Many independent writers and directors today make the naive assumption that it’s going to be easy to find a producer that will get their film made.
When Freefly Cinema announced the Movi just a year and a half ago, filmmakers everywhere rejoiced…but is it more of a speciality item?
Shooting day for night is a technique that has been around for ages, however many filmmakers make critical mistakes both during production and post that completely give away the effect.
No matter what style or genre your film may be, there are certain universal rules that you should be following to ensure your trailer is as strong as possible.
A killer demo reel is the biggest asset you have when trying to pick up work in the film industry. Unfortunately though, many talented directors, DPs and editors don’t understand what it takes to cut a great reel, and end up losing work because of it.
Music can drive your story and enhance the message of your film, but the process of marrying the two is often underestimated.
With raw shooting cameras so readily available, many filmmakers are opting to shoot raw as much as possible. Although there are some benefits with regards to raw image capture, there are also some major downsides.
It seems like just yesterday that Final Cut Pro completely dominated the independent film post-production scene, but the terrain today is very different and editors now have tough choices to make when it comes down to committing to an editing platform.
Film school is a controversial topic amongst filmmakers. While some of the best filmmakers are formally trained, others skipped film school and got their education on-set. I would argue that for creatively minded individuals, film school simply isn’t the best option.