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How to Build a Realistic

Watch this amazing diary of Roy Andersson’s crew building an indoor beach set for his film <i>A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence</i><p>No Film …

Hollywood's Drones Turned Loose for Shooting Film and TV

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood, you are now free to move about U.S. airspace — with your drones.<p>Six entertainment production companies have been granted …

Ten Lessons on Filmmaking From Terry Gilliam

“Billy Wilder once said that there are only two things aging directors can’t avoid…awards and haemorroids [sic]. I’ll stick with just the awards for …

Filmmaking

How to Touch up Skin on Video ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Are you needing to do some touch ups on a photo, no problem go to photoshop and use the healing brush, but how do you do that on video? Well, in this …

5 Low Budget Feature Writing Tips ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Joshua Caldwell is an MTV Movie Award winning director, writer, and producer. Here he breaks into 5 tips for writing a low budget feature …

Why are Reaction Shots Important?

Gabe Moura looks at how reaction shots are used to advanced the story. Reaction shot is a shot which cuts away from the main scene in order to show …

Lobby ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

The Lobby is a multiverse of random things we found on the interwebs, along with the occasional 3AM drunken rants by our founders and their minions. …

Changing the Mood with Light ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

JP Caldeano demonstrates how you can change the mood and time of day by simply changing the light in scene.<p>Digital Cinematography | Read the Full …

Motivated Camera Movement of Breaking Bad ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Editor Vashi Nedomansky analysis a shot from the final episode of Breaking Bad which includes a pivotal reveal.

Behind the Scenes of "I Love Lucy"

Go behind the scenes of “I Love Lucy” – the television show that would set the model for practically all live studio audience sitcoms …

5 Things You Need to Know About Filming Permits ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Elliot from Reel Deel Film School explains what you need to film abroad. When filming in another country, it’s incredibly important to make sure you …

6 Filmmaking Tips From Darren Aronofsky ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Landon Palmer digs through Darren Aronofsky’s work and commentary for six tips we can learn from this accomplished director.<p>Film School Rejects | …

Cinefix's 12 Best Long Takes ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Cinefix picks their top 12 Best Long Takes in the history of film.<p>The Protector – Restaurant Fight Scene<br>Director: Prachya Pinkaew<br>Synopsis: A young …

Crowdfunding & Taxes

Ben Henretig raised $112,000 for a documentary – but how much of that money winds up with the IRS in terms of tax dollars? He explains his approach …

The $10,000 Documentary Vs The $2 Million Dollar Documentary by Kevin Knoblock

Documentaries

Hollywood 'spec script' is making a comeback

Independent producer Lawrence Grey sold the screenplay for "Section 6" for $1 million after setting off a bidding war between the major studios.<p>Six months later, in March, he sold the screenplay for "Winter's Knight" the same way, for the same price.<p>The sales of the speculatively written …

Universal Pictures

The Periodic Table of Storytelling

Structure<p>.07CConflict .063asThree Act Structure 4.7ReThe Reveal .08CmxThe Climax .09DenThe Dénouement .14EndThe End 5.3ChkChekhov's Gun …

Hollywood Reporter Reveals 2014's Top 25 Reality Players

THR ranks the sellers pushing the boundaries of unscripted television as naked formats, stunt TV and black docuseries signal a genre desperate to …

Jersey Shore

The History of the Movie Trailer

Some people consider them the best part of the movie going experience – the Movie Trailer. Take a look at the evolution of the “coming attractions” …

A VFX Breakdown of "Ted" ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

How to Create Accurate Green Screen Shadows and Camera Moves ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

In this tutorial, Matthew Perks hows how compose a green screen shot with a moving camera as well as adding an accurate 3D shadow of the subject, …

DIY STUDIO tips and tricks

Thinking About Crew Prep ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Shooting a movie is not just about the gear. Arthur Vincie writes about the often overlooked process of crew prep and how to approach and plan for …

3 Film Directing Tips

Scott McMahon lists three bits of directing advice to keep your cool in the hectic world of film production.<p>Filmmaking Stuff | Read the Full Article

Cheap and (pretty) good cage for the Blackmagic cinema & 4K cameras

Vimeo<p>https://vimeo.com/88374889<p>video<p>Pleasantly surprised with this cage, it seems to be by far the best bargain out there at the moment. …

First Look at the Panasonic Lumix GH4 with Zacuto

Panasonic representative, Matt Frazer, visited Zacuto headquarters in Chicago to give us a first look at the Lumix GH4. This latest offering from the …

Zacuto Lens Supports for Canon and Zeiss Lenses

You've never seen lens supports like these! Slide the 'hook' rod mount under your lens and attach the four included 'foot' connectors to…

Panasonic Brings 4K to the DSLR with the GH4 ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Until now, if you wanted to shoot 4K on a DSLR body, you’re only option was the Canon 1DC. Now Panasonic has released the specs on the next iteration …

How to Shoot Nude Portraits ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

DigitalRev TV meets up with nude portrait photographer, Matt Granger, to get some top tips on how to shoot arty nude portraits with a female model.

A Concise Guide to Choosing a New Lens ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com