Access the Entertainment Industry with articles and videos exploring the nuts and bolts of filmmaking, music, sound, animation and design.

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The Uncanny Valley

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Understanding The Uncanny Valley A concept many filmmakers and game-makers alike must deal with when creating animated portrayals of humans is something called the “uncanny valley.” In fact, for many animators, being successful in the…
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Practical Effects vs CGI

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CGI vs. In-Camera Effects Do CGI special effects outperform practical effects? Is CGI ruining the quality of the filmmaking process? Filmmakers are having to wrestle with difficult questions about using CGI in movies, especially as a new…
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The Psychology of Color

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What exactly is the “psychology of color?” Like any other group of industry professionals, graphic designers are often limited by popular design practices. Whatever contemporary design standards are accepted as the norm are often adopted…
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3 Tips for a Successful Business Plan

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Looking to start your own business? Check out these three tips for a successful venture The entertainment industry is competitive and challenging. You need to have a thorough understanding of what it takes to be successful, including how…

The Importance of Sound

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Is sound really just as important as video quality when producing films and games? Poor sound can ruin an otherwise spectacular production. Understanding the importance of quality sounds in movies, games and songs is a crucial part of understanding…

5 Movies with Set Locations You Can Visit

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Visit Where Movie Magic Took Place Looking to visit the sets of your favorite movies? Check out this list of 5 movies with set locations you can travel to! LA LA Land Griffith Observatory The Griffith Observatory is…
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5 Emerging Trends in the Film Industry

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These Trends Are Re-Shaping The Film Industry The film industry is constantly evolving and growing, incorporating new techniques, disposing of outdated fads, and revisiting trends to bring older techniques back to life. So what are the newest…
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3 Tips For Creating Pop Music

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What is it about pop music that is so catchy? Why is it that every time a song becomes popular, it seems to be replayed over and over on the radio for months on end? It’s all in the production, from the way a song is arranged to the way…
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Animation Milestones

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The history of animation is rich in innovation Looking at the film and video industry, it’s impressive to see how far animation technology has come, in both animated and live-action films. Animation technology, especially the use of CGI,…