Experienced film directors understand how difficult it can be to complete a feature. Here are four mistakes that can make the task even harder.
Every director has a go-to shot that makes a scene unmistakably their own. Let’s take a look at 7 iconic cinematography techniques used by the masters of filmmaking.
Master one of a film director’s most important skills: Directing a scene with minimal dialogue.
Some indie filmmakers suffer from a lack of identity. Luckily, there are steps you can take to find your voice as a director.
ARRI was the camera of choice for a majority of the 2015 Oscar nominees, while RED was noticeably absent for the second straight year. Let’s take a look at the major award categories and see who shot on what.
Hollywood heavyweights dish out filmmaking anecdotes, advice for breaking into the business and other tips from their illustrious careers.
First time directors are notorious for not understanding their role in the filmmaking process, and not being able to effectively manage a set. In this post we share critical tips for successful directing.
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.
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.
Indie film directors today have largely become more concerned with gear, effects, and post-production than with story and acting, which is one reason so many indie films fail to have any success. While the technical side of filmmaking is critical in today’s filmmaking environment, it is raw performance that will always be what captivates audiences most.
Softbox not soft enough? Learn how to use the ultra-soft book lighting technique.
Many amateur directors decide to write and direct their first film before they have had much on set experience in other roles. This is a viable approach for learning the craft of filmmaking and one that can often yield great results, but it must be approached with caution – particularly with regards to how the cast and crew is treated on set.