In the second installment of our two-part Acting Crash Course, we'll discuss professionalism and what you should expect on set.
Ernie Gilbert opens up about his journey from acclaimed Hollywood editor to director — and his new sci-fi short film Nine Minutes.
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
Hiring a film crew for your passion project? Here are four tenets to keep in mind to make sure you assemble a successful team.
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 ...
Here's how you can effectively mount a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to the Ronin-M with the CineMilled Dovetail Plate.
A film's rating ensures a certain kind of audience. Here, we discuss the logic and thought process behind making a summer action film.
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.
In this write-up, we’ll take a look at five of the best, highest-quality tools and accessories to make your documentary camera package top notch.
Learn how to create a more cohesive action sequence when dealing with hand-to-hand combat, as well as long-range action scenes.
Today, we'll take a look at which in-air diffusion best emphasizes dramatic light in your scene — as well as adding production value to your set.
In this guide, we'll walk through everything you need to know about green screen backgrounds and achieving a perfect chroma key.
In this write-up, we'll take a look at cutting and shaping light, why you would want to do it, and the best methods for each budget level.
If you’re looking to dive into the ultimate film genre, here are five things you need when making an action short or feature.
$100,000 in Cash and Prizes at Stake for the Best Mobile Films Seattle, WA (July 23, 2019) – FiLMiC Inc. (www.filmicpro.com) today announced that its annual Mobile Film Festival, #FiLMiCFest 2019 is open and accepting submissions. For this year’s Festival, FiLMiC Inc. has significantly upped the stakes, with over 30 sponsors, $75,000 in filmmaking ...
While many debate the value of film school, let's take a look at a few useful lessons you can definitely take away from the experience.
We’re in the golden age of documentary filmmaking, and these films have now become as cinematically entertaining as their narrative counterparts.
Documentaries are a right of passage for any filmmaker. In this article, we'll look at five ways you can take your short documentary to the next level.
These FREE LUTs are perfect for professional video editors. Make your footage more cinematic with these free color grading tools.
Kodak offers a wide range of options for film stocks. Here, we take a look at what’s available for your next project — and what you should ...