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 ...
Pocket 4K vs. Pocket 6K? This article discusses the relevancy of both — as well as the price points and specs related to each.
From The Man in the High Castle to Happy!, Cinematographer Gonzalo Amat shares the who, what, and why behind the production's creative choices.
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 ...
If you're aiming for the funny bone, give your gags a boost with this curated playlist of royalty-free comedy tracks from the PremiumBeat library.
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?
Composer Chad Cannon talks about his work, including the first project from Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions, American Factory.
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 ...
Strippers as athletes, sexuality as a means to power — dynamic cinematographer, Todd Banhazl, discusses crafting the look of STX Entertainment’s "Hustlers."
Can you develop skills shooting commercial work that'll serve you well on feature films, or do you have to start from scratch?
Let’s take a look at some practical cinematography and editing tips that can help you create smooth, stable, and beautiful smartphone videos.
Hiring a film crew for your passion project? Here are four tenets to keep in mind to make sure you assemble a successful team.
We had the opportunity to chat with filmmaker Andrew Morgan and star Erica Muñoz about "Long Gone By," a very timely and emotional drama.
Now that your edit is complete and ready for delivery, there's one step left. Exporting a finished video with Premiere Pro is a required skill in any ...
To find the perfect documentary-style lenses for your next project, we’re going to look at five of the top lenses across multiple budget ranges.
Hurry up and film like a crazy person, or take your time? In this article, we examine both approaches to no-budget short film production.
Don't blow your entire budget on pro equipment for a dolly shot. From cheaper options to the DIY approach, here's how to get the most bang for ...
Production designer Judy Rhee shares insight on how collaborating with others creates inspiration in the projects she designs.
Here's how you can effectively mount a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to the Ronin-M with the CineMilled Dovetail Plate.
Still waiting for your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K? Well, today, Blackmagic released the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. Here’s what we know so far. In keeping with their ...
A film's rating ensures a certain kind of audience. Here, we discuss the logic and thought process behind making a summer action film.
Missing some After Effects skills? Here are some tutorials that teach all the basic knowledge you'll need for working with the program.
Buying used gear can be a great investment, but it can also involve risks. Let's discuss which ones to take and which ones to avoid.
When staging an interview, there are obstacles for both the interviewer and interviewee. Here are a few tricks that can make your interview shine.
PremiumBeat spoke with John Downer about his new nature documentary SERENGETI, following different species of animals throughout Africa.
Capture powerful images with a signature look. In this write-up, we'll look at how a graduated ND filter can make your shots look amazing.
In this video tutorial, I go over one of the most important parts of pre-production: how to breakdown a script — as well as why it's so ...
Here are some common sense tips and methods to help you relieve stress and save time on your next adventure as a solo filmmaker.
Gear, travel expenses, the editing process — we discuss how to calculate just how much your video services are worth to potential clients.