Michael J. Arbouet

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‘Majority’ Production Company Launches For Women Directors To Thrive In Both Indie Film And Commercial Production

Senain Kheshgi (<i>The Diplomat</i>) and advertising industry veteran Jonathon Ker are launching a Los Angeles-based production company to create …

Chamber of Commerce

This Cheat Sheet Contains All the Walkie-Talkie Lingo You Should Know on Set

Don't know anything about walkie codes and radio etiquette? That's okay, this infographic will help bring you up to speed.Unless you've worked on a …

Walkie-talkies

Werner Herzog Is Returning to the Amazon, and He’s Bringing 48 Students With Him for a Filmmaking Workshop

We hope they have better luck than Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre.<p>35 years after “Fitzcarraldo,” Werner Herzog is returning to the Amazon. He isn’t going …

Filmmaking

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Distributor

<b>A distribution company is interested in meeting with you. They want to take your indie film and introduce it to the world. A dream come true, right?</b> …

Independent Film

The World's Best Film School Is Free on YouTube

All Michael Tucker wanted was to learn how to be a better writer. Film school had given him a solid background in film theory and plenty of directing …

Here’s Why You Should Use Vintage Lenses with Your Modern Mirrorless Digital Camera (VIDEO)

There’s been a growing trend among digital photographers to use vintage lenses on modern mirrorless cameras. Why would you want to do that? Among …

How to Edit 360 VR Video in Premiere Pro – Tips and Tricks

<b>Adobe Creative Cloud has released a video demonstrating the tools needed to edit 360 VR videos, plus some downloadable assets for you to try …

Tutorials

10 Filmmaker Apps You Should Own

<b>Film production can be a gruelling task. Pre-production, on-set, in the studio; all environments have 100s of challenges unique to there own.</b> …

Cinematography

Screen Gems used the Sony A7S II to shoot an entire motion picture

Sony’s $3,000 A7S II mirrorless camera is well known for its incredible low-light ability and great 4K video. While the camera and others of its ilk …

Here’s How You Can Create Dramatic Time-Lapse Videos Without a Lot of Fancy Equipment (VIDEO)

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days but they typically require specialized gear and technical expertise that is beyond the means and …

Videography

New Tile Light Duo – Twice the Light for Half the Price

<b>The new Kickstarter campaign for the Blind Spot Gear Tile Light Duo kit sees the light drop in price by half!</b>Blind Spot Gear is a five-person company …

Portable

10 Mistakes YouTubers Make and How You Can Avoid Them

Beginning creator's first starting out, and even long-time creators, on YouTube can often struggle with racking up the views and subscribers and …

YouTube

Steadicam Volt for smartphones and GoPro

The original camera stabilization choice of Hollywood is now available for your smartphone or GoPro camera, for $199.99. Meet the Steadicam Volt!The …

Videography

Crowdfunding: An Awkward, Instructive Tool for Student Filmmakers

Crowdfunding shouldn't just be student filmmakers painfully asking friends and family for money.<p>Last month, I finished a Kickstarter campaign for my …

Filmmaking

TASCAM DR-100MKIII 192Khz/24bit Digital Stereo Recorder

Tascam introduce the new DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder Designed to meet the demands of today’s audio professionals, the newest …

Music Production

Video Production Equipment and Filmmaking Gear Check-list

Low-Budget Documentary Filmmaking Gear Check-List<p>One of the most exciting aspects of filmmaking is putting together your video production equipment …

This Interesting Little Device is an SD Card With Built-In Gyro Sensor

Deejay and I talked about this on the DSLR FILM NOOB podcast last Friday and it seems pretty cool.I was initially a bit confused but it dawned on me …

Videography

No Budget, No Problem: 5 Things We Learned at the 5th Annual No Budget Film Festival

What do you do when you have an amazing idea for a short film, but lack the finances to make it happen? Simple answer: you wait around for the money …

17 Ways To Reduce The Odds For Making It Huge In Movies

2. Make it three cornered<p>Love triangles titilate and become festival darlings. Read our Director of Programming’s article on “How To Fake Being An …

Adobe After Effects

5 Techniques That Create Depth & Make Your Cinematography More Dynamic

How do you create depth when you're working with a two-dimensional medium?<p>One of the first things you learn about when studying cinematography is …

Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

Photo credit: Max Silverman<p>The job of most indie filmmakers is truly a labor of love, devoted to creating and producing films that very few people ever see. But the industry is finally seeing some push back from indie filmmakers Emily Best and Erica Anderson.<p>They decided to disrupt the current …

Short film “Sundays” goes viral, sparks Hollywood’s hottest bidding war: The age of the tiny movie with big ambitions is here

<b>Brian Petsos in "Sundays" (Vimeo/PostPanic)</b><p>Don’t sleep on these shorts — the latest mini-film could turn into tomorrow’s blockbuster or hot new show UPDATED<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>April 3, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The most recent high-stakes Hollywood bidding war was over a short film? …

Tribeca Film Festival

How Big-Time Directors Fake It… Even After They Make It

Successful directors have the same insecurities as everyone else. It’s surprising, but it’s true.<p>With high budget, high profile films under their …

How to Sell a TV Show to Netflix

READ MORE: 7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in April 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)<p>While the spring of 2015 has been dominated by Netflix …

TV

GoPro announces new VR app and pricing for its Omni camera rig

GoPro continues to flesh out its virtual reality ecosystem, announcing a new VR video platform along with pricing for its smaller VR camera rig. The six-camera Omni setup, unveiled last week, will sell for $5,000 — a sticker price that puts it out of reach of most amateurs, but that's more …

Here's How You Can Get a Staggering Cinematic Film Look with the Cheapest Mirrorless Camera or DSLR

A common misconception spread among newbie filmmakers and enthusiasts alike is that having the most expensive filmmaking camera such as the ARRI …

Cinematography

What Types of Low-Budget Films Break Out?

What Types of Low-Budget Films Break Out? <i><br>An investigative report from Film Industry Analyst Stephen Follows and Founder of The Numbers Bruce Nash</i> …

Profit

A Massive List of Summer 2016 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

Have you been meaning to get started on financing your next film? Now there's no excuse!<p>If you're just starting out, make sure to apply for grants …

Filmmaking