The mystery and thrill of Alfred Hitchcock's MacGuffin: What it is and how it can be utilized in your next film and video project?
Here are some insightful tips on how to pitch and sell yourself, land the best gigs, and actually get paid for documentary film work.
Frustrated with Premiere? Tired of the subscription model? Today, we're taking a peek at some of the alternative NLEs available to editors.
Taking lessons from Watchmen and other classics, we deconstruct how you can harness the nonlinear style for your film projects.
We spoke with FilmUp — a site that combines your portfolio with new job opportunities — on how they're changing how filmmakers connect with each other.
In this write-up, we’ll look at three common methods for creating a 9:16 vertical video cut of your project — and how each one measures up.
Removing the Paramount Consent Decrees could change the cinema experience as we know it. Here's what the future may hold with the Decrees out of commission.
We take a look here at the relative pros and cons of forming your own production company — and when it makes sense to do so.
See how director James Mangold relied on tried-and-true methods for shooting scenes at high speed—and invented a few techniques of his own.
Robert Richardson's eye for the unusual showcases extreme framings and non-realistic lighting. Let's take a look at his signature style.
Learn the origin of the term cinéma vérité, the vérité tradition, and tips for creating your own cinéma vérité documentary projects.
Unit stills photographers shoot the majority of promotional material and behind-the-scenes stills, but many people don't know much about their role.
Here is a look into the vast capabilities of TikTok, the latest video sharing app, and what it can offer to the world of social media.
"The Irishman" follows the "heighten naturalism" aesthetic from "The Wolf of Wall Street," injecting a darker, more conspiratorial tone.
Steadicam operation is a camera skill that requires a lot of equipment and experience, but how hard is it to put on the gear and get a ...
Let's discuss the usefulness of the Boring Detector for the up-and-coming editor — as well as how and why it is sometimes ineffective.
We sat down with art director Adam Rowe to discuss his vision of success in the industry — inspiration, process, and hard work.
When you're structuring your screenplay, there are a number of options to consider if you want the strongest script possible.
We cover everything you need to know about the Video Editing Supervisor, how to work with one, and how you can become one.
Some of the most successful DPs are using tungsten on some of the biggest productions, and for reasons that might surprise you.
The Swiss Frame Book Light is a valuable tool for any DP or gaffer because it is a versatile diffusion setup that will make the talent look ...
Rotating roles — an intimate lesson in how multiple directors can use multiple filmmaking styles to create one unified vision.
Dutch angles, if used discreetly, add an aura of dread, as well as a sense that the world has gone askew. Let's take a look at how ...
In this tutorial, I’m going to share my secret cinematic weapons that give your footage character, without costing you a ton of time.
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In this article, we’ll look at resources for finding locations, and how to put the most "money on the screen" — not in the pockets — of ...
In this next video for fiscally clever car rigging, we'll break down the mission control setup inside the car. Plus, my experience with these techniques.
From Adobe Max, the filmmakers behind Terminator: Dark Fate give a master class in editing the mega-blockbuster movie franchise.
How the filmmakers involved with Ford v Ferrari rigged custom vintage lenses to achieve the gritty look and feel of the 1966 Le Mans car race.
Is it time to consider upgrading to a full-frame cinema workflow? In this article, we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of upgrading sensor size.