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How to Master Alfred Hitchcock’s MacGuffin Technique

Par Jourdan Aldredge

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?

The Secrets of Making Money as a Documentary Filmmaker

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Here are some insightful tips on how to pitch and sell yourself, land the best gigs, and actually get paid for documentary film work.

Find Your New Favorite Tool: Five NLE Alternatives to Premiere

Par Caleb Stephens

Frustrated with Premiere? Tired of the subscription model? Today, we're taking a peek at some of the alternative NLEs available to editors.

“Watchmen” and The Art of Creating Nonlinear Stories

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Taking lessons from Watchmen and other classics, we deconstruct how you can harness the nonlinear style for your film projects.

Introducing FilmUp: The Newest Platform for Industry Gigs and Portfolios

Par Robbie Janney

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.

The Top 3 Ways to Shoot Vertical Video of Your Film Project

Par Rubidium Wu

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.

Department of Justice To Remove Landmark Theater Restrictions

Par Chuck Crosswhite

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.

The Pros and Cons of Forming a Production Company

Par Rubidium Wu

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.

Making Ford v Ferrari: Cinematography at 100 mph

Par Rubidium Wu

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.

3 Lessons in Lighting from Cinematographer Robert Richardson

Par Rubidium Wu

Robert Richardson's eye for the unusual showcases extreme framings and non-realistic lighting. Let's take a look at his signature style.

The Rules of Cinema Vérité Documentary Filmmaking

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Learn the origin of the term cinéma vérité, the vérité tradition, and tips for creating your own cinéma vérité documentary projects.

Has the Mirrorless Silent Mode Feature Killed the Unit Stills Blimp?

Par Lewis McGregor

Unit stills photographers shoot the majority of promotional material and behind-the-scenes stills, but many people don't know much about their role.

The Rise of TikTok and What It Means for Digital Video Producers

Par Jourdan Aldredge

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 Importance of Camera Movement in “The Irishman”

Par Rubidium Wu

"The Irishman" follows the "heighten naturalism" aesthetic from "The Wolf of Wall Street," injecting a darker, more conspiratorial tone.

Learning Curve: Using a Steadicam for the Right Shot

Par Rubidium Wu

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 ...

DaVinci Resolve’s Boring Detector — Offensive or Misunderstood?

Par Lewis McGregor

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.

Art Director Adam Rowe on Creating the Production Designer’s Vision

Par Paula Goldberg

We sat down with art director Adam Rowe to discuss his vision of success in the industry — inspiration, process, and hard work.

A Guide to Structuring Your Scripts and Screenplays

Par Jourdan Aldredge

When you're structuring your screenplay, there are a number of options to consider if you want the strongest script possible.

Breaking Down the Role of the Video Editing Supervisor

Par Jourdan Aldredge

We cover everything you need to know about the Video Editing Supervisor, how to work with one, and how you can become one.

Why Tungsten Lighting in Filmmaking Is Still Alive and Thriving

Par Rubidium Wu

Some of the most successful DPs are using tungsten on some of the biggest productions, and for reasons that might surprise you.

How to Build and Use the Swiss Frame Book Light

Par Rubidium Wu

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 ...

What “The Righteous Gemstones” Teaches About Directing Styles

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Rotating roles — an intimate lesson in how multiple directors can use multiple filmmaking styles to create one unified vision.

A Practical Guide to Dutch Angles and Tilted Framing

Par Rubidium Wu

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 ...

Stylistic Goodies and Grit: A Film Grain Footage Tutorial

Par Zach Ramelan

In this tutorial, I’m going to share my secret cinematic weapons that give your footage character, without costing you a ton of time.

New From PremiumBeat: Free Music!

Par Scott Porter

Free music is now available at PremiumBeat. Download your perfect beats today to power up your creative projects. Take your videos further with these beats.

How to Find and Secure Locations for Your Next Film

Par Rubidium Wu

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 ...

Building Your Own Car Rig — Commercial Insider Edition

Par Rob Wayne

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.

Adobe Offers Look into the Editing of “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Par Jourdan Aldredge

From Adobe Max, the filmmakers behind Terminator: Dark Fate give a master class in editing the mega-blockbuster movie franchise.

The Prototype Rigging of Vintage Lenses in “Ford v Ferrari”

Par Paula Goldberg

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.

The Pros and Cons of Upgrading to a Full-Frame Sensor

Par Rubidium Wu

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.

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