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An Introduction to Three-Point Lighting

Three-point lighting is exactly what it sounds like: You light your subject from three different sources in order to control the shadows and balance …

Video 101: Shooting Basics

<b>Step 2: Shooting Basics</b><p>So you bought yourself a camera or maybe you borrowed one from a friend, cool! Um, but how do you use it to make videos that …

Bokeh Basics

Larger apertures have shallower depth of field, so more of your image will be out of focus.<p>The closer you get to your subject, the better the bokeh! …

Francois Truffaut: Letters


Luis Bunuel: My Last Breath


Conrad Hall on being a cinematographer


Robert Rodriguez gives advice to filmmakers


Kurt Russell & John Carpenter on the importance of vision

John Carpenter

Francis Ford Coppola on filmmaking


Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin on cinema verite documentaries - Part II


Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin on cinema verite documentaries


Michael Mann on filmmaking - Part II


Michael Mann on filmmaking - Part I


Ridley Scott on filmmaking - part IV

Ridley Scott

Michael Mann on his process


Ridley Scott on filmmaking - part I

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott on filmmaking - part II

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott on filmmaking - part III

Ridley Scott

David Fincher on filmmaking

David Fincher

Kevin Smith on film school


Frank Darabont on a career in Film


Paul Thomas Anderson on filmmaking - Part II

Paul Thomas Anderson

Richard Linklater on being a self-taught filmmaker


Further Thoughts on Panasonic 4K GH4 – Updated

Tetraphobia is the east Asian practice of avoiding the number 4 because it sounds like the word for death. But to ignore 4K would be certain death …

Philip Seymour Hoffman obituary

Actor and director who could imbue the many wretches, prigs and braggarts he played with a wrenching humanity<p>Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46 of a suspected drugs overdose, had three names and 3,000 ways of expressing anxiety. He was a prolific and old-fashioned character actor, which …


Subscribe to No Film School and get a FREE high-resolution PDF of <b>The DSLR Cinematography Guide</b>,called “astonishingly detailed and useful” by …

This Intense Carbon Fiber RED Dragon Camera Will Film Game of Thrones

In case you forgot, the RED Dragon is the latest 6K video-recording, insane dynamic-range-producing, probably-fire-breathing camera. This particular …

TV Series

Extensive Hands-On Field Review of the Sony A99

The Sony Press Excursion Experience<p>This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Sony’s annual Press Excursion. Set in the lovely city of …

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

A working cinematographer puts Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera through its paces, finding it a superb deal for less than $2,000.<p>In the last five years or …