This article takes a look at the digital side of the film world, the importance of film grain, and the evolution of getting that "cinematic" look.
Need to find a cheap way to add some gory goodness to your next horror project? Try out these three easy practical effects.
Let’s examine why Pocket Film School is a great tool for your career by giving you real-world training for professional film and video production.
While there are no set rules for what goes in a mood board, I’m going to show you a few things you can include to help convey ...
A good pitch deck is essential for micro-budget filmmakers. Let's take a closer look at how to put one of these together.
A new documentary, "Memory: the Origins of Alien," explores the filmmaking process behind the iconic sci-fi horror classic "Alien."
In this review, we'll take a look at the set.a.light pre-visualization program, its virtual assets and limitations, and how to use it.
Need to shoot an interview for a film, documentary, or corporate video project? Here's a step-by-step guide on making sure you get quality footage.
This article will specifically look at the aspect ratios used in video and film, focusing on the two well-known aspect ratios of 16:9 and the wider 2.39:1.
In this article, we'll discuss the innovative "cove lighting" style of award-winning Cinematographer Roger Deakins and how he uses it.
It’s time we highlight the importance of the rehearsal, as well as the actors' performances, in your film and video projects.
The iPhone 11 looks to be a game changer for smartphone videography. Here’s how to truly unleash its filmmaking potential.
After Effects and Premiere Pro are two of Adobe's flagship post-production apps. But which one do you need for which task? Let's find out.
You'll find HMIs doing the heavy lifting on almost every big Hollywood film set — lighting daytime exteriors, diffused windows, and turning night into day.
Uplighting is a great tool in any DP or gaffer's tool kit. Let’s look at the main ways uplighting gets used (and misused) in cinematography.
In the wake of the multiple announcements at this year's IBC, let's look at some of the newest and craziest lights about to hit the market.
PremiumBeat talked with this versatile designer about the process and people involved in creating the look and feel of very different properties.
Find the digital frontier's new direction with three ways a creative agency can benefit from having a Creative Director of Video.
Need to write a script on a no-to-low-budget? Here are some great, free alternatives to the high priced Hollywood standards.
Here are a few techniques to master the subtleties of lighting a car interior in daylight — without breaking your budget.
In this roundup, check out some useful strategies from the world of game theory that apply to the decisions many filmmakers face.
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?
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.