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Exploring the History and Revival of the 4:3 Ratio

Let’s take a look at this trendy new appropriation of the classic 4:3 aspect ratio and explore whether it's right for your projects.

Lamb: Arthouse Horror and the Rise of a New Genre

Another A24 horror film continues to redefine the genre for film fans and filmmakers alike. Let's take a look.

LUMIX BS1H: Panasonic’s New 6K Live/Cinema Camera

A quick look at Panasonic’s New BS1H box-shaped modular video camera—specifications included! Let's get to it!

What “The Invisible Man” Can Teach Aspiring Suspense Filmmakers

Here's a lesson on budget genre-filmmaking done right, and why you should trust your instincts by focusing on the unseen.

A24 vs Marvel Pt 2: Why This Debate Is Necessary (But Sucks)

A headline goes viral, but the point is more true now than ever before. Indie vs. superheroes—who reigns supreme?

Fantastic Fest 2021: Combining Anime with Live Action

Iké Boys director Eric McEver discusses tips and tricks for blending anime-style animation sequences with a live action narrative.

3 Ways Filmmakers Might Actually Use the iPhone 13

Debate aside, here are three examples of smartphone videography that might make sense for you filmmakers out there.

IATSE vs. AMPTP: Will There Be an Industry Strike

The film and video production industry might be on the verge of a complete shutdown. Let's discuss the ins and outs of why.

The Best (and Most Insightful) Genre Films at Fantastic Fest 2021

A close look into the blood, guts, and carnage from the many gritty genre films of Fantastic Fest 2021. Let's get scared!

Why Some Special Effects Age Well (and Others Clearly Don’t)

What makes good special effects good and bad special effects bad? Let's figure it out with a few iconic examples of the best and the worst.

The Green Knight: How Cinema Shapes and Changes Folklore

Gather around the fire to hear how filmmakers turn to classic folklore to spin modern tales.

Is the Future of Video Editing Plug-and-Play Template-Based?

What's the deal with template-based video editing platforms? Are they worth your time? Let's take a look at the pros and cons.

What We Know So Far About the Upcoming Nikon Z9

Another mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor, new image processing engine, and 8K video support to rival Canon? Yes, please!

The 10 Best Uses of Sound Effects in Filmmaking History

Get some serious SFX inspiration from these cinematic masterpieces of sound design.

Editing Tips: How to Make Your Video Projects Shorter

Kill your darlings! A quick guide to cutting down your projects to make them shorter, tighter, and actually flow better.

The Best VHS Smartphone Apps (Plus Bonus Tips and Resources)

Give your video footage sweet old-school vibes with this list of our favorite mobile apps for creating vintage VHS looks.

15 Free Ambient Background Noise Tracks

Did you forget to record ambient background audio on your last shoot? Use these 100% free ambient background tracks to add atmosphere to your next project.

Over 280 Free Sound Effects for Videos, Apps, Films, and Games

Download over 280 FREE sound effects, and use them in any commercial or personal project! Explore and get your FREE SFX packs now.

DJI Releases the New Mini SE Drone for Under $300

First reviews are in for DJI’s new, tiny, lightweight, budget-friendly “entry-level” drone option—the Mini SE.

Swan Song: 5 Tips for Building an Actor/Director Relationship

Swan Song director Todd Stephens and star Udo Kier reveal how they worked together to develop a perfect on-screen character.

Kid Candidate: How a Viral Video Campaign Launched a Documentary

An interview with the viral filmmaker and the serious documentarian behind one of this year’s most important documentary films.

Holistic Breakdown: How to Edit a Documentary Film

Ready to dive into editing a documentary project? You’ll want to check out these steps, tips, and tricks first. While nobody is saying that editing a narrative …

After Effects to Get Faster and Other Updates Coming to Premiere Pro

Adobe has unveiled a new Public Beta for AE, as well as new features for Premiere. Let's take a sneak peek.

10 Best YouTube Channels for Colorists and Color Grading

Follow these phenomenal YouTube editing experts to master the basics of color correction and color grading. Wherever you are on your “hey, I make videos” career timeline, …

How Guillermo del Toro Uses Color, Objects, and Trauma in His Films

A look into the thematic filmmaking techniques used (and mastered) by Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro. I distinctly remember the first time I saw a Guillermo del …

Editing Horror Films: 7 Pacing Tips for Your Next Project

Horror happens in the edit. Let’s explore how pacing can create a feeling of dread that keeps your audience on edge and fully engaged. Well-made horror films …

How Paul Thomas Anderson Creates Frames Within Frames

Let’s look at P.T. Anderson’s masterful “frame within a frame” compositions and explore ways you can incorporate the technique in your next project. When I think of …

Lights, Camera, Action: How Filmmakers Frame Heroes and Villains

Here’s a helpful look at how to best light, frame, and shoot heroes and villains in your cinematic compositions. Here’s a semi-loaded question for you: In visual …

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