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Crossing Borders: Calling All Angels

In mountaineering, there is a phenomenon known as ‘Summit Fever’ in which the heightened anticipation of summiting out weighs all reasoning. It is a step into the Twilight Zone where one’s critical faculties take a leave of absence and reckless decision making begins. 336 more words

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How to make your film into a movie.

By: Mark Archer, Producer/Director

www.MarkArcherOfficial.com

If you study filmmaking, you’ve studied script writing. Chances are, you know the phrase, “If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage.” This is borrowed, of course, from the stage play and musical world, but it still holds true to the filmmaking craft. 379 more words

Documentary Filmmaking

#FilmSchoolFriday Episode 4: Going Urban

by Mark Archer, Producer/Director
www.MarkArcherOfficial.com

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The “Blue Shift” is one of the biggest problems that a run-n-gun cinematographer will run into when shooting in an urban environment. 641 more words

Documentary Filmmaking

#FilmSchoolFriday Episode 3 - The Carousel

By: Mark Archer, Producer/Director

www.MarkArcherOfficial.com

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Automatic settings on a camera can be the greatest thing in the world or they can be your nemesis. 711 more words

Documentary Filmmaking

#FilmSchoolFriday Episode 2: The Rain Forest.

By Mark Archer, Producer/Director

www.MarkArcherOfficial.com

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“Run-n-Gun”, as it’s called, is probably one of the most difficult shooting styles to master effectively. 627 more words

Documentary Filmmaking

#FilmSchoolFriday Episode 1: Location Scouting @ the Rialto.

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A critical step in any production, whether it’s a movie, a TV commercial, a corporate video or a documentary film is location scouting. 813 more words

Documentary Filmmaking