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Fresh Ideas for Using your 48 Hours Wisely

Guest Blogger: Jess Brauning, Senior at Dordt College, Digital Media Production Major. Grew up as an MK (Missionary Kid) in the Dominican Republic. Back in 2006, when I was a sophomore who had just gotten his first taste of filmmaking, … Continue reading

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Why the new dates for the PGFC?

If you’ve looked at the front page of the Prairie Grass Film Challenge website, you’ve noticed that the next film challenge is in January 2009 (Competition: January 15-17; Screening and Awards Ceremony: February 13). We made the change for a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Light

Audio and lighting are two things that help set the professional film maker apart from the amateurs. Here’s a primer about lighting from “Video Maker Magazine” (http://www.videomaker.com/article/7225/) that you might find helpful as you make your movie for the Prairie … Continue reading

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SOUND ADVICE: GET YOUR AUDIO RIGHT!

One of the surest marks of an amateur film/video maker is not paying attention to AUDIO. We get pretty wrapped up in getting good visuals, but don’t pay much attention to what we hear. Audio is 50% of the equation, … Continue reading

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Where do I go if I want to learn more about filmmaking?

One place you can go to become very proficient and marketable in film and video production is right here at Dordt College. Our brand new Digital Media Production major draws from the expertise of six departments at Dordt to train … Continue reading

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Green Screen

If you want to do some compositing using green or blue screen, there’s a great website for you to look at. Check it out here.

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Your Source for Film Challenge Info

This blog is where the PGFC organizers will post helpful hints and tips to make your movie a winner! Check back often for tips on audio, composition, lighting and more.

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