What is a Film Treatment and How Do I Write One that Sells

Start to streamline your writing process with a film treatment.

You just got out of a great general meeting, and the executive you met with loves your latest idea. You want to develop it together, and that's the first step towards your vision finding its way to the screen.

But you have to pump the breaks because you need something first.

Before you even write. Something to get all these great ideas down onto the page... That something is… a script treatment

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In Search of Beauty: Discovering My Place in Art as a Photographer

I’ve been taking pictures since I was 10 or 11 years old. A friend of the family noticed the bored expression on my face at the wedding of an extended family member. He was the photographer and he walked over to me, placed a large camera in my hands with a full roll of film, and asked me to help him out. I didn’t know the first thing about cameras, let alone this one. About as much as I could say for it was that it was “nice.” After the wedding, he gingerly opened up the back of the
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Pixii is a display-less digital rangefinder that connects to your smartphone

French startup Pixii has announced its first product, the Pixii camera. The Pixii is a digital rangefinder with an M-mount that pairs with your smartphone to use the mobile device's display and memory.

The machined aluminum body houses a CMOS sensor with global electronic shutter and 12-bit sampling rate that, according to Pixii, offers a dynamic range of 60-90dB. Base ISO is 200 and gain can be adjusted from ISO 100 to 6400. Unfortunately at this point there is no information on the sensor's dimensions or pixel count. All we know is it features a 5.5µm pixel pitch.
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Why celebrity photographer Manfred Baumann uses ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019

Celebrity photographer Manfred Baumann has been using a pre-release version of ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019 for a while, and in this article he shares his impressions of using the software.
As a photographer, there are plenty of software programs out there that all want my attention (and my money). ACDSee is a name that will be familiar to many digital photographers, going right back to the 1990s. Designed originally as an image organization tool for digital photographs, ACDSee has evolved over more than 20 years to become a fully featured digital asset manager and editing platform. These days it's
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Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Edit Your Own Films

Two directors weigh in on the greatest post-production debate. To edit your own films or not to edit your own films: that is very often the question, especially for documentary filmmakers, where so much of the story is shaped in post-production. Critics of the method say that it’s too hard to be objective on your own, and that films edited by their makers are often too long and self-indulgent. But there are plenty of good reasons why editing your own project might be the right solution for you, and to break Continue reading "Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Edit Your Own Films"

Fujifilm X-T3 Review

When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1, most notably in terms of autofocus and video. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera it repeats the same trick: representing a significant step forward. The X-T3 brings with it a brand new sensor, improved autofocus and video performance that makes it competitive with Panasonic's GH5, taking the X-T series from being a very good stills camera to one of the best stills/video hybrids on the market. With its classic looks, attractive photos and superb video, it's
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The Daily Promo – George Qua-Enoo

George Qua-Enoo

Who printed it?
I wanted to print with magcloud initially but I decided to print it locally at the Printing House (tph.ca) in the end. Who designed it?
Lyndsey Matoushek in consultation with the lovely folks at Wonderful Machine. Tell me about the images?
All the images in the promo are from my personal projects/ work. I reached out to Wonderful Machine to assist me with a new print portfolio and a mini promo. They felt that due to the strong body of my travel/documentary work, perhaps a separate promo entirely dedicated to my documentary storytelling will be best so we just focused on Lifestyle and some portraits with this mini promo. The promo is a mini cohesive edit that is a similar concept to my print portfolio in terms of image curation. How many did you make?
I only printed a small batch of 300 copies for targeted prospects and clients. How many times a year do you send out promos?
This is the first promo that I’ve ever sent out. I had always relied on face-to-face meetings and phone calls but I felt it was time I switched things up and send out promos. Email campaigns are not as effective as they used to be, in my opinion, especially in Canada with the new CAN-SPAM Legislation. Do you think printed promos are effective for marketing your work?
The reactions have been positive so far. This is my first printed promo that I’ve been sending out and it’s only been just over two weeks, it’s too soon to tell. ------------------------ Visit our sponsor Photo Folio, providing websites to professional photographers for over 10 years. Featuring the only customizable template in the world. ------------------------

Solutions to Resolve Part 3: Unexpected clipping when grading

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Unexpected clipping in DaVinci Resolve and how to avoid it!

One of the great features of Resolve is that it works in 32bit float. This means that it can cope with a virtually limitless dynamic range, and, most importantly, it will conserve that range however much you raise or
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Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?

Anthem One: is this the LED light to rule them all? Presented as a groundbreaking LED technology, Anthem One has a new Strobe battery that will allow its Light Cards to last 500% longer than a xenon flash bulb. There is also a mobile battery for video. Announced as “twice as bright, half the weight, one-third the size and 2,000 times the lifespan… for one-fourth the cost of any HMI 400W system”, Anthem One, an “LED Lighting For Film, Photography & Much More!” , made it to Kickstarter early in 2018, only to be cancelled by the project creator in February 2018, despite the fact that during the first two
Anthem One: is this the LED light to rule them all?
Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?
Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?
Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?
Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?
Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?
Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?
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