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How This DP Creates Horror with Color and Light in ‘Master’

How much of horror is in the cinematography? A lot, which is why you need a strong director ...
How This DP Creates Horror with Color and Light in ‘Master’

Cherokee Nation Has Announced $1 Million Incentive to Bring in New Film and TV Projects

Indigenous representation in front of and behind the camera matters. The Cherokee Nation has announced a $1 million ...
Cherokee Nation Has Announced $1 Million Incentive to Bring in New Film and TV Projects

A Look at the Short-to-Feature Path of Sundance Filmmakers Adamma & Adanne Ebo

It’s satire, but not a mockumentary. It was a short film, but with big risks. Now it’s the ...
A Look at the Short-to-Feature Path of Sundance Filmmakers Adamma & Adanne Ebo

Martin Scorsese Wants You to Watch ‘Nightmare Alley’ on the Big Screen

Martin Scorsese is urging you to participate in one of the best films of the year. We’re no ...
Martin Scorsese Wants You to Watch ‘Nightmare Alley’ on the Big Screen

This Filmmaker Spent 3 Years Shooting on a DJI Osmo to Show What It’s Like to Be Overlooked

Do you have the courage to point the camera every day, at everyone around you? Reid Davenport is ...
This Filmmaker Spent 3 Years Shooting on a DJI Osmo to Show What It’s Like to Be Overlooked

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.25.22

Headlining our Deals of the Week, save a whopping $6,495.00 on the Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera. ...
The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.25.22

Skydio’s Keyframe Feature Is Changing Filmmaking Drones

Drone maker Skydio has a new automated shot design feature that should have filmmakers paying attention. In the ...
Skydio’s Keyframe Feature Is Changing Filmmaking Drones

Peter Dinklage Questions Disney’s Intention for the Dwarves in the ‘Snow White’ Remake

If you’re updating a fairy tale, think wisely about how you advance characters who may not stand the ...
Peter Dinklage Questions Disney’s Intention for the Dwarves in the ‘Snow White’ Remake

Sony and Epic Games Are Changing Virtual Production, and This Matters to All Filmmakers

The incredible resolution, dynamic range, and color accuracy of Sony’s Crystal LED displays come together with Unreal Engine ...
Sony and Epic Games Are Changing Virtual Production, and This Matters to All Filmmakers

Packing a Post-Production Punch with ‘The Suicide Squad’

How did these creators craft the titles for this Warner Bros. film? This post was written by Meagan ...
Packing a Post-Production Punch with ‘The Suicide Squad’

How Jesse Eisenberg Turned an Audible Book into a 16mm First Feature

After decades acting for auteurs, Eisenberg learned a few things about directing. The 2022 Sundance Film Festival opened ...
How Jesse Eisenberg Turned an Audible Book into a 16mm First Feature

Large-Format Cinematographers Have New Options as Tokina Expands Vista Prime Lens Range

Tokina adds two new focal lengths to its Vista Prime cinema lens range, giving large-format cinematographers more options ...
Large-Format Cinematographers Have New Options as Tokina Expands Vista Prime Lens Range

Students—Got Ideas but No Camera? Apply for the Sony Artisan Scholarship!

If you’re currently enrolled in higher education, #SONYEDU is offering $5K of Sony equipment for your next project. ...
Students—Got Ideas but No Camera? Apply for the Sony Artisan Scholarship!

Night Shoots and Pandemic Problems—If This Director Can Do It, You Can Too

Let this filmmaker’s journey in indie film inspire you. One thing great about Sundance is its ability to ...
Night Shoots and Pandemic Problems—If This Director Can Do It, You Can Too

Hollywood Loves Blackmagic, and Why Every Filmmaker Should Too

Blackmagic technologies are making their way into more high-end production and TV shows. Today we take a look ...
Hollywood Loves Blackmagic, and Why Every Filmmaker Should Too

A Rights-Buying Story So Weird, It Might Be a Joke

What does it really mean to get “canceled”? Are NFTs just another con? And why sometimes it’s better ...
A Rights-Buying Story So Weird, It Might Be a Joke

Is the New Canon EOS R5 C the Perfect Hybrid Camera?

Today we’re bringing your attention to one of the best cameras for shooting video–along with photos. Canon recently ...
Is the New Canon EOS R5 C the Perfect Hybrid Camera?

What Does “The Note Behind The Note” Mean?

Getting feedback on your work is like putting together a puzzle! Let me know if this has happened ...
What Does “The Note Behind The Note” Mean?

How Marvel Carefully Crafted Its Best Action Sequence in ‘Shang-Chi’

Speeding buses, practical fight sequences, and a year’s worth of work led to the best seven minutes of ...
How Marvel Carefully Crafted Its Best Action Sequence in ‘Shang-Chi’

The Cameras and Lenses of Sundance 2022 Represent a Shift—What Does It Mean for You?

While ARRI dominates narrative productions once again, Sony makes a big splash at Sundance 2022. But what does ...
The Cameras and Lenses of Sundance 2022 Represent a Shift—What Does It Mean for You?

They’re Building a Movie Studio in Space That’s Supposed to Be Done in 2024

Hollywood is headed into space. Before the pandemic, a hot news story announced Tom Cruise and Doug Liman ...
They’re Building a Movie Studio in Space That’s Supposed to Be Done in 2024

What’s the Best Cinema Camera for the DJI RS 2 Gimbal?

The days of hefty Steadicam and gimbal rigs are slowly fading. We take a look at some attractive ...
What’s the Best Cinema Camera for the DJI RS 2 Gimbal?

China Has Drastically Cut Back on American Movies with No Explanation

American movies used to make big bucks in China. But not for the last few years. For a ...
China Has Drastically Cut Back on American Movies with No Explanation

Sundance 2022 Is for Everyone at Home

Here’s what you have to look forward to at this year’s Sundance. The Sundance Film Festival is an ...
Sundance 2022 Is for Everyone at Home

Some Buffoons Bought a ‘Dune’ Book and Mistakenly Thought They Owned the IP

More like Jodorowsky’s “Doom,” am I right? One of my favorite documentaries of all time is Jodorowsky’s Dune, ...
Some Buffoons Bought a ‘Dune’ Book and Mistakenly Thought They Owned the IP

Elevate Your Weak Drone Footage with These 10 Moves

Get inspired to film some awesome drone footage with these 10 drone movements. Back in 2015, drones were ...
Elevate Your Weak Drone Footage with These 10 Moves

Willem Dafoe Wants to Play a Joker Alongside Joaquin Phoenix

The Joker movie left a lot of room open for a crossover. If you were under a rock ...
Willem Dafoe Wants to Play a Joker Alongside Joaquin Phoenix

The Canon EOS R5 C Obliterates the Line Between Photography and Cinema Cameras

This new full-frame mirrorless camera is a true hybrid, bridging the gap between Canon’s Cinema EOS and EOS ...
The Canon EOS R5 C Obliterates the Line Between Photography and Cinema Cameras

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.17.22

Headlining our Deals of the Week, save $200 on the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Kit with ...
The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.17.22

The Secrets Behind Directing Great Television from Someone Who Does It

Dan Attias breaks down his prolific directing experience and getting to the authenticity of storytelling In this episode, ...
The Secrets Behind Directing Great Television from Someone Who Does It

Microsoft Bets on Activision Blizzard in $70 Billion Sale—What Does This Mean for Film and TV?

The metaverse is coming. The gaming world shook this morning as news of Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard for ...
Microsoft Bets on Activision Blizzard in $70 Billion Sale—What Does This Mean for Film and TV?

How Much Should You Be Paid for Video Work? Take This Survey and Let’s Find Out

How much money are cinematographers and videographers making in your market? Should you be charging more or less? ...
How Much Should You Be Paid for Video Work? Take This Survey and Let’s Find Out

You Can “Carve Spaces” in Unbelievable Ways Through Production Design

Production designer Stefan Dechant tells us how he did it on The Tragedy of Macbeth. You haven’t seen ...
You Can “Carve Spaces” in Unbelievable Ways Through Production Design

Why Are There Almost No Think-Pieces on ‘Yellowstone’?

Almost 11 million people watch a weekly show that feels like it deserves dozens of deep dives, but ...
Why Are There Almost No Think-Pieces on ‘Yellowstone’?

Ricky Gervais Says No Comedy Topic Should Be Off Limits

Comedy, when done well, can help us tackle even the darkest subjects. Ricky Gervais is known as one ...
Ricky Gervais Says No Comedy Topic Should Be Off Limits

Keep Yourself and Your Gear Organized on Location with These Tips

You can’t keep living your life not knowing if you have what you need or not. Have you ...
Keep Yourself and Your Gear Organized on Location with These Tips

What’s Joss Whedon’s Controversial Side of the ‘Justice League’ Story?

It’s a case of he said, they said, the studio said—and we just watched. By now, you know ...
What’s Joss Whedon’s Controversial Side of the ‘Justice League’ Story?

How Your Favorite Best Worst Movie Was Made

Grab your spoons and footballs, because you know we are talking about The Room. We love behind-the-scenes stories. ...
How Your Favorite Best Worst Movie Was Made

20 Screenwriting and Directing Tips from Steven Spielberg

When Steven Spielberg talks, we listen. It’s hard to distill just how much of an impact Steven Spielberg ...
20 Screenwriting and Directing Tips from Steven Spielberg

Do You Know the Five Most Exciting Laptops Arriving in 2022?

We want you to know these new laptop designs that could be perfect for your creative needs! When ...
Do You Know the Five Most Exciting Laptops Arriving in 2022?

‘Don’t Look Up’ Soars to Become Netflix’s Second-Largest Film of All Time

The whole world is watching Don’t Look Up on Netflix. As of writing this article, Adam McKay’s Don’t ...
‘Don’t Look Up’ Soars to Become Netflix’s Second-Largest Film of All Time

GNARBOX Shows Us Why Feature-Rich Gear Is NOT Useful

GNARBOX, the creator of a popular SSD backup device, seems to be gone, even though you can still ...
GNARBOX Shows Us Why Feature-Rich Gear Is NOT Useful

People, ‘The Batman’ Was Never Going to Be Rated R (And It’s Our Fault)

Studios are in the business of making money… just like Bruce Wayne. Like many of you, I drooled ...
People, ‘The Batman’ Was Never Going to Be Rated R (And It’s Our Fault)

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

This holiday season, No Film School partnered with B&H for the holiday giveaway of the year, and we ...
B&H Giveaway Winners Announced—and How to Enter the Next Raffle!

How to Make the Slow Time of Year Busy

Memorializing the celebrities we’ve lost recently, circling back to work during the lull of January, and calling out ...
How to Make the Slow Time of Year Busy

Kinder Camp: A Forgotten Nostalgia-Fueled Genre

Watching your childhood clash with your adulthood on the big screen is a very strange feeling. Growing up ...
Kinder Camp: A Forgotten Nostalgia-Fueled Genre

Get Film Crux’s Terminus Retro Effects Pack for Only $5 (NFS Reader Exclusive)

The first 1,000 NFS readers can get a pretty epic deal on these effects. You know we love ...
Get Film Crux’s Terminus Retro Effects Pack for Only $5 (NFS Reader Exclusive)

Eroticism and Greek Mythology Explain the Wild Ending of ‘The Lighthouse’

The Lovecraftian horror might leave you with more questions than answers, so let’s break down the ending of ...
Eroticism and Greek Mythology Explain the Wild Ending of ‘The Lighthouse’

Could the Slamdance Channel Be the Home for Your Next Indie Film?

Finally, a streaming platform made by filmmakers for filmmakers. Slamdance just announced its new streaming platform for independent ...
Could the Slamdance Channel Be the Home for Your Next Indie Film?

Meet the Pack-and-Go Moza AirCross 3 Gimbal

Moza has introduced its latest compact gimbal stabilizer, the Moza AirCross 3. We get very excited about stabilization ...
Meet the Pack-and-Go Moza AirCross 3 Gimbal

Backstage Acquires ShareGrid to Expand Opportunities for Creatives

After making moves to evolve into a creative juggernaut, Backstage acquires peer-to-peer equipment sharing platform ShareGrid. But what ...
Backstage Acquires ShareGrid to Expand Opportunities for Creatives

How the Switch to Kodak Ektachrome Film Breathed New Life into Season 2 of ‘Euphoria’

Season 2 of Euphoria looks better than ever, thanks to Kodak Ektachrome and the pandemic. The long-awaited season ...
How the Switch to Kodak Ektachrome Film Breathed New Life into Season 2 of ‘Euphoria’

Ben Affleck Dishes on ‘Justice League,’ the Theatrical Experience, and Embracing His Comeback

Ben Affleck has been making some exciting choices lately… One of my favorite movies last year was The ...
Ben Affleck Dishes on ‘Justice League,’ the Theatrical Experience, and Embracing His Comeback

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.10.22

Headlining our Deals of the Week, save $749 on the Atomos Ninja V+ Deluxe Starter Kit, and start ...
The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.10.22

What Is “The Hitchcock Method” and How Can You Emulate It?

Learn from the master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most professional and interesting directors to ...
What Is “The Hitchcock Method” and How Can You Emulate It?

The Semiconductor Shortage Disrupts Sigma Lenses, and Why You Should Worry

The pandemic continues to stress semiconductor production, and that’s a problem for some lens manufacturers. But it’s also ...
The Semiconductor Shortage Disrupts Sigma Lenses, and Why You Should Worry

Crafting the ‘Untold’ Story Behind Hockey’s Mob on Ice

Netflix’s new docuseries Untold explores the stories of the sports world that we don’t see in the headlines. ...
Crafting the ‘Untold’ Story Behind Hockey’s Mob on Ice

RØDE Drops a New VideoMic GO II for Videographers on the Run

Might this be the world’s most popular vlog mic? There are very few film and video products that ...
RØDE Drops a New VideoMic GO II for Videographers on the Run

Peter Dinklage Says It’s Time to “Move On” from the Polarizing ‘GOT’ Final Season

Why are we still transfixed on how it all came to an end? We were all fairly disappointed ...

Enjoy All the References to Other Bond Films in ‘No Time to Die’

James Bond closes a chapter with nods to the previous versions of the character. One of the things ...
Enjoy All the References to Other Bond Films in ‘No Time to Die’

DSLRs Are Dead, and Lenses Are Never Going to Be the Same (Again)

Canon joins Sony and Nikon in slowly killing off the single-lens reflex camera design. But how does this ...
DSLRs Are Dead, and Lenses Are Never Going to Be the Same (Again)

The Ways ‘Pig’ Teaches Us That Empathy Is the Best Revenge

Revenge is a dish best served warm. In the everyday world, we seek revenge through small, almost unnoticeable ...
The Ways ‘Pig’ Teaches Us That Empathy Is the Best Revenge

These 10 Writing Tips from J.K. Rowling Will Make Your Words Magic

J.K. Rowling took us to a magical world. And you can too. Right up front, I’m going to ...
These 10 Writing Tips from J.K. Rowling Will Make Your Words Magic

How a Failed ‘James Bond’ Pitch Landed Tom Holland ‘Uncharted’

It’s not about failing. It’s about taking the shot. No matter how much time you work in Hollywood, ...
How a Failed ‘James Bond’ Pitch Landed Tom Holland ‘Uncharted’

Everything You Need to Know About Paradox in Literature and Film

It’s time to break down the insignificances in life that are very important to creative minds like you ...
Everything You Need to Know About Paradox in Literature and Film

You Can Get the Sony a7 IV Now

The highly anticipated mirrorless camera is in stock! With the many supply chain issues we’ve had over the ...
You Can Get the Sony a7 IV Now

How Do You Raise Money at a Film Festival?

Is Spider-Man: No Way Home Oscar-worthy? How you can raise money at Sundance or other festivals? And what ...
How Do You Raise Money at a Film Festival?

The Zhiyun CRANE-M3 Is a Super-Compact Gimbal for a New Class of Filmmaker

The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M3 is a small gimbal that packs a big punch. When I first heard about the ...
The Zhiyun CRANE-M3 Is a Super-Compact Gimbal for a New Class of Filmmaker

These Are the Best HP Z Monitors for Creative Content

Let’s take a look at some popular Z Series monitor displays from HP. Monitors are some of the ...
These Are the Best HP Z Monitors for Creative Content

This Is Why You Should Appreciate the Cinematic Filmmaking of ‘Twilight’

It is time to appreciate Twilight for the indie-fantasy-film noir that it is. Twilight took the world by ...
This Is Why You Should Appreciate the Cinematic Filmmaking of ‘Twilight’

We Think These Scripts Will Get Oscar Noms—Read and Download Them All

The best way to learn to screenwrite is to read the pros. Right now, the Academy Awards have ...
We Think These Scripts Will Get Oscar Noms—Read and Download Them All

The New ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Designs Will Make You Feel Old

It is always a strange feeling to see your favorite animated characters get older.  Beavis and Butt-Head are ...

This Filmmaker’s “Dogged” Pursuit Is Her Recipe for Success

Nathalie Biancheri shares her non-traditional path to filmmaking and her creative process behind writing and directing the feature ...
This Filmmaker’s “Dogged” Pursuit Is Her Recipe for Success

Guillermo del Toro’s Friendships with Spielberg and George Miller Got Him Through the Pandemic

Friendships can sustain us, even in the most trying times. The pandemic was a brutal time for everyone. ...
Guillermo del Toro’s Friendships with Spielberg and George Miller Got Him Through the Pandemic

What Is Screen Direction, and Why Is It So Important?

What is screen direction, and why does it matter? This post was written by Mal O’Neill. There’s no ...
What Is Screen Direction, and Why Is It So Important?

Check Out 4 ZEISS Lens Series for Your Cinematic Video

Have you wanted to work with ZEISS lenses but don’t know where to start? Cine-style lenses are one ...
Check Out 4 ZEISS Lens Series for Your Cinematic Video

Sundance Film Festival Cancels In-Person Program (Again)

It looks like we are back to virtual events… The Sundance Film Festival had all of us excited ...
Sundance Film Festival Cancels In-Person Program (Again)

Tarantino Won’t Let Miramax Stand in the Way of His ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs

Tarantino and Miramax are in a heated battle over who owns NFT rights to Pulp Fiction. If you ...
Tarantino Won’t Let Miramax Stand in the Way of His ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs

Let These Real-World DPs Tell You What Makes Sony VENICE 2 So Special

We chat with some amazing DPs about what makes Sony VENICE 2 so special for cinematographers. We’re living ...
Let These Real-World DPs Tell You What Makes Sony VENICE 2 So Special

The Box Office Hopes to Fight Back in 2022—But Will It?

Hollywood needs a big year. After the last two years of the dismal pandemic, Hollywood is praying for ...
The Box Office Hopes to Fight Back in 2022—But Will It?

How to “Show, Don’t Tell”—Examples and Definition in Film and Television

You’ve heard the adage, “Show, don’t tell”—but do you know what it means? One of my favorite things ...
How to “Show, Don’t Tell”—Examples and Definition in Film and Television

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.3.22

Headlining our Deals of the Week, save $150 on the Seagate 16TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard ...
The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 1.3.22

Nora Fingscheidt on Being “Drafted” to Direct a Large-Scale Feature

Nora Fingscheidt shares what it’s like to be plucked from German filmmaking to direct a Netflix feature film ...
Nora Fingscheidt on Being “Drafted” to Direct a Large-Scale Feature

YouTubers Put the Sony FX9 Autofocus to a Rocket-Powered Test

Because how else do you test a camera’s AF? Sometimes I find myself feeling quite depressed that the ...
YouTubers Put the Sony FX9 Autofocus to a Rocket-Powered Test

‘Black Widow’ Teaches Us How to Waste a Perfect Villain

Black Widow‘s villain could have been so good. So why was Taskmaster a lackluster character that didn’t impact ...
‘Black Widow’ Teaches Us How to Waste a Perfect Villain

Harper Lee’s Lost Advice for Young Writers

Famous recluse Harper Lee had some amazing writing advice. Harper Lee delivered one of the most quintessentially American ...
Harper Lee’s Lost Advice for Young Writers

Why Were Only 25% of Behind-the-Scenes Jobs Held by Women Last Year?

Since 1998, the number of women working behind-the-scenes on the top films of the year has only increased ...
Why Were Only 25% of Behind-the-Scenes Jobs Held by Women Last Year?

The Ways Adam McKay Balanced the Improv, Endings, and Stars of ‘Don’t Look Up’

If the comet were on its way, what’s the last thing you would do? Adam McKay is not ...
The Ways Adam McKay Balanced the Improv, Endings, and Stars of ‘Don’t Look Up’

Why Video Game Heroes Should Influence the Story’s World

Entertainment in every category relies on the hero. Two of the most fun parts of writing, no matter ...
Why Video Game Heroes Should Influence the Story’s World

How Guillermo del Toro Uses Noir Horror to Push the Dark Themes in ‘Nightmare Alley’

Can film noir and the horror genre ever be separated? The darkness of Guillermo del Toro’s films brings ...
How Guillermo del Toro Uses Noir Horror to Push the Dark Themes in ‘Nightmare Alley’

A Massive List of Winter 2022 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

With icy weather and Omicron on the horizon, it’s time to hole yourself up and apply for some ...
A Massive List of Winter 2022 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

Guillermo del Toro Suggests What We Should Discover in the New Year

What better way to celebrate the New Year than checking out Guillermo del Toro’s favorite pieces of work? ...
Guillermo del Toro Suggests What We Should Discover in the New Year

Learn How to Hack Together a DIY Gimbal (in Less Than 2 Hours)

Because sometimes the best tools for the job are the ones you make yourself. True story: the first ...
Learn How to Hack Together a DIY Gimbal (in Less Than 2 Hours)

This Is What the Pentangle in ‘The Green Knight’ Really Means

Everything you ever wanted to know about The Green Knight can be summarized in one symbol. A24’s The ...
This Is What the Pentangle in ‘The Green Knight’ Really Means

This Hollywood Secret Will Have You Screaming

Who knew screaming could require so much control and attention to detail? A lot of sounds captured on ...
This Hollywood Secret Will Have You Screaming

You Should Be Worried About Cinema Becoming Content, and Here’s Why

I want jobs for me and my friends and more things to watch, but I’m afraid of the ...
You Should Be Worried About Cinema Becoming Content, and Here’s Why

Recreate the Muted, Otherworldly Look of ‘Dune’ with These Free LUTs

Get the look of Dune for free. Since no one is going to be going on location to ...
Recreate the Muted, Otherworldly Look of ‘Dune’ with These Free LUTs

Taking a Look at the Best Writing of 2021

What were some of the best-written movies and television shows of 2021? Writing is the cornerstone of all ...
Taking a Look at the Best Writing of 2021

There’s Incredibly Dynamic Storytelling in This ‘Mass Effect 3’ Mission

Mass Effect is playing off science fiction tropes to force players to make incredible choices. What’s the hardest ...
There’s Incredibly Dynamic Storytelling in This ‘Mass Effect 3’ Mission

How City Streets Are Taken Back in Time for Period Films

Dressing the streets for the era can make all the difference in your period piece. Nothing takes you ...
How City Streets Are Taken Back in Time for Period Films

20 More Screenwriting Tips from Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Time to take some advice from one of the best in the business. From Fleabag to Killing Eve ...
20 More Screenwriting Tips from Phoebe Waller-Bridge

10 Writing and Directing Tips from Denis Villeneuve

There’s a lot to learn about filmmaking from Denis Villeneuve. This feels like it’s the year of Denis ...
10 Writing and Directing Tips from Denis Villeneuve

Let’s Walk Through the Best of 2021 Tech

How does this year’s new tech help filmmakers? If there is a theme to the year in film ...
Let’s Walk Through the Best of 2021 Tech

How to Build a DIY LED Softbox

Build your own LED light with this tutorial! The creative DIY filmmaker sees new possibilities in everything around ...
How to Build a DIY LED Softbox

These Cameras Were the Most-Rented for 2021

What were the most popular camera rentals this year? With the end of the year coming upon us, ...
These Cameras Were the Most-Rented for 2021

What Was the French New Wave in Cinema? (Definition and Examples)

The French New Wave influenced some of your favorite filmmakers. Sometimes we get so swept up in stories ...
What Was the French New Wave in Cinema? (Definition and Examples)

What Does John Waters Think Are the Best Movies of 2021?

Who doesn’t love a little quality time with John Waters? John Waters is one of the fiercest voices ...
What Does John Waters Think Are the Best Movies of 2021?

Get Ready—8K Canon R5c Will Join Mirrorless Line

The 8K camera will be the newest to join Canon’s mirrorless family. Up until the adoption of 4K ...
Get Ready—8K Canon R5c Will Join Mirrorless Line

‘Licorice Pizza’ Editor and DP on Breaking Rules with PTA

Andy Jurgensen and Michael Bauman break down the process behind making Licorice Pizza look, feel, and sound just ...
‘Licorice Pizza’ Editor and DP on Breaking Rules with PTA

There’s an Art to Watching Silent Films: Let’s Learn It Together

What are some silent films you tell everyone to watch? I’m not sure if I consider myself to ...
There’s an Art to Watching Silent Films: Let’s Learn It Together

Read the ‘Joker’ Script PDF (and Download)

Were you a fan of the writing in the Joker script? Joker was such a massive hit in ...
Read the ‘Joker’ Script PDF (and Download)

Tips on iPhone 13 Pro Cinematic Mode for Actual Filmmaking

The iPhone 13 has some amazing features. But as a filmmaker, you have to know how they work ...
Tips on iPhone 13 Pro Cinematic Mode for Actual Filmmaking

The Lord of the Rings’ Teaches You How to Create the Perfect Prologue

Writing is hard. Writing and creating the perfect prologue requires studying the best prologue there ever was. The ...
The Lord of the Rings’ Teaches You How to Create the Perfect Prologue

Did HBO Max’s Bold Streaming Move of Day-and-Date Movies Work?

HBO Max made a lot of filmmakers upset—and made a lot of money. The big bet this year ...
Did HBO Max’s Bold Streaming Move of Day-and-Date Movies Work?

Jimmy Stewart Actually Played a Villain a Few Times (and Crushed It)

He was America’s favorite son—and one time, he was their bad guy. Jimmy Stewart’s career is sort of ...
Jimmy Stewart Actually Played a Villain a Few Times (and Crushed It)

This Is What Makes a Film Rewatchable

Why do we keep returning to some films? We might have an answer. Some movies can be rewatched ...
This Is What Makes a Film Rewatchable

‘Nightmare Alley’ DP and Editor Shed Light on Crafting Utter Darkness

There are some genuinely useful tips and insights in this one. It’s no secret that I love Guillermo ...
‘Nightmare Alley’ DP and Editor Shed Light on Crafting Utter Darkness

Now You Can Video Chat with B&H Experts from Home

What do you do when you can’t go into a physical storefront? The experience of picking up a ...
Now You Can Video Chat with B&H Experts from Home

Recreating the Look from ‘You’ with Cinematographer Sean Alami

Sometimes the best way to learn is by copying movies and TV we like! If you’re as obsessed ...
Recreating the Look from ‘You’ with Cinematographer Sean Alami

What Does the End of Hitchcock’s Career Have to Say About the Start?

Hitchcock went out still challenging audiences to laugh and scream. Alfred Hitchcock could potentially be named the most ...
What Does the End of Hitchcock’s Career Have to Say About the Start?

Out West with ‘Old Henry’ Editor Jamie Kirkpatrick

Here’s how one editor cut together a story of the wild west. This post was written by Meagan ...
Out West with ‘Old Henry’ Editor Jamie Kirkpatrick

The Pandemic Box Office Defeated Everyone… Until Now

Spider-Man: No Way Home becomes highest-grossing 2021 movie in just one weekend. The pandemic has crushed the box ...
The Pandemic Box Office Defeated Everyone… Until Now

How Did HBO Shape (and Continue to Mold) the American Family on TV?

HBO helped define the American family for a new generation. I’m not sure about you, but when I ...
How Did HBO Shape (and Continue to Mold) the American Family on TV?

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Breaks Down the Accuracy of Your Favorite Space Films

Have you ever wondered how close to reality your favorite space movie was? Space is a filmmaker’s favorite ...
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Breaks Down the Accuracy of Your Favorite Space Films

You Can Make a DIY Lens with Great Bokeh Using an Old Projector Lens

If you’re looking to capture a dreamy look, but can’t find a lens in your budget, why not ...
You Can Make a DIY Lens with Great Bokeh Using an Old Projector Lens

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Will Break Away from the Tired ‘Star Wars’ Formula

Are you tired of the same old thing from Star Wars? Well, Robert Rodriguez is here to shake ...
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Will Break Away from the Tired ‘Star Wars’ Formula

Insane Christmas Movies: They’re Non-Union and Lazy, So Why Do We Love Them?

Ready to cuddle up with a bonkers, bad Christmas movie? Tell me if this sounds like you. It’s ...
Insane Christmas Movies: They’re Non-Union and Lazy, So Why Do We Love Them?

Where You Can Get the Top 10 Mirrorless Cameras of 2021

What are some of the best mirrorless cameras on the market? In today’s large market, it’s pretty hard ...
Where You Can Get the Top 10 Mirrorless Cameras of 2021

Combine These Tools to Craft Better Digital FX

​Maxon has announced an update to the Cineware for Unreal plugin, and it’s a big opportunity for VFX ...
Combine These Tools to Craft Better Digital FX

Key Grip Sanjay Sami Breaks Down the Impossible 70-Second Take from ‘The French Dispatch’

Long takes are hard. Mix that with the ambitious mind of Wes Anderson, and you have yourself one ...
Key Grip Sanjay Sami Breaks Down the Impossible 70-Second Take from ‘The French Dispatch’

Eight Essential Cuts Every Video Editor Needs to Know

How many different types of edit points exist in the world of post-production? The answer to that question ...
Eight Essential Cuts Every Video Editor Needs to Know

Why Make Movies? We Discuss

In looking back at 2021, we look forward to an uncertain yet exciting future. As the pandemic bled ...
Why Make Movies? We Discuss

Data Storage and Backups—Strategies for Filmmakers

Jack Schofield said, “Data doesn’t really exist unless you have at least two copies of it.” This post ...
Data Storage and Backups—Strategies for Filmmakers

Apple Dropped a Stop-Motion ‘Ted Lasso’ for the Holidays

Stop-motion Ted is still Ted. There’s nothing like a little stop-motion during the holiday season. Now we have ...
Apple Dropped a Stop-Motion ‘Ted Lasso’ for the Holidays

Adobe Premiere Pro Gets More Creative with December Updates

Character Animator is getting smarter, too. Not to get lost in all the holiday bustle and shuffle, but ...
Adobe Premiere Pro Gets More Creative with December Updates

Ben Affleck Knows the Real Reason ‘The Last Duel’ Suffered at the Box Office

Ben Affleck says the whole industry has changed. I loved The Last Duel. It was a complex and ...
Ben Affleck Knows the Real Reason ‘The Last Duel’ Suffered at the Box Office

James Cameron and Denis Villeneuve Tell You What Movies Look Like in the Future

How do two of the most celebrated filmmakers see the future of movies? Let’s find out! The world ...
James Cameron and Denis Villeneuve Tell You What Movies Look Like in the Future

‘Nightmare Alley’ Weaves Art, Cinema, Philosophy, and Greek Tragedy into a Desperate Warning

Peeling back the layers of Guillermo del Toro’s tour-de-force Nightmare Alley reveals countless references, influences, and utter darkness. ...
<div>‘Nightmare Alley’ Weaves Art, Cinema, Philosophy, and Greek Tragedy into a Desperate Warning</div>

Editing ‘Blind Ambition’ with Paul Murphy

An official winner at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Blind Ambition is an inspiring underdog story for the ...
<div>Editing ‘Blind Ambition’ with Paul Murphy</div>

What Movies Entered the National Registry in 2021?

The Library of Congress has a pretty great movie collection. Yesterday, the Library of Congress unveiled its annual ...
What Movies Entered the National Registry in 2021?

Are Audiences Rebelling Against Long Movies?

More than ever before, audiences are concerned about movie length. During the COVID pandemic, binging TV shows was ...
Are Audiences Rebelling Against Long Movies?

‘Game of Thrones’ DP Rob McLachlan Shares His Favorite Cinematic Images and His (New) Favorite Camera

Forget low-light, Sony VENICE 2 can shoot in moonlight. Here’s what Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC thinks this means ...
‘Game of Thrones’ DP Rob McLachlan Shares His Favorite Cinematic Images and His (New) Favorite Camera

Adobe Announces Stripped-Down Creative Cloud Express Service

Adobe Creative Cloud is a great professional tool for a turn-key post-production workflow. However, with 17 different applications ...
Adobe Announces Stripped-Down Creative Cloud Express Service

Embracing the Suck—Making a Short Film in the COVID Age

These filmmakers didn’t let the pandemic get in their way. This post was written by Chris Donaldson. Read ...
Embracing the Suck—Making a Short Film in the COVID Age

Apple Rumored to Be Working on 27″ M1 iMac Pro for 2022

Is a 27″ iMac coming next spring? Last week we speculated that Apple is gradually winding its transition ...
Apple Rumored to Be Working on 27″ M1 iMac Pro for 2022

Nicolas Cage Stars in a Massively Weird Role He Was Born to Play

Are you ready for Nic Cage playing Nic Cage?  From director Tom Gormican comes a meta heist comedy, ...

Sir Kenneth Branagh on ‘Belfast’, Cinema History, Growing Up, and Being Human

Branagh shares how and why he approached adult-sized issues from the perspective of a child Do you remember ...
Sir Kenneth Branagh on ‘Belfast’, Cinema History, Growing Up, and Being Human

B&H Giveaway: Light It Up This Christmas with a Brand New Luxli Viola²

LED boards are a hot commodity around here. They’re lightweight, powerful, and emit little heat. And nobody does ...
B&H Giveaway: Light It Up This Christmas with a Brand New Luxli Viola²

Paul Thomas Anderson Says We Need Movies of All Sizes for Hollywood to be Successful

This Valley kid wants us all to believe in the power and magic of movies. Every Paul Thomas ...
Paul Thomas Anderson Says We Need Movies of All Sizes for Hollywood to be Successful

The 2021 Black List Is Unveiled (What Scripts Did Hollywood Love This Year?)

What are the most-liked screenplays in Hollywood? The Black List is an annual tradition amongst Hollywood executives. They ...
The 2021 Black List Is Unveiled (What Scripts Did Hollywood Love This Year?)

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 12.13.21

Headlining our Deals of the Week—save $750 on a Z Cam, $20 on a Zoom H1n 2 Track ...
The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week 12.13.21

Here Are the 2022 Golden Globe Noms

The HFPA quietly announced its 2022 nominees this morning. It’s been a tough year for the HFPA. The ...
Here Are the 2022 Golden Globe Noms

Can DIY Filmmakers Create Their Own Virtual Production?

It’s called “the Volume,” but its official name is Stagecraft. And it’s the game-changing method by which the ...
Can DIY Filmmakers Create Their Own Virtual Production?

Why You Should Watch ‘The Lord of the Rings’ This Holiday Season

Number one: it is precious to me. Maybe you’re a fan already. Maybe, like me, you have been ...
Why You Should Watch ‘The Lord of the Rings’ This Holiday Season

Check Out These Video Creator Gift Ideas

We’re in the holiday season now, and there’s no better time to purchase some new gear for yourself ...
Check Out These Video Creator Gift Ideas

Have You Seen the 2022 Sundance Lineup?

Check out the prestigious films that will play at Sundance this year. Sundance is one of our favorite ...
Have You Seen the 2022 Sundance Lineup?

Read the Script Treatment for the “Greatest Movie” James Cameron Never Made

The MCU could have looked a whole lot different. Long before Sam Raimi brought our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man ...
Read the Script Treatment for the “Greatest Movie” James Cameron Never Made

Check Out the VBI Report of Representation During the Pandemic Era

Did the pandemic help increase representation in film and TV? Representation is important for many reasons. Seeing your ...
Check Out the VBI Report of Representation During the Pandemic Era

‘Sight and Sound’ Polled 100 Critics—Here Are Their 50 Best Movies of 2021

Sight & Sound aren’t messing around. Every year I await the Sight and Sound list of the best ...
‘Sight and Sound’ Polled 100 Critics—Here Are Their 50 Best Movies of 2021

James Bond Producer Says Character Will Always Be a Man

There’s a lot of debate about who should be the next Bond. But apparently, we can eliminate all ...

What’s Going On with the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Coverage?

Did the Austin Film Festival bite off more than it can chew? We also talk updates to the ...
What’s Going On with the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Coverage?

Join the Aputure Holiday Party Next Tuesday for Amazing Deals

Aputure has had a strong year with the LS 1200d Pro leading the pack, and in the middle ...
Join the Aputure Holiday Party Next Tuesday for Amazing Deals

This Is Why Dialogue Has Gotten Harder to Understand and How We Can Fix It

I promise it’s not your ears. Over the past few years, it seems that dialogue in films has ...
This Is Why Dialogue Has Gotten Harder to Understand and How We Can Fix It

From Big-Budget to Micro-Budget: How We Hustled to Make It Happen

Learn how a first-time feature director dealt with the day-to-day challenges in the filmmaking process. This post was ...
From Big-Budget to Micro-Budget: How We Hustled to Make It Happen

Why ‘Dune’ Was Shot on Digital, Transferred to 35mm, Then Scanned to Digital

All for a movie that most people will watch on an iPhone (just sayin’)… If you ever wanted ...
<div>Why ‘Dune’ Was Shot on Digital, Transferred to 35mm, Then Scanned to Digital</div>

Killer Kaiju: How the Giant Creatures Made Waves in Cinema

These massive monsters only have one thing on their minds—destroying the tallest building they can find. One thing ...
Killer Kaiju: How the Giant Creatures Made Waves in Cinema

Dolph Lundgren On Hollywood, Ambition, and Changing Course

You may know Dolph Lundgren from his neverending list of action-packed roles, but you may not truly know ...
Dolph Lundgren On Hollywood, Ambition, and Changing Course

Take This Free Class on Finding Representation

Are you a writer or director seeking representation? Join this free class from Sundance Co//ab. Anyone who is ...
Take This Free Class on Finding Representation

Never Forget a Credit with the New Endcrawl Template

End credits are one of those things impossible to get perfect the first time, but Endcrawl is making ...
Never Forget a Credit with the New Endcrawl Template

Ten Filmmaking Tips from Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson wants you to stay true to yourself. There are few things more transportive in Hollywood than ...
Ten Filmmaking Tips from Wes Anderson

2022 Is Shaping Up to Be a Huge Year for Apple’s Next-Gen Mac

Are you ready, Apple fans? With the two-year transition from Intel to Apple Silicon winding down, Apple’s attention ...
2022 Is Shaping Up to Be a Huge Year for Apple’s Next-Gen Mac

How Being Trapped in an Actual Haunted House Inspired This Psychological Horror Short

What happens when you spend lockdown with a ghost in the Hollywood Hills? No, it’s not hell, it’s ...
How Being Trapped in an Actual Haunted House Inspired This Psychological Horror Short

Tarantino Turned Down Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn, and William Hurt for This Movie Role

Sometimes you see a particular character in your head. After Tarantino made Reservoir Dogs, people wanted to work ...

What Does the National Board of Review Say Are the Top Movies of 2021?

What are your top films of 2021? Since 1909, the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts ...
What Does the National Board of Review Say Are the Top Movies of 2021?

Watch Edgar Wright Break Down His Favorite Scenes in His Career So Far

From Spaced to his latest film Last Night in Soho, Wright breaks down his favorite visual tricks from ...
Watch Edgar Wright Break Down His Favorite Scenes in His Career So Far

Some AFF28 Screenplay Feedback Goes Viral for Its Poor Quality

If you pay good money, you expect good notes! The Austin Film Festival bills itself as one of ...
Some AFF28 Screenplay Feedback Goes Viral for Its Poor Quality

Sony’s Latest Roadmap Update Comes to the FX9

Sony’s latest roadmap firmware update for the FX9 has been a bit overdue, but version 3.0 is finally ...
Sony’s Latest Roadmap Update Comes to the FX9

Wooden Camera’s 2021 Component Roundup

Looking to rig your camera out for cinematic shoots? Obviously, you need a solid camera to capture great ...
Wooden Camera’s 2021 Component Roundup