Morten Stenbæk

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Here's a Simple Trick to Make Focus Pulling a Little Easier

If you've ever worked the first assistant camera position, or you pull your own focus, one of the most difficult parts of the job is making sure …

'The Spectacular Now', 'Spring Breakers', 'The Bling Ring' Screenplays For Your Consideration

In its first year as a distributor, A24 Films has made quite a name for itself, releasing a bevy of critically acclaimed and provocative titles in …

Netflix's Ted Sarandos Says TV May Be the Future of Independent Production

Last week, Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, ruffled a few feathers with NATO (um National Association of Theatre Owners, that is) …

'American Psycho' Screenwriter Guinevere Turner Wants You to Write the Worst Scene Ever Written

Writer/director/actress, and one of the most influential proponents of LGBT cinema, Guinevere Turner, sat down with NFS to talk about her work as a …

A Few Techniques That Can Help You Create Effects on a Budget

For filmmakers who enjoy making effects-heavy movies, be it a horror, sci-fi, or any genre variant really, it can be challenging to find ways that …

'Before Midnight' & 'Kill Your Darlings' Screenplays Available For Your Consideration

Halloween is over, so that can only mean one thing. Awards season is upon us. And with awards season come screenplays for your consideration (and …

Replicate the Anamorphic Look and Feel with Vashi Nedomansky's Free After Effects Plugin

The anamorphic look is highly desired by many filmmakers for many reasons, including unique lens flares and bokehs. We posted an article a week ago …

Who's There? Hopefully You for Bloody Cuts' Very First Online Horror Film Competition

Just because Halloween has come and gone doesn't mean that horror filmmakers get to take a vacation from scaring their audiences. If you're itching …

The Passion of David Lean: What It Means to Be a 'Dedicated Maniac' for Film

British filmmaker David Lean was an epic director in more ways than one. Not only did he become known for his epic films, like <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i> and</i> …

Applying For Production Jobs? Here Are a Few Tips to Make Your Resume Shine

Sending out job applications for production work can be both tremendously exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. On one hand, the thought of …

First Images from Apertus' Super 35mm Camera Prototype, the Axiom Alpha

About a month ago, the open source Apertus Axiom camera project showed its first signs of life by sharing its open module concept ideas and camera …

Netflix's 4K Tests: Are We Any Closer to Ultra HD TV Adoption?

The timetable for TVs adopting 4K has been up for debate since the 4K's adoption rates began to rise themselves. Some look at the lagging success of …

Learn About Taking Meetings & the Development Process from the Austin Film Festival

One of the most important career skills a screenwriter should learn is how to take a meeting. New screenwriters may dread these meetings, but …

The Sound of Horror: Why Hearing Stuff is Scarier Than Actually Seeing Stuff

There are a great number of things that can go wrong while making a horror film, but nothing is quite as bad as making one that isn't scary. In a …

From DSLR to Theaters: The Incredible Journey of 'These Birds Walk'

Last time we spoke with the filmmakers behind <i>These Birds Walk</i>, they were reeling from their world premiere at SXSW after three years of production in …

Adobe Releases Premiere Pro CC 7.1 with Easier SpeedGrade Workflow & Native CinemaDNG Support

Although many people still aren't thrilled with the subscription model of Adobe's Creative Cloud, it's difficult not to be happy with the regularity …

RED Gives DRAGON Even More Dynamic Range with HDR-X & Releases List for Upgrade Priority

We've already got some 6K footage to mess around with, but just as I was mentioning RED's delays along with the positive news from Digital Bolex, RED …

NFS Staff Picks: Top 5 Lesser Known Horror Films That You Should Definitely Watch Tonight

Happy Halloween, everyone! We've been talking about horror all month long, from ramping up the scare factor in your screenplays to how to apply …