Here's some advice on how to use natural light when shooting various exterior (and interior) scenes either low- or no-budget.
Here are six ways the crop effect in Adobe Premiere Pro will improve your filmmaking workflow — and yield more satisfying results.
Here are seven tips to keep in mind while on set to avoid injury — or developing unsafe and unsustainable filmmaking habits.
Using a split-field diopter used to be much more common, but it's still an effective tool. What is it, and how can you create the effect yourself?
When it comes to working as a filmmaker for a living, what are the best gear investments to make money rather than lose it? Here are a ...
Let’s take a look at the five steps to help you find — and more importantly close — jobs and clients for consistent work you can count ...
Filmmakers use various ways to introduce their heroes (and their villains) by shaping the audience's subconscious judgment.
Let's take a look at the dolly Francis Ford Coppola developed for some of his most revered films — and how it affected the overall aesthetic.
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.
Training montages are central to every sports film. In this video tutorial, we find out what goes into shooting a great one.
We spoke with director Nora Mandray about contextualizing history and keeping a complex political timeline vibrant and legible in short form.
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.
Autofocus has long been a part of documentary filmmaking, at every budget level, since they often lack the budget for a dedicated focus puller.
Here are two simple-yet-brilliant examples of how costume design can convey — and even dramatically transform — a character’s arc.
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.
Take your video editing skills to the next level by working with source patching in the timeline panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.
From camera selection to personal relationships behind the scenes, discover what you can learn from a director's commentary.
Set your horizons straight with these quick, savvy tips for effectively correcting crooked footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Practical lighting vs. cinematic lighting — this article examines how to use practical lighting to create a cinematic look.
These tools can help you dramatically increase your filmmaking productivity and achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Is it possible to hype an upcoming blockbuster too much? Here's what studios face when they release teasers into the market early.
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.
In the second installment of our two-part Acting Crash Course, we'll discuss professionalism and what you should expect on set.
Ernie Gilbert opens up about his journey from acclaimed Hollywood editor to director — and his new sci-fi short film Nine Minutes.
Much of a movie’s tone, narrative, and look are decided long before scheduling shooting, and often before writing the script — but not always.
In the first of our two-part series, we'll cover some things you’ll need to know as an actor (or filmmaker) if you're going to be in front ...
There's nothing more cinematic than a great dolly shot, but they're not always easy to pull off. Learn how dolly shots work technically and for storytelling, and ...
We've all been there — solving production problems with creative builds on the cheap. But what else do we gain by building our own DIY equipment?
Let's take a look at what makes the Dana Dolly such a great piece of equipment — and why you might find it on the set of ...
Hiring a film crew for your passion project? Here are four tenets to keep in mind to make sure you assemble a successful team.