you actually get 6. .
What are YOUR must have reasons?? Macro? Lightweight? Quality for the $$?
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Thanks to Sean at Diamonds for helping me upgrade from my 70D to the Canon 6D MKII. Couldn‚Äôt be happier. Excellent customer serviceūüĎĆ
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