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BFI’s Interactive Film Map

BFI's Britain on Film has created an interactive map, which showcases archive films from all around the country. It is part of the project "Britain …

Maps

The 5 Best Films by Mexican Director and Screenwriter, Guillermo Arriaga

Guillermo Arriaga, is known for his multi-layered and non-linear narrative.

When asked if he was worried his stories were too complex, he answered: …

Movies

My Top 3 Screenwriting Influences

I've worked with story for just about my entire life. I didn't attend film school either. Before I worked at Raindance I worked on over sixty …

Writing

Indian Indie Films vs Bollywood

Bollywood has undeniably dominated the Indian film scene for as long as anyone can remember. But new independent Indian films, known as 'indie' films …

Film (India)

8 Reasons Why Moms Make the Best Producers

Making a film is hard. Making a film and raising a child is harder. However, I did find that by becoming a mom, I learned new and more efficient …

10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself if You're an Aspiring Screenwriter

So, you've watched a super awesome movie that inspired you to become a screenwriter, huh? You poor, poor fool.

Well, now that you're a part of this …

Writing

This Nikon 35mm Stills Camera Actually Shot Parts of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

Before movies became a mostly digital affair, you had to do things the hard way.

While it's true that some films still use miniatures, most VFX is now …

Movies

Crew Calls Production of 'The Revenant' a Living Hell: When Is a Director Asking for Too Much?

Last week, the first trailer for The Revenant took the internet by storm, but Chivo's medium format cinematography is far from the only story emerging …

Revenant

Here's Your First Look at the Large-Sensor Panasonic DVX200 Camera

For many of us 20 and 30-something filmmakers, Panasonic's DVX and HVX camcorders were our first foray into digital filmmaking. Those cameras were …

Cameras

Watch the trailer for 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'

Quite a few filmmakers have already unleashed their take on the life of Steve Jobs, with Aaron Sorkin's Michael Fassbender-starrer slated to be released in October. But if you'd rather watch that Jobs documentary that premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in particular -- the same one Apple SVP Eddy …

Steve Jobs

2015 Emmy Nominations for Main Title Design

The 2015 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Main Title Design were announced this week, with some clear favourites as well as a few surprises. All of …

Halt and Catch Fire

Foxy Brown

Perhaps one of the most ambitious sequences of the ’70s in B-movies or otherwise, the bombastic titles to Jack Hill’s Foxy Brown employ almost every …

The Lego Movie

Take a stop-motion animated journey into the world of The Lego Movie, a side-scrolling flight through a series of brick-built dioramas recreating …

Lego

Hold on Tight! Here Are 50 Hard-Hitting Filmmaking Tips in Just 7 Minutes

Our favorite young YouTuber is at it again, this time with 50 quick tips that are sure to inspire better filmmaking. So without any further ado, …

Filmmaking

This Tiny 4K Camera Is the Size of a GoPro, Is Good in Low-Light, & Offers Interchangeable Lenses

A relatively unknown company called Z Camera may have just announced the perfect camera for UAVs and drones.It's called the E1, and at roughly the …

Cameras

Infographic: Always Keep These 8 Things in Mind Before Taking Flight with Your Drone

Our friends at Story & Heart are on a roll with the helpful infographics lately. First it was a simple method that you can use to determine whether …

Drones

3 Rules for Making a More Cinematic Documentary from 'Purgatorio' Director Rodrigo Reyes

Trying to make a cinematic experience out of shooting subjects and locations on the fly can be very challenging. But if you set rules for yourself …

Movies

This Cheap DIY Battery Board Will Make Your Charging Nightmares a Dream

If your battery charging station is looking like a rat's nest from hell and you're not quite sure how to get it under control, you might want to take …

Batteries

10 TED Talks That All Filmmakers Should Check Out

TED Talks help spread the ideas of the most amazing, creative minds of our generation, including those of our most revered filmmakers and …

TED Talks

Surprising Connections Between the Films of Yasujiro Ozu and Wes Anderson

With such a quirky, unique style, it might be difficult to pinpoint exactly which filmmakers influenced the work of Wes Anderson.

Parallels can be made …

Movies

Sony is Getting Into Drones, But You Won't Be Shooting Movies with Them

Sony is jumping into the drone arena, but not to compete against companies like DJI.

They just announced that in a joint venture, their mobile …

Sony

The Painful Truth About Filmmaking No One Tells You When You're Just Starting Out

YouTuber and independent filmmaker Darious Britt is back, this time with some hard truths about independent filmmaking that are sure to be painful to …

Filmmaking

What Legendary Animator Chuck Jones Can Teach Us About Being Better Filmmakers

Tony Zhou has mostly focused on the world of live-action film, but this time he explores the work of Academy Award-winning animator and director …

Chuck Jones

How the Filmmakers Behind Sundance Hit 'Tangerine' Shot on an iPhone & Got Cinematic Results

Directed by Sean Baker, the much-buzzed-about Sundance film Tangerine is now in select theaters, and No Film School spoke with co-Director of …

iPhone

Unnerving Ambient Sounds in the Films of David Lynch

David Lynch's films might be filled with all sorts of dreamlike imagery and strange characters, but it's the sound that can really make you feel …

David Lynch

Top 10 Title Sequences of 2014

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: end of year lists!2014 was an incredible year for title design and for the first time ever, …

Top 10

5 Movies You Can Relate To

The Masters September 1, 2012 Paul Thomas Anderson

In one of Philp Seymour Hoffman's last appearances, he takes the role of Lancaster Dodd, …

10 Shortcuts Only The Smartest Screenwriters Know

Screenwriting can be a tedious and boring job - even when you are working on your Oscar-nominated masterpiece. Each of your long-term porjects can …

Writing

Dumb Questions Screenwriters Ask

One of my fovourite people is the LA based screenwriter William C. Martell - the amazing ex-forklift-truck-operator who has had 20 films produced by …

Movies