How to use still images in a film

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There’s lots of potential for using still images in a film or video. It doesn’t just have to look like a slideshow: you can zoom them, pan them, group them, and even make them look three-dimensional. Some of these techniques are simple and others need advanced image manipulation skills.

Ten ways to make your film poetic

Films don’t have to be just about bare stories and information. You can use pictures, sound and editing to build up a sense of a place or mood or to get ideas across.

Recording voiceovers: how to get it right

Editing your film to a voice track is a great way to get professional results without the hassle of recording live sound as you film. Here are my seven tips for recording voiceovers right.

I am Cuba / Soy Cuba

I am Cuba

I am Cuba / Soy Cuba is an amazing Soviet/Cuban propaganda film from 1964 with beautiful ultrawide, long take black and white cinematography.

Poem films and film poems

Poems can make great inspirations for films. Here are some examples, using music and images to broaden out the meaning of a poem; linking performance, dance, sound and editing; and using punchy, in-your-face typography.