Tips, tricks and tutorials for professional video producers, filmmakers, directors and camera operators.
Pinpoint which festivals are best for your film project and develop a solid application strategy. In this post, I share my own personal experiences in applying for both big league and small niche film festivals.
A mount, dolly system and camera cage – totally collapsable, portable and lightweight. With so many practical applications for filmmakers on-the-go, this Kickstarter campaign aims to change the way we think about camera support gear.
LEDs are light, relatively inexpensive and require little power, making them an ideal choice for many video pros. In this post we explore the pluses and minuses of LEDs, and how to get the most out of these lights in your video production work.
Don’t be stuck on set without the right tools in your camera kit! The Black and Blue’s Evan Luzi gives a rundown of what essentials every cameraman (or camera assistant) shouldn’t be without.
What’s the best way to generate views (and revenue!) for your indie film? In this post, we put popular video distribution platforms head-to-head. Learn the advantages/disadvantages of each…and which one is best for your film project.
In this post we take our cues from traditional narrative writing and apply these techniques to video editing. Learn a few tips for crafting a successful story in your video projects.
Be inspired by a few films that prove that less is more, when it comes to dialogue. These silent (or near silent) films convey emotion through mood, production style and clever storytelling.
We continue our Lighting for Video series by getting down with fluorescents. Learn what makes fluorescent lights unique and how to best utilize them in your film and video productions.
Learn how to create a homemade lighting rig that inexpensive, versatile and easy to use.
This video editing de-flicker trick is ideal for removing unsightly light flicker from your shots. Simply layer your shots and offset – it’s easy, fast and drastically improve the look of your slow motion and high shutter shots.
Round table discussions by leaders in the film and video industry is terrific way to pick up new tips and learn from others experiences. In this post, we’ve shared some of the most insightful round table discussions by well-known directors, screenwriters, cinematographers and composers.
These online filmmaking resources are a ‘must bookmark’! Loads of insightful videos with industry pros, insider tips and positive inspiration for seasoned and aspiring filmmakers alike.