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Jen Vargas

The Florida Film Festival 2013 ICS Web Exclusive

10 Basic Things Indie Filmmakers Need to Know about Digital Cinematography Before Shooting

<i>First published on his filmmaker-centric site NoFilmSchool.com in 2010 and updated consistently since then, Ryan Koo’s digital cinematography guide</i> …

Cinematography

Director Ron Howard posts camera, iPhone photos on Twitter

Film director (A Beautiful Mind) and former child actor Ron Howard (The Andy Griffith Show) has a new part-time career: online shutterbug.<p>The two-time Oscar winner posts his iPhone and point-and-shoot photos daily on Twitter (@realronhoward) and is working with camera manufacturer Canon on the …

Beyond the Bolex: A Documentary Film

<i>While going through family archives, young filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey realized that her great grandfather invented the revolutionary Bolex camera. She's</i> …

Why We Chose YouTube Over Indie Filmmaking by AJ Pinkerton & Peter Srinivasan

Who Else Wants a Film Production Checklist?

As a filmmaker, one of the toughest parts about making a movie is knowing where to start. The following film production checklist will give you an …

RØDE smartLav+

smartLav+<p>broadcast audio, direct to your smartphone or tablet<p>The smartLav+ is a broadcast-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range …

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Quentin Tarantino Filmmaker Advice

Are Indie Movies Getting Too Pretty?

<i>As HD cameras gain ubiquity, arthouse flims are starting to all look the same.</i><p>When the opening images of Macdara Vallely's <i>Babygirl</i> unreeled in front of me at the Tribeca Film Festival, they proved a bit of a shock to my glossed-over eyes. After several days of indie rom-coms and evocative …

The Pocket Jib Traveler - Features, Assembly & Use

In this video, Preston Kanak showcases the features, assembly and use of the Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler. For more information, please visit …

How Female Directors Could, at Last, Infiltrate Hollywood: Go Indie First

<i>Half the films at Sundance this year were directed by women, compared with 4.4 percent of studio movies—but those proportions seem set to change.</i><p>Sony<p>At the Oscars ceremony this weekend, not only will Kathryn Bigelow's name not be read out on the list of the nominees for a Best Director Oscar, but …

5 Ways the Camera Department Can Help Avoid “Fix It In Post” Headaches ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Evan Luzi covers 5 ways that the camera assistant can make the editorial process as simple as possible.<p>The Black and Blue | Read the Full Article

6 Things Filmmakers Should Stop Doing In 2013 ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Elliot Grove, founder of the Raindance Film Festival, breaks down the six things you should stop doing to become a better filmmaker.<p>Raindance.org | …

Production Design on a Budget ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Pocket Filmmaker: How to record better sound with your phone

In this series, the Pocket Filmmaker shows you how to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a camera capable of shooting video projects that are worthy of sharing with family and friends, online, and even with the judges of short-film festivals.<p>In this episode, we look at the pitfalls faced by …

This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever

A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being …

Hire A Line Producer

As a filmmaker, you need a team.<p>Having an experienced Line Producer or Production Manager is invaluable in the prep phase of your movie. The other …

22 DIY DSLR Camera Rigs ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

DSLR cameras have revolutionized the world of independent filmmaking. One of the most attractive features is their relatively low cost, but once you …