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Three Quick Tips for Filming in the Midday Sun Without Diffusion Tools

Par Lewis McGregor

Here's some advice on how to use natural light when shooting various exterior (and interior) scenes either low- or no-budget.

The Many Different Ways to Use the Crop Effect in Premiere Pro

Par Logan Baker

Here are six ways the crop effect in Adobe Premiere Pro will improve your filmmaking workflow — and yield more satisfying results.

7 Ways to Stay Safe and Avoid Injuries on Video Projects

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Here are seven tips to keep in mind while on set to avoid injury — or developing unsafe and unsustainable filmmaking habits.

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Post-Production Tips: How to Create a Split-Field Diopter Effect

Par Rubidium Wu

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?

Top Equipment Investments for Working Filmmakers

Par Zach Ramelan

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 ...

5 Steps to Finding (and Closing) Video Production Jobs

Par Jourdan Aldredge

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 ...

How to Develop and Shoot Memorable Character Introductions

Par Rubidium Wu

Filmmakers use various ways to introduce their heroes (and their villains) by shaping the audience's subconscious judgment.

Learn Francis Ford Coppola’s Signature Dolly Move

Par Rubidium Wu

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Favreau to Scott – Filmmakers Who Changed Direction in Post

Par Rory McGregor

Much of a movie’s tone, narrative, and look are decided long before scheduling shooting, and often before writing the script — but not always.

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

Par John Francis McCullagh

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 ...

The Dolly Shot: How It Works and Why It’s Powerful

Par Charles Yeager

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 ...

The Lost Joys of Using DIY Filmmaking Equipment

Par Lewis McGregor

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?

The Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakers

Par Tanner Shinnick

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 ...

How to Hire a Film Crew for Your Next Passion Project

Par Tanner Shinnick

Hiring a film crew for your passion project? Here are four tenets to keep in mind to make sure you assemble a successful team.

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