Filmmaking

By Ken Roy | Best tips from around the Web for today's Independent Filmmaker

Mistakes You Can Avoid Starting Out as a Video Editor

Many photographers I know have started making videos as well. It's a skill many clients and brands are looking for. Social networks have been …

Filmmaking

Watch: How to Get the Most out of Your 5-in-1 Reflector

It's one of the most versatile light modifiers you can get, but how exactly do you use a 5-in-1 reflector?<p>Light modifiers are just about as important …

Filmmaking

Why Your Film Isn't Getting into Festivals & Tips From a Guerrilla Filmmaking Legend [PODCAST]

This episode of Indie Film Weekly answers one of directors' most plaguing questions.<p>Jon Fusco and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss why the Emmys are …

Filmmaking

Left or Right? Why a Character's Lateral Movement On-Screen Matters in Film

If there's only one tenet of filmmaking you learn today, let it be that everything, <i>everything</i> in your film matters -- including the direction your …

Cinematography

15 Essential Camera Shots All Filmmakers Should Know

From camera angle to shot size, this video breaks down the basics of placement and orientation.<p>Even if you're new to filmmaking, chances are you know …

Filmmaking

How I Learned to Stop Counting on Miracles and Love Self-Distribution

"No businessperson would willingly create a product with which they had no way to go to market—yet indie film, day in and day out, continues to do …

Filmmaking

Martin Scorsese is Teaching an Online Filmmaking Course, and You Can Sign Up Now — Watch

Martin Scorsese is the latest artist to join MasterClass, which means aspiring filmmakers from around the world will now be able to learn directly …

Martin Scorsese

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“Reading is not optional.”</i> <i><br>― Walter Dean Myers</i><p>The Creative Chemistry of an 1840s Photo Duo – <i>Hyperallergic</i><p>Memo to Camera Makers: Do This Or Die – <i>Monday</i> …

Filmmaking

Noob Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid as an Editor

Being a noob doesn't mean you have to make noob mistakes.<p>Learning the craft of editing is a real challenge with so many opportunities to look like a …

Filmmaking

Five low budget lighting tips for filmmakers

We’ve rounded up some of the best budget lighting tips around for aspiring filmmakers. You might have great DSLR skills but unless you can light …

Filmmaking

How To Transition From Short Films to Creating an Award Winning Feature Film

Tony Germinario is a writer and indie film director behind the award winning feature film Bad Frank. Born and raised in NJ. Tony went to school at …

Filmmaking

This custom DIY shoulder rig will turn your camera into a video making monster for $200

If you shoot video with DSLR or mirrorless cameras and you want to get serious, you really should consider a shoulder rig. They basically turn your …

Photography

A Complete List of Winners of the 69th Annual Emmy Awards

Who's taking home an Emmy tonight? We've got the full list right here.<p>Tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, host of <i>The Late Show</i> and quite …

Awards

Why Focus by Wire Systems in Camera Lenses Suck

“Focus by wire” is a system found in many camera lenses these days. Here’s a 9-minute video by TheCameraStoreTV that takes a look at what “focus by …

Cameras

How to fake bullet-time effect on a budget and with a single camera

I still remember my first impression when I saw the bullet time effect in Matrix. And it’s still awesome to this day. Of course, it’s a Hollywood …

Filmmaking

How We Hacked Production to Make a Full-Scale Spy Thriller for $100K

These non-traditional production techniques could benefit a shoot of any sized budget.<p><i>[Editor's Note: No Film School asked Joshua Caldwell to share</i> …

Filmmaking

Four things you need to know about external monitors and recorders

In the video above we run through how camera external monitors can prove very useful when capturing the finer details of your video footage.<p>When you …

Filmmaking

7 Things You Wish You Knew Before Directing Your First Feature

Though your first film may not be your best film, it could quite possibly be your best teacher.<p>You're going to make mistakes on every film you make, …

Filmmaking

11 Tips to Improve Your Filmmaking Skills And Take Them to the Next Level • Filmmaking Lifestyle

So, you’ve been making movies for a while now; maybe it’s just home videos, maybe you’ve made your own short film, or maybe you’ve even been working …

Filmmaking

How to Make Money as a Filmmaker - Episode 3

Here's an Easy Way to Upgrade Your Camera's Battery Life

Batteries don't last forever, but this workaround should help buy you significantly more shooting time.<p>When you've got a long day of shooting ahead …

Filmmaking

The Magic and Madness of Picking a Start Date -- and Sticking to It

<i>Producer Jon Kilik (who has an untouchable resume of 37 films) told Emerging Visions participants earlier this week a great story about working with</i> …

Basic Camera Shots For Filmmaking

The line between the two can be very thin, often they are considered to be the same thing. We take a look at five films that could be …

Photography

RONA'S REEL TAKE: Tips for a Successful Film Festival Experience, Part 3

<b>Rona Edwards</b> is a film and television producer, having produced eleven films, some of which have won awards at film festivals, with many more in …

Screenwriting

3 Things to Do to Nail Your Video Production Like a Hollywood Pro

The most critical do-it-yourself video hacks from an expert for low budget-high impact marketing.<p>Marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than non-video users according to Hubspot, and 4 out of 10 people listening to podcasts monthly in 2017. If these stats don't have you seriously thinking …

Self-improvement

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“Literature is map of humanity, the documenter of civilization. Books introduce us to the landscape of the greatest minds of every century.”</i><br>― Kilroy …

Filmmaking

Take Your Filmmaking to the Next Level

9/15/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments<p>In this video, Mango Street sit down with filmmaker Seth Dunlap to discuss a few tips and techniques you can …

Portrait Photography

Filmmaking Utility Belt: What Kinds of Supplies Should You Carry With You?

Superheroes aren't the only ones that have super sweet utility belts.<p>What is that one thing, and we all have that one thing, that you always need on …

Filmmaking

256 Shades of Grey – LOG, LUTs, 8-Bit and 10-Bit

<b>In this episode of cinema5D Essentials, Li-Lian and Nino demystify the meaning of LOG, LUTs, and the differences between 8-Bit and 10-Bit color – all</b> …

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