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How Motion Pictures became the Movies - 13 years that changed World Cinema.

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Cinephiles, film students, fans of motion pictures, and history buffs will enjoy this very in-depth look at the 13 years that changed world cinema. David Bordwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison delves deeply into the time period between 1908 and 1920, when motion pictures became "the movies," and how techniques and approaches developed during those years still resonate in the…
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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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