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Where to find alternative audio tracks for TV series

How can I add several audio tracks with different translations to a series, as film sites do in some series with 10 translations, where can I find them?
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Removing myself from mirror

I'm going to shoot a real estate type of video of a local fashion/beauty salon (well, not a typical real estate video, I just need to showcase the studio which only has 2-3 rooms, that's it). The ...
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How do I get a totally consistent white tabletop background?

I'm working on a project that involves filming playing cards, and then cropping/joining different parts of the video. For a seamless result, the background of the video needs to always remain the ...
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Best robotic camera mount for 'high speed' panning?

I see all of these robot panning mounts, but all of them are for time lapses and are very slow. I simply need to replace the human hand with something more exact. I need a camera mount that can turn ...
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What kind of animation is when real toys are played during filmed real time?

What kind of animation is when real toys are played during filmed real time? Look at this video: It is similar to "stop motion" but I guess it is some other ...
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Is my MP4 file size too big?

I am working on a film, which I'm editing, and I rendered the one-hour long video to MP4, and the file size is 64,8 GB, and I think it's absurd, when google says the typical file size for MP4 is 700 ...
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What approximate resolution did Beta SP correspond to?

I know you can't really say that a non-digital format such as VHS and Betacam (or LP for sound) have a resolution but it should be possible to give an rule-of-thumb estimate, shouldn't it? Wikipedia ...
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Best Systems for Storing and Organizing Videos/ Projects?

I’m just getting into video recording/ production and am looking for recommendations on best systems to upload, store, organize, and edit videos. Also want to make sure that the videos are backed up ...
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Filming Theatre During Pandemic

I am teaching a course in Spring, along with a musical theatre class, to film a production of Spring Awakening using Covid restrictions. This would not be with an audience, but more like a film ...
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How do I prevent the auto-focus from bouncing on my Galaxy J7 smartphone?

I'm trying to film myself in a dark room with videos. When I start the camera, it records as expected: it checks focus and stops on a nice and crisp view. However, as I record every second or so, even ...
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How are/were low-light scenes such as concerts shot on film?

I recently watched a video of Led Zeppelin in 1973 and it dawned on me that these were shot on film, and as a film photography hobbyist it dawned on me that the picture quality for handheld film at a ...
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Can anybody please explain what camera settings (aparture, iso, wb, ss) have to do with visual/film grammar?

I understand the film "grammar" of shot types, framing, composition etc but don't understand what camera settings have to do with it. This is one of the assessment criteria for a university ...
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How to get fisheye lens border in shot?

I'm about to buy a camcorder with a 62mm diameter lens, and I'd like to get a fisheye with it. I would like my shots to end up like shown here, with a little bit of lens border in shot. I can't seem ...
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Is there any AI upscale tool for videos?

I’m working on an amateur project, and for part of my project I’ll be using some old, really, really low-res film. I’ve used some free online tools (like deep-image.ai) to upscale low-res photos ...
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Practice Manual Focussing

I'm planning on shooting a short film in about 2 weeks with my Nikon d5300. Since its aAutofocus is unusable for video (it's great for photos, but too slow to be used for video in live view), I ...
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Are most scenes in movies voiced over in post production?

In this B roll of Harry Potter, one can see how the same scene (how they walk out of the water and up a hill) is filmed multiple times. I guess that the final scene will be made up by several of ...
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What is this sun blocker in film making?

In the making of Django Unchained, I noticed some people running behind the camera team. These people are holding something that looks like a sun blocker. Video that shows it in use is here. I haven'...
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How is a multi-angle scene filmed?

There is a great scene in a popular TV series. In this scene, a clerk (in a white-and-blue dress) is shown from 3 angles. Each angle is around 7 seconds long. I wonder how they filmed it. Did they ...
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How to make video without hd (60fps) effect in 4K

I’m new to video production so please help me to understand one thing that I can’t find out. Some videos in 4k or even 1080p don’t have this effect when the picture is super real and some videos have ...
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How can I recreate this overexposed effect from the last scene in 'The Lighthouse'?

Spoilers Warning I just finished Robert Egger's film 'The Lighthouse', and one shot in the final scene really inspired me cinematically. Winslow, face covered in blood, finally goes up to the top ...
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High dynamic range on smartphones

I'm interested in serious videography with smartphone(portability is the key). On bright days they perform quite well, one thing which bothers me is dynamic range. I use Filmic Pro which gives me ...
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How can I achieve this lo-fi laggy extreme camera shake effect in After Effects or Premiere?

There was recently a short film released by a music collective 'Jackboys' with a very lo-fi, noir look to it, and when transitioning verses, the video cuts to shots with intentional, extreme camera ...
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Where can I find helpfull reference for film making?

I'm looking for sites, books, of video's on how to build scenes, composition and lighting for either 3d animations or filming. Sites like pinterest and google are not enough to quickly find reference ...
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Advice for using FD lenses?

I’m interested in using old FD lenses for filming. Has anyone got any experience with this? What camera did you use? What adapter? Did it work? Were there any issues with focal length, cropping, or ...
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Using 60 fps footage on 23.976 sequence without slowing down or dropping frames

I just recorded a 4k 60 fps clip from my GoPro and dropped it with some other clips on a timeline which is 23.976 fps, and the 60 fps clip looks really weird and glittery. Is there a way to play ...
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How do you keep clothes clean during action sequences?

Not sure if this is the right StackExchange for this, but I don't see a more general film making SE so here goes... I'm acting in a short spy film, and in two separate scenes I'm going to be hitting ...
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How much time to calculate for legal advice on a feature film based in Switzerland

We are planning on shooting our first feature film based in Switzerland. As we have never done that or anything near it, especially the publishing side and official documents and contracts, we want to ...
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How to make a set of a space capsule?

I am going to make a short film for the 2019 Cinespace contest created by NASA. The short is going to take place inside a space capsule. It has to look something like this: How do you guys suggest I ...
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Automatic video stop on SDCX class 10 card

I' ve been recording clips with a Canon 80D and a Lexxar Profesional x633 SDXC card 64 GB class 10, 95 MB/s max read speed. Video format was MOV at 1080p, 25 fps. I never had a problem for almost a ...
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Is it possible for the viewers to get rid of the 60FPS fast forward effect?

Since I and Everyone else watched too many 24/30FPS throught our lives, whenever We see 60FPS or faster motion picture we feel like its fast forwarded thus makes it terribly unnatural. I want to ...
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How does shutter speed affect the video?

As shutter speed affects the coming light on sensor.But has it any affect on movement of subjects in video?
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Why do pro cameras still need to pull focus?

Big productions using pro cinema cameras (RED Weapon etc...) still use manual focus and still have someone who's sole job is just to pull focus for a camera. With today's technology, I would always ...
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Recommendations needed for a low cost dolly in an arc, not a straight line

I need to find a low cost dolly setup for a round table shoot. I'd ideally use a Wally Dolly, but they don't make the tracks in curved sections. Can anyone recommend dolly setups of a roughly ...
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How to shoot in-situ product videos in restricted locations?

This question is location based, and hoping to get some ideas at the very least. I work for a company that manufactures products for the construction industry, such as secure storage units, tool ...
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How did ILM create the hyperspace tunnel effect?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, right before the Millennium Falcon exits hyperspace, we see a "tunnel" through which the ship is traveling: How did ILM create this effect in 1976? NOTE: I am not referring ...
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How to light a set using coloured fluorescent lights

Hi all i'm wanting some advice on set lighting. i'm wanting to create a set similar to the below using fluorescent lights. Just wanting to know what equipment is needed to achieve this look. Obviously ...
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Is there a downside to increasing ISO and decreasing shutter speed

I'm rather new to filmography, and I just discovered that decreasing shutter speed can minimalist motion blur, which I want none of. I set my SS to 1/10000, but that obviously darkens everything. To ...
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Filming in a house of mirrors

How do they film in a house of mirrors? Obviously the reflection of the cameras would be seen. Do they use a green screen and a lot of editing? I really don't know anything about video production, ...
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How were copies of movies meant to be distributed to theaters made?

In the "olden days" before digital movie projection and the Digital Cinema Package were around, movies were recorded onto film (usually 35mm, I have heard of 70mm instances). The "master film" was the ...
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How to avoid noise when filming dark red

I saw a brilliant thread talking about why the colour red is noisy in post: Why does the color red always appear pixelated on TV and videos on the PC? I found this incredibly helpful in ...
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Learn fine art for cinematography?

I'm new in film making and photography. Recently, I found my favorite film maker said that he loves some painters such as Edward Hoppers. The way he film is influenced by the drawings of Hoppers. So, ...
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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

I currently am the Video guy for our company. We do video training for installs for automotive parts. I do the planning for the videos. I do the shooting of the videos. I do the editing of the videos. ...
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How does green screening work with green objects?

A question that has been on my mind for so long is: How exactly does green screening work with an object to vanish? Short example: Normal green screens as a background are replaced with an image the ...
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Microphone problem for camera hp , lc100W

I have bought a camera hp , lc100W I want to use it for lecture record, microphone has not good record, What I must do for the sound? which type of microphone I must ...
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How do high-speed film cameras work?

In Wikipedia's high speed camera page, there was this thing 'High-speed film cameras can film up to a quarter of a million frames per second by running the film over a rotating prism or mirror instead ...
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What's the benefit of Hollywood still using film for most major productions?

As a semi-professional cinematographer and photographer, I've always wondered why large productions mostly always prefer to use Film cameras, even with the development of cameras such as RED and ...
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Reference Request: Camera Movements

In order to produce a new logo revealing animation I was just searching the web for useful reference pages dealing with advanced camera movements. By "Camera movements" I don't mean the basic tilting, ...
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How to film a strobe light

The above picture sums up my problem. I'm struggling to work out what settings to put my camera on to work with my strobe light. I vaguely understand the problem; that the camera takes pictures row by ...
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What type of tripod head should I get?

I recently got a tripod, and I need a head for it. I would like to try a variety of video, so looking for something that allows moving the camera smoothly. There are a variety of types of tripod ...
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Good learning resources for 'non-technical' aspects of filmmaking

I am a relative newcomer to video production but have a background in still photography. This means that I have a good understanding of things like ISO/aperture/shutter speeds/resolution/etc. (and ...
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