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Top Ten Best Screenplay Contests to Enter in 2016

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Filmmaking

Learn Almost Everything You Need to Know About Depth of Field Through These Great Optics Demos

Depth of field -- how well do we really understand the "distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in …

Depth Of Field

Color Grading: Exploration, Temperature and Contrast

Colorists tend to approach the task of correction and grading through multiple passes. When mixing light, I start with the <b>more surgical aspects of</b> …

The Psychology of Scary Movies ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Let’s go deep in the human mind and dissect our fascination with fright – exploring 8 theories on way we are attracted to the dark.<p>Course …

Everything You Need to Know (& Even Some Stuff You Don't) About Camera Lenses

Many pros will tell you: it's less about the camera you're shooting on and more about the lens.<p>I mean -- that's neither here nor there, but one …

To Short or Not To Short: 3 Things to Think About Before You Make a Short Film

The first film I ever exposed was one roll of black and white Tri-X Kodak stock. I was 17, the film was about a dude who wakes up after a nightmare …

Roundtable: 6 Composers on Dealing With Delusional Directors and 'Fake Praise Rejection'

Five veteran composers, along with one relative newcomer who recently graduated from music editor to potential Oscar contender, discuss their biggest …

Oranges and Blues — BoxOfficeQuant

When I launched this site over two years ago, one of my first decisions was to pick a color scheme – it didn’t take long. Anyone who watches enough …

Trailers

A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

Infographics

Go Into The Story

Pudovkin's Montage: 5 Editing Techniques That Speak Louder Than Words

When it comes to Russian filmmakers, the first names that come to nearly everyone's mind are Andrei Tarkovsky and Sergei Eisenstein. Both were …

These Cinematography Tutorials Will Help You Put Some Brains Behind Your Cinematic Choices

This 3-part tutorial series by Julian Melanson entitled Thought Experiments delves into the psychology of cinematography, namely how to speak to your …

Cinematography

10 Filmmaking Sites You Should Be Reading - The Beat

Looking to take your video production and filmmaking skills to the next level? These sites will help you step up your game in production, post …

Filmmaking

6 Cinematic Techniques Alfred Hitchcock Used to Create Suspense on TV

We know his movies. We've watched them, studied them, extracted all of the cinematic wisdom we can from them. But Alfred Hitchcock's TV show <i>Alfred</i> …

Breaking Down the Oscar-Winning Editing of 'Whiplash'

Film editing can be many things: subtle or in your face, downtempo or high octane. Not only is the editing in <i>Whiplash</i> all of those things and then …

FREE Fake Brands and Packaging - Art Dept Resources

Are you shooting on a scene that calls for branded products as props? The easiest way to avoid chain-of-title issues is to use fake brands, labels …

Graphic Design

VFX Video Essay: Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn't)

RJFS videos are back! Woo! We return with a visual essay by Mr. Freddie Wong himself. Are computer generated visual effects really ruining movies? We …

Essays

What kind of PC to use?

DetailsLast Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 12:20<p>The compression used in these devices to store the video makes them very hard to edit. One …

Computer Hardware

How the Filmmakers Behind Sundance Hit 'Tangerine' Shot on an iPhone & Got Cinematic Results

Directed by Sean Baker, the much-buzzed-about Sundance film <i>Tangerine</i> is now in select theaters, and No Film School spoke with co-Director of …

9 Quick Tips for Coming Up with Great Short Film Ideas

Filmmaking is a challenge on many levels. There's planning and pre-production, lighting and shooting, and then putting it all together in the edit. …

Scriptcat’s Top Ten Questions For Aspiring Screenwriters…

If your passion drives you to embark on this crazy marathon of a screenwriting career, you’ll need to prepare for survival in Hollywood’s trenches. …

10 TED Talks That All Filmmakers Should Check Out

TED Talks help spread the ideas of the most amazing, creative minds of our generation, including those of our most revered filmmakers and …

Filmmaking

25 VFX Breakdowns That Will Make Your Head Hurt

VFX breakdowns are those videos you find yourself watching over and over (and over) that show the difference between the final shot of the film and …

Movies

How the Framing In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Keeps the Viewer Oriented in a Chaotic World

Calling <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> a fast-paced thrill ride might just be the understatement of the year.<p>Though much of that brisk pace comes from the fact …

Making of Mad Max: Fury Road from ACS Victoria with John Seale ACS ASC and David Burr ACS

A Complete Guide to Correctly & Creatively Exposing an Image

In this helpful lighting tutorial from cinematographer Eve Hazelton, we learn five ways to expose an image, as well as how aperture, shutter speed, …

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Explore the Early Career of David Fincher, From His Music Videos Through 'Alien 3'

Filmmaker Cameron Beyl of the Raccord collective has already offered up a terrific and exhaustive look at the work of Stanley Kubrick in his …

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By Jan Schluenzen | Everything about filmmaking. Gear, technique, creation.<p>The Right Way to Wrap Cables, Rope, and Cords<p>We've recently covered the …