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What is Tone in Literature & Film — A Guide for Storytellers

December 6, 2021, 08:44 AM


What is tone? To answer that question we have to place tone in an appropriate context. Tone can refer to the intonation/pitch of acoustics, the meeting of light and shadow, the firmness of muscles, etc. — but we’re going to focus on what tone means in storytelling. Tone is how an artist feels towards the art they create — sounds simple enough right? Well, consider this: how do we know how an artist feels? We’re going to explore that question by looking at examples from Ayn Rand, Federico...

3 Types of Irony Every Storyteller Should Know (with Examples)

December 6, 2021, 08:44 AM


⌂ Types OF IronyVerbal IronySituational IronyDramatic Irony We encounter irony every day: in our favorite movies, TV shows, and in our own lives. Most people have a general understanding of irony but there are also a lot of misconceptions about it. For example, were you aware that there are 3 different types of irony? In this article, we’re going to define irony in all its variations. Whether you’re writing a short story or a screenplay, irony can be a powerful storytelling tool. Continue...

Transistors run the world. So how do they work?

December 6, 2021, 08:43 AM


Without transistors the modern world would simply not exist. But how do they work, and how do modern, atomic sized versions compare with the originals?

Useful Tools for Editors: So Long 2021 Edition

December 6, 2021, 08:43 AM


It’s been nearly a year since I published a Useful Tools for Editors column so the coming end of 2021 seems like it’s time for another. Before we begin though … I so love this so I thought I’d embed it first. Any comic strip that mentions sync is alright in my book. This is legitimately [...]Read More... from Useful Tools for Editors: So Long 2021 Edition

How VR painting and animation tool Quill helped ma

December 6, 2021, 08:43 AM


The latest film in Baobab Studios rich history of immersive and experimental projects is Erick Oh’s Namoo. This name translates to ‘tree’ in Korean, and the film tells the story of a man’s life from birth to death.

Realtime and comp meet How you can use the new U

December 6, 2021, 08:43 AM


With Nuke 13.1, Foundry has made several updates to its flagship compositing software, while also recognizing the growing trend of virtual production and real-time rendering work going on right now in visual effects and animation.

Boris FX Continuum 2022 Introduction to Fluid Dy

December 6, 2021, 08:43 AM


Boris FX present the new fluid dynamics feature coming to Continuum 2022.


December 5, 2021, 12:20 PM


For LAPPG’s 11th Annual Food Drive we are committed to continuing the outreach we provide each year to those neighbors struggling with food insecurity during the holiday season and beyond through our virtual food drive benefiting the Westside Food Bank. We understand this is a challenging time for many, but if you are able to … 11th ANNUAL LAPPG FOOD DRIVE FOR WESTSIDE FOOD BANK Read More »

Santa’s Cutting Room

December 5, 2021, 12:20 PM


Holiday time is a joyous affair, but it’s also the time of the year when retailers roll out their specials and cyber-deals. In these past almost-two years, many editors have spent a significant time cutting from home. Many have been working with ad hoc set-ups, like spreading a laptop and drives across the dining room […]

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