So, you’ve finished shooting your film. All the scenes are canned and you came under budget and schedule. But you’re not quite there yet!
Before your film can truly be called a masterpiece, it needs to go through an important process – EDITING, ideally with the help of the best pen tablet for Photoshop (or any other video-centric programme) you can find.
Video editing may not be the most vital aspect of filmmaking. However, it is still important because without it, a filmmaker would be left with a complete mess of shots that don’t quite form a cohesive whole.
To bring your celluloid dreams to life, editing is critical. Use one of the best pen tablets for Photoshop, the Wacom Intuos Pro from Tinnu International to get you going!
Without proper transitions between scenes, you may end up with a jumpy, inconsistent product that nobody would want to watch. Video editing makes these transitions smooth and control the film’s pace to make it watchable and enjoyable. Equally important, editing also enables the filmmaker to focus on other important elements like continuity, layering, sound and colour.
Great flow with cuts
Apart from Lights, Camera and Action, the most commonly-used word in filmmaking lingo is probably Cut!
In a film, cuts are a way to achieve great flow. However, simply knowing the start and end time of cuts is not enough. To ensure smooth flow, shots have to be cut at the perfect time. If you cut too soon, your scene will be abrupt and jarring. If you wait too long, the scene will drag on and bore your audience. Here’s where a competent editor working with the best pen tablets for Photoshop can make a big difference to the final output.
It’s (still) all about the flow
For every film, the flow is often dependent on the editor working closely with the director and cinematographer. When an editor receives the raw footage, their main job is to organise it and make it as smooth as possible so that the filmmaker’s vision of the flow is established. A stunning film is only possible when this flow is captured along with other crucial elements like sound, pace and cuts.
Sound maketh a film too (unless you’re making a silent movie!)
Film editing is not just about grand visuals that compel, inspire, please or even disgust. Sound editing is equally important. It ensures that the flow of sound is maintained and volumes levels are suitably adjusted. No one enjoys watching a movie where you hear dialogue 3 seconds after the character on screen has spoken it! Therefore sound editing also includes synchronising audio with video so that your film looks realistic and appealing to the audience. It can set the right mood and evoke emotions from your audience that you were hoping for.
Editing may not seem like the most glamorous aspect of filmmaking but it is definitely indispensable. The proper blending of images and sounds can create an emotion-evoking masterpiece that can bring in hordes of audiences and take your film into the great annals of filmmaking success.
Lenses play a vital role in establishing the theme, mood and the larger vision for films. They also offer more freedom for directors to capture small nuances of life and transfer them to film. For example, macro lenses can help capture rings on water with ultra-miniscule clarity that can take the audience right into a picturesque scene.
If you’re a filmmaker (amateur or professional), chances are that you’re probably already aware of this. And perhaps the high price of some lenses is holding you back from exploring their features for yourself. If this is the case, you should know that despite the high costs, your initial investment can pay off in unexpected – and handsome – ways.
If lens quality is the most important aspect to you as a filmmaker, consider investing in Leica cine lenses for your next celluloid project. The German parent company of these lenses, Leica, received the honorary Academy Scientific and Engineering award for the mechanical and optical design of its lenses in 2015, so you know that you’re getting a world-class product when you purchase Leica cine lenses.
Cine lenses come in various types and configurations. Here are 3 important factors to consider before purchasing your own:
The subject of the film is extremely important for choosing a lens. For creative cinematic work, prime lenses will provide the much needed quality. A pair of these can provide ideal control for setting the mood and theme with focus and exposure. The downside of these is that these lenses are often relatively expensive. If you are working towards capturing a real event, zoom lenses are ideal. Ultra wide zoom lenses can be expensive too but they offer a close range exposure that can take your scene from ho-hum to wow.
Depending on the type of film, filmmakers can select an autofocus lens or a manual lens. Some professional filmmakers work with a manual focus, which provides them the freedom to shoot with exact precision and in accordance with their vision. When selecting a lens with a manual focus, quality must an important factor for consideration in order to control the outcome of their filmmaking project.
Purchasing the right lens can be a challenge for a new filmmaker. Understanding the purpose of different lenses with various focal lengths can be a good starting point. Widely popular lenses like Fisheye are ideal for covering cityscapes, panoramic shots and landscapes. The focal length of these lenses is between 8-24 mm. Lenses between 24-35 mm, the wide angle lenses are ideal for capturing architectural details. If you are interested in capturing wildlife or sports or are looking for a lens specific to a scientific pursuit like Astronomy, consider using a telephoto lens, which offers a focal length between 100-600mm.
So, are you ready to capture big dreams?!
To know more about Leica cine lenses and cine lenses from other world-class manufacturers, contact Tinnu International today!