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Why Becoming a TV Writer Is Both Easier Than Ever and Harder Than Ever

With the advent of streaming, the definition of what “TV” is has changed drastically. But those changes have ...
Why Becoming a TV Writer Is Both Easier Than Ever and Harder Than Ever

Are Smartphones Cinematic? These Directors Think So

Do you think smartphones are cinematic? It’s a bit of a trick question, because what makes something “cinematic” ...
Are Smartphones Cinematic? These Directors Think So

Tom Hanks Reveals Why “No One Knows How to Make a Movie”

The actor has been a part of some of the most influential films in cinema, so we believe ...
Tom Hanks Reveals Why “No One Knows How to Make a Movie”

Learn Alan Rickman’s True Feelings on His ‘Harry Potter’ Character

What started to seem like a cruel joke to the late actor turned out to have a bittersweet ...
Learn Alan Rickman’s True Feelings on His ‘Harry Potter’ Character

Meyer Optik Görlitz Lenses Return to Give You That Vintage Look and Tone

Thanks to Meyer Optik Görlitz, vintage lenses are no longer old and dusty anymore. For all of you ...
Meyer Optik Görlitz Lenses Return to Give You That Vintage Look and Tone

20 More Films Quentin Tarantino Wants You to Watch

What can we say? This man loves to share great movies with us. There is no bigger cinephile ...
20 More Films Quentin Tarantino Wants You to Watch

This Is Why Netflix Doesn’t Have Any Plans to Put Its Movies in Theaters

Why market a new big-budget movie when you can just do nothing? Marketing is all about promising a ...
This Is Why Netflix Doesn’t Have Any Plans to Put Its Movies in Theaters

What Is a “Mary Sue” Character Type? (Definition and Examples)

Have you ever encountered a Mary Sue character in film or TV? One of the most irritating things ...
What Is a “Mary Sue” Character Type? (Definition and Examples)

Here Are 3 Tools to Elevate Your Edit and Color Grade

Getting the right color grade can be a difficult task. For our Deals of the Week, we give ...
Here Are 3 Tools to Elevate Your Edit and Color Grade

How to Break into the Writers’ Room—Support Staff Edition

First question—are you related to Dick Wolf? Because that is really going to be the easiest solution here. ...
How to Break into the Writers’ Room—Support Staff Edition

An Incremental Powerhouse Update—NFS Reviews the BMPCC 6K G2

The BMPCC 6K G2 is a small but positive step up for an already great camera. Blackmagic Design’s ...
An Incremental Powerhouse Update—NFS Reviews the BMPCC 6K G2

Ti West Tells NFS How to Face Down the Hardest Part of Writing

Horror maestro Ti West wrote the Technicolor nightmare Pearl in two weeks and shot it back-to-back with gritty ...
Ti West Tells NFS How to Face Down the Hardest Part of Writing

What Is 16:9 Aspect Ratio? (Definition and Examples)

Chances are, you’re watching everything in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. In the early 2000s, a new aspect ...
What Is 16:9 Aspect Ratio? (Definition and Examples)

We Finally Know Why You Can’t Watch ‘Dogma’ Anywhere

Is Kevin Smith’s Dogma Being Held Hostage by “the Devil himself”? Kevin Smith’s Dogma is a religious satire ...
We Finally Know Why You Can’t Watch ‘Dogma’ Anywhere

How to Shoot Sex Scenes Responsibly, Even Without a Big Budget

Are sex scenes a necessary part of the plot in your projects? If so, then there are ways ...
How to Shoot Sex Scenes Responsibly, Even Without a Big Budget

What Is Happening to Indie Film? Here’s What You Need to Know

The age of streaming has changed the landscape of filmmaking, and indie filmmakers are feeling the effects. It ...
What Is Happening to Indie Film? Here’s What You Need to Know

This Is Why We Need to Return to Physical Media

It is time to break up with your streaming service and return to your first love—physical media. Over ...
This Is Why We Need to Return to Physical Media

The ‘Joker’ Ending Explained

So, wait—what happened at the end of the Joker? In 2019, Todd Phillips’ Joker came out and defied ...
The ‘Joker’ Ending Explained

Can Aputure’s New Little Do-Anything Softbox Light Your Tricky Set-Ups?

Aputure has rolled out its new Light Box 45×45, a tiny softbox to help take the edge off ...
Can Aputure’s New Little Do-Anything Softbox Light Your Tricky Set-Ups?

How to Watch the Never-Before-Seen ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Footage

James Cameron is treating fans who rewatch Avatar in theaters with a sneak peek. James Cameron has been ...
How to Watch the Never-Before-Seen ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Footage

Take Our Money! SIRUI Expands Its Full-Frame x1.6 Anamorphics

Anamorphic, full-frame cine prime lenses from SIRUI that support 8K resolution and aren’t priced like a Tesla? Where ...
Take Our Money! SIRUI Expands Its Full-Frame x1.6 Anamorphics

How These DPs Brought Their Own Magic to ‘They Call Me Magic’

There are unique challenges that come with lighting professional NBA basketball stars. Among the storytelling elements at a ...
How These DPs Brought Their Own Magic to ‘They Call Me Magic’

Why Do All Netflix Shows Look the Same?

Netflix has created its signature look for original content—and that could be bad news for filmmakers. There is ...
Why Do All Netflix Shows Look the Same?

Are the New SmallHD Smart 5 Monitors Really Fit for Pros?

The new 5-inch monitors are very similar to the Smart 7 and UltraBright series, but do the small ...
Are the New SmallHD Smart 5 Monitors Really Fit for Pros?

SSFF & ASIA Explains Why NFTs Are the Future of Filmmaking

Will films be funded by audiences and fans of filmmakers across the globe? SSFF & ASIA believes so, ...
SSFF & ASIA Explains Why NFTs Are the Future of Filmmaking

Learn the VFX Secrets of This Russell Westbrook Short

How can you create awesome VFX under a time crunch and with a limited budget? Dear Brodie is ...
Learn the VFX Secrets of This Russell Westbrook Short

Indie Female Directors Were Failed by the Film Festival Circuit

A new study finds that multiple film festivals failed to highlight female directors and filmmakers. The indie filmmaking ...
Indie Female Directors Were Failed by the Film Festival Circuit

The Evil Mickey Short That Disney Doesn’t Want You to See

This is what nightmares are made of Disney is infamous for creating controversial media and then later editing ...
The Evil Mickey Short That Disney Doesn’t Want You to See

What Is Personification in Literature, Film, and TV? (Definition & Examples)

Do you know what personification is? And how do writers and directors use it in film, TV, and ...
What Is Personification in Literature, Film, and TV? (Definition & Examples)

Why We Must Understand the “Pure Clown” of Filmmaking

Embracing clown work is to embrace the freedom within our craft. Jonathan Majors has joined the world of ...
Why We Must Understand the “Pure Clown” of Filmmaking

What’s the Cost of Doing Work You Care About? Jerrod Carmichael Explains

Filmmakers want to present our craft to the world, and that craft is made with a particular vision. ...
What’s the Cost of Doing Work You Care About? Jerrod Carmichael Explains

How the ‘House of the Dragon’ Intimacy Coordinator Creates an Open Dialogue on Set

After learning from the mistakes of Game of Thrones, intimacy coordinator Miriam Lucia joined House of the Dragon ...
How the ‘House of the Dragon’ Intimacy Coordinator Creates an Open Dialogue on Set

James Cameron Teaches You How to “Draw a Line in the Sand” When It Comes to Notes

While we might not have James Cameron-level credits, we can still learn how to reject notes that don’t ...
James Cameron Teaches You How to “Draw a Line in the Sand” When It Comes to Notes

Put Your Camera in the Stunt with the DJI Avata FPV Drone

FPV drones have until this point been relegated to racing, drone stunts, and chasing race cars around a ...
Put Your Camera in the Stunt with the DJI Avata FPV Drone

How Damien Chazelle’s Epic ‘Babylon’ Will Capture the “Wild West” of the Roaring Twenties

A sweeping epic isn’t an easy feat to accomplish, but this director steps up to the challenge with ...
How Damien Chazelle’s Epic ‘Babylon’ Will Capture the “Wild West” of the Roaring Twenties

Read and Download the ‘Yellowstone’ Pilot Script PDF

Are you a big fan of Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone pilot script? One of the most fun shows on ...
Read and Download the ‘Yellowstone’ Pilot Script PDF

Want a Larger Sensor on Your Action Cam? Try the GoPro Hero11 Black and Black Mini

GoPro is back with another Hero—but this time, it’s focusing more on your social space. Last April Fool’s ...
Want a Larger Sensor on Your Action Cam? Try the GoPro Hero11 Black and Black Mini

Writer-Director Vera Drew Says ‘The People’s Joker’ “Will Screen Again”

Writer-Director Vera Drew isn’t going to let an angry letter stop her from showing her film to the ...
Writer-Director Vera Drew Says ‘The People’s Joker’ “Will Screen Again”

Hollyland Blasts Off—Meet the Affordable and Efficient Mars 4K and Mars M1

Hollyland’s new wireless transmission and monitor are simple, effective, and offer a great value for new filmmakers on ...
Hollyland Blasts Off—Meet the Affordable and Efficient Mars 4K and Mars M1

This Veteran VFX Supervisor Explains What Went Wrong with the Scorpion King’s CGI

John Berton Jr. shares how you can avoid the pitfalls of very bad VFX. In a recent episode ...
This Veteran VFX Supervisor Explains What Went Wrong with the Scorpion King’s CGI

DP Anka Malatynska Says Your Lighting Should Be “Simple but Powerful”

Rebooting a series can give filmmakers the opportunity to expand on the visuals of the genre, and that’s ...
DP Anka Malatynska Says Your Lighting Should Be “Simple but Powerful”

Will the Zacuto Smart Z-Finder Make Your Smartphone a Pro Tool?

As smartphone filmmaking becomes a staple for content creators and big directors alike, Zacuto steps in with tools ...
Will the Zacuto Smart Z-Finder Make Your Smartphone a Pro Tool?

Why You Might Never Get to See the Best Movie from TIFF

After a memorable first screening at TIFF, Vera Drew’s The People’s Joker was shut down over “rights issues.” ...
Why You Might Never Get to See the Best Movie from TIFF

The New Z Cam E2-F6 Just Went Pro, But Is It Enough for Filmmakers?

What makes a camera pro? Z Cam thinks it has the answer. Be it the BMPCC 6K Pro, ...
The New Z Cam E2-F6 Just Went Pro, But Is It Enough for Filmmakers?

Learn About Adobe Pro Video at IBC 2022—Let the Work Flow

Since the beginning, Adobe has been at the forefront of developing entirely new cloud-based workflows to enable creativity. ...
Learn About Adobe Pro Video at IBC 2022—Let the Work Flow

How Did These Two First-Time Showrunners Land the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series?

It pays to be passionate about a project. The new Amazon The Lord of the Rings series, The ...
How Did These Two First-Time Showrunners Land the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series?

What Is an Allusion in Literature, Film, and Television? (Definition & Examples)

What is an allusion in literature? And how do filmmakers use it across different mediums? When it comes ...
What Is an Allusion in Literature, Film, and Television? (Definition & Examples)

‘The Thing’ Ending Explained

Wait, what happened at the end of The Thing? John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, The Thing, is burned into ...
‘The Thing’ Ending Explained

Face Your Filmmaking Challenges with this Approach from ‘Medieval’ Director Petr Jakl

Most filmmakers don’t have the resources to make a film turn out exactly the way we plan, but ...
Face Your Filmmaking Challenges with this Approach from ‘Medieval’ Director Petr Jakl

Why Jean-Luc Godard Was So Important to Cinema

We lost one of cinema’s great artists today. When the jump cut first appeared in Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, ...
Why Jean-Luc Godard Was So Important to Cinema

Does the Nanlux Evoke 1200B Pack Enough Bi-Color Punch?

LED lights are getting more powerful. Now bi-color is also becoming a staple. 1200W LED lights are fast ...
Does the Nanlux Evoke 1200B Pack Enough Bi-Color Punch?

The New Canon CR-N700 Gives You Many Creative Options

With Sony, BirdDog, and now Canon releasing compelling PTZ cameras, should creatives consider using one on their next ...
The New Canon CR-N700 Gives You Many Creative Options

Here Are All the Winners of the 2022 Emmys

Did your favs win on Emmy night? Let’s find out. On Monday night, TV’s biggest and brightest stars ...
Here Are All the Winners of the 2022 Emmys

What Is Hyperbole? (Definition and Examples)

What can a filmmaker learn from the hyperbole literary device? When you speak, do you ever use exaggeration ...
What Is Hyperbole? (Definition and Examples)

Is This the Anamorphic Tool Every Cinematographer Is Waiting For?

Big news for anamorphic close-focus cinematographers—bad news for the ACs pulling focus. Somewhere lost in the constant drone ...
Is This the Anamorphic Tool Every Cinematographer Is Waiting For?

Cinematic Smartphone Filmmaking Isn’t Possible… Or Is It?

These filters are stepping up your smartphone filmmaking game by creating the perfect dreamy, cinematic look. I think ...
Cinematic Smartphone Filmmaking Isn’t Possible… Or Is It?

Meet Loab, the AI Demon Now Haunting the Internet

Here is everything you need to know about the artificial demon that is haunting the internet. AI-generated characters ...
Meet Loab, the AI Demon Now Haunting the Internet

A Blast from the Past—Canon Releases 5 New 4K Camcorders You Won’t Want to Sleep On

These new Canon 4K camcorders are perfect for ENG, documentaries, and more. Did you really think the camcorder ...
A Blast from the Past—Canon Releases 5 New 4K Camcorders You Won’t Want to Sleep On

Quentin Tarantino and Miramax Settle the ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT Lawsuit

The tumultuous saga of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction NFT journey has concluded. During the height of NFT mania ...
Quentin Tarantino and Miramax Settle the ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT Lawsuit

How to Work with a Celebrity

The first rule is to never look them in the eye. Kidding. No, but seriously. Don’t. That’s a ...
How to Work with a Celebrity

Meet the 2022 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Creativity plays a crucial and impactful role in how we tell our stories, and it’s never been more ...
Meet the 2022 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Need a Screenwriting Program? Arc Studio’s Pro Plan Is Now FREE for Students

Screenwriting software doesn’t have to be expensive. Want to learn how to write a screenplay without spending a ...
Need a Screenwriting Program? Arc Studio’s Pro Plan Is Now FREE for Students

The Brand-New Fujifilm X-H2 Has a Huge Selling Point You Need to Know About

Fujifilm releases the X-H2—which helps us understand that the “s” in the X-H2s really was all about speed. ...
The Brand-New Fujifilm X-H2 Has a Huge Selling Point You Need to Know About

Will the Insta360 X3 Get Filmmakers to Try 360° Cinematography?

Insta360 continues rapidly upgrading its action camera. Now it comes with a newer, larger sensor for better resolution ...
Will the Insta360 X3 Get Filmmakers to Try 360° Cinematography?

How Do You Feel About These Filmmaker-Friendly Features on the New iPhone 14 Pro?

Does gimbal-like stabilization and a 48MP camera move the needle? Like clockwork, another September has arrived, and with ...
How Do You Feel About These Filmmaker-Friendly Features on the New iPhone 14 Pro?

What Is the Male Gaze? (Definition and Examples)

How has the male gaze affected your favorite film and television shows? One of the topics Hollywood is ...
What Is the Male Gaze? (Definition and Examples)

How to Get Your Film Funded on Kickstarter

Worried about financing? Here are seven steps to help ensure a successful Kickstarter campaign. This post was written ...
How to Get Your Film Funded on Kickstarter

What the Hell Happened on ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ and What We Can Learn from It

What began as a lauded Black List script and became the buzzed-about second feature from actor/director Olivia Wilde ...
What the Hell Happened on ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ and What We Can Learn from It

What Brendan Fraser’s Comeback Teaches Us as Artists

The Brenaissance has taught us a few things about our work and how we see ourselves at our ...
What Brendan Fraser’s Comeback Teaches Us as Artists

Which Budget Cine Prime Will Win the Crown and Your Wallet?

There’s no need to spend the equivalent of a new Tesla when it comes to purchasing a quality ...
Which Budget Cine Prime Will Win the Crown and Your Wallet?

Are Practical Stunts Always Worth It? Let’s Debate

Sometimes, it’s all right to use a greenscreen and some wires. At No Film School, we love practical ...
Are Practical Stunts Always Worth It? Let’s Debate

This Default Setting on Your TV Is Ruining Movies—How to Fix It

Your TV isn’t providing you with a high-quality movie-watching experience, but you can fix it. Have you ever ...
This Default Setting on Your TV Is Ruining Movies—How to Fix It

Level Up Your Edit Bay with MediaSilo’s Ultimate Post-Production Workflows Guide

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about post-pro in one place. In the world of film and video, ...
Level Up Your Edit Bay with MediaSilo’s Ultimate Post-Production Workflows Guide

Acting Tips and Basics for Beginners

Want some acting advice? Master the basics. Acting is a very useful skill for filmmakers to learn. Not ...
Acting Tips and Basics for Beginners

How to Find Your Way Into the Industry with Jessica M. Thompson

We are joined by Jessica Thompson, whose feature film, The Light of the Moon, won the Audience Award ...
How to Find Your Way Into the Industry with Jessica M. Thompson

Do You Know About the Unseen ‘Game of Thrones’ Pilot?

The pilot audiences know and love wasn’t actually the first pilot… so what happened to the first cut? ...
Do You Know About the Unseen ‘Game of Thrones’ Pilot?

Starring in “Shitty Movies” Taught Olivia Wilde How to Direct ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

Don’t Worry Darling is one of the most highly anticipated films of the fall, and the actor-director shares ...
Starring in “Shitty Movies” Taught Olivia Wilde How to Direct ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

Why Michael K. Williams Pushed for More Gay Intimacy on ‘The Wire’

Michael K. Williams recognized how groundbreaking Omar’s character was on The Wire and pushed to highlight the character’s ...
Why Michael K. Williams Pushed for More Gay Intimacy on ‘The Wire’

How DP Hoyte Van Hoytema Reinvented Day-for-Night in ‘Nope’

This cinematographer reinvited the wheel on day-for-night shots, and this is how he did it. Some of my ...
How DP Hoyte Van Hoytema Reinvented Day-for-Night in ‘Nope’

Read and Download Paul Schrader Screenplays

What’s your favorite Paul Schrader screenplay? One of my favorite screenwriters of all time is Paul Schrader. He’s ...
Read and Download Paul Schrader Screenplays

Joe Dante Believes You Can Create Amazing Things

We are joined by legendary filmmaker, Joe Dante, who directed movies like Gremlins, The Howling, and Innerspace. A ...
Joe Dante Believes You Can Create Amazing Things

When Is the Right Time to Take Big Career Swings?

When thinking of making a big career swing, we have all asked ourselves the question, “What’s the right ...
When Is the Right Time to Take Big Career Swings?

John Carpenter Believes This Movie Reinvented the Vampire Genre

Although the horror auteur is retired from filmmaking, he still enjoys watching great horror films. John Carpenter is ...
John Carpenter Believes This Movie Reinvented the Vampire Genre

Why E.T. Died, and How It’s the Secret to Spielberg’s Masterpiece

Why does E.T. die, and what does the ending of E.T. the Extra–Terrestrial mean? Few movies have ever ...
Why E.T. Died, and How It’s the Secret to Spielberg’s Masterpiece

What Is Forced Perspective Photography in Film? (Definition and Examples)

There’s something so cool about forced perspective photography. One of the most fun camera tricks is forced perspective ...
What Is Forced Perspective Photography in Film? (Definition and Examples)

Atlas Births a God—Happy Birthday to the Atlas Mercury 1.5x Anamorphics

For its sophomore release, Atlas Lens Co. makes quality anamorphic lenses affordable. A fairly new company in the ...
Atlas Births a God—Happy Birthday to the Atlas Mercury 1.5x Anamorphics

How to Write Flashbacks—A Guide for Writers and Directors (Definition and Examples)

Do you know what a flashback is and how to use one? Are you a fan of non-linear ...
How to Write Flashbacks—A Guide for Writers and Directors (Definition and Examples)

Check Out Our Favorite Films That Breathe Life Into Famous Works of Art

There is something deeply satisfying about seeing a film still side-by-side with its point of reference. There are ...
Check Out Our Favorite Films That Breathe Life Into Famous Works of Art

Quentin Tarantino Calls This French New Wave Filmmaker a “Bumbling Amateur”

The king of hot takes is back with another one. If there is one thing you can count ...
Quentin Tarantino Calls This French New Wave Filmmaker a “Bumbling Amateur”

Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik is Leaving ‘House of the Dragon’ After Two Episodes

The song of fire and ice will be continued by a new co-showrunner for its second season. After ...
Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik is Leaving ‘House of the Dragon’ After Two Episodes

Celebrate the Visionary Women Behind ‘Luck,’ the Animated Feature Film from Apple Original Films by Skydance Animation

“I would tell young female creators to never be afraid or lesser than someone else just because you’re ...
Celebrate the Visionary Women Behind ‘Luck,’ the Animated Feature Film from Apple Original Films by Skydance Animation

How Kodak Film Stocks Still Define the Digital Camera World

Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about how Kodak film is made and how it fathered the ...
How Kodak Film Stocks Still Define the Digital Camera World

After Five Years, Rian Johnson Is “Even More Proud” of ‘The Last Jedi’

The Last Jedi might not be your favorite sequel in the Skywalker Saga, but this writer-director feels proud ...
After Five Years, Rian Johnson Is “Even More Proud” of ‘The Last Jedi’

Emmy-Nominated DP Larkin Seiple “Doesn’t Settle” When Lighting the Nostalgic World of ‘Gaslit’

This cinematographer finds profound meaning in the visuals of the quiet and the most absurd moments in a ...
Emmy-Nominated DP Larkin Seiple “Doesn’t Settle” When Lighting the Nostalgic World of ‘Gaslit’

What Is an Unreliable Narrator? And How to Write One (Definition & Examples)

What makes a narrator unreliable in your storytelling? The narrator of your story is the audience’s window into ...
What Is an Unreliable Narrator? And How to Write One (Definition & Examples)

Celebrate National Cinema Day with $3 Movie Tickets

On Sept. 3, all movies on all formats are three bucks for the entire day. NATO’s Cinema Foundation ...
Celebrate National Cinema Day with $3 Movie Tickets

The DZOFilm Gnosis Macro Primes Will Make Tiny Things Cinematic

After making a splash with some excellent zooms and primes, DZOFilm heads into the macro world. DZOFilm came ...
The DZOFilm Gnosis Macro Primes Will Make Tiny Things Cinematic

These 3 Drones Help You Start or Elevate Your Aerial Cinematography

For our Deals of the Week, we celebrate DJI’s new FPV release by showing their other offerings on ...
These 3 Drones Help You Start or Elevate Your Aerial Cinematography

How to Make the Perfect Parody

Disclaimer: I am by no means saying this parody is perfect, but the alliteration was hard to resist! ...
How to Make the Perfect Parody

The Accsoon CineView SE Brings Affordability to SDI Wireless Video

Wireless video transmission is getting more and more affordable. The days of expensive Teradek wireless video transmitters seem ...
The Accsoon CineView SE Brings Affordability to SDI Wireless Video

SmallRig Does Audio? You Need to Meet the Forevala W60

The SmallRig Forevala W60 has arrived and is ready to go toe-to-toe with DJI and Hollyland. But does ...
SmallRig Does Audio? You Need to Meet the Forevala W60

How to Animate VFX on Top of Live-Action Background Plates

Everyone’s favorite fatherly VFX wizard is back with a brand new bag of tricks to help you animate ...
How to Animate VFX on Top of Live-Action Background Plates

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Agenda Is Now Clear… and It’s Not Pretty

Warner Bros. Discovery is trying to reduce its debt, but reducing diversity to appeal to Middle America isn’t ...
Warner Bros. Discovery’s Agenda Is Now Clear… and It’s Not Pretty

What Is a Jump Cut? (Definition and Examples)

Are you a fan of the jump cut? Editors are magicians. They cut films and TV shows together ...
What Is a Jump Cut? (Definition and Examples)

Warner Bros. Can’t Stop Making Changes to Upcoming DC Projects

This has been a rough month for DC superhero movies. Warner Bros. Discovery isn’t finished with canceling or ...
Warner Bros. Can’t Stop Making Changes to Upcoming DC Projects

How Much Money Do You Need to Survive in Los Angeles?

When you’re making a budget to move to Hollywood, keep these things in mind. I moved to Los ...
How Much Money Do You Need to Survive in Los Angeles?

This Is How the Unsettling Worlds of ‘Severance’ Were Brought to Life

Imagine the workspace of Mad Men set in George Orwell’s 1984, and you’ve got Ben Stiller’s Severance. What ...
This Is How the Unsettling Worlds of ‘Severance’ Were Brought to Life

Learn How to Make a Cheap Exterior Rain Shot Look Expensive in 1 Minute with These VFX

Learning VFX isn’t as hard as you think. Sometimes, all it takes is the length of a TikTok. ...
Learn How to Make a Cheap Exterior Rain Shot Look Expensive in 1 Minute with These VFX

25+ Best YouTube to MP3 Converters for 2022 (With Free Options!)

Where’s your favorite place to convert YouTube clips into MP3s? For many editors, grabbing specific sound bites matters ...
25+ Best YouTube to MP3 Converters for 2022 (With Free Options!)

What Is a Costume Designer? And What Does a Costume Designer Do?

How can you bring a character to life on the screen? Make friends with a costume designer, and ...
What Is a Costume Designer? And What Does a Costume Designer Do?

I Funded My $200,000 Short Film by Doing Research Studies and Living Out of a Car for 8 Years

Funding is the biggest dilemma on all our minds, but the only answers we’re ever given are specific ...
I Funded My $200,000 Short Film by Doing Research Studies and Living Out of a Car for 8 Years

Angelino Heights Residents Are Protesting ‘Fast X’ Shoots

Street racing may look cool in the movies, but it has some dangerous and deadly real-life consequences. Since ...
Angelino Heights Residents Are Protesting ‘Fast X’ Shoots

Does Netflix Only Care About Completion Numbers? Neil Gaiman Says Yes

We know how much numbers mean to Netflix, but the completion rate and binge numbers might hold more ...
Does Netflix Only Care About Completion Numbers? Neil Gaiman Says Yes

How to Identify Your Filmmaking Voice and Expand Beyond It

Filmmaker, actor, and writer Cherien Dabis shares how navigating clashing cultures and embracing multiple perspectives expanded her voice ...
How to Identify Your Filmmaking Voice and Expand Beyond It

DJI Transmission Delivers High-Quality Video from 6 Kilometers Away

The DJI Transmission is out in the wild, and reviews have been flooding the YouTube creator space. Is ...
DJI Transmission Delivers High-Quality Video from 6 Kilometers Away

What Is a Simile in Literature, Film, and TV?

Do you know what a simile is? I’m always looking for ways to make my writing pop for ...
What Is a Simile in Literature, Film, and TV?

How We Made the VFX Intro for ‘Gaming Wall Street’—From Storyboard to Final Render

Want to see how professional animators do their work on an HBO Max show? This post was written ...
How We Made the VFX Intro for ‘Gaming Wall Street’—From Storyboard to Final Render

Zoomies Aren’t Just for Dogs—The Coolest Cine Zooms on Sale Right Now

Why buy primes when all you need is one lens? Our Deals of the Week showcase three solid ...
Zoomies Aren’t Just for Dogs—The Coolest Cine Zooms on Sale Right Now

MoviePass Anticipates “Mistakes” with Its Tier System Revival on Labor Day

Our once favorite movie-watching scam is officially back in action. MoviePass was once a great way to watch ...
MoviePass Anticipates “Mistakes” with Its Tier System Revival on Labor Day

China Sends Hollywood a Message

If Hollywood wants to keep making money in China, then it will have to make a few changes. ...
China Sends Hollywood a Message

Looking to Become a Video Game Actor? Here Are Some Tips You Need to Know

Video games are looking to further develop the quality of their characters’ performances through actors like you! Do ...
Looking to Become a Video Game Actor? Here Are Some Tips You Need to Know

The Warner Bros. Discovery Situation Is Worse Than You Think

There seems to be a pattern with the shows and films that are getting the ax. People have ...
The Warner Bros. Discovery Situation Is Worse Than You Think

The 68 (and Counting) Titles HBO Max Has Removed So Far

What else has HBO Max gutted? ​ A little over a week ago, we covered Warner Bros. Discovery ...
The 68 (and Counting) Titles HBO Max Has Removed So Far

You Can Win 1 Million Japanese Yen by Entering Your Tokyo-Themed Short to the Cinematic Tokyo Competition

The Cinematic Tokyo Competition is back and is ready to reward one talented filmmaker with ¥1M. Do you ...
You Can Win 1 Million Japanese Yen by Entering Your Tokyo-Themed Short to the Cinematic Tokyo Competition

Endless Horizons, Limited Resources—What We Learned Making Our First Feature in the Desert

A director once said, “There are many places to put the camera in a scene. Only one of ...
Endless Horizons, Limited Resources—What We Learned Making Our First Feature in the Desert

How New AI and Digital Technologies are Changing the Future of Filmmaking

Technology is starting to play a bigger role in Hollywood. We’ve seen bitcoin tokens exchanged to fund projects, ...
How New AI and Digital Technologies are Changing the Future of Filmmaking

What Is the Plot of a Story? (Definition and Examples)

Are you schooled in writing? What is a plot of a story—do you know? Many people think the ...
What Is the Plot of a Story? (Definition and Examples)

How Can You Navigate Hollywood if You Aren’t Rich or Connected?

Taking a cue from Sydney Sweeney’s comments on wealth and legacy in Hollywood, we break down the ways ...
How Can You Navigate Hollywood if You Aren’t Rich or Connected?

How ‘Better Call Saul’ Delivers a Satisfying Ending with the Bookend Technique

Better Call Saul‘s final moments left us sobbing, showing us the power of the bookend technique. The hurt ...
How ‘Better Call Saul’ Delivers a Satisfying Ending with the Bookend Technique

From Start to Finish, How I Filmed an Indie Feature in 14 Days

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Build an Entire Post-Production Toolkit Without Breaking the Bank

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Why the Advice Jack Nicholson Gave Michael Keaton on ‘Batman’ Is No Longer Relevant Today

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Learn Filmmaking from Your Favorite Creators for 95% Off

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NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—The Essentials: Sound Design

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Atomos Helps Content Creators Venture into Livestreaming Territory with the Zato Connect

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Atomos Helps Content Creators Venture into Livestreaming Territory with the Zato Connect

The New M2 MacBook Pro Kicks Butt, But Is It Worth the Upgrade?

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The New M2 MacBook Pro Kicks Butt, But Is It Worth the Upgrade?

SSFF & ASIA Opens in a Ceremony Worthy of the Metaverse

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What Does It Really Mean to Go Back to Theaters?

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Did They Make ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ without Securing the IP?

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Did They Make ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ without Securing the IP?

Here’s Why the Batsuit Had Nipples in the 90s (And What it Teaches Filmmakers)

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Make Your Feature by Embracing Fear

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Get ‘The Northman’ Ending Explained to You

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Alan Moore Wants You to Know This About Storytelling

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Alan Moore Wants You to Know This About Storytelling

How Will Season 5 of ‘The Rings of Power’ End? Showrunners Already Know

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The Wedge Is Gone—Is the All-New, M2-Powered MacBook Air a Creative’s Dream Machine?

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The Wedge Is Gone—Is the All-New, M2-Powered MacBook Air a Creative’s Dream Machine?

Apple’s Second-Generation M2 Chip Is Here—Will It Offer More to Filmmakers?

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Apple’s Second-Generation M2 Chip Is Here—Will It Offer More to Filmmakers?

The 3 Weirdest and Coolest Lenses on Sale Right Now

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The 3 Weirdest and Coolest Lenses on Sale Right Now

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Is Daniel Plainview Actually the Villain of ‘There Will Be Blood’?

SSFF & ASIA Just Announced Its Global Spotlight Award Nominees—Watch Films from Taylor Swift, Darren Aronofsky, and More!

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You Should Know How French New Wave Cinema Continues to Influence Modern Filmmaking

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You Should Know How French New Wave Cinema Continues to Influence Modern Filmmaking

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Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary Will Talk Film in the Brand-New ‘Video Archives Podcast’

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How Did the Tesuque Pueblo Start a Successful Movie and TV Studio?

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You Can’t Fake the Action in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ and This Is How the Filmmakers Pulled It Off

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Netflix Wants to Make Bigger and Better Movies, but Less of Them

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This Is How The Men of ‘Barry’ Redefine Our Expectations of Masculinity

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This Is How The Men of ‘Barry’ Redefine Our Expectations of Masculinity

What’s Your Responsibility as a Filmmaker—and Film Watcher?

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How DP Larkin Seiple Made the “Absurdity Even Stronger” in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

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After Editors’ Demands, Apple Promises to “Help Support Your Film and TV Projects”

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Hey, BIPOC Non-WGA Writers—The 2022 “Mentorship Matters” Submissions Open Soon

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How Big Is the Military’s Involvement with Movies Like ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Captain Marvel’?

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These Jurors Are Ready to Find the Best Smartphone Short Film at SSFF & ASIA

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Is This the Best Digital Sensor Ever Made? Meet the New ARRI Alexa 35

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Film Festival Founders Share How You Can Grow from the Festival Experience

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Learn the Ethics of Homage from ‘Requiem for a Dream’ and ‘Perfect Blue’

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A New Fuji Flagship Offers 14+ Stops of Dynamic Range—Introducing the Fujifilm X-H2S

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Deity Gets Serious About Affordable Timecode

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The ‘Interstellar’ Movie Explained: Plot, Timeline, Ending, Themes, and Meaning

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Older Demos Finally Return to the Theater for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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Quentin Tarantino’s Film Theory Book ‘Cinema Speculation’ Comes Out Oct. 25

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Why Are Villains with a God Complex So Compelling to Writers?

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Why Are Villains with a God Complex So Compelling to Writers?

How Making a Doc About a Punk Band Taught Me to Be an Indie Filmmaker

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We Need to Talk About ‘RRR’ and Original Blockbusters

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David Fincher Chats with Directors Tim Miller and Alberto Mielgo About ‘Love Death + Robots Volume 3’

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David Fincher Chats with Directors Tim Miller and Alberto Mielgo About ‘Love Death + Robots Volume 3’

How ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Went from 10 Screens to $50+ Million at the Box Office

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How ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Went from 10 Screens to $50+ Million at the Box Office

Do Movie Stars Still Matter for Indie Filmmakers?

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Do Movie Stars Still Matter for Indie Filmmakers?

How Creators Use Color in Filmic Storytelling

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How Creators Use Color in Filmic Storytelling

Want to Read and Download Spielberg Movie Screenplays?

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Want to Read and Download Spielberg Movie Screenplays?

Everything We Know About Apple’s New M2 Series

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Everything We Know About Apple’s New M2 Series

The RØDECaster Pro II Gives Us the Future of Audio Content Creation

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The RØDECaster Pro II Gives Us the Future of Audio Content Creation

We’re Releasing Roughly 30% Fewer Movies in Theaters

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We’re Releasing Roughly 30% Fewer Movies in Theaters

The Magical Realism Behind the Ending of ‘mother!’

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The Magical Realism Behind the Ending of ‘mother!’

How to Improve the Characters in Your Screenplay

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How to Improve the Characters in Your Screenplay

Hollywood’s Beautiful Images Over the Years Prove Cinema’s Empathy Machine

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Hollywood’s Beautiful Images Over the Years Prove Cinema’s Empathy Machine

Guillermo del Toro Worries Modern Cinema Is Unsustainable

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Guillermo del Toro Worries Modern Cinema Is Unsustainable

How Do You Bring a Unique Perspective to a TV Series? Director Isabel Sandoval Tells Us

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How Do You Bring a Unique Perspective to a TV Series? Director Isabel Sandoval Tells Us

How the Themes in Season Three of ‘Barry’ Shine Through

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How the Themes in Season Three of ‘Barry’ Shine Through

Is ARRI’s New Camera Almost Here? Yes, It Is!

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Is ARRI’s New Camera Almost Here? Yes, It Is!

Seth Green’s NFT TV Character Is Stolen and Might Derail His TV Show

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Director James Gray Wants Studios to Take Chances on Specialty Films

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Director James Gray Wants Studios to Take Chances on Specialty Films

Canon Goes Super 35 Mirrorless—Introducing the Canon R7 and R10

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Canon Goes Super 35 Mirrorless—Introducing the Canon R7 and R10

Are You Using Circular Storytelling? The Pros and Cons of This Tactic

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Are You Using Circular Storytelling? The Pros and Cons of This Tactic

Sound Can Make or Break Your Project—Here’s Some Affordable Sound Gear to Help

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Sound Can Make or Break Your Project—Here’s Some Affordable Sound Gear to Help

How ‘Euphoria’ Puts Your Empathy to Work

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How ‘Euphoria’ Puts Your Empathy to Work

North America Is Overtaking China as the Largest Global Box Office Market

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North America Is Overtaking China as the Largest Global Box Office Market

The ‘Contact’ Movie Explained: What Does the Ending Mean?

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The ‘Contact’ Movie Explained: What Does the Ending Mean?

From Tax Audits to the Multiverse: Editing ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ in Adobe Premiere Pro

Learn how editor Paul Rogers and director pair the Daniels edited a key scene for the hit film. ...
From Tax Audits to the Multiverse: Editing ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ in Adobe Premiere Pro

Could DALL-E 2’s AI Technology Kill Filmmaking as We Know It?

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Could DALL-E 2’s AI Technology Kill Filmmaking as We Know It?

These Films Featuring Tokyo and Its Charms Are Free to Watch Now

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These Films Featuring Tokyo and Its Charms Are Free to Watch Now

Cine Goes Macro—Sirui Introduces Full-Frame Jupiter Series

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Cine Goes Macro—Sirui Introduces Full-Frame Jupiter Series

How Did ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Buck Conventions to Become a Mega Hit?

Great romantic comedies have the potential to be very successful. I love a great Hollywood success story that ...
How Did ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Buck Conventions to Become a Mega Hit?

This Damaged Father/Son Relationship Birthed Hollywood’s Greatest Monsters

Take that, Dad! What’s the scariest monster to you? I remember watching the classic Hollywood monster movies with ...
This Damaged Father/Son Relationship Birthed Hollywood’s Greatest Monsters

What Are the 7 Rules of Cinematic Framing and Composition?

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What Are the 7 Rules of Cinematic Framing and Composition?

You Are Going to Fail at Filmmaking More Than You Succeed—How to Deal with It

It’s time to get back on the horse—uh, dolly? Whatever metaphor works for you. Sometimes, your dreams get ...
You Are Going to Fail at Filmmaking More Than You Succeed—How to Deal with It

How Hitchcock’s Use of Stairs Was Different Than Any Other Director

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How Hitchcock’s Use of Stairs Was Different Than Any Other Director

Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat to Award 3 First-Look Screenwriting Deals for Black Women (Free Entry!)

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Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat to Award 3 First-Look Screenwriting Deals for Black Women (Free Entry!)

Tom Cruise Made Sure ‘Top Gun 2’ Debuted on the Big Screen

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Tom Cruise Made Sure ‘Top Gun 2’ Debuted on the Big Screen

Will This Be James Cameron’s ‘Water’-loo?

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Will This Be James Cameron’s ‘Water’-loo?

The 3 Things Your Screenplay Is Missing in Act Two (and How to Find Them)

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The 3 Things Your Screenplay Is Missing in Act Two (and How to Find Them)

Phones Aren’t Phones Anymore—Sony Xperia 1 IV Debuts with True Optical Zoom Lens

Sony Electronics has unveiled the Xperia 1 IV smartphone, powered by Android. It features the world’s first true ...
Phones Aren’t Phones Anymore—Sony Xperia 1 IV Debuts with True Optical Zoom Lens

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The Nanlite Forza 60C Scoffs at RGBWW and Follows in ARRI’s Footsteps

These Thompson/Bordwell Online Film Books Are Now Available for Free

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These Thompson/Bordwell Online Film Books Are Now Available for Free

3 Lessons from the Opening Scene of ‘The Godfather’

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3 Lessons from the Opening Scene of ‘The Godfather’

We Almost Got a Mike Myers Version of ‘The Graduate’ Instead of ‘Wayne’s World’

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We Almost Got a Mike Myers Version of ‘The Graduate’ Instead of ‘Wayne’s World’

10 Screenwriting and Directing Tips from Robert Eggers

Go into a new storytelling land with Robert Eggers. There are few writer/directors who tread into history like ...
10 Screenwriting and Directing Tips from Robert Eggers

What Made Hans Landa One of the Greatest Villains in Recent Memory?

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What Made Hans Landa One of the Greatest Villains in Recent Memory?

How This Writing Team Got Their First Feature (With a Little Help from This Podcast!)

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How This Writing Team Got Their First Feature (With a Little Help from This Podcast!)

We’re Going Back to Basics—Color Grading 101 in 2022

Color grading has boomed in the last few years, so Film Riot has gone back to basics to ...
We’re Going Back to Basics—Color Grading 101 in 2022

Venus Optics Just Took Anamorphic Lenses to the Nano Scale

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Venus Optics Just Took Anamorphic Lenses to the Nano Scale

The Battle of the Affordable Mirrorless Cameras

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The Battle of the Affordable Mirrorless Cameras

How Is ‘Avatar 2: The Way of Water’ Bringing 3D Back to Theaters?

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How Is ‘Avatar 2: The Way of Water’ Bringing 3D Back to Theaters?

This Incredible Anamorphic Lens Costs Less Than Your Favorite Canon Prime

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This Incredible Anamorphic Lens Costs Less Than Your Favorite Canon Prime

Learn How to Develop Your Voice as a Screenwriter

Everyone wants a screenwriter with a voice. So how do you find yours? If you’re into screenwriting, then ...
Learn How to Develop Your Voice as a Screenwriter

Renting Gear Can Be a Hassle—With BoxedUp, You Have More Options

BoxedUp is an alternative way to rent the gear you need, or earn some money on the gear ...
Renting Gear Can Be a Hassle—With BoxedUp, You Have More Options

Why ‘The Batman’ Cinematography Is Different Than Every Other Superhero Movie

Few superhero movies look as exquisite as The Batman. It’s been a few weeks since I saw it ...
Why ‘The Batman’ Cinematography Is Different Than Every Other Superhero Movie

Have You Heard This Insane Mike Nichols Caviar Story?

Mike Nichols never compromised with the shots he knew he needed. It’s funny how film legends grow. Something ...
Have You Heard This Insane Mike Nichols Caviar Story?

Unpack the Triumphs and Challenges of Directing ‘Everything, Everywhere, All At Once’

What’s it like being everything, everywhere, all at once? One of the great pleasures of watching a modern ...
Unpack the Triumphs and Challenges of Directing ‘Everything, Everywhere, All At Once’

If You Want to Do Nicole Kidman’s AMC Ad With Her, We Can Help

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Check Out This Scarlet Witch AE Tutorial (FREE Assets and Template)

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Check Out This Scarlet Witch AE Tutorial (FREE Assets and Template)

Turn Your DJI RS 2 into a Literal “All-Day” Gimbal Rig

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Turn Your DJI RS 2 into a Literal “All-Day” Gimbal Rig

How Do Great Writers Use Literal Scars to Reveal Character?

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How Do Great Writers Use Literal Scars to Reveal Character?

Award-Winning Director John Madden Talks Crafting Tension in ‘Operation Mincemeat’

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Award-Winning Director John Madden Talks Crafting Tension in ‘Operation Mincemeat’

NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Mastering Multi-Cam Editing

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NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Mastering Multi-Cam Editing

4 Tips to Help You Capture the Beauty of Blue Hour

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4 Tips to Help You Capture the Beauty of Blue Hour

Sunshine Noir—A Genre Dedicated to the Madness of Los Angeles

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Sunshine Noir—A Genre Dedicated to the Madness of Los Angeles

Read the Screenplay for Spike Lee’s Unmade Jackie Robinson Biopic

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Read the Screenplay for Spike Lee’s Unmade Jackie Robinson Biopic

New in Premiere Pro—Redesigned Import and Export, Integrated Reviews, and Auto Color

Adobe was at NAB 2022 to present the latest releases and welcome Frame.io to the Adobe family. This ...
New in Premiere Pro—Redesigned Import and Export, Integrated Reviews, and Auto Color

Filmmakers, Netflix’s New Mandates Ask You to Side-Step Sadness, Create Action, and Appease Gen Z

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Kendrick Lamar Pulls Off Epic Deepfakes for ‘The Heart Part 5’ Video

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What Can We Learn from Kevin Smith’s Films?

In his strange cinematic universe, Kevin Smith has created some good (and some sorta bad) films that we ...
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Speed Up Deliverables with MASV Multiconnect by… Combining the Internet?

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Change the Way You Use Lens Filters with the H&Y RevoRing

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Change the Way You Use Lens Filters with the H&Y RevoRing

Tiny Drones Just Went Pro—Introducing the DJI Mini 3 Pro

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Here’s How You Can Automatically Make 3D Models with a Sony Camera

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Here’s How You Can Automatically Make 3D Models with a Sony Camera

Are There Too Many Multiverses in Theaters Right Now? Jamie Lee Curtis Weighs In

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Hundreds of 35mm Film Trailers Are Now Available on YouTube

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Iron Glass Adaptors Rehouse Soviet Lenses for Cinema—And Now They’re Shipping Again!

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The Art of Creating an Interesting Dialogue-Heavy Scene

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This Is How ‘The Mandalorian’ Honors ‘Star Wars’ While Still Doing Its Own Thing

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Filmmaking Tools and Tech That Excite Us the Most as We Wrap Up NAB 2022

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10 Expert-Level Filmmaking Tips from Jane Campion

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How Blackmagic Design Helped Save ‘All Rise’ During the Pandemic

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The Power of the Ask—And Other Things I Learned Making My First Sci-Fi Telenovela

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10 Screenwriting Tips That Sequel Screenwriters Want You to Know

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What Are the Five Key Elements to Classic Hollywood Storytelling?

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Ever Heard of a “Stack Buster” Screenplay?

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Robert Eggers Tears Through ‘The Northman’ Viking Accuracy and Effects

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There Is a Secret Door into Hollywood, and It’s Called “Gratitude”

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Have You Seen This Version of ‘The Batman’… with Adam West?!

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24 Hours Only: Get the TERMINUS Retro Effects Pack for Free from Film Crux

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Post-Production at NAB 2022 Gets CGI, Sound Design, Motion Graphics, and More!

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The SIGMA fp Gets Another Major Update—Long Live SIGMA fp!

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Aputure Teases MT Pro and MC Pro on the Wave of a Big Reveal

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What You Can Learn from These Memorable Diegetic Musical Moments

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The DZOFilm Pictor 14-30mm T2.8 Is the Extreme Wide-Angle Lens of Your Dreams

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Lighting at NAB 2022 Brings You a Cornucopia of Color

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This visionary director tackles one of drama’s greatest stories set in history’s darkest age… and it’s punk rock. ...
Robert Eggers Explains How the Devil Is in the Details on ‘The Northman’

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All Our NAB 2022 Coverage, At Your Fingertips

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SmallRig’s New RC 220 LEDs: Two of NAB’s Most Budget-Friendly Crowd-Pleasers

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The Gamut of Life: Prolycht’s Orion 675 FS Takes On HMIs at NAB 2022

Why the All-New SmallHD Cine 18 Is an Instant Classic

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Why the All-New SmallHD Cine 18 Is an Instant Classic

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The Atomos Connect and Shogun Connect have been unveiled at NAB 2022, connecting your entire production workflow via ...
Atomos Connect and Shogun Connect Blast Camera-to-Cloud Workflows out of the Atmosphere

Sam Levinson Says He Rewrites ‘Euphoria’ Drafts from Memory Hundreds of Times

Can you rewrite from your memory? The creator of Euphoria, Sam Levinson, is like the sound bite king. ...
Sam Levinson Says He Rewrites ‘Euphoria’ Drafts from Memory Hundreds of Times

The New Teradek Serv 4K Serves 4K HDR from Set to Post

Making the most of its new partnership with Frame.io, the newly released Teradek Serv 4K brings your workflow ...
The New Teradek Serv 4K Serves 4K HDR from Set to Post

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Every once in a while a movie comes out that blows our collective hearts and minds. This is ...
The Genius Talent Behind ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’—All at Once

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These props look too good to eat. Most movie and TV props are made to be handled, producing ...
You Can Easily Make These 4 Delicious Edible Props

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The cloud has taken over every part of normal life. Now Frame.io is bringing the tech to every ...
NAB 2022 Is Here, and Frame.io May Already Be the Star of the Show

NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Mastering the Timeline: The Basics

No Film School has a brand new Premiere Pro Masterclass with Jason Levine heading your way, thanks to ...
NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Mastering the Timeline: The Basics

Wait, Is Netflix Spending $30 Million Per Episode on ‘Stranger Things’ S4?

This seems like a lot of Demogorgon money. Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Stranger Things Season ...
Wait, Is Netflix Spending $30 Million Per Episode on ‘Stranger Things’ S4?

The Free WGA TV Support Staff Training Program Is Open for Entries

Are you ready to be trained to work in television? The Writers Guild Initiative, which is a non-profit ...
The Free WGA TV Support Staff Training Program Is Open for Entries

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Green Screens Aren’t Green Anymore (And That’s Why the ‘Dune’ VFX Look So Good)

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Has sex changed in movies? Is 40 too old to launch a new career? Where do we get ...
What Happened to All the Sex in Movies?

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Ultra wide lenses seem like niche pieces of kit, but offer a lot of options when working in ...
The Irix 11mm Gets Full-Frame Sensors in All the Tight Spaces

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Beauty and the Beast was a huge risk for Disney, but the rewards were everlasting. After 30 years, ...
Do You Know How ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Transformed American Animation?

TV Is Back—Netflix to Add Commercials to Some Plans

So, is Netflix just TV now? When Netflix came onto the scene, it felt revolutionary. You could stream ...
TV Is Back—Netflix to Add Commercials to Some Plans

Janusz Kaminski Says Cinematographers Are Losing Control of Images They Shoot

With the rise of digital effects, are cinematographers in control of the image anymore? Perhaps we should have ...
Janusz Kaminski Says Cinematographers Are Losing Control of Images They Shoot

Why You Should Care About the Great Netflix Password Crackdown

As much as we don’t like it, Netflix’s most recent decision is pretty smart in its fight for ...
Why You Should Care About the Great Netflix Password Crackdown

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Robert Eggers makes immersive features. Want to appreciate how much hard work and teamwork goes into making a ...
Go Behind the Scenes of Robert Eggers’ New Movie ‘The Northman’

A Showrunner Gives You Advice on Taking Manager Meetings

Everyone is so worried about getting reps that they forget to engage with them. Have you ever felt ...
A Showrunner Gives You Advice on Taking Manager Meetings

A Roundtable on the 5 Apps Every Filmmaker Needs

We speak with Guy Goldstein (founder and CEO of WriterDuet), Gad Tisch (founder and President of Croogloo), Steve ...
A Roundtable on the 5 Apps Every Filmmaker Needs

How the Spectacle of ‘Game of Thrones’ Killed Our Suspension of Disbelief

Did Game of Thrones fail one of our favorite characters because of lazy writing and the desire to ...
How the Spectacle of ‘Game of Thrones’ Killed Our Suspension of Disbelief

Why Was This Scene Deleted from ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’?

The extended universe of this movie’s extended universe is astounding. This year, the movie with the highest per-screen ...
Why Was This Scene Deleted from ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’?

Is DJI the King of Aerial Footage? Here Are Three Drones to Test That Theory

DJI has released some impressive drones in an attempt to capture the crown. We found three drones from ...
Is DJI the King of Aerial Footage? Here Are Three Drones to Test That Theory

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Blackmagic takes a philosophically different approach as it moves in on remote cloud-based post workflows. It seems like ...
Blackmagic Opens Up the Cloud with Resolve 18 and New Hardware to Drive It

Andrew Dominik Confirms There’s Another, Longer Version of ‘The Assassination of Jesse James’ Out There

Would you want to see the longer version of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert ...
Andrew Dominik Confirms There’s Another, Longer Version of ‘The Assassination of Jesse James’ Out There

Nic Cage Wants You to Know How the Industry Has Changed

People thought Nic Cage was phoning it in for those VOD films. That’s not true at all. Nicolas ...
Nic Cage Wants You to Know How the Industry Has Changed

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Knowing cinema history allows you to understand why things happen the way they do today. Have you ever ...
The 1903 Movie ‘The Great Train Robbery’ Changed Cinema for All Time

What Do Critics Think is the Best British Film of the 21st Century?

What’s your favorite British movie of the last 20-odd years? Sometimes, the folks in Hollywood forget there is ...
What Do Critics Think is the Best British Film of the 21st Century?

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You Can Use Your Crypto to Buy AMC Movie Tickets Now

You Still Have a Chance to Catch Up with Our Adobe Premiere Masterclasses!

Are you behind on our Premiere Pro masterclasses? You can still catch up before the new class next ...
You Still Have a Chance to Catch Up with Our Adobe Premiere Masterclasses!

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People like to get steamy. Hollywood should stop ignoring this audience. If you’re at all like me, you ...
Erotic Thrillers Are Back, and Hollywood Has No Idea What to Do with Them

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If you were in control of the DC Comics catalog, what would you do with it? Over the ...
What Are WB’s Big Plans for the DC Universe?

8 Years, 5 Countries, 0 Producers, Many Friends—How This Indie Feature Got Made

This filmmaker explains this international project in their own words. This post was written by Olivier Wright. Over ...
8 Years, 5 Countries, 0 Producers, Many Friends—How This Indie Feature Got Made

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Specs about all the shiny new tech released before the annual NAB show, and the unfortunate reality of ...
NAB Is Coming, and Here’s Why We’re Pumped

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Teams Up with Sony to Help Aspiring Filmmakers

Sony is helping the aspiring filmmakers of USC’s film school with a new and exciting collaboration. Although this ...
USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Teams Up with Sony to Help Aspiring Filmmakers

Aputure Slims Down the LS 600d Ahead of NAB 2022

The Aputure LS 600d Pro has been a monster hit for Aputure, and it is now dropping a ...
Aputure Slims Down the LS 600d Ahead of NAB 2022

Trailer Alert: David Cronenberg Is Bringing Body Horror Back to Cannes

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What Is Motion Smoothing? And How Can You Turn It Off on Your TV? (Because You Should)

Live the best life possible: one without motion smoothing. Motion smoothing is something that comes up any time ...
What Is Motion Smoothing? And How Can You Turn It Off on Your TV? (Because You Should)

How This First-Time Filmmaker Got Elite Talent on Her Side

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How This First-Time Filmmaker Got Elite Talent on Her Side

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One of TV’s most prolific writers and performers spoke with us about his new project, The Outlaws. There ...
‘The Office’ Creator Stephen Merchant Shares TV Writing Tips and a New Project

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The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves with cinematography by Greig Fraser, looks stunning. Here’s a look at why ...
Why Does ‘The Batman’ Look So Gorgeous? (And How You Can Copy The Look)

Amateur Writers: Do NOT Do These 5 Things…

Amateur writers, it’s time to learn some lessons. When you’re trying to break into screenwriting, you’ll try anything. ...
Amateur Writers: Do NOT Do These 5 Things…

Paul Verhoeven Wants James Bond to Have Sex Again

Paul Verhoeven wants Bond to return to his roots. Ever since making Benedetta, director Paul Verhoeven has been ...
Paul Verhoeven Wants James Bond to Have Sex Again

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Sometimes a movie delivers on every level. The biggest hit of the last few years has to be ...
Unlock the Visual Effects of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Need Music & SFX? Top 6 Reasons to Consider AudioHero for Your Next Video

All the reasons why you need to be using royalty-free audio—plus one hell of a deal from AudioHero. ...
Need Music & SFX? Top 6 Reasons to Consider AudioHero for Your Next Video

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If you thought the DJI Ronin 4D was weird, get a load of these digital video (and photo) ...
Ranking the 10 Weirdest Digital Cameras of All Time

Paul Schrader’s 1-Page Outline for ‘The Mosquito Coast’ Is Bonkers

Outlines help you always know where you’re going. We all know writing a screenplay is incredibly hard. While ...
Paul Schrader’s 1-Page Outline for ‘The Mosquito Coast’ Is Bonkers

This Is Why Robert Eggers “Can’t Stand” Watching One of His Own Movies

Robert Eggers proves he is just like us by being extremely self-critical of his work. With The Northman‘s ...
This Is Why Robert Eggers “Can’t Stand” Watching One of His Own Movies

Nic Cage’s AMA Offers Up Some Deep and Hilarious Answers

Nic Cage dares you to ask him anything. There’s just something about Nicolas Cage that has captured our ...
Nic Cage’s AMA Offers Up Some Deep and Hilarious Answers

Gear Up Your New Sony E-Mount Camera with These Awesome Lens Kits

A camera is only half of a working image capture solution. We dug into our Deals of the ...
Gear Up Your New Sony E-Mount Camera with These Awesome Lens Kits

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DALL·E 2 is a new AI system from OpenAI that can create realistic images and art from a ...
The AI Overlords Have Arrived to Boost Your Creative Projects

The TLS Vega Cine Primes Are Fast, Furious, and Production-Ready

These sleek new full-frame lenses are heavy hitters ready for any production. TLS has officially dropped the full ...
The TLS Vega Cine Primes Are Fast, Furious, and Production-Ready

You Can Attend This Filmmaking Lab with Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the Amazon

Your chance to make a film in the Amazon jungle is here. The modern master of Thai cinema, ...
You Can Attend This Filmmaking Lab with Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the Amazon

How Daniels Transformed Their Overwhelming Feelings into ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Life is complicated and messy, but Daniels learned how to embrace the mess in their latest film. A24’s ...
How Daniels Transformed Their Overwhelming Feelings into ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Will Smith Banned from Academy Events for a Decade

Will Smith will not be allowed to participate in Academy events for a decade.  In an unprecedented move, ...

Is Elon Musk the New Face of Low-Earth Orbit Filmmaking?

Return to Space directors and cast members reveal how they captured a new perspective on the billionaire space ...
Is Elon Musk the New Face of Low-Earth Orbit Filmmaking?

This Is Why Michael Haneke Films Make You So Uncomfortable

It’s that feeling that makes you squirm in your seats that Haneke is searching for in each of ...
This Is Why Michael Haneke Films Make You So Uncomfortable

This Handy App Lets You Write Outside Without Screen Glare

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This Handy App Lets You Write Outside Without Screen Glare

How This Indie Filmmaker Surpassed the Bechdel Test

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How This Indie Filmmaker Surpassed the Bechdel Test

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The RED V-Raptor Is Out in the Wild, and It’s Fierce

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Daniels want to take you on an interdimensional journey. Here at No Film School, we’ve been covering Daniels ...
How Did Daniels Achieve the VFX in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’?

10 Screenwriting Tips from the Coen Brothers

Does anyone write characters and plots better than the Coen brothers? When it comes to writing, few people ...
10 Screenwriting Tips from the Coen Brothers

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This is what happens when you criticize classic scenes from The Godfather on Twitter… In this episode, we ...
Plagiarizing Film Students—And Was ‘The Godfather’ Lit Poorly?

Lord and Miller Skewer Hollywood Over Its Diminishment of Animation

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Lord and Miller Skewer Hollywood Over Its Diminishment of Animation

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Kevin Smith is breaking new ground. Raconteur and filmmaker Kevin Smith has had a pretty wild career. His ...
We Have New Details and a Trailer for Kevin Smith’s NFT Movie

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Having Trouble with R3D in Premiere Pro? Our NFS + Adobe Masterclasses Have You Covered

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Sony a7S III vs FX3: Which Compact Cinema Option Is Best for You?

Steven Soderbergh Is Giving Away a $300,000 Grant to Help Filmmakers Like You Finish Your Project

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Steven Soderbergh Is Giving Away a $300,000 Grant to Help Filmmakers Like You Finish Your Project

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The DJI Mic Is Finally Here to Listen

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ARRI Sets New Stabilizer Standard with the TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2

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How This First-Time Filmmaker Got It Done—By Laying It All on the Line

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Why Pivoting from Fiction to Documentary Filmmaking Could Be the Right Choice for You

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Director Asghar Farhadi Found Guilty of Plagiarizing from His Film Student

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Learn How to Improve Your Production from the 5 Founders of These Must-Have Apps

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Bill Hader Created a Killer Character to Deal with Life, and You Can Too

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Kubrick’s Original Treatment for ‘The Shining’ Is Astounding

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NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Livestream Masterclass: Choosing Hardware for Editing & Production

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NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Livestream Masterclass: Choosing Hardware for Editing & Production

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Disney Has Suddenly Edited Out Some Scenes of Violence from Marvel Shows on Its Streaming App

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The Oscar Tribute to Bond Proves It Can Embrace Popular Movies

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10 Filmmaking Tips from Akira Kurosawa

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Do the Razzies Mean More to Us Than the Oscars?

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The Pinhole Pro Max Lens Give Vintage Aesthetics a Modern Upgrade

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10 Screenwriting Tips from Best Screenplay Oscar Nominees and Winners of 2022

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Why Does Steven Spielberg Think ‘Squid Game’ Changed All of Hollywood?

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10 Screenwriting Tips from Martin Scorsese

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Learn How Ti West Brings “Lowbrow Cinema” Into the Blood-Stained Spotlight

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Want a Production-Ready Gimbal Kit? We Got You Covered

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Think You Can’t Shoot on Film with a Low Budget? The 16mm Short ‘We Won’t Forget’ Proves Us Otherwise

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4 Ways to Create a Cinematic Mode on Any Smartphone

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Use This Advanced Technique to Make Your Lighting Instantly Cinematic

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What Makes a Meaningful Vigilante Story?

Large-Format Cinematography Goes Giant with New IMAX Film Cameras

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Large-Format Cinematography Goes Giant with New IMAX Film Cameras

Watch Guillermo del Toro Unlock His Underrated Skill of Layering Visual Motifs

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Watch Guillermo del Toro Unlock His Underrated Skill of Layering Visual Motifs

What Was Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton’s Experience with an Intimacy Coordinator?

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What Was Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton’s Experience with an Intimacy Coordinator?

Pull Out Your Phones! Cannes Partners with TikTok, Will Host #TikTokShortFilm Contest

After banning red-carpet selfies a few years ago, Cannes fully embraces viral phone content. Huge news, filmmakers—TikTok has ...
Pull Out Your Phones! Cannes Partners with TikTok, Will Host #TikTokShortFilm Contest

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This Lens May Take the Crown of Bokeh King Without Killing Your Wallet

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Streaming Channels Are At War—But Who’s Winning?

How Tarantino Imagined a World with Justice in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

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How Tarantino Imagined a World with Justice in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

How ‘The Batman’ Focuses on Shadows and Light in Its Theme and Visuals

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How ‘The Batman’ Focuses on Shadows and Light in Its Theme and Visuals

Is the Mac Studio Good for Filmmakers? We Reviewed One to Find Out

The New Mac Studio has a lot of punch for a relatively small bite at your wallet. The ...
Is the Mac Studio Good for Filmmakers? We Reviewed One to Find Out

Bad News! Netflix Is Onto Us! Will Make Subscribers Pay for Users Outside Their Homes

How many people do you share your Netflix account with? Netflix just raised prices to $20 a month ...
Bad News! Netflix Is Onto Us! Will Make Subscribers Pay for Users Outside Their Homes

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The 10 Best Podcasts for Screenwriters

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The 10 Best Podcasts for Screenwriters

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What Object Does the ‘Bridgerton’ Intimacy Coordinator Use to Make Sex Scenes “Less Awkward”?

Why Are Current Movies and TV Shows So Darkly Lit?

Have you noticed that lots of movies and TV shows have impenetrable visuals? Ever since Gordon Willis shot ...
Why Are Current Movies and TV Shows So Darkly Lit?

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New B&H Giveaway Winners Announced—and How to Enter the Next Raffle!

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What Are the Three Necessary Elements for Romantic Comedies?

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Three Unique Lenses to Elevate Your Compositions

50 Years Later, Al Pacino Reflects on the “New Identity” Given to Him by ‘The Godfather’

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50 Years Later, Al Pacino Reflects on the “New Identity” Given to Him by ‘The Godfather’

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Jane Campion Had a Wild Weekend—Here Are the Details

3 Filmmaking News Stories That Push All Kinds of Buttons

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3 Filmmaking News Stories That Push All Kinds of Buttons

Is the Universe of ‘Dune’ Expanding Beyond ‘Dune: Part Two’?

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Is the Universe of ‘Dune’ Expanding Beyond ‘Dune: Part Two’?

Why Are So Many Streamers Adding Commercials to Their Plans?

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Why Are So Many Streamers Adding Commercials to Their Plans?

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How much would you pay to see a movie during its opening weekend? You might have noticed that ...
Studios Are Not Happy with AMC Charging People More to See ‘The Batman’

Is the New Apple Studio Display Worth It? (And What Are the Alternatives?)

If Apple’s new Studio Display seems familiar, that’s because it is. But is it any good, and what ...
Is the New Apple Studio Display Worth It? (And What Are the Alternatives?)

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Could this be another example of Hollywood thinking they know what’s best? When the Oscar nominations were announced ...
What’s Up with the Oscars’ Weird Relationship with “Real People” Roles?

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18 Screenwriting and Directing Tips from Paul Thomas Anderson

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Creativity Comes to Life at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival

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The IRIX 21mm f/1.4 Brings Cinema Glass to the Photography World

NAACP Report Finds Hollywood’s Lack of Black Executives Is “Harming the African American Community”

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NAACP Report Finds Hollywood’s Lack of Black Executives Is “Harming the African American Community”

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Apple has dropped some new, and somewhat surprising, kit that hopefully land in a sweet spot for a ...
Should Filmmakers Be Excited about the New Mac Studio and Display?

Pixar Employees Allege Being Censored by Disney Over Same-Sex Affection in Their Films

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Pixar Employees Allege Being Censored by Disney Over Same-Sex Affection in Their Films

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Edgar Wright Is Right! ‘The Batman’ Has One of the Best Car Chase Sequences Ever Filmed

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Edgar Wright Is Right! ‘The Batman’ Has One of the Best Car Chase Sequences Ever Filmed

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Apple Silicon M1 Ultra—A Deep Dive, and What It Means for the Mac Pro

Sarah Polley Explains Writing for the Page vs. the Screen

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Sarah Polley Explains Writing for the Page vs. the Screen

The Not-So-Secret Hack That Makes HBO’s ‘Winning Time’ So Amazing

Winning Time is a win for filmmakers everywhere. We’re fortunate enough to have the two cinematographers (Todd Banhazl ...
The Not-So-Secret Hack That Makes HBO’s ‘Winning Time’ So Amazing

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This Is the Fastest Glass Money Can Buy

More Academy Members Suggest New Oscar Format Relegates Artists to “Second-Class Citizens”

Sixty-five filmmakers have signed an open letter to the Academy, asking them to reverse their controversial decision. Some ...
More Academy Members Suggest New Oscar Format Relegates Artists to “Second-Class Citizens”

Zoë Kravitz Clarifies Statements About Not Being Able to Audition for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

In a world full of spectacle and opinion, can’t someone share their experience without a mob forming? Zoë ...
Zoë Kravitz Clarifies Statements About Not Being Able to Audition for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Apple Speeds Up—Introducing Mac Studio and Studio Display with New M1 Ultra

Apple once again surprises with the new M1 Ultra chip, Mac Studio, and Studio Display. Should Intel and ...
Apple Speeds Up—Introducing Mac Studio and Studio Display with New M1 Ultra

Hollywood’s Transition Away from Physical Media Means Thousands of Movies Go Missing

It’s nice to have movies at the click of a button, but lots of movies have no digital ...
Hollywood’s Transition Away from Physical Media Means Thousands of Movies Go Missing

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Kodi Smit-McPhee Takes the High Road with Sam Elliott’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ Comments

YouTube to Lure Podcasters With Up to $300,000 in Grants

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YouTube to Lure Podcasters With Up to $300,000 in Grants

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Here Are Three Lens Kits for Your New MFT Cinema Camera

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Steven Spielberg Believes Everyone Should “Have a Seat” at the Oscars’ Live Telecast

Zoë Kravitz Was Denied an Audition on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Due to Her Skin Color

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Zoë Kravitz Was Denied an Audition on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Due to Her Skin Color

Netflix Suspends Service in Russia Due to the Invasion of Ukraine

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Netflix Suspends Service in Russia Due to the Invasion of Ukraine

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What Makes the New Godox LITEMONS COB Lights So Brilliant?

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Infighting in Academy Grows After Broadcast Changes Sideline Artists

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Need a Job? The Mandy Network Wants to Help You Find Your Place in the Industry

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