Drones will and are already revolutionising filmmaking, allowing filmmakers to achieve jaw dropping, cinematic results that have previously only been available to Hollywood productions! I’ve been working with drones on and off for a few years now but at the end of last year I decided to take the leap and buy one of my … More 10 Tips For Shooting Film From A Drone
There exists an odd relationship between documentarian and subject, one that some say can border on the exploitative. While the project should ideally be mutually beneficial, the nature of the medium can make it feel quite a bit less so at times for one side or the other (or both). In general, documentarians tend to … More Top 10 Documentarians Who Were Sued By The Subjects of Their Films
If you have worked on a film set, you know. What we do is all about doing everything you have to with all the gear you don’t have. Here’s to all the horrible things we have done with our gear to get the shot we need. Visit ShittyRigs.com to see!
Reposted from Vice.com: From Grace Jones’ Keith Haring body paint in Vamp to Nightmare on Elm Street’s extreme take on nail art, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most scream-worthy beauty moments culled straight from horror movies. How did Psycho’s iconic shower scene influence Prada? Why is Return of the Living Dead serving some Westwood … More 10 Most Extreme Horror Film Beauty Moments
From TasteOfCinema.com: Racism is the most troubling societal issue, it is the bane of our existence on this space rock, preventing us from becoming more understanding of each other and living in a world free of hatred and suffering. Once, there was no concept of racism at all, not because it did not exist, but … More 25 Great Movies About Racism That Are Worth Your Time
Ever wonder how they made the door opening sound in StarTrek, the swoosh of the light saber or the dinosaur chewing sounds in Jurassic Park? Ever wonder what it sounds like when a cow licks peanut butter off someone’s face? The sounds added to movies, TV and sport often have unusual origins, says William Park, from everyday objects to manipulated animals. … More The Secret Sounds in Movies and TV
WINTER FILM AWARDS announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2016 Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 24-27 2016 in NYC. We seek diverse, fresh voices and creative indie films from emerging filmmakers in all genres – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos. … More Call for Entries | Winter Film Awards 2016 Indie Film Fest
Considering crowdfunding for your next film? The SEC has passed regulations implementing a streamlined securities registration process referred to as “Reg A+,” and it will change the landscape for film financing. These rules permit investment offerings (including for films) to the general public beginning June 19 as long as the following requirements are met: ➻ … More Want a Piece of the Movie Profits? New SEC Rules Could "Revolutionize" Crowdfunding
The most important thing is that you have a website for your film or music video. WordPress allows you to easily build a simple site for free, so there’s no excuse! Film Festivals often hear about interesting films they might want to consider, but are unable to find any way to contact the filmmakers. Then, … More 10 Filmmaker Website Essentials
2015 Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions IFP’s unique yearlong mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – … More 2015 Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions
In a Mao Zedong-style move, authorities tell China’s media elite it should learn from the peasantry In the latest in what is being seen as a crackdown on cultural affairs in the country, China’s media watchdog wants to send filmmakers and TV producers to the countryside “to do field study and experience life.” The move, … More China to Send Filmmakers to Countryside for "Ideological Training"
From TheFilmCollaborative.org: While we like to think that we are changing minds and getting filmmakers to be more proactive about making their own decisions regarding distribution of their films, sadly, this doesn’t seem to be the case in the majority. The same issues keep coming up (no you probably won’t be getting a 7 figure … More Is this mic on? Stop making these well worn filmmaking mistakes
…99 out of 100 screenplays I read [aren’t] good enough… When you read a good screenplay, you know it – it’s evident from page one. The style, the way the words are laid out on the page, the way the story is set up, the grasp of dramatic situation, the introduction of the main character, … More 10 Reasons Your Screenplay Sucks (and how to fix it)
From Screencraft.org: Bigger film budgets continue to dwindle. Smaller film sets continue to appear. Camera technology and film-centric software continue to evolve. Through all the change, one aspect of film production has remained the same: difficult directors. As a producer, I understand this. Filmmakers are passionate people by nature. Their work is the ultimate fruit … More How To Avoid First-Time Director Pitfalls
From Raindance.org: It always happens to me in one of two situations: on a shoot at the end of a tortuously long day, or a day like today – in the frantic run up to the film festival when the entire team is multitasking their tits off, and the pressure starts to tell when wear … More A Filmmakers Guide To Being Hacked