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Watch: 100 Filmmaking Tips, Tricks, and Hacks in Under 10 Minutes

Hold on to your hats! Here are 100 tips, tricks, and hacks that you can use on your next project.<p>In filmmaking, we all need a little help along the …

Hacking

Become a Workflow Master, Part 1: Before the Edit

Mastering post-production workflow can be a lifesaver for any project.<p>Becoming a post-production workflow master may not sound super exciting, but …

Videography

Choosing the Right Lens: The Ultimate Guide

How-To's

Bokeh

Even if you’ve never heard the word bokeh before, you’ve certainly seen it in action hundreds of times, and most likely have attempted to utilize it …

Britpop

You Don't Need a Lot of Money to Make Your First Short Film

Making a short film is quite expensive, they say. However, if you know what to do, you can achieve your goal with very little tools and on a small …

Filmmaking

This is why there's no substitute for dedicated video and film lenses

Cinema cameras tend to have enormous blocks of metal on the front end that are designed to clamp lenses in place with absolute precision. Stills …

Cinematography

MovieMaker Production Services

Ideal Criteria for Participation in MovieMaker Production Services program:<p>—Ideal budget range for participating films is between $100,000 and $1 …

Participation

Lightworks is so efficient you can edit 8K on a laptop!

Editing 8K footage sounds a bit daunting, especially given how much computer power some people are throwing at the task. In light of that, one might …

Video Editing

How to Get Over the 'It's Been Done Before' Mentality

"I shouldn't do the thing I want to do because it has already been done before." Poppycock!There's this common mentality that creatives tend to have …

Inspiration

Where Did the Dutch Angle Come From? This Video Essay Explores Its Origins

Visually striking and often overused: Here's the story of how the Dutch Angle came to be.Also known as the "Dutch tilt," "canted" or "oblique" angle, …

Roger Deakins

How to Get Access to Locations for your Documentary

Much like sculpting or painting, gaining access to locations is an art form. It requires clever maneuvering, good relationships, and sometimes just …

Maps

Droning On: The Ten Things You Need to Know about Aerial Drone Photography

For many, the word “drone” often conjures images of an ominous future dystopia with skies darkened by the constant hum and buzz of tiny flying …

Drones

How A Quiet Place's essential sound was created

Sound and silence are key elements in <i>A Quiet Place</i>, and for sound designers Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl it was an incredibly thrilling - and …

Construction

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

Tutorial: Everything You Need to Know About Using Lumetri Color in Premiere Pro

Here's how to harness the power of the Lumetri Color feature—even if you're not a colorist.Video editors working on a tight budget have to color …

Tutorials

Watch: How to Effectively Use a Smartphone in Your Movie

Do smartphones provide filmmakers with the opportunities to organically incorporate technology into their stories?<p>Whether filmmakers like it or not, …

Pamela Adlon

Don't Make These Five Filmmaking Mistakes

If you're just getting into video, you're likely discovering it's an entirely new world full of its own rules and good practices. This helpful video …

Aperture

Forget all arguments against 8K. It's better, and it will catch on as quickly as 4K

<b>If there is one thing RedShark Editor in Chief David Shapton took away from NAB 2018, it is a reinforcement that 8K really does have true benefits to</b> …

Cinematography

What Does A Filmmaker Need To Know About Delivering A Movie To A Distributor? by Scott Kirkpatrick

<i>Film Courage: When a filmmaker is making their movie, what should they keep in mind while making it and making sure they get a distribution deal? Are</i> …

Filmmaking

When Non-Linear is the Best Way to Structure a Documentary

What if you have an amazing story to tell, but it doesn't work as a traditional documentary?Take a cue from Hervé Cohen's immersive web-doc to see …

Documentaries

Mo Money, No Problems: A Producer’s Guide to Residuals

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article originally ran on our blog in December of last year. We’re republishing it here. Special thanks to author Su</i> …

Personal Finance

Why It’s Impossible to Re-create a Film Shot by Shot

The parsing on this site by Rachel Arons of Steven Soderbergh’s mashup of the two “Psycho”s—Alfred Hitchcock’s and Gus Van Sant’s—gives rise to questions about the substance of style and the meaning of form that are latent in virtually every movie and explicit in some of the great ones.<p>There’s a …

Framing

Cinema Law: Unions For Dummies

Do you need a union to make your film?<p>You must have asked yourself this before. We’ll answer, but first, a crash course.<p>The five primary …

Jordan Peele

Director Brad Silberling on How to Ace Production Design and Character Accents

In the director's latest feature, 'An Ordinary Man,' who do you trust when the world stands against you?<p>At first glance, it would appear that Ben …

Eastern Europe

X-Rite Wants to Keep Your Color in Check with New Colorcheckers

X-Rite has the tools you need to calibrate and color check.Here at NAB, X-Rite gave us a tour of its newest color calibration tools for photo and …

Passports

Blackmagic Packs DaVinci Resolve 15 with Massive Updates

DaVinci Resolve 15 now fully integrates visual effects.DaVinci Resolve 15, the online editor, color correction and audio post software, has brought …

Videography

8 Killer Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000

Want to get the biggest camera bang for your buck? Check out these 8 incredible cameras that won’t break the bank.<br>There are a lot of low-cost hobbies …

Cinematography

Watch: Take an In-Depth Look at Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15

We did a deep dive with Blackmagic to uncover the outstanding new features of its biggest Resolve update yet.<p>We've come to expect significant updates …

Videography

Split Screens - Everything You Need To Know

Turn Your Phone into a Cinema Camera with this Adapter

Cinematic International Company Limited has a DOF adapter for your phone.Ever wonder what it would look like to have a Leica or Cooke Lens on an …

Cinematography