Video Lights For All: How to Build a Complete 3 Head Kit on a $100 Budget

Tutorial and shopping list to create a simple, sturdy video lighting kit that works great for interviews, presentations, instructional videos, and much more! Most of parts can be found at your local hardware or home improvement store and the rest you can find online. Even better, the whole project will cost only about $130-150 USD, depending on the quality of lamps you choose. If you shop locally, avoid shipping costs, and buy used stands you should be able to put this kit together for about $100 USD. … More Video Lights For All: How to Build a Complete 3 Head Kit on a $100 Budget

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18 Commonly Used Sound Terms and What they Actually Mean

Creating videos is half about the visuals and half about the sounds. But when you’re just getting started, there is a ton to figure out just on the visuals side, and when you add in audio, it can be overwhelming to say the least. This month, we’re on a mission to help you get your audio bearings … More 18 Commonly Used Sound Terms and What they Actually Mean

FILMMAKERS: NEW APP HOPES TO BE THE AIRBNB OF LOCATION SCOUTING

“Have you ever tried to find that perfect location for your film? Ever been on the phone for hours trying to see if a certain location is available? Have you ever been disappointed with the lack of location variety? Or, have you ever called a location scout and to find out their fees exceed your … More FILMMAKERS: NEW APP HOPES TO BE THE AIRBNB OF LOCATION SCOUTING

VOD Options for Independent Films and Series

From DouglasHorn.com:  Vimeo has just launched its new VOD service that offers an exciting new potential for independent filmmakers to release their works online for pay.  But how good is the deal really and where does it fit in the landscape of existing services?  Let’s take a look. Why VOD matters Not long ago, VOD … More VOD Options for Independent Films and Series

9 iPhone Apps Every Indie Filmmaker Should Know About

From Buzzfeed: Movie Magic: it’s in your hands! And these top 10 film apps will help you get there. 09. StorySkeleton Via itunes.apple.com More info here 08. Shot Lister Via itunes.apple.com More info here 07. Crew Time Card Via itunes.apple.com More infos here Click here to view the rest on Buzzfeed –> Related articles What … More 9 iPhone Apps Every Indie Filmmaker Should Know About

Raglite Flexible LED Light Bank on Kickstarter

From VideoAndFilmmaker.com:  Pioneering Fabric Mounted LED Lighting Systems for consumer, commercial and professional markets. The Raglite is the first-ever FLEXIBLE LED LIGHT BANK according to its Kickstarter campaign and it’s set on turning the portable lighting market on its head. Just imagine not having to lug all those heavy (and not to mention dangerous) lighting … More Raglite Flexible LED Light Bank on Kickstarter

Fog, Smoke, & Haze: The Swiss Army Knives of Cinematography Tools

By V Renée, No Film School:  Contrary to popular belief, fog machines are not just helpful tools used to set the mood at awkward middle school dances. In fact, as many of you might know, fog (or haze, but we’ll get to that later) is widely used on film sets for a number of reasons, … More Fog, Smoke, & Haze: The Swiss Army Knives of Cinematography Tools

Vimeo or YouTube?

So you created your short film, finished your post production, and you are now ready to post your film online. But where do you upload it? Some might say it’s easy, upload it as many places possible. I say that’s not such a great idea, at least not for the first stages of your release. … More Vimeo or YouTube?

POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey

POV asked documentarians to share their experiences with equipment and documentary tools – from cameras and lenses to animation software and mobile apps – to create a comprehensive equipment list based on what filmmakers are actually using in the field. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, this unique resource will help you make some big … More POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey