Because it is a privilege to make films and deal with all the headaches that come with it. And, hopefully, when we are finished, we can stand back and say “I made that”.
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
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
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!
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
You don’t need deep pockets to get some pro-looking diffusion. In fact, a dollar is probably all it’ll take. Here’s Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly to give you some tips on how to utilize an everyday shower curtain to soften light, as well as how to grade your footage to make it look more cinematic. When … More Need a Super Cheap & Versatile DIY Diffuser? Try a Shower Curtain
From New York Film Academy: Historically speaking, the movie industry doesn’t have a fantastic reputation when it comes to creating art in an environmentally friendly manner. It probably comes as no surprise that massive blockbusters generate a lot of carbon emissions during production, but the scale of which is nothing short of exasperating. To take 2007’s … More Green Filmmaking: Producing Carbon-Neutral Movies
From NoFilmSchool.com: Is anybody else tired of hearing about 4k? I get new tech is cool and all but it has nothing to do with filmmaking. A camera is a tool, it does not mean you have to be one too. GH4 fanboys, and this goes for any camera, you do not get anything from … More SHUT THE 4K UP
“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
From Raindance.org: It was awards night at my first film festival in Houston, and a man introduced himself. His appearance screamed Hollywood. Trendy suit. Slicked back hair. Unwavering eye contact. This was the type of person film festivals were made for — not me. He held out his hand and assured me that we had … More 5 Film Festival Survival Tips for Introverts
From NoFilmSchool.com: Film school is not for everyone and it is by no means required in order to make a movie. Plenty of great filmmakers decided to skip a formal education to go straight to making films, but if you’re interested in getting one, but either can’t afford it or don’t have the time or … More Take College Level Film Courses for Free with MIT's OpenCourseWare
By Jonathan Brown, Raindance.Org: Many short film makers, especially those who’ve just started out in the industry, will be shooting on very limited budgets where every penny and pound is stretched to its limit. The idea of having a marketing budget for when the film is finished is like asking some climbing Everest if they … More 5 Free Alternatives To Film Festivals
From Beatsuite.com: Today’s inspired generation is creating content via their webcam, mobile phone and media streaming devices to deliver their own unique content for broadcast online. However, one stumbling block that continually seems to trip up the masses is the issue of music copyright. This article provides further information on common myths and misconceptions relating … More 10 Myths and Misconceptions about using music in YouTube videos