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Contrast is King – Part 3

We've discussed contrast in an image, and how it affects perceived sharpness and mood. In the last post we discussed contrast between images in editing and how to use that, as well as changes and juxtaposition of pace, to create emotional contrast and bring attention...

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Contrast is King – Part 2

We looked over contrast in color grading in Part 1, and saw how it affects perceived sharpness and energy level. In this post, we'll dive into contrast in editing, but first, a quick reminder on the definition of contrast and it's 2 key points: [quote_left]contrast noun...

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Contrast is King – Part 1

Let's talk a little bit about contrast. The dictionary defines contrast as such: [quote_left]contrast noun |ˈkänˌtrast | the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.[/quote_left] So, two important concepts from the definition: Strikingly different In juxtaposition Contrast is a hugely important part of filmmaking...

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Big Changes

This quote by Paul Graham popped up in my feed reader yesterday, and hit home with me: [quote_left]Don't ignore your dreams; don't work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy. – Paul Graham[/quote_left] Things have been quiet here, but not without reason; The last half of 2012...

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In Memory of My Father

On Thursday, July 19th, my father passed away. After struggling with severe depression for many years, he took his own life. The past week has been a blur of preparations for the service, visiting with family, and helping my mother prepare for life without her...

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