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Academy Award-nominated for her acclaimed documentary short Angels and Orphans: A True Drama, Lianne McNally is an independent writer, director, and producer. Lianne McNally’s dedication to the art of filmmaking is also evident in her work as a producer for two seasons on The Best of Us, broadcast by CBS News Productions.

Among the techniques commonly used by cinematographers are these, which should be in the vocabulary of every filmmaker:

- Panning means moving the camera to the right or left. A cinematographer can pan slowly or more quickly, with different speeds conveying different moods. …


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A writer, producer, and director whose work has appeared on multiple major networks, Lianne McNally has spent much time in edit rooms. Filmmakers like Lianne McNally know that when working in documentary, a few basic steps can make the editing job much easier. Among them:

-Shoot interviews with multiple cameras at different angles. This provides opportunities to cut out vocal pauses and avoid “jump cuts.” By switching camera angle shots, editors can also trim out unnecessary verbal filler.

-Transcribe all interview material, with timestamps. …


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Lianne McNally is an accomplished documentary filmmaker, director, and writer. Staying current in new technologies is important to Lianne McNally and she closely follows new production techniques like DSLR and 4K.

Also known as Ultra HD or simply UHD, 4K is the term used to describe a video resolution of 3,840 x 2,160. In recent times, 4K televisions and related technologies have become more and more popular, with studies showing that more than 50 percent of Americans are aware of 4K televisions and about 33 percent are interested in 4K streaming services. …

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Lianne McNally

Over the course of her career, Lianne McNally has found that writing is fundamental to everything that she does.

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