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About Abs Duls

Andrew opened his production company New Dawn Films in 2009, and his first feature film Work It Out won Best Narrative Feature in 2010 at the Astoria International Film Festival and Best Feature Film at The Appalachian Film Festival in 2011.

Tough Lighting Situations and How to Face Them

2018-02-13T04:25:04+00:00

Great quality lighting is often what sets professional video from simply a good video project. Professionals have experience when it comes to facing challenging light situations or sometimes they have the capacity to hire professionals to do it for them. If you’re new to this, it pays to study and practice good lighting even in [...]

Tough Lighting Situations and How to Face Them 2018-02-13T04:25:04+00:00

Five Tips for Capturing Perfect Color with Your Camera

2018-01-29T22:03:57+00:00

Your images on video or on a still camera will only look as good if you manage to capture the right colors as well. In film, this is even more crucial because color (or the lack of it) can communicate emotion and your story through to your viewers. Here are five crucial tips you can [...]

Five Tips for Capturing Perfect Color with Your Camera 2018-01-29T22:03:57+00:00

Convenient Editing Cuts You Should Know

2018-01-29T22:04:27+00:00

Are you new to the editing game and want to learn basic editing skills? Maybe this is your first film and you’re trying to figure out how to do cut scenes properly? These five editing cuts are important to have in your skillset.   Cutting to a B-Roll The B-Roll is essentially supplemental footage you [...]

Convenient Editing Cuts You Should Know 2018-01-29T22:04:27+00:00

Framing Psychology – How Composing a Shot Affects Your Story

2018-01-29T22:07:19+00:00

As a filmmaker, you have sole responsibility of communicating your story to your audience. From sound, dialogue and acting, you need to pay careful attention that every single scene works to tell your overall story. But there’s one other crucial way you can communicate certain emotions and drama throughout your film – that’s by composing [...]

Framing Psychology – How Composing a Shot Affects Your Story 2018-01-29T22:07:19+00:00

Get Your Film Made – Finding Confidence to Make Your First Film

2018-01-29T22:23:14+00:00

Ever been gripped by insecurity and thought to yourself you don’t have what it takes to get your feature film done? Well, welcome to the boat! Almost every single beginner filmmaker has gone through this and sometimes even professionals do as well. For some, getting over the impostor syndrome takes years, other times, it simply [...]

Get Your Film Made – Finding Confidence to Make Your First Film 2018-01-29T22:23:14+00:00

4 Crucial Tips When Animating Your Film

2018-01-29T22:25:25+00:00

More and more animated films have come out in recent years but the process behind actually creating one still remains much of a mystery. It’s not because it’s kept a secret but simply because there are minimal sources or focus on it. If you’re an aspiring animated filmmaker, here are four tips that could help [...]

4 Crucial Tips When Animating Your Film 2018-01-29T22:25:25+00:00

Why You Should be A Video Production Intern

2018-01-29T22:28:24+00:00

Becoming a video production intern might not be a glamorous job but it's a good step if you want to climb the filmmaking ladder. But if you're unconvinced if you should even be a video production intern in the first place, here are several good reasons that might convince you to take it up. You'll [...]

Why You Should be A Video Production Intern 2018-01-29T22:28:24+00:00

Shooting Cinematic Drone Footage

2018-01-29T22:41:43+00:00

The drone has pretty much changed how filmmaking is done over the past few years. More and more professional filmmakers are using it and it's also made amateur film or video enthusiasts realize they can achieve great quality film when they have good equipment and know how to use them. If you love using drones [...]

Shooting Cinematic Drone Footage 2018-01-29T22:41:43+00:00

3 Great Horror Films for Studying Cinematography

2018-01-29T22:45:08+00:00

Cinematography is tricky business. But mastering it especially if you're making a horror film can ensure your film will stand up against the greats. While cinematography can be used to bring in the scares, it can be used for so much more. Here are some horror films you can use to help hone your cinematography [...]

3 Great Horror Films for Studying Cinematography 2018-01-29T22:45:08+00:00

Two Key Concepts for a Riveting Screenplay

2018-01-29T22:48:24+00:00

Writing a screenplay that draws and immerses your audience is not easy. In fact, it requires skill and a good knowledge of psychology. Sure, it's one thing to create a great story then film the sequence in a beautiful and engaging way, but did you know there are two crucial psychological concepts you can implement [...]

Two Key Concepts for a Riveting Screenplay 2018-01-29T22:48:24+00:00