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Through the looking glass: The History and Science of Camera Lenses

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 "F-Stop! In the name of love!" (That was the alternate parody title for this post, but we weren't sure how many people would get the reference to the Supremes' song.) Without lenses, cameras are expensive paperweights filled with film or digital sensors. Lenses bring the world into focus. So let's stare down the barrel and join FilmmakerIQ.com as they zoom in on the…
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Getting blood from a stone. Or an actor. The history of fake blood in the movies.

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We've heard it said that there is too much blood in movies today. Well, that's not a modern phenomenon. Blood has long been a part of theatrical and cinematic presentations. In this video by FilmmakerIQ.com, you'll learn the cinematic history of fake blood. Recipes included!  
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Go Big or Go Home: The History of CinemaScope.

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Described at the time as "the modern miracle you see without glasses," CinemaScope was an epic-sized film format made for epic-sized productions. In this video, David Bordwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison takes an interesting and in-depth look at the history of the CinemaScope movie experience, how the technology of this extremely wide-screen format affected the creative…
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