Filmmaking Equipment for Beginners

Any film lover has been tempted to make their own films; whether you want to film home movies or begin a career with independent films, there are a few pieces of equipment that you’ll need. But remember to keep your spendings low! When you start out, you won’t need top of the line gear. And you can always hire what you won’t use regularly.

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The Evolution of Home Movies

Gone are the days of sitting in front of a flickering projector screen with the curtains shut and the ‘big light’ off (although enjoying a spot of outdoor cinema is always a fantastic idea). From 8mm film to 16mm and Super 8, we can now re-watch our home movies on our TV’s, phones, laptops, and tablets. The same could be said for trying to catch a home memory in action. Telling your partner to quickly grab the camera and the film reel to catch the little ones first steps; you’ve probably missed the opportunity by the time you’ve set the kit up.

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2017 Book to Film Adaptations

Books have the amazing capability of transporting us to new worlds due to their imaginative narratives. When adapted to the big screen, films can truly bring to life our favourite characters and add another level of emotional impact.

From true story novels to fantasy ideations, these are some of this year’s book-to-film adaptions that we’re excited about.

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Genre Spotlight: Thriller

When it comes to films, one of the most popular types is the thriller genre; this has brought some of the most sensational films to the big screens. Thrillers always get people at the edge of their seats in a very similar way to horror films, but it’s the suspense and excitement that thrillers offer to the audience that makes them so watchable.

So, what makes a good thriller film? And why are they so popular across the world? Well, we at Cine2DVD transfers love everything film related, so we’ll be more than happy to answer these questions for you.

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The Top 5 Christmas Films You Need to Watch Right Now

Christmas means many different things to many different people, but for the vast majority of us, it’s an excuse to eat and drink as much as possible and watch classic movies. There have been plenty of movies specifically dedicated to Christmas over the years, and while some are a mixed bag, the genre has produced some of the finest films in existence.

Here are five classics that you truly haven’t lived until you’ve seen – fire up your TV, DVD player or make use of Cine2DVD Transfers and enjoy.

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The Tools and Techniques Used in Animated Films

Animated films are something that all ages can enjoy. Contrary to many people’s opinions, animation is far from something that is limited to children’s shows and films.

In fact, there are a variety of different animation techniques which are used to create specific types of animation, but each can be utilised in a variety of different ways to create almost any themes; from happy, go lucky feature length, to hard-hitting emotional shorts.

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The Differences Between Film and Digital Formats in Hollywood Films

With the technological advances in the 20th century, it’s not hard to see that digital formats are overtaking the original film format when it comes to producing Hollywood blockbuster film.

In the 20th century, all films were produced using the film format but with televisions and cameras becoming clearer, the necessity for digital filming is a must. But what is the difference between film and digital formats when it comes to producing a film? Continue reading

Virtual Reality: The Next Step in Cinema Magic?

Virtual reality has been on the rise in the past few years, especially in gaming. Headsets for this technology have evolved considerably and its popularity grown; what used to be simply a sci-fi technology has become real and affordable.

But what could virtual reality mean for cinema? The imaginary and the fictional have enraptured audiences for centuries, and virtual reality would allow us to take the next step and actually be part of the fictional worlds we love so much.

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