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.
In many cases, buying a used DSLR allows you to get a lot of bang for your buck – but there is a lot to consider before deciding to drop down your hard earned cash.
With such easy access to video editing apps, many indie film directors are doubling as editors on their own productions as a means to streamline their creative process, but ultimately are coming up short when it comes time to deliver a final cut.
Editing a feature length documentary film can be an extremely daunting task because of the massive amount of footage and the endless creative options. In this post, we share 3 tips for approaching a documentary edit.
Crowdfunding campaigns have become one of the most popular fundraising methods for filmmakers looking to raise a budget. Unfortunately though, most filmmakers assume that the process will be easier than it is and end up coming short on their goal.
Music undeniably plays one of the most important roles in the post production process, as it can largely define your film’s style and tone. But choosing the right music for your project is just the beginning.
Every year thousands upon thousands of short films are submitted and then rejected from festivals across the globe. Although these shorts are so diverse in terms of genre, style and budget, the reasons they get rejected largely fall into one of three main categories.
Just about any story has the potential to be made into a brilliant film if it is executed well by the director. Unfortunately though, many directors fall into common traps, ultimately preventing their film from becoming a success.
Beautiful lighting is not simply achieved by having the right lights, but rather by understanding how to shape and craft light. Follow these tips to get great results with simple lighting setups.
Since FCPX shook up the post-production world a few years ago, many editors have been heavily focused on the ‘NLE Wars’, trying to choose the best software for their needs. Now that the dust has settled, let’s look at some fundamental editing techniques that are relevant no matter what system you’re editing on.
Full frame DSLRs unlocked the potential of shooting in extremely low light situations by delivering great results at high ISOs. However, the vast majority of DPs today are not shooting full frame and need to think outside of the box when it comes to capturing images in low light.
As low cost cinema cameras dominate the independent film scene, high level filmmaking has never been more accessible than it is today. That said, it takes a lot more than the right camera and gear to actually make a film that is worth watching.