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

Inside Afghanistan’s Extraordinary DSLR Revolution

Until 2001, taking or having photographs was outlawed in Afghanistan. But after the Taliban lost their stranglehold on the country, what followed was nothing short of a photojournalist uprising. The weapons of choice? DSLR. From NoFilmSchool.com: In their feature documentary Frame by Frame, which can now be requested through Gathr’s Theatrical-On-Demand, Alexandria Bombach and Mo … More Inside Afghanistan’s Extraordinary DSLR Revolution

A Bit of Advice for Your Film Festival Submission

As we prepare to announce our lineup for the 2015 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival, it seems like a good time to update and repost this, originally posted last year …. A while back, we posted What Festival Directors Really Think from Stephen Follows (Blog) and Your Movie’s Been Accepted to a Festival – … More A Bit of Advice for Your Film Festival Submission

A Bit of Advice for Designing Your Film’s Poster

When dreaming of independent film, filmmakers imagine their poster displayed giant on the side of a building in Times Square. That’s great, but you must also keep in mind all of the places your poster design will display. More often than not, this will be a thumbnail — on imdb, a Fandango listing, a festival … More A Bit of Advice for Designing Your Film’s Poster

Reel Exposure – Entertainment Industry Networking Event!

Calling all film industry professionals! Come see and be seen! Winter Film Awards is kicking off a brand new year of events with an entertainment industry networking mixer and fundraising event on Thursday, August 27 from 7-11pm. Whether you are an actor, writer, comedian, festival organizer, musician, model, photographer, producer, make-up artist – anything pertaining … More Reel Exposure – Entertainment Industry Networking Event!

Sundance Launches New Resource Map for Female Filmmakers

Sundance has compiled a very useful list of the myriad grants, workshops, blogs, archives, film festivals, resource lists and mentoring programs out there for female filmmakers. They’ve created the database as a central information storehouse of the opportunities and programs available to U.S.-based women filmmakers. These links and programs are also searchable by resource type, … More Sundance Launches New Resource Map for Female Filmmakers

15 Sexy Things You Get to Do When You Think Your Film is Finished

Okay, you’ve spent seven years making your indie opus, another two years playing the festival circuit, and somewhere along the way you even managed to sell your film and get distribution. Hooray, you’re done and the party’s over! Your goal by this point is undoubtedly to move on and start working on the next film. … More 15 Sexy Things You Get to Do When You Think Your Film is Finished

DIY Legal: Telling the Truth Without Paying for It

Adapting a true story for film can be tricky. On the one hand, reality can be extremely powerful—fact is often stranger—and even more entertaining—than fiction. On the other hand, moviemakers may open themselves up to legal threats raised by the real-life subjects of a true story. Most documentaries show some slant in the way they … More DIY Legal: Telling the Truth Without Paying for It

Forget Hollywood: These 7 cities are becoming film hotspots

One of the biggest dramas being staged in Hollywood right now has nothing to do with a script or a set. It’s the real life struggle to keep movie making in Hollywood, as productions are fleeing for the greener pastures beyond Tinseltown. It’s been an issue years in the making. Tax incentive programs have been … More Forget Hollywood: These 7 cities are becoming film hotspots

A Massive List of Summer 2015 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

It’s summer, and if you’ve got the time, NoFilmSchool has another massive list of funding and career opportunities to get your next film off the ground! The grants, markets, and pitch opportunities are organized by deadline from July to early September. An asterisk next to the grant title (*) means that grant is open to … More A Massive List of Summer 2015 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About