• 10 Essential Shortcuts for Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro
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    10 Essential Shortcuts for Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro

    Keyboard shortcuts help you to speed up your editing process and allow you to fine-tune details in your audiovisual projects Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most widely-used software by those working in audiovisual media, thanks to the many benefits it offers and how easy it is to use. When it comes to editing your video projects, speed is essential. That’s why it’s important to learn the main shortcuts for Adobe Premiere Pro, so that you can improve your workflow and work quicker. Your experience is what sets you apart, however, even the most advanced professionals will continue to discover new shortcuts that improve the way they edit. These are the 10 essential shortcuts you should learn to master Adobe Premiere Pro:

  • Berlinale 2020: 4 Films That Will Inspire You to Pick up Your Camera
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    Berlinale 2020: 4 Films That Will Inspire You to Pick up Your Camera

    With the Berlinale Film Festival kicking off next week, we take a look at the competing films that will inspire you to reach for your camera With the Oscars now done and dusted, conversations are steering away from film accomplishments in 2019 and towards ones-to-watch in 2020. What does this year hold for international cinema? The line-ups for the major film festivals indicate the talent and titles we should be keeping an eye out for.

  • What Does Each Color Mean in Cinema?
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    What Does Each Color Mean in Cinema?

    Find out what emotions are provoked by each of the colors most used in your favorite films, and apply them to your projects Cinema acts upon us in ways that are both conscious and unconscious: art direction and subsequent color grading, for example, are used to construct a universe of a particular color, related to the theme and intentions of the film. Because, yes, each color awakens very different feelings in us, whether we realize it or not. So, with the help of photographer Nay Jiménez (@nayjimenez), we propose a selection of colors and their respective meanings, so that you can apply them when analyzing your favorite films or take them into account for your own audiovisual projects. Ah! And don't forget: in this case, we're talking about movies... but the different psychological effects that all these colors generate are not limited to the cinema, but are found in all visual arts for thousands of years. This set of emotions can also be applied to disciplines ranging from painting to embroidery, to interior design or branding. Red Traditionally, red has been associated with intense and uncontrollable feelings: love and romantic passion, violence, danger, rage or ambition for power are themes that are often associated with this color. In general, as we see, it is related to the forbidden, the controversial, the sexual... so it will be very present in violent or passionate stories, romantic or otherwise.

  • The Best Animated Shorts Nominated At This Year’s Oscars
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    The Best Animated Shorts Nominated At This Year’s Oscars

    Some of the best animated shorts of the past year are just a click away The Oscars may be the world’s most famous awards show but there are still some categories that most people tend to miss, despite the considerable talent on show. One such category is Best Animated Short Film, which in this edition includes a range of extraordinary works animated in 2D, 3D or stop motion. Most of them are available for free viewing on the Internet: you will find all of them in this list. Kitbull, directed by Rosana Sullivan To calm its fans and give its most talented employees a chance to shine, last year Pixar launched Sparkshorts, a program of animated short films that premiered on YouTube throughout 2019, all developed within the company but never shown in movie theaters. One of them is Kitbull, the story of the unlikely friendship between a dog and a cat, which combines 2D and 3D techniques to great effect.