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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Filmmaking

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 …

Horror

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, …

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 …

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 …

The 9 Classic Camera Moves

Professional videographers usually follow this one rule of thumb: when it comes to camera movement, it must be motivated. Because it looks cool, is …

Cinematography

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 …

Videography

15 Filters And Effects That Should Be In Your Favorites

It’s a daunting task for the beginning editor to determine which of the numerous tools at their disposal are best used to create the look they want. …

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Color Management

Pre-edit Tasks

Tutorials

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 …

Batteries

10 Bad Audio Habits To Avoid

People are creatures of habit, and just like with any other task we can develop routines that throw some best practices into the wind. We have broken …

Music Production

5 Ways to Not Suck at Lighting

The reason you would bring a van full of stuff is to be prepared for anything. So, the main reason the lighting in your video might not be not so …

Viewfinders

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 …

Framing

Using a Field Mixer to get Better Audio

Whether you’re shooting with a DSLR with sub par audio controls or you need more inputs than your camcorder has, a field mixer can help expand your …

Music Production

How To Monitor Sound In Post

The sections below reflect a reasonable set of expectations for a postproduction environment.<p>Metering<p>Since most of us work with digital systems, we …

Music Production

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

Secondary color correction is the process of using mattes and masks to isolate individual regions and specific subjects within a video image to apply …

Tutorials

How to Light a Scene Effectively Using Only Reflectors

The very nature of lighting with a reflector is to “keep it simple.” With that in mind, we’re going to learn how to apply some basics of lighting to …

Tutorials

Fully Furnished: 5 Tips for Using Props Effectively

Whether you’re shooting a feature length narrative or a simple interview, props add richness to your video’s environment and can alter the viewer’s …