Ernie Gilbert opens up about his journey from acclaimed Hollywood editor to director — and his new sci-fi short film Nine Minutes.
In the second installment of our two-part Acting Crash Course, we'll discuss professionalism and what you should expect on set.
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.
Is it possible to hype an upcoming blockbuster too much? Here's what studios face when they release teasers into the market early.
These tools can help you dramatically increase your filmmaking productivity and achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Practical lighting vs. cinematic lighting — this article examines how to use practical lighting to create a cinematic look.
Set your horizons straight with these quick, savvy tips for effectively correcting crooked footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.
From camera selection to personal relationships behind the scenes, discover what you can learn from a director's commentary.
Take your video editing skills to the next level by working with source patching in the timeline panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.
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.
Here are two simple-yet-brilliant examples of how costume design can convey — and even dramatically transform — a character’s arc.
Autofocus has long been a part of documentary filmmaking, at every budget level, since they often lack the budget for a dedicated focus puller.
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.
We spoke with director Nora Mandray about contextualizing history and keeping a complex political timeline vibrant and legible in short form.
Training montages are central to every sports film. In this video tutorial, we find out what goes into shooting a great one.
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.
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.
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 five steps to help you find — and more importantly close — jobs and clients for consistent work you can count ...
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 ...
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?
Here are seven tips to keep in mind while on set to avoid injury — or developing unsafe and unsustainable filmmaking habits.
Here are six ways the crop effect in Adobe Premiere Pro will improve your filmmaking workflow — and yield more satisfying results.
Here's some advice on how to use natural light when shooting various exterior (and interior) scenes either low- or no-budget.
In this roundup, check out some useful strategies from the world of game theory that apply to the decisions many filmmakers face.
Here are a few techniques to master the subtleties of lighting a car interior in daylight — without breaking your budget.
Need to write a script on a no-to-low-budget? Here are some great, free alternatives to the high priced Hollywood standards.
Today we check out a few tools and methods you can use to capture the smoothest handheld footage possible for your next project.
Find the digital frontier's new direction with three ways a creative agency can benefit from having a Creative Director of Video.
PremiumBeat talked with this versatile designer about the process and people involved in creating the look and feel of very different properties.