Being a good director is more than being bossy and 'in-charge'. Good direction always starts with good casting and an empathetic mindset. Here's 3 tips you can quickly set into practice on your next project.
The Dolly Zoom is an easy technique in theory but not as easy in practice. In this article we discover how to create a dolly zoom and examine the different circumstances in which they can be used.
Fine tune your film marketing plan to get the most exposure. Here are 3 resources that provide FREE tips and advice for successful film marketing.
Edgar Wright explains his cinematography style and directorial motivation in the following video presented by SlashFilms.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a game changer in the world of filmmaking. In the following article we take a look at a few of the features that make this high quality, compact camera stand out.
The new H5 is a great audio recorder for any indie-filmmaker. Although it isn't on the market yet, sources say it will probably be coming this summer.
GoPro has taken the consumer video camera market by storm, but is is worth it? In this article we take a look at the new GoPro 3+ and examine it's cinematic potential.
The Internet is abuzz the announcement of Panasonic's latest mirrorless camera, the GH4. Check out the spec on this new cam, which boasts 4K video recording and 4:2:2 color subsampling.
Check out this impressive test footage from both the Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera and Panasonic Lumix GH4 - exciting products for indie filmmakers.
With it's increased resolution and image quality it's easy to see why 4K footage is quickly becoming the new standard in video production. But is it too late? In the following article we take a look at the future of 4K and the historical trends that lead us to suspect that it might be short-lived.
Even some of the world's best filmmakers had rough starts, so don't be discouraged! In this post we share the bad first movies of Peter Jackson, Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard and Oliver Stone.
In honor of the season we've compiled a list of reasons why your true love is filmmaking.
For years the famous "Shower Scene" from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been attributed to the master of suspense, but new insights suggest that Hitchcock may not have directed the scene.
With the recent success of 'The Lego Movie' we thought it would be fun to round up a few of the most awesome lego stop-motion videos on the Internet.
You may know how to use a lens but do you know how it is made? In the following article we take a look at how camera lenses are created.
Your film's success weighs heavily on the effectiveness of it's marketing. In this post we sit down with pro film marketeer Mark Steven Bosco and pick up some tips and advice for promoting indie film.
The Oscar nominations for best VFX are out and this proved to be an awesome year for visual effects. In the following article we show visual effects breakdowns for all five oscar nominated films.
4K footage looks amazing but it can make video editing a nightmare if you don't know how to set up your projects. In the following video by Luke Neumann, we learn how to properly edit and export 4K footage using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Smart Folders are a free way to find and organize your video editing project files on a Mac. In this video, you'll see how and why you should implement them for your own work.
With 4K Raw recording and 240fps capabilities the Panasonic Varicam 35 is shaking up the world of high-end filmmaking.