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The New and Non-Actor’s Crash Course: Part Two

Par John Francis McCullagh

In the second installment of our two-part Acting Crash Course, we'll discuss professionalism and what you should expect on set.

Industry Insights: Editor Matt Friedman Talks “The Farewell”

Par Paula Goldberg

Editor Matt Friedman cuts to the chase on working with Lulu Wang and Awkwafina — and the importance of nailing multicultural projects.

Nature’s Lighting: A Guide on Shooting With or Against the Sun

Par Jourdan Aldredge

If you’re shooting outside on your next project, here are some tips on how to shoot both with or against the ultimate light source — the sun.

Do Studios Release Teasers and Trailers Too Early?

Par Lewis McGregor

Is it possible to hype an upcoming blockbuster too much? Here's what studios face when they release teasers into the market early.

How to Maximize Your Time and Productivity as a Filmmaker

Par Rubidium Wu

These tools can help you dramatically increase your filmmaking productivity and achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Saddle Up With This Royalty-Free Playlist for Westerns

Par Scott Porter

Make the dusty, sun-bleached west your own with this curated playlist of royalty-free western tracks for your next indie project.

Endless Possibilities: Use Your PremiumBeat Login on Shutterstock

Par Scott Porter

It's never been easier for PremiumBeat users to access thousands of world-class, royalty-free images, clips, and tracks. Here's what you need to know.

Making Cinema Lights and Practicals Work Together

Par Rubidium Wu

Practical lighting vs. cinematic lighting — this article examines how to use practical lighting to create a cinematic look.

Quick Tip: Fixing a Crooked Horizon in Premiere Pro

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Set your horizons straight with these quick, savvy tips for effectively correcting crooked footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Keep Your Customers Engaged with the Right Royalty-Free Hold Music

Par Scott Porter

Nobody likes being on hold — but it doesn't have to be torture! Use the right royalty-free on-hold music to keep your callers sane and satisfied.

Filmmaking Insights: The Hidden Power of Director’s Commentary

Par Jourdan Aldredge

From camera selection to personal relationships behind the scenes, discover what you can learn from a director's commentary.

Master Premiere Pro’s Timeline with Source Patching

Par Jason Boone

Take your video editing skills to the next level by working with source patching in the timeline panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Lumix S1H: Panasonic’s First 6K Mirrorless Camera Is Here

Par Lewis McGregor

Here are the full specs for Panasonic's brand-new Lumix S1H mirrorless camera. So what are the key takeaways? Here's what you need to know.

Fuel Your Audience’s Fears with Eerie Royalty-Free Music

Par Scott Porter

Need to ramp up the creeping dread in your supernaturally terrifying scene? Build a haunting soundtrack with eerie royalty-free music.

Will Buying Your Own Camera Get You Work as a DP?

Par Rubidium Wu

We take a look at the owner-operator model of cinematography — including the pros and cons of buying your own camera rig.

In-Camera or in Post: How to Get the Same Effects as Expensive Lenses

Par Rubidium Wu

In this article, we take a look at three common effects and whether the post-production version lives up to the in-camera effect.

Aputure Releases a New Spotlight Mount Attachment

Par Robbie Janney

Have you ever wanted the power of a Leko light with the convenience of a LED? Well, your dreams have now come true with the Aputure Spotlight ...

FIZ Systems (Focus, Iris, Zoom) and How to Use Them

Par Rubidium Wu

In this article, we take a look at the evolution and application of the FIZ system — including their unparalleled ability to control the camera remotely.

Grant Korgan and “The Push” on Owning Your Own Reality

Par Paula Goldberg

In The Push, Grant Korgan explores the power of possibility through positivity, and shared with Premium Beat the insight gained through loss.

From “True Lies” to “Die Hard”: Simple-Yet-Brilliant Costume Designs

Par John Francis McCullagh

Here are two simple-yet-brilliant examples of how costume design can convey — and even dramatically transform — a character’s arc.

7 Tutorials for Better Titles, Text, and Motion Graphics

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Give your bland titles and text graphics a kick! Here are 7 in-depth tutorials to help take your titles, text, and motion graphics to the next level.

Industry Interview: Emmy-Nominated Editor Vera Drew

Par Paula Goldberg

Emmy-nominated editor and filmmaker Vera Drew sat down with PremiumBeat for a look into her work on "Who is America?" and more.

Is Autofocus Finally Ready to Take The Filmmaking Field?

Par Rubidium Wu

Autofocus has long been a part of documentary filmmaking, at every budget level, since they often lack the budget for a dedicated focus puller.

Film and Video Game Composer Austin Wintory on Success from Failure

Par Paula Goldberg

PremiumBeat sat down with composer Austin Wintory to discuss his latest project — a collection of his successful failures.

Essential Advice on Producing Your Own Short Film

Par John Francis McCullagh

The producer plays an important role in the filmmaking process. In this article, we'll take a look at the benefits of a dedicated producer.

Power Up Your Gaming Videos and Twitch Streams with Royalty-Free Music

Par Scott Porter

Gamers — ready to get paid for doing what you love? Royalty-Free Music for gaming videos and streams can help!

Director Nora Mandray on Using History to Understand the Present

Par Lyndsay Knecht

We spoke with director Nora Mandray about contextualizing history and keeping a complex political timeline vibrant and legible in short form.

How to Shoot a Training Montage for a Sports Film

Par Rubidium Wu

Training montages are central to every sports film. In this video tutorial, we find out what goes into shooting a great one.

The Video Camera Trends Currently Re-Shaping the Industry

Par Jourdan Aldredge

A look into how digital cameras are continuing to change the landscape of the film and video industry, both nowt and into the near future.

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