In this showdown, we look at how these two powerhouse programs affect the user, specifically in regards to how much each program costs.
So how can you position your lights exactly where you want them — without the shooting environment constraining your setup?
There are several stylistic and technological approaches to communicate information at a distance. We look at two: the zoom and the punch In.
Filmmaking is a puzzle. Let’s examine what a pre-production checklist might look like for a low-budget, narrative short film.
In this write-up, we take a look at the rules and regulations of flying with batteries for your next filmmaking excursion.
Today, we’ll look at the three main reasons filmmakers use high-output lights on their set, how to harness this light, and what it’s good for. When people ...
Documentary film is only as good as its story. Consider the following filmmaking advice when capturing documentary exposition.
Lighting a moving subject and staying out of frame is always difficult. The solution to this problem is easy: follow fill.
The dew is settled upon the field, the villagers are dancing, and the demonic goats are screaming your name. Welcome to Folk Horror 101.
If you want a smooth production, it’s important to understand the language. Follow along on my journey to write a short film, from pre-production to post.
Add authentic and realistic camera shake to your footage and motion graphics with these 15 FREE presets for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.
Expand your filmmaking skill-set in only a weekend with these DIY tutorials for fun, creative, and relatively simple filmmaking projects.
Adapting short fiction for the big screen can be challenging. These writers and directors shared their ideas on what worked for them.
You can create dramatic compositions by bouncing hard light off something to make it soft, and create sharp edges and punchy, bold images.
In this article, we take a look at why most filmmakers and photographers prefer to light their subjects with large, soft light sources.
While video games include cinematic storytelling, we have to wonder why they rarely translate into good movies. It seems to come down to delivery.
Here are 5 of the biggest mistakes filmmakers and videographers make when shooting B-roll — and how to avoid them when you’re on the run.
Color has long been one of the primary tools filmmakers use to communicate aspects of their characters and the worlds they live in.
Panavision recently announced its brand new LCND filter. We took a look at what it is, how it works, and what to expect from ND filters in ...
In recent years, working with a green screen has changed. Take a look at a few new factors that have made the process easier than ever.
Let's take a look at some creative and affordable options into finding, purchasing, and utilizing vintage lenses in your film and video projects.
What do all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters mean for filmmakers and the future development of the industry?
The Electric Department is the backbone of any production. Let's look at the roles, tools, and responsibilities behind safely powering a set.
Michael Rowley's 2018 Telluride selection "Hurdle" dives headfirst into creating a documentary about Parkour in an occupied conflict zone.
Here's a bit of advice on breaking down how to create that “cinematic” look — including some helpful and creative resources.
While having selection footage is helpful, the key to great storytelling is about quality content, not quantity overload.
With the announcements of so many new cinema cameras, we often forget about the cameras that paved the way for digital cinematography.
Since the early 20th Century, color has been an integral part of cinema. Here's how to recreate some of the most iconic trends in DaVinci Resolve.
In this article, we'll take a look at the basics of shooting day for night footage — as well as post-production processing in Adobe Premiere Pro.
The grip's job is one of the most important and difficult on a film set. Let's take a look at the details and see if gripping is ...