One of three "signs" or metaphorical imagery used in film language. As an image, a sign presumes a sign(ifier) and that which is sign(ified) within the visual syntax of a film. A sign or visual image can be: 1) an Icon or an image that is what it is: a screaming face is horror; or 2) an Index, an image that suggests an inherent relationship: a wad of bills given to a prostitute; or 3) a Symbol, an image representing a meaning through convention: a flag symbolizes patriotism. Semantics, you say? Yes, film being a visual language is full of denotative and connotative images.

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If you have ever wanted the secrets to making your own film, here it is: Indy Film Insider Tips And Basics To Film Making. Have you ever wanted to make your own film? Is there a story you want to tell? You might even think that this is impossible. Studios make films, not the little guy. This is probably what you tell yourself. Do you watch films with more than a casual eye? You probably want to know how they were able to get perfect lighting in your favorite scene, or how to write a professional screenplay.

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