1. Go inside the history of the travelling mattes (now called chromakey) and learn the history of visual trickery used by filmmakers from the earliest filmmakers through to the modern day.

    Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the History of Greenscreen with sauce and bonus material at: filmmakeriq.com/courses/the-history-of-greenscreen/

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  2. Take a look at the history of censorship of Hollywood from pressures from progressive groups in films infancy, through the scandal rocked silent film era, the threat of boycotts in the Great Depression and turn from censorship to classification and ratings in the 1960s.

    Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on Hollywood Censorship at the Ratings System with sauce and bonus material at:
    filmmakeriq.com/courses/history-hollywood-censorship-ratings-system/

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  3. Dissect the history of horror, from it’s roots deep in Gothic literature, through B-movie status and director’s proving grounds to ultimate respectability as an important filmmaking genre.

    Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the History of Horror with sauce and bonus materials at: filmmakeriq.com/courses/the-history-of-horror/

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  4. Survey the effect of color temperature and its psychological effects from the incessant heat of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” to the icy chill of the Coen Brothers’ “Fargo”. Then we look at the science of color temperature from it’s beginnings with Max Planck to how color temperature is measured with new alternative sources of lighting before looking at some practical and artistic uses of white balance. Then create your own short film where you will demonstrate the difference between Hot and Cold color temperatures.

    Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on Color Temperature with sauce and bonus materials and then submit your own color temperature Lab Film at: filmmakeriq.com/courses/history-science-color-temperature/

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  5. Trace the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.

    Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the History of Aspect Ratio with sauce and bonus material at: filmmakeriq.com/courses/history-aspect-ratio/

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