Filmmaking

By Jackson Garland | Resources to assist IB Film students with the creative process / filmmaking component (Part 3) of the IB Diploma Program Film course.

How to Make a Movie Entirely on Your Own [PODCAST]

'Ramblin' Freak' director Parker Smith didn't need a crew or any actors to get his first feature into SXSW.<p>Before <i>Ramblin Freak',</i> Tacodeli employee …

Filmmaking

A Closer Look at That Oscar-Winning Animatronic Horse Puppet

This thing is incredibly lifelike.<p>At last night’s Oscars, three unexpected words sent spectators into a state of bewilderment. No, not “La La …

La La Land

The Visual and Emotional Effects of Using Dolly and Zoom Shots in Your Film

How do dolly and zoom shots affect your audience differently as you move them through space?<p>Changing perspectives and moving through diegetic space …

Watch: Essential Lighting Tips All Filmmakers Should Know About

Light is one of the single most important elements in filmmaking.<p>As a cinematographer, much of your job centers around shaping light. Not only do you …

Filmmaking

The 3 Key Psychological Hooks to Creating Compelling Characters

What does the writing behind film's most successful characters have in common?<p>While artificial intelligence has been busy identifying the most …

Filmmaking

Shooting a Car Scene? Here Are 6 Basic Shots You Should Know About

You'll want to add these shots to your cinematographic repertoire if you're going to be filming a car scene.<p>A car is a challenging environment to …

Cinematography

Do jump scares in films suck? This video examines a better way to use them

Jump scares are an effective way to startle the audience, but are they useful in establishing a more terrifying atmosphere? The technique of suddenly …

How to Use Color Grading to Make Your Audience Feel All the Feels

So many things influence how audiences feel while watching your film, not the least of them color.<p>We like to talk about color here at No Film …

Cinematography

20 Movies With The Best Cinematic Composition

One of the most relevant battles in contemporary filmmaking is between the looks and the brains of the film. Many critics and filmgoers always tend …

Watch: What You Need to Know About Shooting a Dialog Scene

Dialog scenes are some of the most important in your film—but how do you shoot one?<p>Dialog scenes introduce us to characters, give us info, and even …

Cinematography

Not Sure What to Do After Film School? Here's a Flowchart

Which path should a film graduate follow?<p>As Todd Solondz recently related to us, film school is a paradox. It can be superfluous—it's too expensive, …

Filmmaking

24 OF THE BEST FILMMAKERS GIVE THEIR ADVICE ON FILMMAKING - Video & Filmmaker magazine

Artistic expression is what comes to mind when you see the different approaches taken by film directors in creating celluloid masterpieces.<p>Filmmaking …

Documentaries

A Step-by-Step Guide to Breaking Down a Script for Production

Okay, you've finally got your script set. Now all you need to do now is painstakingly go through it piece by piece to get it ready for …

Filmmaking

The 9 Classic Camera Moves

Camera moves can make your project look super professional or incredibly amateurish depending on how well you use them.

Videography

Download This Free 4K Raw Footage & Practice Editing Your Own Horror Scene

If you're interested in getting your feet wet as an editor, but you don't have any footage with which to practice, this might be a great opportunity …

Filmmaking

15 Filters And Effects That Should Be In Your Favorites

The video editor does more than assemble footage, selectively pacing various clips to tell a story. The video editor is responsible for how the …

Video Editor

Let There Be White: White Balance and Color Temperature Explained

White balancing under even light is one thing, but what about white balancing under lights of mixed color temperature? A few simple tools are the …

Videography

Pre-edit Tasks

You need Creative <i>PLUS</i> Membership to View This Video<p>Learn to Create and Share Great Video with Videomaker <i>PLUS</i><p>We'll be your guide to learning the …

Videography

Single Picture Explains How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work In Photography

If you’re a beginner photographer, it can be helpful to have a simple guide that helps you understand the different settings that you can toggle on …

JuicedLink Little DARling Wireless Audio Recorder is Now Available

No more headaches over signal range or dropouts with the Little DARling Distributed Audio Recorder.<p>We've been excited about this product since it was …

Filmmaking

10 Bad Audio Habits To Avoid

Let’s take a quick look at some common mistakes and habits audio engineers should avoid during recording and mixing phases. Additionally we take a …

Videography

5 Ways to Not Suck at Lighting

Unless you bring a van full of lighting equipment, the most important consideration when deciding how your scene will look is the existing lighting …

Videography

Wait! Did You Check These 5 Things Before You Started Recording?

You're there. You're on set. You're ready to hit record, but -- wait.<p>Are you <i>really</i> sure you're ready? There are a lot of things to prepare for before …

Filmmaking

Using a Field Mixer to get Better Audio

Getting good audio can be a challenge. But utilizing the right tools can give you versatile options for capturing great sound that really enhances …

Filmmaking

How To Monitor Sound In Post

Listening to your work during post-production only gets you part of the way there. To cover the rest of the distance you need to make sure you are …

Videography

Deciphering Camera Tech Specs

Reading and understanding the technical specifications of your equipment is vital to getting the right stuff and being sure that it will work with …

Get the Most of Your Footage by Using Selective Color Correction

Color correction is one of the primary tasks of the post-production workflow. It serves to alter the overall image of any video with the video editor …

Color Management

How to Light a Scene Effectively Using Only Reflectors

Lighting with reflectors is easy once you understand the basics. Put your subject in the frame, figure out where the light source is coming from and …

Videography

Fully Furnished: 5 Tips for Using Props Effectively

Videography