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What is the Secret History of ‘Dune’?

Stumbling upon Jodorowsky’s Dune was just about as eye-opening as Paul taking in that first hit of spice...
What is the Secret History of ‘Dune’?

AI Says My Screenplay is Better Than ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Schindler’s List’

This morning, a really lovely NFS reader reached out to me and wanted my opinion on a program...
AI Says My Screenplay is Better Than ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Schindler’s List’

How Salute Your Shorts got Nominated by USA Today for Best Fest

In the bustling film festival scene of Los Angeles, where glitzy premieres often steal the spotlight, the Salute...
How Salute Your Shorts got Nominated by USA Today for Best Fest

The Sony BURANO Already Has a Firmware Update on the Way

While it’s not uncommon for cameras to get firmware updates quite soon after launch, it is a bit...
The Sony BURANO Already Has a Firmware Update on the Way

The ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Ending Explained

Editor’s Note: This article contians spoilers for Killers of the Flower Moon. As the credits came on screen...
The ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Ending Explained

Read and Download the ‘Barbie’ Script

The 2023 film Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig and co-written with Noah Baumbach, marks a significant cinematic milestone...
Read and Download the ‘Barbie’ Script

How ‘The Movie Man’ Captures the Importance and Love of Cinema

Forty-six years ago in 1979 an isolated cinephile in the forest of Northern Ontario set out with a...
How ‘The Movie Man’ Captures the Importance and Love of Cinema

Adobe Unveils Revolutionary AI Music Generation Tool

Another day, another revolutionary AI tool is unleashed on the earth. Well, in this case, just announced during...
Adobe Unveils Revolutionary AI Music Generation Tool

What is Five-Act Structure and How Do You Use It?

Have you ever sat to write but had no idea what should happen when in your story? While...
What is Five-Act Structure and How Do You Use It?

How to Write a Movie Synopsis (Free Template)

At some point or another, we all have told a story to a friend. If we’re tight on...
How to Write a Movie Synopsis (Free Template)

What is the 8-Point Story Arc?

When I sit down to write, it’s kind of a slog. I try to build out my idea...
What is the 8-Point Story Arc?

New Lawsuit Alleges Amazon Used AI to Replicate ‘Road House’ Actors’ Voices During Strike

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a new lawsuit claims during the SAG-AFTRA strike in 2023, Amazon...
New Lawsuit Alleges Amazon Used AI to Replicate ‘Road House’ Actors’ Voices During Strike

How to Write Ensemble Casts in Film and TV

There’s something about an ensemble movie that gets my heart racing. The chance to see a wide array...
How to Write Ensemble Casts in Film and TV

Denis Villeneuve Thinks “Movies Have Been Corrupted by Television.”

It would be hard to pick a more visually inspiring director than Denis Villeneuve. I love most of...
Denis Villeneuve Thinks “Movies Have Been Corrupted by Television.”

Finding Truth In The Details

Written by Franzis Müller When it comes to editing, the process is often likened to assembling an intricate...
Finding Truth In The Details

How to Plot and Control Your Lights with this Updated Smartphone App

If you want to truly reach that Deakins-level of cinematography (or, you know, a working career level), there...
How to Plot and Control Your Lights with this Updated Smartphone App

Add Space and Consolidate Files with These 3 External Hard Drives

We know that everything is moving to the cloud. It’s been well documented and their is surely a...
Add Space and Consolidate Files with These 3 External Hard Drives

AI Dubbing Can Now Instantly Change Actors’ Language and Accents

Trust us, we don’t want to only write about new AI tools and features all the time, but...
AI Dubbing Can Now Instantly Change Actors’ Language and Accents

How to Shoot an Oscar-Nominated Documentary in the Midst of War

Mstyslav Chernov’s Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Days in Mariupol is a harrowing first person account of a city in...
How to Shoot an Oscar-Nominated Documentary in the Midst of War

What Does “Cinematic” Mean Anymore?

Our relationship with cinema has been in flux since the Lumiere brothers pointed a camera at a train...
What Does “Cinematic” Mean Anymore?

Drive Story Through Comedy With ‘Drive-Away Dolls’

Just in time for the end of Fargo‘s phenomenal fifth season (some weeks later, sure, but we miss...
Drive Story Through Comedy With ‘Drive-Away Dolls’

Career-Sustaining Advice for a Consolidating Film Industry

If you are at square one in your filmmaking journey, you are probably confused about where to start...
Career-Sustaining Advice for a Consolidating Film Industry

Craft Intricate Action Sequences and Write Engaging Dialogue With ‘Land of Bad’

I don’t know about you, but anytime I watch a big action set piece in just about any...
Craft Intricate Action Sequences and Write Engaging Dialogue With ‘Land of Bad’

Do You Need a Mentor to Succeed as a Writer in Hollywood?

I moved from the Philadelphia suburbs to Hollywood in the summer of 2012. Almost exactly 8 years ago...
Do You Need a Mentor to Succeed as a Writer in Hollywood?

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Dry Out Your Wet iPhones With Rice

We’re going to file this in the department of “news we’d never thought we’d have to share,” but...
Why You Shouldn’t Try to Dry Out Your Wet iPhones With Rice

What is ‘On the Nose’ Dialogue?

This past weekend, I went to the movies to see a new release that confounded me. It seemed...
What is ‘On the Nose’ Dialogue?

Learn How to Shoot a Beautiful Winter Time-Lapse With Jamie Scott

Written by Jamie Scott Synopsis: “Winter” is Jamie Scott’s third seasonal time-lapse film and the second collaboration with...
Learn How to Shoot a Beautiful Winter Time-Lapse With Jamie Scott

Editing Sundance’s ‘Tendaberry’ with Premiere Pro and Frame.io

This post was written by Kylee Pena and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on February 20th, 2024...
Editing Sundance’s ‘Tendaberry’ with Premiere Pro and Frame.io

What Is a Non-Linear Narrative?

Telling a story that’s a straight line is hard enough, but how can you tell a story whose...
What Is a Non-Linear Narrative?

Shoot a Music Video Like Kendrick Lamar With This Breakdown

Editor’s note: check out this very cool music video followed by an in-depth breakdown written by Director of...
Shoot a Music Video Like Kendrick Lamar With This Breakdown

How to Shoot Day for Night With Clean Shadows Below Native ISO

Written by Borja Moya When I set out to make my latest short film “Trapped” I knew the...
How to Shoot Day for Night With Clean Shadows Below Native ISO

Add a Compact 24-50mm F2.8 Zoom Lens to Your Sony Alpha Lineup

Announcing what is now their 72nd addition to their full-frame E-mount lens lineup, Sony has almost quietly developed...
Add a Compact 24-50mm F2.8 Zoom Lens to Your Sony Alpha Lineup

How a Small Team of Visual Effects Artists Pulled Off ‘Godzilla Minus One’

There’s usually one film every year that breaks through the noise that no one saw coming. And this...
How a Small Team of Visual Effects Artists Pulled Off ‘Godzilla Minus One’

How Does a Woman Find Her Place When Caught Between Worlds?

Written by Lina Soualem I was born and raised in Paris to a Palestinian mother born in Galilee...
How Does a Woman Find Her Place When Caught Between Worlds?

Step Into the Editing Chair with the Editor of ‘Genius: MLK/X’

Written by Libya El-Amin In some ways, my path towards editing on a powerful show like Genius: MLK/X...
Step Into the Editing Chair with the Editor of ‘Genius: MLK/X’

What is a Gaffer?

Think back to when you first began dreaming about a life in movies. Did you hope to be...
What is a Gaffer?

What Are Table Reads and Why Should You Use Them?

When you’re making a movie or a TV show, you want the cast to have chemistry. It’s hard...
What Are Table Reads and Why Should You Use Them?

Defining Romantic Comedies With Examples in Film and TV

One of the great joys in my life is snuggling on the couch and flipping on romantic comedies...
Defining Romantic Comedies With Examples in Film and TV

Learn How to Write Dialogue for Film and TV

Ever since The Jazz Singer became the first talkie in 1927, people have been trying to learn how...
Learn How to Write Dialogue for Film and TV

Everything You Can Learn From the ‘Pulp Fiction’ Script

After Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino needed a hit. He had come onto the scene as a brash and...
Everything You Can Learn From the ‘Pulp Fiction’ Script

Build Out Your Full A, B, and C Camera Arsenal

While there are probably more great camera manufacturers and cameras themselves than ever before for photo and video...
Build Out Your Full A, B, and C Camera Arsenal

Are Super Bowl Ads Creative Anymore? Plus, a New Film Camera!

If you’re anything like us, we only watch the Super Bowl for the awesome commercials, but sadly this...
Are Super Bowl Ads Creative Anymore? Plus, a New Film Camera!

How Katie Burrell Subverts Ski Comedy With Her First Feature ‘Weak Layers’

Weak Layers is Katie Burrell’s feature film, which she not only directed but co-wrote and acted in. The...
How Katie Burrell Subverts Ski Comedy With Her First Feature ‘Weak Layers’

A Deep Examination of the Final Girl Trope

I love slasher movies. I think they’re so much fun. they have all the trappings of an Agatha...
A Deep Examination of the Final Girl Trope

Why Are Short Stories Hot In Hollywood Right Now?

It seems like every time I get on a website like Deadline, there’s another article about how a...
Why Are Short Stories Hot In Hollywood Right Now?

What are the Ramifications of the New ‘Sora’ OpenAI App on Hollywood?

Like many of you, I read our coverage of the Sora is a text-to-image app yesterday with more...
What are the Ramifications of the New ‘Sora’ OpenAI App on Hollywood?

OpenAI’s Insanely Powerful Text-to-Video Model ‘Sora’ is Here

Whelp, that’s it, folks! In what has been the least surprising announcement ever, OpenAI has revealed their latest...
OpenAI’s Insanely Powerful Text-to-Video Model ‘Sora’ is Here

Read an Exclusive Excerpt From ‘Over the Shoulder’ by Editor Mark Solomon

Ever wondered what it takes to edit an animated film? Well, here’s a chance to learn from the...
Read an Exclusive Excerpt From ‘Over the Shoulder’ by Editor Mark Solomon

The Editing Behind “Will & Harper” Using Premiere Pro and Frame.io

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on February 8th, 2024...
The Editing Behind “Will & Harper” Using Premiere Pro and Frame.io

What is Voice in Writing?

If you’re into screenwriting, then you’ve heard the phrase many times before—all great screenwriters have a “voice.” There’s...
What is Voice in Writing?

How to Figure Out the Note Behind the Note

This past week, I received notes on three different spec screenplays I have out in the world. Some...
How to Figure Out the Note Behind the Note

Make Your Directorial Debut with These Tips From Phoebe Nir

Directing your first feature film is just about as daunting as an experience can be. Getting a grasp...
Make Your Directorial Debut with These Tips From Phoebe Nir

Insta360 Ace Pro Adds Active HDR Toggle with Firmware Update v1.0.35

Who are we to speculate too heavily on the raging action camera wars going on between brands like...
Insta360 Ace Pro Adds Active HDR Toggle with Firmware Update v1.0.35

How to Write a Logline for your Screenplay

I love writing screenplays. And I hope, if you’re reading this, you love writing too. Writing helps me...
How to Write a Logline for your Screenplay

Find Comedy in Grief with “Say Hi After You Die”

The biggest risk of love, in turn, is always grief—as is the case for Kate Jean Hollowell’s comically...
Find Comedy in Grief with “Say Hi After You Die”

Monitor Your Footage from Anywhere with Teradek’s Remote TV Platform

We all know the name Teradek and the brand’s reputation for leading the wireless video transmission and receiving...
Monitor Your Footage from Anywhere with Teradek’s Remote TV Platform

Get Early Access to the BURANO with Sony’s Online Menu Simulator

Already one of the most exciting cameras to be released here in 2024, Sony is continuing their slow...
Get Early Access to the BURANO with Sony’s Online Menu Simulator

Creating the Practical World of ‘Reacher’

Strap in, action fans. In this brand new interview, No Film School was pleased to connect with Naz...
Creating the Practical World of ‘Reacher’

Rumored Energizer Smartphone to Include a 60MP Camera and Huge Battery

With some news that appears to be coming from way out of left field, we have reports that...
Rumored Energizer Smartphone to Include a 60MP Camera and Huge Battery

Here’s How to Break a Story With an Executive

Yesterday, I did one of the things that you just get used to after years in Hollywood; I...
Here’s How to Break a Story With an Executive

What is ‘The Innocent Child’ Archetype? (Definition and Examples)

When you’re writing or developing a new idea, sometimes you need a little push with the characterization; That’s...
What is ‘The Innocent Child’ Archetype? (Definition and Examples)

How To Edit ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’

One part heist movie, one part environmentalist takedown of the oil industry, Neon’s How to Blow Up a...
How To Edit ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’

Exploring the Art of Curation: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Sundance Film Festival 2024

At this year’s film festival, Adobe’s Meagan Keane, director of product marketing, talked with Eugene Hernandez, the Sundance...
Exploring the Art of Curation: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Sundance Film Festival 2024

Director, co-writer, producer and co-editor Bruno Mourral uses Adobe Premiere Pro to shape Sundance film “Kidnapping Inc.”

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on January 23rd, 2024...
Director, co-writer, producer and co-editor Bruno Mourral uses Adobe Premiere Pro to shape Sundance film “Kidnapping Inc.”

3 Lenses To Pair With Your Canon RF Mount Cinema Camera

The Canon EF mount was so popular that, nearly all cinema cameras had an EF mount option. Will...
3 Lenses To Pair With Your Canon RF Mount Cinema Camera

Ten Directing Lessons Inspired by Ken Loach

I was texting with a buddy last night about my love for Ken Loach‘s Land and Freedom and...
Ten Directing Lessons Inspired by Ken Loach

We Speak to the Oscar-Nominated Sound Designer of ‘The Zone of Interest’

There is no denying that Jonathan Glazer’s film The Zone of Interest is one of last year’s most...
We Speak to the Oscar-Nominated Sound Designer of ‘The Zone of Interest’

The Secret to Sustaining Suspense With Minimal Lighting in ‘Out of Darkness’

In the mood for a prehistoric genre thriller set 45,000 years ago but don’t know where to find...
The Secret to Sustaining Suspense With Minimal Lighting in ‘Out of Darkness’

‘The Florida Project’ Producer & ‘Suncoast’ Director on Unlocking the Director-Producer Relationship

Every year at Sundance, we aim to speak with indie filmmaking teams who have collaborated on some of...
‘The Florida Project’ Producer & ‘Suncoast’ Director on Unlocking the Director-Producer Relationship

Exploring themes of environmentalism, colonialism, and conservationism in “The Battle for Laikipia” edited with Premiere Pro

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on January 22nd, 2024...
Exploring themes of environmentalism, colonialism, and conservationism in “The Battle for Laikipia” edited with Premiere Pro

Creativity Is the Key To ‘Slotherhouse’

Written by Milica Vrzic Being a part of filming Slotherhouse was a very unique experience. When I first...
Creativity Is the Key To ‘Slotherhouse’

Disney Has Purchased a Stake in Epic Games, Sets Sights on Fortnite Franchise

Disney is starting 2024 off with a huge 1.5 billion dollar investment in Epic Games, the makers of...
Disney Has Purchased a Stake in Epic Games, Sets Sights on Fortnite Franchise

Breaking: Academy Awards Adding a “Casting” Category in 2026

The Academy Awards have announced the introduction of a new category for “Casting,” set to debut at the...
Breaking: Academy Awards Adding a “Casting” Category in 2026

Indecision Is Death: ‘Argylle’ Director Matthew Vaughn on Titles, Twists, & Scripts

Matthew Vaughn, known for films like Snatch, Kick-Ass, and the Kingsman franchise, didn’t actually think he would become...
Indecision Is Death: ‘Argylle’ Director Matthew Vaughn on Titles, Twists, & Scripts

Explore the World of ‘Bug Man’ With This Emmy-Winning Filmmaker

Written by Clayton Tramel As of January 2021 I was 15 years removed from film school, and 5...
Explore the World of ‘Bug Man’ With This Emmy-Winning Filmmaker

AI Face Tracking Data for 3D Animation Takes Major Step Forward

While perhaps ultimately predictable and a reflection of where AI can meet current 3D character animation technology at...
AI Face Tracking Data for 3D Animation Takes Major Step Forward

Lexar drops the CFexpress Cards to Receive Official VPG Certification

It’s been an exciting couple of months in the world of memory cards. First, we get news that...
Lexar drops the CFexpress Cards to Receive Official VPG Certification

How Did Changing a Scene Save The Day on Set of ‘The Private Eye’?

Written by Jack Cook Making an independent film has many challenges. At the end of the day you...
How Did Changing a Scene Save The Day on Set of ‘The Private Eye’?

Martin Scorsese Shoots Sci-Fi For His New Super Bowl Commercial

Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest directors of all time, and also happens to be incredibly hilarious...
Martin Scorsese Shoots Sci-Fi For His New Super Bowl Commercial

Nikon Z8 Adds Pixel Shift Shooting with First Major Firmware Update

When first released, we called the Nikon Z8 a “brilliant hybrid camera,” but also asked the question, “why...
Nikon Z8 Adds Pixel Shift Shooting with First Major Firmware Update

What Is The Fregoli Delusion in Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’?

It’s 2024, and what better time to explore the psychological ailment deep at the core of Charlie Kaufman‘s...
What Is The Fregoli Delusion in Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’?

How to Write a Commercial Treatment

The hardest part about trying to break in as a director is getting the world to notice. While...
How to Write a Commercial Treatment

What Does a Development Executive Do?

You’ve written a great screenplay or directed one you’re proud of and want to show the world. Your...
What Does a Development Executive Do?

What is a MacGuffin? (Definition and Examples)

A MacGuffin is a term used in film and literature to describe an object, device, or event that...
What is a MacGuffin? (Definition and Examples)

How to Use Voiceover in Film and TV

Voiceover is one of the most divisive tools in all of the screenwriting industry. When it works, we...
How to Use Voiceover in Film and TV

What Is Connotation? (Definition and Examples)

It’s not always about the words on the page. Most of the time, it’s about the meaning behind...
What Is Connotation? (Definition and Examples)

Get Inspired With Vimeo’s Best Videos of 2023

Sometimes the best way to get inspired to make your next short film, music video, or video art...
Get Inspired With Vimeo’s Best Videos of 2023

What Are Flashbacks? (Definition and Examples)

Are you a fan of non-linear narratives? When they’re included in film and television, writers frequently use flashbacks...
What Are Flashbacks? (Definition and Examples)

‘Handling the Undead’ Director Thea Hvistendahl on the Patience To Face Your Nightmares

How do we deal with losing someone we love? Is it even possible to move on? These questions...
‘Handling the Undead’ Director Thea Hvistendahl on the Patience To Face Your Nightmares

“Daniel” editors use Adobe Creative Cloud tools to edit thousands of hours of footage for film

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on December 21st, 2023...
“Daniel” editors use Adobe Creative Cloud tools to edit thousands of hours of footage for film

How Sofi Marshall used Adobe Premiere Pro to bring A24’s “I Saw the TV Glow” dream-like feel to life

This post was written by Kylee Pena and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on January 18th, 2024...
How Sofi Marshall used Adobe Premiere Pro to bring A24’s “I Saw the TV Glow” dream-like feel to life

Three Ways To Bring Apple Silicon M2 Into Your Workflow

Apple Silicon has been knocking the competition out of the water. Sure, there are some use cases where...
Three Ways To Bring Apple Silicon M2 Into Your Workflow

Indie Filmmakers: You Don’t Need Julia Roberts to Make Your Indie Comedy

There’s been something of a debate going on within the industry lately pertaining to the success of mid-budget...
Indie Filmmakers: You Don’t Need Julia Roberts to Make Your Indie Comedy

Behind the scenes of FRIDA using Adobe Creative Cloud and Frame.io with Carla Gutierrez

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on January 19th, 2024...
Behind the scenes of FRIDA using Adobe Creative Cloud and Frame.io with Carla Gutierrez

Behind the scenes of Sundance film “Love Me” using Adobe Creative Cloud

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on January 19th, 2024...
Behind the scenes of Sundance film “Love Me” using Adobe Creative Cloud

OM SYSTEMS Goes Ultra-Wide and Telephoto with Two MFT Lenses

Since dropping just one lens last year, a micro-four-thirds M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO, the...
OM SYSTEMS Goes Ultra-Wide and Telephoto with Two MFT Lenses

Unraveling Mavis Beacon: A documentary journey edited with Premiere Pro and Frame.io

This post was written by Kylee Pena and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on January 19th, 2024...
Unraveling Mavis Beacon: A documentary journey edited with Premiere Pro and Frame.io

Editing “Love Machina” with Conor McBride using Premiere Pro and Frame.io

This post was written by Kylee Pena and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on January 19th, 2024...
Editing “Love Machina” with Conor McBride using Premiere Pro and Frame.io

How a Sundance Doc About Frida Kahlo Was Colored Via The Cloud

It’s always a surprise to see how democratized tools are utilized across a wide array of projects. This...
How a Sundance Doc About Frida Kahlo Was Colored Via The Cloud

Recap: All the Breaking News Out of Sundance

As the Sundance Film Festival wraps up, the buzz is just beginning. From groundbreaking premieres to innovative storytelling...
Recap: All the Breaking News Out of Sundance

Oscars Snobbery or Misogyny? Plus, Doug Liman’s ‘Road House’ Boycott

Are the Oscars the leading edge of culture, or are they trailing behind? While some of this year’s...
Oscars Snobbery or Misogyny? Plus, Doug Liman’s ‘Road House’ Boycott

Lollapalooza, Oil, & Life-Or-Death Stakes: These Sundance Doc Directors Wear All the Hats

Not all documentary filmmakers planned to be in the documentary space. Some didn’t even know they would be...
Lollapalooza, Oil, & Life-Or-Death Stakes: These Sundance Doc Directors Wear All the Hats

iPhone 16 Rumors Heat Up—Are We Getting A Larger Sensor?

It’s a cycle that never ends. A new iPhone is announced, we speculate about it for a few...
iPhone 16 Rumors Heat Up—Are We Getting A Larger Sensor?

‘Oppenheimer’ Set Decorator Teaches Us How To Dress a Sundance Darling

Much like our summertime hunk Bobby Oppenheimer, a Production Designer holds a lot of weight in the creation...
‘Oppenheimer’ Set Decorator Teaches Us How To Dress a Sundance Darling

Can These New Cinema Camera Batteries Save Your Shot?

As is the case with pretty much every aspect of film and video technology, everything is getting smarter...
Can These New Cinema Camera Batteries Save Your Shot?

‘The Holdovers’ Stunt Coordinator Reveals Her Path To Becoming a Successful Producer

To simply say that Amy Greene is a successful stunt coordinator is underplaying her career big time. Greene...
‘The Holdovers’ Stunt Coordinator Reveals Her Path To Becoming a Successful Producer

While You’re Waiting, You Should Make a Movie

Written by Courtney Daniels If you’ve been trying to sell a spec script, attach a star, or raise...
While You’re Waiting, You Should Make a Movie

What Are Some of the Most Intense Scenes in Movie History?

Last night, I watched The Last Detail, a hilarious Hal Ashby movie that also contains some of the...
What Are Some of the Most Intense Scenes in Movie History?

DJI Launches ‘Modify’ Their First 3D Model Editing Software

Known for over a decade as a leader in drone technology, DJI has been working hard to expand...
DJI Launches ‘Modify’ Their First 3D Model Editing Software

How 32-Bit Float Audio Recording is Changing Zoom’s H-essential Lineup

For those of us living and breathing in the film and video world, you often see and hear...
How 32-Bit Float Audio Recording is Changing Zoom’s H-essential Lineup

What Made Hans Landa One of the Greatest Villains of All Time?

From the first scene in Inglourious Basterds, I think we all understood we had an all-time villain in...
What Made Hans Landa One of the Greatest Villains of All Time?

How I Directed a Feature Film in My Basement

Written by Chris Maes Like many others, I experienced a lot of anxiety during the COVID lockdown. Months...
How I Directed a Feature Film in My Basement

What’s a Protagonist? (Definition and Examples)

Sure, it’s easy to pick out the main character of a story, but the protagonist is so much...
What’s a Protagonist? (Definition and Examples)

OM SYSTEM Launches its First Branded Camera with the OM-1 Mark II

As the first wholly original camera released under their new OM SYSTEM name, this new OM-1 Mark II...
OM SYSTEM Launches its First Branded Camera with the OM-1 Mark II

What’s the Oldest Film? Watch it Here!

When we talked about the first movie camera ever, we included a short blurb on the world’s oldest...
What’s the Oldest Film? Watch it Here!

The 2024 Nicholl Fellowships are Now First Come, First Serve

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is the best screenwriting competition for writers looking to elevate their careers...
The 2024 Nicholl Fellowships are Now First Come, First Serve

Upgrade Your Sony With These Unique Manual Focus Lenses

Okay, sure, Sony’s autofocus is incredible, but sometimes your project needs a manual focus lens. Thanks to the...
Upgrade Your Sony With These Unique Manual Focus Lenses

From Landing the Job to Boosting Morale: Sundance DP Roundtable Dives into Filters & More

At No Film School, we enjoy geeking out on the hard skills and soft skills required to be...
From Landing the Job to Boosting Morale: Sundance DP Roundtable Dives into Filters & More

How Will Adobe’s 15 Million 4K Stock Video Library Help Filmmakers?

Until you really peek into the numbers of sales and subscribers, you might be a bit surprised to...
How Will Adobe’s 15 Million 4K Stock Video Library Help Filmmakers?

How This Team Captured a Live ‘War Game’

How would you shoot a live, high-stakes political event, happening over six hours, in one try? This was...
How This Team Captured a Live ‘War Game’

What’s a Writers’ Room and How Do They Work?

Writers’ rooms are the places where ideas are broken, stories are conquered, and friendships are forged. They’re where...
What’s a Writers’ Room and How Do They Work?

‘Interstellar’ Explained: Timeline, Ending, Themes, and Meaning

Interstellar is loud, sentimental, and filled with advanced scientific theories that work for the story, but are mostly...
‘Interstellar’ Explained: Timeline, Ending, Themes, and Meaning

You Can Use AI To Upgrade SDR Content to HDR with Nvidia

AI’s continued creep into all manners of filmmaking and video production continues to be the story of the...
You Can Use AI To Upgrade SDR Content to HDR with Nvidia

What Is Anime? A Guide to the Definition and Style

What was your first exposure to anime? When was the first time you saw this kind of art...
What Is Anime? A Guide to the Definition and Style

Learn How to Parody 90s Sitcoms with the Director of Sundance Hit ‘Krazy House’

I don’t know about you, but I like to see filmmakers swing for the fences. The Sundance 2024...
Learn How to Parody 90s Sitcoms with the Director of Sundance Hit ‘Krazy House’

Who Won Sundance 2024?

This year’s Sundance Film Festival feels like it was a blur. We saw some big sales, learned a...
Who Won Sundance 2024?

Perfect Your Rotoscoped Sketch Comedy Series

What if Richard Linklater’s Waking Life was an absurdist, Adult Swim produced sketch comedy series? This is a...
Perfect Your Rotoscoped Sketch Comedy Series

What is the “Rule of Three” in Screenwriting?

There are lots of supposed “rules” in screenwriting that self-proclaimed “gurus” tell you have to be in your...
What is the “Rule of Three” in Screenwriting?

Defining the 12 Character Archetypes

I don’t know about you, but when it comes time to develop characters, I get a little stressed...
Defining the 12 Character Archetypes

How Do You Win Big at Sundance? Ask Horror Filmmaker Masha Ko

It’s been a very good Sundance Film Festival for Masha Ko, the filmmaker behind the horror short The...
How Do You Win Big at Sundance? Ask Horror Filmmaker Masha Ko

The RED V-Raptor (X) Sets A New Bar—What Can You Do With The New Sensor?

On the heels its collaboration with ARRI, RED has just announced a new camera that takes everything creatives...
The RED V-Raptor (X) Sets A New Bar—What Can You Do With The New Sensor?

How to Impress Slamdance With Your Claymation Short

“Demons in the Closet” is a very short, very good animated film by German animator James Smith, who...
How to Impress Slamdance With Your Claymation Short

Harmony Korine To Skip Theater, Premiere in Strip Club with ‘Agro Dr1FT’

Harmony Korine is an iconoclast and a true artist. He makes movies that are challenging and pretty weird...
Harmony Korine To Skip Theater, Premiere in Strip Club with ‘Agro Dr1FT’

‘Road House’ Director Doug Liman Boycotts SXSW Over Amazon Exiling His Movie to Streaming

One of the movies we were most excited about in 2024 was Doug Liman’s Road House. The movie...
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Final Draft 13 Is Here To Refine Your Writing Process

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Apple Finally Releases Launch Date for its Vision Pro AR/VR Future

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75 Science Fiction Writing Prompts To Rile Up The Future

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Runway vs Pika Labs: Which is the Best Image-to-Video AI?

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Runway vs Pika Labs: Which is the Best Image-to-Video AI?

What Filmmaking Lessons Can We Learn from the 2023 Box Office?

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4 Changes to Michael Scott That Saved ‘The Office’

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Check Out These 75 Horror Writing Prompts

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What is the Neon Noir Genre?

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Is This the Best Clamp for Vertical Filmmaking?

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75 Western Writing Prompts

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How Many Jokes a Page Should a Comedy Screenplay Have?

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75 Crime and Gangster Movie Writing Prompts

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While researching some storytelling techniques, I came across a way to outline your idea that I had never...
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75 Comedy Movie Writing Prompts

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What Is Seven-Act Structure and How Do You Use It?

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What Is Seven-Act Structure and How Do You Use It?

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What Are the Best Christmas Movies of All Time?

It feels like, just a decade ago, there were a handful of Christmas movies you’d turn on every...
What Are the Best Christmas Movies of All Time?

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The Joy of Networking in Hollywood!

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The Joy of Networking in Hollywood!

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In the quiet months of Hollywood, where it feels like things going on, or when I have an...
How Can a Day at an Art Museum Improve Your Filmmaking?

This Holiday Movie Has Some of the Best Plant and Payoff of All Time

Every holiday season, my wife and I sit down to watch our favorite classics. While we hit all...
This Holiday Movie Has Some of the Best Plant and Payoff of All Time

Indie Horror Duo the LeVecks: From Production To Press On ‘A Creature Was Stirring’

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15 Foolproof Strategies for Growth in Screenwriting

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Midjourney V6 Takes Major Step Forward with Photorealism and In-Image Text

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This AI Framework Could Turn Your Sketches into 3D Objects

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Power Your Remote Productions for Over 8 Hours with This Mobile Power Solution

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Blackmagic Design Finally Adds Camera to Cloud to URSA G2

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Skip Film School and Learn the Basics With These Free Resources

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20+ Writing Prompts for Winter Holiday Movies

As the snow begins to fall and the festive lights twinkle, there’s no better time to curl up...
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Go Directly from iPhone to CFexpress or SD Cards with This Tool

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Unlock Macro Cinematography with Your iPhone with This 75mm Lens

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You Can Now Shoot 8K ProRes Video with the DJI Ronin 4D-8K Upgrade

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Get the ‘Leave the World Behind’ Ending Explained

Are you captivated by the enigmatic finale of Leave the World Behind? After watching it this weekend, I...
Get the ‘Leave the World Behind’ Ending Explained

What Does John Waters Think Are the Best Movies of 2023?

John Waters is a filmmaker renowned for his distinctive and provocative style and diverse taste in cinema. Every...
What Does John Waters Think Are the Best Movies of 2023?

The Hollyland Mars 400S Pro II Expands the Range of Your Wireless Video

Despite what all of the AI news might make it appear, the world of film and video is...
The Hollyland Mars 400S Pro II Expands the Range of Your Wireless Video

Explore Endless Generative Possibilities with Pika 1.0

Things are starting to get pretty wild in the world of AI-generated video. As we’ve covered since its...
Explore Endless Generative Possibilities with Pika 1.0

Peek Further Behind the Scenes of The Sphere’s 18K Big Sky Camera

As we covered when news of The Sphere’s first film was announced, Darren Aronofsky’s Postcards From Earth has...
Peek Further Behind the Scenes of The Sphere’s 18K Big Sky Camera

Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” Earns 2023 Emmy Nomination for VFX Using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop

This post was written by Kylee Peña and originally appeared on Adobe blog on Oct. 16, 2023. Not...
Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” Earns 2023 Emmy Nomination for VFX Using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop

Unpacking the Ethical Minefield of Docs with the Team Behind ‘Subject’

When we watch documentaries, we often don’t think about how these films can leave a lasting impact on...
Unpacking the Ethical Minefield of Docs with the Team Behind ‘Subject’

Keep Your Canon R Series Cameras Up-to-Date with These Firmware Releases

When you have as many different digital cameras on the market at one time as Canon does, it...
Keep Your Canon R Series Cameras Up-to-Date with These Firmware Releases

How Costumes in ‘Poor Things’ Contribute to Its Visually Stunning Story

Yorgos Lanthimos new, surreal sci-fi period piece, Poor Things, is a visual delight from the first frame. Perhaps...
How Costumes in ‘Poor Things’ Contribute to Its Visually Stunning Story

‘Lessons In Chemistry’ Cinematographer Jason Oldak Finds Beauty In Unlikely Friendships

This post was written by Jason Oldak Imagine you’re given a script containing a dialogue between two men...
‘Lessons In Chemistry’ Cinematographer Jason Oldak Finds Beauty In Unlikely Friendships

How ‘Sly’ Uses Score To Meet The Man Behind The Icon

Written By Tyler Strickland It’s hard to think about Hollywood action hero and movie icon, Sylvester Stallone, without...
How ‘Sly’ Uses Score To Meet The Man Behind The Icon

Google Pixel 8 Pro Gets Video Boost and Night Sight, Plus Other AI Updates

As 2023 draws to a close, it sure looks like 2024 is shaping up to begin with an...
Google Pixel 8 Pro Gets Video Boost and Night Sight, Plus Other AI Updates

What is Tone in Writing a Screenplay?

When I brainstorm new ideas for movies, one of the things I work on right away is the...
What is Tone in Writing a Screenplay?

How Can You Tell If the Acting in a Movie or TV Show Is Good?

Movies and TV shows have the incredible power to transport us to different worlds, evoke emotions, and connect...
How Can You Tell If the Acting in a Movie or TV Show Is Good?

Explore the Drama Genre in Film and Television

Have you ever been called a drama queen? Entered into serious self-examination? Dealt with real-life trauma and live...
Explore the Drama Genre in Film and Television

Unlocking the Crime and Gangster Genre (Definitions and Examples)

The crime genre of film and television is so ever-present that it’s hard to imagine a time without...
Unlocking the Crime and Gangster Genre (Definitions and Examples)

Defining the Horror Genre in Movies and TV

If you were going to bet on an original movie to be a box-office hit, what genre would...
Defining the Horror Genre in Movies and TV

Mastering the Comedy Genre in Movies and TV

Comedy is one of the most malleable genres in film and television. Comedy can brighten a scene, tell...
Mastering the Comedy Genre in Movies and TV

FiLMiC’s Parent Company Lays Off Entire Staff, Leaving The Brand’s Future in Question

In a story that’s now almost as old as time itself, after being acquired by a larger company...
FiLMiC’s Parent Company Lays Off Entire Staff, Leaving The Brand’s Future in Question

Companies Can Now Build Their Own AI Models for Video with Runway and Getty Images

After a few dormant months for AI news (at least compared to the first few months of the...
Companies Can Now Build Their Own AI Models for Video with Runway and Getty Images

Check Out This VFX Breakdown from a Sequence in David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’

In the world of filmmaking, visual effects have become an indispensable tool, allowing directors like David Fincher to...
Check Out This VFX Breakdown from a Sequence in David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’

The Latest Virtual Production and Tracking Systems Impress

While AI might get the most of the day-to-day excitement and vitriol in the burgeoning film tech space...
The Latest Virtual Production and Tracking Systems Impress

Why We Shot on an iPhone Instead of a Traditional Camera

This post was written by Lydia Muir. Dhwani Shah and I met at film school when we were...
Why We Shot on an iPhone Instead of a Traditional Camera

Free Movie Location and Tech Scout Guide

Location scouting is where the idea of what a scene looks like has to become a reality. However...
Free Movie Location and Tech Scout Guide

The Ultimate Film Budgeting Guide [FREE Film Budget Template]

So, you’re planning to make a film. That’s great, perhaps you are a producer or maybe an independent...
The Ultimate Film Budgeting Guide [FREE Film Budget Template]

Read and Download the ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Screenplay

Martin Scorsese has delivered another masterpiece with Killers of the Flower Moon. The screenplay was written by Eric...
Read and Download the ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Screenplay

These Sennheiser’s Tools Make Perfect Gifts For Creatives and Filmmakers

This holiday season is ramping up to be the perfect moment for filmmakers. Not only do we have...
These Sennheiser’s Tools Make Perfect Gifts For Creatives and Filmmakers

Meta Introducing Its Own Generative AI with Emu Video and Emu Edit

Now finally in the last month of 2023, we can safely say that this has 100% been the...
Meta Introducing Its Own Generative AI with Emu Video and Emu Edit

Is the Sennheiser Profile USB Mic a Must for Filmmakers?

Every filmmaker needs a good podcasting microphone. Even if you don’t host a podcast yourself (though we know...
Is the Sennheiser Profile USB Mic a Must for Filmmakers?

A Few Tips for Shooting A Feature Film in the Driving Snow

Shooting a feature film outside in the snowy subarctic is not an easy task. There are a lot...
A Few Tips for Shooting A Feature Film in the Driving Snow

Is This the Best Tool for Turning Your iPad Into a Monitor?

As we’ve covered on the site several times in the past, and most notably with the Accsoon SeeMo...
Is This the Best Tool for Turning Your iPad Into a Monitor?

What Are Some Ways to Stay Motivated When Hollywood Doesn’t Go Your Way?

Dreams are woven into the very fabric of the industry, but the path to Hollywood success is often...
What Are Some Ways to Stay Motivated When Hollywood Doesn’t Go Your Way?

What Actors Need To Know About Cinematography, Plus Building Your Post Team

As an actor, will knowing the ins and outs of cinematography enhance your performance? What’s the best way...
What Actors Need To Know About Cinematography, Plus Building Your Post Team

10 Directing Lessons From Yasujirō Ozu

Yasujirō Ozuu, a name synonymous with the golden era of Japanese cinema, has inspired filmmakers and cinephiles across...
10 Directing Lessons From Yasujirō Ozu

How ‘Rap Sh!t’ DP Uses Color to Tell the Story

Writer/showrunner Issa Rae has struck gold again with Rap Sh!t, a dramedy following aspiring rappers in Miami. The...
How ‘Rap Sh!t’ DP Uses Color to Tell the Story

Script Rewrite Strategies

Congratulations. I hope you’re reading this because you’ve finished your first draft. Or third. Or tenth. The point...
Script Rewrite Strategies

How to Describe Your Character’s Emotions (Free Download)

Writing is hard work. It’s the foundation of the entertainment we consume. Along with that foundation comes the...
How to Describe Your Character’s Emotions (Free Download)

Scriptation’s New Feature Makes It a Must for Productions

Script markup tool Scriptation keeps rolling out new features to make it more helpful to filmmakers and teams...
Scriptation’s New Feature Makes It a Must for Productions

David Zaslav Defends Scrapping Movies As ‘Courage’

The New York Times’ DealBook conference is going on, and Warner Discovery CEO, David Zaslav, took the stage...
David Zaslav Defends Scrapping Movies As ‘Courage’

Even More Generative AI Video is on Its Way with Stable Video Diffusion

We weren’t kidding when we said that generative AI video is moving fast. Just as we reported the...
Even More Generative AI Video is on Its Way with Stable Video Diffusion

How To (Literally) Build the World of ‘Fargo’ Season 5

Dana Gonzales is a frequent Noah Hawley collaborator, and has recently joined the team of Fargo, Installment 5...
How To (Literally) Build the World of ‘Fargo’ Season 5

How Did This Indie Web Series Film in a Famous Museum for Free?

This post was written by Simon Kienitz Kincade. At 6:30 a.m., our crew stood huddled under an awning...
How Did This Indie Web Series Film in a Famous Museum for Free?

HP Z8 Desktop: A Fast On-ramp to Real-time Production at Area of Effect

Whether you call him a fixer, a generalist, or your own personal strike team, Real-Time Producer Bryce Cohen...
HP Z8 Desktop: A Fast On-ramp to Real-time Production at Area of Effect

What is Pixar’s Story Structure Formula?

If you’re like me, then you’re a huge fan of Pixar’s storytelling. It’s hard to believe this animation...
What is Pixar’s Story Structure Formula?

When Will the Kodak Super 8 Camera Actually Get a Release Date?

Okay Kodak, you had our curiosity when you first teased your new hybrid digital and analog Super 8...
When Will the Kodak Super 8 Camera Actually Get a Release Date?

AI Autofocus and Tracking is Here with the Obsbot Tail Air Streaming Camera

Continuing a recent trend of ambitious camera developments going the crowd funding route to launch their new product...
AI Autofocus and Tracking is Here with the Obsbot Tail Air Streaming Camera

3 Cyber Monday Deals For Every Type of Creative

Cyber Monday is all about electronics. Computers, storage, and mobile devices are on sale all over the place...
3 Cyber Monday Deals For Every Type of Creative

The 5 Things Filmmakers Forget When Making a Short

Embarking on the journey of creating a short film can be a blast. In a short film, every...
The 5 Things Filmmakers Forget When Making a Short

‘Hungry Dog Blues’ Filmmakers Share Secret to Indie Film (Good Follow-Up)

What does it feel like to finally finish your first feature? It’s difficult to explain the mix of...
‘Hungry Dog Blues’ Filmmakers Share Secret to Indie Film (Good Follow-Up)

Gift Guide 2023 and the Pokémon Cards of Filmmaking

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we show the filmmakers in our lives...
Gift Guide 2023 and the Pokémon Cards of Filmmaking

In-Camera Authenticity Tech Reportedly Coming to Sony Cameras Soon

As the astounding world of artificial intelligence continues to move forwards in leaps and bounds, it’s not just...
In-Camera Authenticity Tech Reportedly Coming to Sony Cameras Soon

What Do Writers Mean When They Say “Economy in Storytelling”?

In the realm of narrative arts, “economy in storytelling” stands as a pillar of effective and compelling writing...
What Do Writers Mean When They Say “Economy in Storytelling”?

Screenwriting Basics: A Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to the captivating world of screenwriting! This post is deWhether you’re a budding filmmaker or an enthusiast...
Screenwriting Basics: A Beginner’s Guide

Read and Download Some Original ‘Twilight Zone’ Script PDFs

In the annals of television history, few shows have left an indelible mark quite like The Twilight Zone...
Read and Download Some Original ‘Twilight Zone’ Script PDFs

‘The Killer’ Cinematographer Breaks Down That Opening Scene Hit

The opening scene of David Fincher’s The Killer weaves a complex narrative through visual storytelling. So, how does...
‘The Killer’ Cinematographer Breaks Down That Opening Scene Hit

2023 Black Friday Filmmaking Deals You Don’t Want To Miss

It’s that time of year again when deals abound. Whatever your thoughts are on the consumerism of it...
2023 Black Friday Filmmaking Deals You Don’t Want To Miss

Attach Binoculars to Your Smartphone Camera With This Adapter Rig

If you own binoculars and a smartphone and have had both with you at the same time, then...
Attach Binoculars to Your Smartphone Camera With This Adapter Rig

Atlas Lens Co. Adds Three Lenses to Its New Mercury Anamorphic Prime Line

If you’ve ever wanted to shoot the perfect close-up shot with some of the best glass possible, now’s...
Atlas Lens Co. Adds Three Lenses to Its New Mercury Anamorphic Prime Line

Insta360 Launches Action Cameras with Crazy AI Features

If you wanted any proof that the action cam market is the tightest digital camera race going, all...
Insta360 Launches Action Cameras with Crazy AI Features

Are LED Walls Ready For Smaller Creative Projects?

Following the success of volume and LED wall projects like The Mandalorian and Netflix’s 1899, it seems the...
Are LED Walls Ready For Smaller Creative Projects?

The Future of AI IP is Here as CAA Signs AI Tech Company

Less than a month after SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP reached an agreement to end their strike, and despite...
The Future of AI IP is Here as CAA Signs AI Tech Company

All Screenwriters Should Study This Movie

Last night, I walked out of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles late at night, and somehow, I...
All Screenwriters Should Study This Movie

Your Guide to Making a Virtual Horror Film in Unreal Engine 5

It’s crazy to think, but filmmakers can now realistically shoot an entire film virtually. And while perhaps scary...
Your Guide to Making a Virtual Horror Film in Unreal Engine 5

Is Text-to-3D Motion the Next AI Revolution for Video?

OK, let’s be sure to get this straight. So far, in the world of video production and editing...
Is Text-to-3D Motion the Next AI Revolution for Video?

No Film School’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers

Can’t find the perfect gift for the filmmaker in your life? We’ve got you covered, even if you...
No Film School’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers

How to Use Runway’s New AI Motion Brush for Your Videos

Somehow it seems like the world of AI moves both fast and slow at the same time. I...
How to Use Runway’s New AI Motion Brush for Your Videos

What Movies Should a First Time Director Study?

I got an email a few weeks ago from someone who was prepping to direct their first movie...
What Movies Should a First Time Director Study?

How Adobe’s AI Brings Crystal-Clear Audio to Your Projects

As usual, out of the several cool new innovations unveiled as part of the Adobe Sneaks program at...
How Adobe’s AI Brings Crystal-Clear Audio to Your Projects

Create Your Free B&H Wish List to Share This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here. While the industry is starting to slow down to enjoy a much-needed rest...
Create Your Free B&H Wish List to Share This Holiday Season

These Lighting Innovations Elevate ‘Loki’ Season 2’s Beautiful Visuals

Season 2 of Loki just ended on Disney+, giving the god of mischief a fitting and dramatic end...
These Lighting Innovations Elevate ‘Loki’ Season 2’s Beautiful Visuals

What Are 15 Outside-the-Box Writing Exercises for Screenwriters?

When you write as much as I do, there are times when you just feel like you’re at...
What Are 15 Outside-the-Box Writing Exercises for Screenwriters?

Does The New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Have A Home In Cinema?

A good zoom lens is worth its weight in gold. It doesn’t matter if you shoot football or...
Does The New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Have A Home In Cinema?

Is the Beastgrip DOF Adapter MK3 a Tool Filmmakers Need?

Filmmakers of 2023 may not know what a depth of field (DOF) adapter is, but in the days...
Is the Beastgrip DOF Adapter MK3 a Tool Filmmakers Need?

An Indie Film Exec Unpacks The Post-Strike World

The strikes took a lot out of us all, and in conversations with fellow creatives, I know there...
An Indie Film Exec Unpacks The Post-Strike World

The Art of Visual Writing: Show, Don’t Tell

In the world of screenwriting, the age-old adage of “show, don’t tell” remains as relevant today as it...
The Art of Visual Writing: Show, Don’t Tell

Canon Is Reportedly Out of the Global Shutter Game (For Now)

Fresh off Sony’s recent unveiling of their a9 III camera—the world’s first full-frame camera with global shutter—rumors have...
Canon Is Reportedly Out of the Global Shutter Game (For Now)

You Can Finally Shoot Slow-Motion Video With the Nikon Zf

Perhaps a surprise to some, Nikon’s new Zf retro-style camera has become one of the most popular cameras...
You Can Finally Shoot Slow-Motion Video With the Nikon Zf

Shoot at Nearly 30,000 FPS With the New Chronos 4K12 High-Speed Camera

The world of high frame rate and slow motion videography has a couple of new contenders for its...
Shoot at Nearly 30,000 FPS With the New Chronos 4K12 High-Speed Camera

David Zaslav Says Striking Writers Were “Right About Almost Everything”

The WGA members spent the summer on strike because their members deserved pay bumps, protections from AI, and...
David Zaslav Says Striking Writers Were “Right About Almost Everything”

10 Writing Prompts in the Film Noir Genre

Film Noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize...
10 Writing Prompts in the Film Noir Genre

Sony Reportedly Bringing Global Shutter to Larger Sensor Cinema Cameras

Since announcing the Sony a9 III last week, the world’s first full-frame camera with global shutter, many have...
Sony Reportedly Bringing Global Shutter to Larger Sensor Cinema Cameras

Why Does Jacob Elordi Hate the ‘The Kissing Booth’ Movies?

Jacob Elordi is one of the hottest actors in all of Hollywood. The star of Sofia Coppola‘s Priscilla...
Why Does Jacob Elordi Hate the ‘The Kissing Booth’ Movies?

What an OLED iPad Pro Could Mean for the Future of Tablet Video Editing

According to rumors, Apple is set to bring OLED to its iPad line, even before it does for...
What an OLED iPad Pro Could Mean for the Future of Tablet Video Editing

Sync Media Directly From the Cloud With DaVinci Resolve Update 18.6.3

Man, do the folks at Blackmagic Design ever sleep? Since releasing DaVinci Resolve version 18.6 back in September...
Sync Media Directly From the Cloud With DaVinci Resolve Update 18.6.3

How To Talk About Your Film Career at the Holiday Dinner Table

What’s the most effective way filmmakers can explain what they do, to people who don’t understand the industry?...
How To Talk About Your Film Career at the Holiday Dinner Table

Why Does David Fincher Love Netflix’s Quality Control So Much?

Last week, David Fincher‘s new movie, The Killer, debuted on Netflix. It seemed like it was instantly in...
Why Does David Fincher Love Netflix’s Quality Control So Much?

You Can Now Test External Drive Speeds with an iPhone App

Innovation is not just for AI companies in the film and video space. OWC, a brand best known...
You Can Now Test External Drive Speeds with an iPhone App

How To Add a Halation Effect to Your Videos with This FilmConvert Add-On

Ah yes, another great opportunity to continue the debate as to what makes something “cinematic” or not. While...
How To Add a Halation Effect to Your Videos with This FilmConvert Add-On

3 Accessories (on Sale) Every Cinema Camera Needs

You bought your first camera and are ready to shoot that short film or music video you’ve planned...
3 Accessories (on Sale) Every Cinema Camera Needs

Exploring the Intimate and Haunting Cinematography Behind ‘All of Us Strangers”

After catching All of Us Strangers at a recent screening at the Austin Film Festival, it was a...
Exploring the Intimate and Haunting Cinematography Behind ‘All of Us Strangers”

100+ Prompts for Short Film Ideas

Embarking on a cinematic journey doesn’t require a Hollywood budget or a star-studded cast. Sometimes, all it takes...
100+ Prompts for Short Film Ideas

Demystifying Artist Labs and Programs with Tribeca Studios’ Bryce Norbitz

Have you considered submitting an application for a development program or a writer’s lab, but you don’t know...
Demystifying Artist Labs and Programs with Tribeca Studios’ Bryce Norbitz

Fully Control Your iPhone 15’s ProRes Log With Moment’s Pro Camera App

We can debate the merits of smartphone or iPhone filmmaking itself, regardless of whether you’re “into it” or...
Fully Control Your iPhone 15’s ProRes Log With Moment’s Pro Camera App

PRODUCER Is The One Filmmaking Tool I’ve Been Waiting For

In 2019, I wrapped production on a web series I directed that ended up premiering at Dances With...
PRODUCER Is The One Filmmaking Tool I’ve Been Waiting For

How a Professional Colorist Made This Short Film

This post was written by Patrice D. Bowman. In 2021, I directed my award-winning short film Under the...
How a Professional Colorist Made This Short Film

Creating Horror Through Sound in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’

Jonathan Wales is the co-supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer, and scoring mixer of the new Netflix show The...
Creating Horror Through Sound in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’

The SmallRig RC 60B Simplifies The Monolight Fixture

One of my favorite lights in my kit is the Aputure amaran 60D, a small moonolight that offers...
The SmallRig RC 60B Simplifies The Monolight Fixture

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ SFX Coordinator Breaks Down the Epic’s Biggest Effects

Killers of the Flower Moon is traditional big-budget filmmaking at its finest. It is the type of film...
‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ SFX Coordinator Breaks Down the Epic’s Biggest Effects

How To Create a Unique Slasher Villain

This post was written by Tyler MacIntyre. Horror fans are simultaneously the most supportive and discerning audience you’ll...
How To Create a Unique Slasher Villain

A B&H Sale on Godox Lights You Won’t Want To Miss

While Aputure has been an industry leader in the budget LED lighting space, that hasn’t stopped other manufactures...
A B&H Sale on Godox Lights You Won’t Want To Miss

Why Do Swifties Think Taylor Swift Wrote the ‘Argylle’ Novel?

A few weeks ago, a new trailer caught my eye. It was for a spy comedy thriller called...
Why Do Swifties Think Taylor Swift Wrote the ‘Argylle’ Novel?

How ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creates Emotion Through Sound

Damian Del Borrello is the supervising sound editor of Season 2 of Taika Waititi’s hit HBO series, Our...
How ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creates Emotion Through Sound

Apple Finally Updates Final Cut Pro X—But Is It Too Late?

I first started to learn how do edit video back in 2005. For those keeping track, that was...
Apple Finally Updates Final Cut Pro X—But Is It Too Late?

SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP Reach a Tentative Agreement

Late in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 8th, the AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA were able to reach a tentative...
SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP Reach a Tentative Agreement

Discover Why Ridley Scott’s Hand-Drawn ‘Napoleon’ Storyboards Are a Masterclass

Ridley Scott has been a filmmaking maestro that has changed the trajectory of American cinema since his directorial...
Discover Why Ridley Scott’s Hand-Drawn ‘Napoleon’ Storyboards Are a Masterclass

What Is Zoomorphism? (Definition and Examples)

Film and visual media have always borrowed from literary devices and the vast tapestry of the world around...
What Is Zoomorphism? (Definition and Examples)

What Is a Spec Script? (and How to Write One)

If you’re breaking into Hollywood you’re going to do a lot of work on spec. It sucks. Trust...
What Is a Spec Script? (and How to Write One)

Is This the Best Camera Cage System for the iPhone 15 Pro Max?

It really should be of little surprise to anyone that the latest iPhone is ushering in a new...
Is This the Best Camera Cage System for the iPhone 15 Pro Max?

Meet Sony’s “World’s Lightest” 300mm f/2.8 Large Aperture Telephoto Prime Lens

In the world of large aperture telephoto prime lens manufacturing, the competition is heating up. Actually, it’s not...
Meet Sony’s “World’s Lightest” 300mm f/2.8 Large Aperture Telephoto Prime Lens

Charge More Quickly and Get More Features With This Updated Pro Mini V-Mount Battery

Ever since SmallRig made its transition from cages and camera accessories into lighting and wireless follow-focus units, we’ve...
Charge More Quickly and Get More Features With This Updated Pro Mini V-Mount Battery

13 More Useful Video Editing Tricks You Can Do In CapCut

A few weeks ago, Film Crux turned me onto CapCut, an app you can use to edit video...

The Sony A9 III Is the World’s First Full-Frame Camera With Global Shutter

In the year that is now the ten year anniversary of Sony releasing their first Alpha full-frame interchangeable...
The Sony A9 III Is the World’s First Full-Frame Camera With Global Shutter

The AMPTP Wants to Use Dead Actors Faces and Bodies Without Permission

In the last few years, we’ve seen AI scans come to life in movies like Rogue One, when...
The AMPTP Wants to Use Dead Actors Faces and Bodies Without Permission

3 Great Cinema Lenses For Your Full-Frame Cinema Cameras

Finding the right lenses for your camera can be challenging, especially when every project demands a different look...
3 Great Cinema Lenses For Your Full-Frame Cinema Cameras

What Is Verisimilitude? (Definition and Examples)

In the world of storytelling, whether in film, literature, or other mediums, creators strive to immerse their audiences...
What Is Verisimilitude? (Definition and Examples)

How the Blindspot Gear Magsafe Light Makes Us “Think Different”

Scottish filmmakers Blind Spot Gear have always focused on their own slice of the filmmaking territory. From their...
How the Blindspot Gear Magsafe Light Makes Us “Think Different”

How To Use AI To Match Footage From Different Cameras

We’ve been having the same debate now for well over a year about the pros and cons of...
How To Use AI To Match Footage From Different Cameras

This ‘V/H/S/85’ Story Merged Horror With Nostalgia Using 40 Year Old Cameras

Modern cameras have embraced the concept of high dynamic range, high resolution, and perfect color reproduction. So much...
This ‘V/H/S/85’ Story Merged Horror With Nostalgia Using 40 Year Old Cameras

Is Canon’s New RF 24-105mm f/2.8 the Best Full-Frame Zoom on the Market?

It’s been awhile since Canon (or any major camera and lens manufacturer) has been able to really move...
Is Canon’s New RF 24-105mm f/2.8 the Best Full-Frame Zoom on the Market?

Your Favorite Filmmakers Line Up to Praise Taylor Swift

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Taylor Swift is coming off one of the most successful tours of...
Your Favorite Filmmakers Line Up to Praise Taylor Swift

‘TMNT: Mutant Mayhem’ Production Designer Yashar Kassai on the Future of Animation

Yashar Kassai is the production designer of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. The team behind the...
‘TMNT: Mutant Mayhem’ Production Designer Yashar Kassai on the Future of Animation

What Is a Tragicomedy? (Definition and Examples)

Film genres and subgenres are numerous, but one that has stood out for its unique ability to combine...
What Is a Tragicomedy? (Definition and Examples)

Build LUTs Faster With This Online Cloud-Based Color Editing Tool

Not to bury the lede here, but it’s artificial intelligence. That’s how you can build LUTs faster with...
Build LUTs Faster With This Online Cloud-Based Color Editing Tool

Canon Rolls Out Major Firmware Updates and New Multi-Camera Control App

While less exciting than Canon announcing a brand new cinema EOS line camera, we’re perfectly happy reporting about...
Canon Rolls Out Major Firmware Updates and New Multi-Camera Control App

Should Filmmakers Be Using AI to Manipulate Actors’ Performances?

Artificial intelligence can do incredibly wonderful tricks for filmmakers that can make the process of getting the film...
Should Filmmakers Be Using AI to Manipulate Actors’ Performances?

Will the Next Panasonic S1H or S1R Feature 8K and ProRes?

Is the 8K arms race about to get a new contender? With the Canon R5, the Sony Alpha...
Will the Next Panasonic S1H or S1R Feature 8K and ProRes?

The Ending of ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Explained

Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is not the place you want to take your little sister to hang out, especially...
The Ending of ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Explained

Canon Introduces Three New RF Zoom Lenses Covering an Insane Focal Range

For all you Canon-shooters out there, Canon has rolled out a new array of lenses that should pique...
Canon Introduces Three New RF Zoom Lenses Covering an Insane Focal Range

6 Ways to Make the Most of Any Film Course or Project

This post was written by Lydia Muir. Most courses and programs can be quite pricey (although there are...
6 Ways to Make the Most of Any Film Course or Project

Learning How To Work With LED Walls feat. ROE Visual

No matter how you learn to use a piece of technology, it’s important to not only get hands-on...
Learning How To Work With LED Walls feat. ROE Visual

What Francis Ford Coppola Movie Inspired ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’?

Joker: Folie à Deux is nearing the end of post-production, and we are starting to get a little...
What Francis Ford Coppola Movie Inspired ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’?

Overcoming Man Boobs and First-Film Fears with ‘TITTY BOY’ Director Austin Culp

There’s nothing more terrifying than making your own film. Well, maybe that’s not true. As we get to...
Overcoming Man Boobs and First-Film Fears with ‘TITTY BOY’ Director Austin Culp

Panasonic Lumix GH6 Firmware Update Unlocks DJI’s LiDAR Autofocus

A new firmware update has been released for the Panasonic LUMIX GH6 and it’s set to drastically improve...
Panasonic Lumix GH6 Firmware Update Unlocks DJI’s LiDAR Autofocus

NFS Staff Picks: Horror Shorts to Watch This Halloween

Spooky season is coming to an end, but we can celebrate its final day with some fantastic short...
NFS Staff Picks: Horror Shorts to Watch This Halloween

Leica Releases World’s First Encryption Verification Camera, Is Video Next?

While it might seem like it’s only on the horizon right now, the content creation industry is setting...
Leica Releases World’s First Encryption Verification Camera, Is Video Next?

Why Horror Films Are a Mirror of Society

The horror genre has not always been widely appreciated, yet it is one of the best genres to...
Why Horror Films Are a Mirror of Society

Must-Know Camera Angles and Movements From the Horror Genre

There’s something about Horror Week that makes me incredibly happy. Everyone coming together and devoting themselves to the...
Must-Know Camera Angles and Movements From the Horror Genre

David Fincher Says He’s Not Responsible for the People Who Don’t Understand ‘Fight Club’

I feel like Fight Club is one of those movies that got so popular so fast that no...
David Fincher Says He’s Not Responsible for the People Who Don’t Understand ‘Fight Club’

Apple’s New Trio of M3 Chips Boosts Your At-Home Workflow

The rumors are true! After much speculation from the tech world, Apple unveiled its newest generation of Silicon...
Apple’s New Trio of M3 Chips Boosts Your At-Home Workflow

Top 3 Super 35 Cinema Cameras That Won’t Break That Bank

As the digital cinema landscape evolves, Super 35 (or APS-C) continues to be a staple for filmmakers and...
Top 3 Super 35 Cinema Cameras That Won’t Break That Bank

Senior Colorist Joanne Rourke Tells Us What It Takes to Make the Horror Genre Pop

One of the things that always stands out to me when watching a horror movie or TV show...
Senior Colorist Joanne Rourke Tells Us What It Takes to Make the Horror Genre Pop

How Is President Biden Influencing the Future of AI Video Content?

In a non-binding agreement between the White House and several of the major players in artificial intelligence technology...
How Is President Biden Influencing the Future of AI Video Content?

Piloting Real-Time Post-Collab on Damien LeVeck’s Holiday Horror

Filmmaker Damien LeVeck is an award-winning filmmaker known for his work in the horror genre. We can’t wait...
Piloting Real-Time Post-Collab on Damien LeVeck’s Holiday Horror

How To Elevate Your Horror Film With DaVinci Resolve

There is never a better time to make a horror film than October. Inspiration flows as Halloween approaches...
How To Elevate Your Horror Film With DaVinci Resolve

Tips for Editing Horror Foley and ADR From the ‘Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism’ Team

As someone who sat through dozens of horror features and shorts at this year’s Fantastic Fest (Alamo Drafthouse’s...
Tips for Editing Horror Foley and ADR From the ‘Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism’ Team

Re-Imagining the Slasher Genre with ‘Creeping Death’ Director Matt Sampere

If you think about it, there’s no single day more cinematic or as important in the world of...
Re-Imagining the Slasher Genre with ‘Creeping Death’ Director Matt Sampere

Tips for Shooting and Lighting Horror with Director Mike Pecci

Out of all the film genres that we love to watch and create, the horror genre has become...
Tips for Shooting and Lighting Horror with Director Mike Pecci

Yikes! Theaters Have Been Adding an Intermission to ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

The new Martin Scorsese movie is three hours and twenty-six minutes long. It’s one that he meticulously shotlisted...
Yikes! Theaters Have Been Adding an Intermission to ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Read Martin Scorsese’s Companion List for All of His Films

Martin Scorsese caused a storm yesterday when the American auteur joined Letterboxd, an app that movie watchers use...
Read Martin Scorsese’s Companion List for All of His Films

Why the ‘What We Do in the Shadows’  VFX Supervisors Rely on DaVinci Fusion

If you’re a fan of What We Do in the Shadows, you know that the show lives and...
Why the ‘What We Do in the Shadows’  VFX Supervisors Rely on DaVinci Fusion

How To Define Hyperbole (With Examples)

When you speak, do you ever use exaggeration to get your point across? Chances are, you use an...
How To Define Hyperbole (With Examples)

Is Canon Going to Release a Retro-Style Camera Like the Nikon Zf?

Judging from casual conversations with friends and filmmakers, it sounds like Nikon’s launch of its new retro-styled Nikon...
Is Canon Going to Release a Retro-Style Camera Like the Nikon Zf?

What Is Tautology? Definition and Examples

We’re back on our grand exploration into the literary devices that have built our understanding of storytelling and...
What Is Tautology? Definition and Examples

The Curtain Goes up on ‘Sing Sing’ as It Takes Center Stage at TIFF

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on Adobe blog on Sept. 20, 2023. “Take...
The Curtain Goes up on ‘Sing Sing’ as It Takes Center Stage at TIFF

Never Clip Your Audio Again With the Zoom R4 MultiTrak

In the world of video production, there are endless debates about cameras, lights, and lenses. Every filmmaker has...
Never Clip Your Audio Again With the Zoom R4 MultiTrak

Democratization of Hollywood: How Your Next Indie Film Could Be Green-Lit by Fans

This post was written by Lauren Magura, VP of Entertainment, Ingredient X ; Co-Creator. Film.io It is no...
Democratization of Hollywood: How Your Next Indie Film Could Be Green-Lit by Fans

Why Are Striking Actors Being Recruited by Meta and AI Companies?

Meta and other AI companies hired actors during the Hollywood Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes to...
Why Are Striking Actors Being Recruited by Meta and AI Companies?

Redefine Affordable Motion Control with These New Accsoon Motorized Sliders

As with most tech or gear, in the film and video industry, you’re often left deciding between good...
Redefine Affordable Motion Control with These New Accsoon Motorized Sliders

A New UCLA Study Shows Gen Z Wants Even Less Sex ​On Screen​

One of the coolest things about UCLA is that they have this Center for Scholars and Storytellers, which...
A New UCLA Study Shows Gen Z Wants Even Less Sex ​On Screen​

What Is Pastiche in Film and TV? Definition and Examples

If you watch a lot of movies and TV shows, eventually you’re going to see scenes across mediums...
What Is Pastiche in Film and TV? Definition and Examples

Capture 4K/120p 10-Bit With the Updated DJI Osmo Pocket 3

Of all the arms races currently going on in the camera world, the pocket-sized content creator war might...
Capture 4K/120p 10-Bit With the Updated DJI Osmo Pocket 3

How To Score an Action-Horror Film

When one thinks of action film scores, themes to Indian Jones, Mission: Impossible, and Batman probably come to...
How To Score an Action-Horror Film

Preview Your AI Models with Direct Comparison UI With Topaz Video AI 4.0

While many are patiently waiting for AI to reach a level that it completely destroys the world and...
Preview Your AI Models with Direct Comparison UI With Topaz Video AI 4.0

How Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Uses DiCaprio’s Star Power to Subvert Expectations

There must be an uncanny feeling when you work with an actor a lot like Martin Scorsese has...
How Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Uses DiCaprio’s Star Power to Subvert Expectations

Blackmagic Improves Cinema Camera 6K Reliability With Update 8.3.2

Since making their triumphant return to full-frame with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K, the initial fanfare from loyal...
Blackmagic Improves Cinema Camera 6K Reliability With Update 8.3.2

Can You Actually Shoot Video With the OnePlus Open Foldable Smartphone?

When one thinks of technological innovation, one usually imagines that the latest advancements are the solutions to various...
Can You Actually Shoot Video With the OnePlus Open Foldable Smartphone?

What Is Soliloquy (Definition and Examples)

In the world of film and theater, soliloquies are powerful tools used by writers and directors to offer...
What Is Soliloquy (Definition and Examples)

3 Audio Tools You Need—Can You Hear Me Now?

Even shooting on a $80,000 camera won’t save your project when you have bad audio. However, if you...
3 Audio Tools You Need—Can You Hear Me Now?

Watch Britney Spears’s Tearful ‘The Notebook’ Audition

Can you feel it? The season of romantic comedies is coming. We can’t help but return to our...
Watch Britney Spears’s Tearful ‘The Notebook’ Audition

How To Add Better Film Emulation and Grain to Your iPhone 15 Pro Footage

Big news for the “iPhone filmmaking is becoming a thing” crowd today. While there were already plenty of...
How To Add Better Film Emulation and Grain to Your iPhone 15 Pro Footage

How Darren Aronofsky Shot His 18K Sphere Film With a 12-Person Camera Crew

For anyone who’s been to Las Vegas in the past few months, or simply been online to see...
How Darren Aronofsky Shot His 18K Sphere Film With a 12-Person Camera Crew

‘Shadow Brother Sunday’ Reminds Us Why Feature Ideas Should Be Short Films First

The best advice we can give young filmmakers who want to make their first feature is to make...
‘Shadow Brother Sunday’ Reminds Us Why Feature Ideas Should Be Short Films First

You Can Now Control the ALEXA Mini LF With ARRI’s Camera Control Monitor CCM-1

In exciting news for ARRI ALEXA filmmakers, thanks to the release of SUP 7.3 for the ALEXA Mini...
You Can Now Control the ALEXA Mini LF With ARRI’s Camera Control Monitor CCM-1

How Editing Shapes the Directorial Vision of ‘Camp Hideout’

This post was written by Sean Olson. I grew up watching genre movies and was a big fan...
How Editing Shapes the Directorial Vision of ‘Camp Hideout’

‘Saw X’ Cinematographer Nick Matthews Tips for Shooting in 360 Degrees

Saw X, which many have labeled Saw 1.5 has been “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes and brought in...
‘Saw X’ Cinematographer Nick Matthews Tips for Shooting in 360 Degrees

What Does the Final Scene in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Mean?

Editor’s Note: This article contians spoilers for Killers of the Flower Moon. As the credits came on screen...
What Does the Final Scene in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Mean?

Adventures in Indie Filmmaking and Leveraging Famous Faces

How do you handle post-set blues? How do you properly adapt to something you don’t have the rights...
Adventures in Indie Filmmaking and Leveraging Famous Faces

Increase Productivity With Nuke 15.0 and Its Updated Machine Learning Tools

Known as one of the leading developers of creative softwares for creative artists of all sorts across the...
Increase Productivity With Nuke 15.0 and Its Updated Machine Learning Tools

How ‘The Creator’ DP Challenges Big Budget Filmmaking With an Indie Mindset

Can you make a big-budget, sci-fi film that isn’t a franchise, a sequel, or a reboot, and tackle...
How ‘The Creator’ DP Challenges Big Budget Filmmaking With an Indie Mindset

How Martin Scorsese Shot Lists All of His Films

Martin Scorseseese has been making movies for over half a century. From his first feature film, Who’s That...
How Martin Scorsese Shot Lists All of His Films

‘Kingsman’ Director Matthew Vaughn Explains Why He Would Reboot Star Wars

One of the things I love most about Matthew Vaughn is that he shoots straight. When an interviewer...
‘Kingsman’ Director Matthew Vaughn Explains Why He Would Reboot Star Wars

What Did Guillermo del Toro Learn By Shadowing William Friedkin on His Final Film?

It would be hard to pick two more fun filmmakers to be around than William Friedkin and Guillermo...
What Did Guillermo del Toro Learn By Shadowing William Friedkin on His Final Film?

Go Behind the Scenes of the Filming of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

This week, a Martin Scorsese movie comes out and I can feel the electricity in the air. Possibly...
Go Behind the Scenes of the Filming of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

How To Light a Horror Comedy

Lighting a film that has overlapping genres can be difficult, especially when it’s a horror comedy. Each of...
How To Light a Horror Comedy

How a Sundance Multi-Hyphenate Embraced Viral Stardom

Multi-hyphenate creatives are not a new breed in the modern age of filmmaking. It feels like to get...
How a Sundance Multi-Hyphenate Embraced Viral Stardom

How the Weird Satanist Guy Spawned a Sundance Indie With Demon Puppets

Making a film is a laborious task that requires dedication, passion, discipline, and inspiration. Seeing the success of...
How the Weird Satanist Guy Spawned a Sundance Indie With Demon Puppets

What Is Repetition (Definition and Examples)

Repetition is a powerful literary device that filmmakers use to convey meaning, create rhythm, and enhance storytelling. But...
What Is Repetition (Definition and Examples)

How Tom Cruise Inspired the ‘Dune’ Crew and All Of Us With This Email

Tom Cruise is an actor/producer who blends the multi-talented, over-dramatic senses of Old Hollywood with modern films with...
How Tom Cruise Inspired the ‘Dune’ Crew and All Of Us With This Email

What Is the First Horror Film?

October is the season when endless horror movies, both short and feature-length, are debuting in every theater across...
What Is the First Horror Film?

Shoot High-Res, 8-Second Handheld Exposure With the Panasonic S5 II and S5 IIX

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times at this point, but we’re really living...
Shoot High-Res, 8-Second Handheld Exposure With the Panasonic S5 II and S5 IIX

What Alexander Payne Got Wrong About Writers & Directors Not Making Adult Dramas

UPDATE, Oct 17, 1:30 p.m. PT: A representative reached out to say Payne’s comments were taken out of...
What Alexander Payne Got Wrong About Writers & Directors Not Making Adult Dramas

Martin Scorsese Found Inspiration From Ari Aster’s Horror Films for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Inspiration can come from the strangest places. Like many of us, some of the biggest names in cinema...
Martin Scorsese Found Inspiration From Ari Aster’s Horror Films for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Are These The Best Cinema Cameras On Sale?

In 2023, what is the best cinema camera? Is it the ARRI Alexa 35? Or is it the...
Are These The Best Cinema Cameras On Sale?

How This Filmmaker Made a Short Film with Practical Fire and a Rising Star

This post was written by Sparky Tehnsuko. You may have seen my name in the credits of some...
How This Filmmaker Made a Short Film with Practical Fire and a Rising Star

What Taylor Swift’s Concert Film $130 Million Debut Means for Indie Film

Whether you were a lucky Swifty who snagged a ticket during the Ticketmaster nightmare or a casual fan...
What Taylor Swift’s Concert Film $130 Million Debut Means for Indie Film

What Can the Original BMPCC and Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K Achieve?

It was a day like any other. I was knee-deep in the r/cinemtography subreddit when one of the...
What Can the Original BMPCC and Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K Achieve?

How ‘Foe’ DP Mátyás Erdély Brings the Dystopian Future to Life

There are some visual indicators that movie watchers tend to notice to signify what genre they are watching...
How ‘Foe’ DP Mátyás Erdély Brings the Dystopian Future to Life

How I Wrote a Screenplay in One Month While Balancing Work and Family

This post was written by Butler Fuqua. Do you ever fall on your face over and over again...
How I Wrote a Screenplay in One Month While Balancing Work and Family

How Greta Gerwig Overcomes That Negative Voice We All Hear While Writing

Greta Gerwig has become a writer/director who has shaped a new era of cinema. From her indie New...
How Greta Gerwig Overcomes That Negative Voice We All Hear While Writing

Everything New You Should Try in Adobe Premiere Pro 2024

As always, with Adobe Max 2023 wrapping up, for brand loyalists, there’s a lot to be excited about...
Everything New You Should Try in Adobe Premiere Pro 2024

Director David Bruckner Tells You What Not to Do When Making Horror

Horror anthologies are unique and beloved in the genre, and V/H/S has been the gift that keeps on...
Director David Bruckner Tells You What Not to Do When Making Horror

What Is Polysyndeton? (Definition and Examples)

In the world of filmmaking, literary devices have become crucial to the filmmaker’s toolbox. Each technique serves a...
What Is Polysyndeton? (Definition and Examples)

What Is an Oxymoron? (Definition and Examples)

In the world of filmmaking, storytelling is an art form that relies on a wide range of literary...
What Is an Oxymoron? (Definition and Examples)

SAG-AFTRA Talks Break Down After Studios Engage in “Bully Tactics”

In a statement released to members shortly after midnight, union leaders have shared news that talks have broken...
SAG-AFTRA Talks Break Down After Studios Engage in “Bully Tactics”

Go Wider Than Ever Before With Canon’s New RF 10-20mm Lens

It’s about time Canon decided to widen out. We really need to capture the whole picture here. Since...
Go Wider Than Ever Before With Canon’s New RF 10-20mm Lens

What Are Flash-Forwards? (Definition and Examples)

Flash-forwards are a narrative technique and plot device that has been used in film and television for decades...
What Are Flash-Forwards? (Definition and Examples)

The 5th Annual WAVE Grant Supports ‘Women At The Very Edge’

Created by Wavelength, an award-winning film and content production company, the WAVE Grant helps emerging female and non-binary...
The 5th Annual WAVE Grant Supports ‘Women At The Very Edge’

What Is Synecdoche (Definition and Examples)

In the world of cinema, literary devices can be a writer and director’s secret weapon. Today, we’re going...
What Is Synecdoche (Definition and Examples)

You Can Now Use Face-Detection Autofocus With the RED V-RAPTOR 8K

If you’ve worked in the film and video world for long enough, you’ve probably encountered those engaged in...
You Can Now Use Face-Detection Autofocus With the RED V-RAPTOR 8K

Adobe Announces Project Fast Fill to Bring the AI Power of Firefly to Video

It’s that wonderful time of the year where thousands flock to Adobe’s largest conference and party to celebrate...
Adobe Announces Project Fast Fill to Bring the AI Power of Firefly to Video

Fit Your Entire Audio Recording System in Your Pocket With the MiCreator Studio

As a long-time solo videographer, I’ve always been a sucker for easy and small audio recording solutions. Of...
Fit Your Entire Audio Recording System in Your Pocket With the MiCreator Studio

Why You Should Write Your Spec with ‘Greenland’ Screenwriter Chris Sparling

Don’t be afraid to plant your flag early on. This advice comes from writer Chris Sparling, who is...
Why You Should Write Your Spec with ‘Greenland’ Screenwriter Chris Sparling

WGA Votes 99% to Ratify 2023 MBA—Now What?

A few weeks ago, the WGA and AMPTP agreed on terms for a new contract that would last...
WGA Votes 99% to Ratify 2023 MBA—Now What?

How ‘The Creator’ Uses Indie Tools to Craft Its Cinematic Langauge

The Creator has quickly become one of the most stunning films of the year. While reviews for the...
How ‘The Creator’ Uses Indie Tools to Craft Its Cinematic Langauge

Martin Scorsese Defends ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Runtime, Saying “Give Cinema Some Respect”

Longer runtimes have become somewhat of a norm in Hollywood. While no one cares how long a movie...
Martin Scorsese Defends ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Runtime, Saying “Give Cinema Some Respect”

Store Your Creative Work at the Speed of SSD

I know I may be an anomaly, but I could never get a traditional spinning hard drive to...
Store Your Creative Work at the Speed of SSD

How To Use Runway’s New Director Mode and AI Custom Camera Controls

In a turn-of-phrase that might be the epitome of 2023, we can now say that this new release...
How To Use Runway’s New Director Mode and AI Custom Camera Controls

Go Microscopic With the New Laowa’s New Supermicro APO Lenses

With a tagline telling cinematographers to go beyond the macro, these new Supermicro APO lenses from Laowa are...
Go Microscopic With the New Laowa’s New Supermicro APO Lenses

What Are Litotes? (Definition and Examples)

Cinema is a medium that thrives on storytelling techniques that were perfected long ago. Among the many tools...
What Are Litotes? (Definition and Examples)

David Fincher Directed Five Episodes of an HBO Series That We’ll Never See

It was announced that David Fincher would be returning to TV with a new series with HBO. Despite...
David Fincher Directed Five Episodes of an HBO Series That We’ll Never See

Is Dialogue Overrated? Vince Gilligan Thinks It “Carries Too Much Weight”

Vince Gilligan is the creator of two of the best TV shows of all time: Breaking Bad and...
Is Dialogue Overrated? Vince Gilligan Thinks It “Carries Too Much Weight”

What Is Malapropism? (Definition and Examples)

It feels like everyone has a family member or a friend who says things a little differently than...
What Is Malapropism? (Definition and Examples)

The Panasonic Lumix S5 II Is Reportedly Experiencing Battery Draining Issues

Just as there are with any robust economy, there are ebbs and flows to all things. It’s great...
The Panasonic Lumix S5 II Is Reportedly Experiencing Battery Draining Issues

This 3D Printed Grip Makes Mounting an SSD to Your iPhone Easy

It’s happening, it’s finally happening. As predicted, smartphone camera technology is finally starting to catch up to the...
This 3D Printed Grip Makes Mounting an SSD to Your iPhone Easy

‘Foe’ Director Garth Davis on Novel Adaptation, Production Challenges, and Sci-Fi Advice

Garth Davis quickly became a celebrated director with a vision. After his six time Academy Award nominated feature...
‘Foe’ Director Garth Davis on Novel Adaptation, Production Challenges, and Sci-Fi Advice

What Is Metonymy? (Definition and Examples)

In the realm of filmmaking, storytelling often transcends words and relies on visual and symbolic language to convey...
What Is Metonymy? (Definition and Examples)

How To Make Your Feature Film in 16 Days

This post was written by Nadine Crocker. Five years ago, I served tables, and now I am sitting...
How To Make Your Feature Film in 16 Days

Apple Releases Fix to iPhone 15 Overheating Issues With iOS 17 Update

As we covered earlier this week, certain models of the iPhone 15 were experiencing overheating issues due to...
Apple Releases Fix to iPhone 15 Overheating Issues With iOS 17 Update

Pick Your Pricing Option With Vegas Pro’s 3 New Tiered Plans

The Vegas Creative Software company has been busy here in 2023. Since announcing a new integration partnership with...
Pick Your Pricing Option With Vegas Pro’s 3 New Tiered Plans

The WGA Strike Is Over–What’s Next for Hollywood?

Finally, the WGA strike has come to an end and writers are going to be elated about the...
The WGA Strike Is Over–What’s Next for Hollywood?

IronGlass Brings Vintage Zeiss Lenses To Filmmakers

If you haven’t heard of IronGlass, you’ve definitely seen its lenses on the big screen if you managed...
IronGlass Brings Vintage Zeiss Lenses To Filmmakers

This DP Used These Lenses to Tell a Horror Story in 2023 and 1987

How would you plan to shoot a horror fight sequence inside a carnival ride? What tools would you...
This DP Used These Lenses to Tell a Horror Story in 2023 and 1987

Director Park Chan-wook Discusses the Legacy of ‘Oldboy’

Esteemed film critic Roger Ebert said that the movie Oldboy was a “powerful film not because of what...
Director Park Chan-wook Discusses the Legacy of ‘Oldboy’

Does the Samsung 990 Pro 4TB SSD Deliver Gen4 Greatness?

Whether you’re an editor, a solo creative, or someone who just needs an upgrade to their gaming device...
Does the Samsung 990 Pro 4TB SSD Deliver Gen4 Greatness?

What Is In Medias Res? (Definition and Examples)

Have you ever watched a movie or read a book and found yourself thrown headfirst into a whirlwind...
What Is In Medias Res? (Definition and Examples)

How to Write and Recognize a Plot Twist (w/ Examples)

While chances are that you turn on the television or go to the movies to be entertained, there’s...
How to Write and Recognize a Plot Twist (w/ Examples)

Paramount Releases ‘Mean Girls’ in 23 Parts on TikTok for Free

Today is October 3rd, which holds a special meaning in Mean Girls canon because it’s the day when...
Paramount Releases ‘Mean Girls’ in 23 Parts on TikTok for Free

Testing the Low-Light Capabilities of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K

As YouTube content creators want to do when any new camera comes out, we’re officially in the “camera...
Testing the Low-Light Capabilities of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K

How To Adapt a Short Film Into a Feature

When looking at horror short films on YouTube, not many of them have over 30 million views. So...
How To Adapt a Short Film Into a Feature

Lighting Battle Royal—Is LED Always The Best Choice?

LED lighting is king these days. Unless you’re on a big production needing HMI, most of your lighting...
Lighting Battle Royal—Is LED Always The Best Choice?

What Is Foreshadowing (Definition and Examples)

One of the things I love most about writing is the ability to keep the audience on its...
What Is Foreshadowing (Definition and Examples)

What Is Chiasmus (Definition and Examples)

The more I learn about grammar and rhetorical definitions in literature, the better I think I become at...
What Is Chiasmus (Definition and Examples)

SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Resume Contract Talks for the First Time Since the Strike Began

SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood’s biggest studios in the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are returning to the...
SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Resume Contract Talks for the First Time Since the Strike Began

How To Attach Magnetic Rear Diffusion Filters to LPL Adapted Lenses

When starting out in cinematography, it can be both intimidating and frustrating to try to get your indie...
How To Attach Magnetic Rear Diffusion Filters to LPL Adapted Lenses

How Did the WGA Protect Writers’ Future From AI?

Artificial intelligence was a blip on our radar this time last year, but by the time May 2023...
How Did the WGA Protect Writers’ Future From AI?

Cinematography Tips on How to Properly Light a Masked Face

September officially marks the end of summer and the beginning of the fall holiday season. A season that...
Cinematography Tips on How to Properly Light a Masked Face

The Sony ECM-W3 Finally Embraces Audio for Content Creators

The last year has been an interesting one for audio. Companies that usually make drones, wireless video transmitters...
The Sony ECM-W3 Finally Embraces Audio for Content Creators

How the Production Designer of ‘Reservation Dogs’ Collaborates with Community to Create Indigenous Spaces

We’re not going to spoil the series finale of the masterful Reservation Dogs here, which aired at the...
How the Production Designer of ‘Reservation Dogs’ Collaborates with Community to Create Indigenous Spaces

Martin Scorsese Doesn’t Like the ‘Indie Film’ Title

When Martin Scorsese speaks up, we listen. He’s become a sage of filmmaking advice and someone trying to...
Martin Scorsese Doesn’t Like the ‘Indie Film’ Title

How To Disrupt the System With An ASL Film

Zuro Gravity Pictures stands as a distinctive indie film production powerhouse on a mission to challenge Hollywood’s gravitational...
How To Disrupt the System With An ASL Film

The Writer’s Strike Ends and Social Media Debates a Screenplay Page

Are you ready for the WGA strike to end? We sure are! After almost half a year, the...
The Writer’s Strike Ends and Social Media Debates a Screenplay Page

Now That the Strike Is Over, What’s a Writer Supposed To Do?

I woke up Monday morning super hungover. When we heard the WGA and AMPTP deal was in Sunday...
Now That the Strike Is Over, What’s a Writer Supposed To Do?

What Is Hypophora (Definition and Examples)

Literary devices add depth and engagement to a film’s narrative, making them more impactful and memorable. One device...
What Is Hypophora (Definition and Examples)

Inside the Most Disturbing Shorts at 2023 Sundance

The Midnight Shorts section of the Sundance Film Festival is known for creative, weird, and visually innovative horror...
Inside the Most Disturbing Shorts at 2023 Sundance

How I Got a Theatrical Release For My Indie Movie

This post was written by Ryan Whitaker. I’ve spent the last two days shooting a battle scene in...
How I Got a Theatrical Release For My Indie Movie

How ‘FISHMONGER’ Created Practical Horror Effects on a Tight-Budget

Ah, can you feel that in the air? That crisp, autumn spook-tacular weather blowing in to replace the...
How ‘FISHMONGER’ Created Practical Horror Effects on a Tight-Budget

‘No One Will Save You’ Ending Explained

The hit of this past week was the Hulu movie, No One Will Save You, written and directed...
‘No One Will Save You’ Ending Explained

Unraveling the Documentary Story Behind America’s First Horror Theme Park

Not to scare anyone here, but documentary filmmaking can be very scary and harrowing work. Projects can take...
Unraveling the Documentary Story Behind America’s First Horror Theme Park

How To Cast, Direct, and Make Movies for Kids

Jake Van Wagoner is a director, producer, and actor known for his work on Impractical Jokers and the...
How To Cast, Direct, and Make Movies for Kids

Discover the Details Behind the WGA Deal Which Includes AI Protections, TV Room Size Mandates, and Much More

The WGA and AMPTP have released the details of their historic deal. It took a strike of 146...
Discover the Details Behind the WGA Deal Which Includes AI Protections, TV Room Size Mandates, and Much More

How To Properly Use High Frame Rate Stock Footage

Stock footage is so good now that you can cut an entire film using only footage you’ve found...
How To Properly Use High Frame Rate Stock Footage

What Is Anthropomorphism (Definition and Examples)

So much of the media surrounding childhood is made up of anthropomorphism that I bet you know the...
What Is Anthropomorphism (Definition and Examples)

What Is Aphorism (Definition and Examples)

There are so many literary devices that writers have used for hundreds of years, and many of them...
What Is Aphorism (Definition and Examples)

The Secret to a Great Scene: SceneWriting’s 3 Key Principles for Screenwriters

This post was written by Chris Perry and Eric Henry Sanders. If you’re writing a script, it’s a...
The Secret to a Great Scene: SceneWriting’s 3 Key Principles for Screenwriters

How to Write Internal Conflict and External Conflict in Screenwriting

We all know what it’s like when we see a character whose story draws us in ultimately. When...
How to Write Internal Conflict and External Conflict in Screenwriting

3 Unique Cinema Cameras To Change The Way You Shoot

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This Director Has Ideas about How to Convince Great Actors to Do Your Movie

Rock & Roller Grace Potter Explains Her Filmic Inspirations & Aspirations

This is a difficult decision to make when you feel pulled in both directions. Well, who says you...
Rock & Roller Grace Potter Explains Her Filmic Inspirations & Aspirations

‘Mutt’ Director and Actor Unpack Career-Launching First Feature

The film’s leading actor, Lío Mehiel, won the Special Jury Acting Award at the festival. The film is...
‘Mutt’ Director and Actor Unpack Career-Launching First Feature

Adobe Adds Color Management for ARRIRAW With Premiere Pro Update 23.6

In a stunning move, Adobe has announced a new update to Premiere Pro that doesn’t have to do...
Adobe Adds Color Management for ARRIRAW With Premiere Pro Update 23.6

Zachary Levi Wants You To Stop Watching Crappy Movies

Zachary Levi, the actor from TV shows like Chuck and movies like Shazam!, came out very hard on...
Zachary Levi Wants You To Stop Watching Crappy Movies

How a Quarter-Life Crisis Turned Into the Heist Movie ‘HOMETOWN BOYS’

This post was written by Jamie Sutor. Allow me to paint you a picture: a quarter-life crisis that...
How a Quarter-Life Crisis Turned Into the Heist Movie ‘HOMETOWN BOYS’

Major Hollywood Studios Are Hiring PR Firms To Help Them Control The Strike Narrative

The summer of labor has been incredibly interesting to cover and to be a part of. As SAG-AFTRA...
Major Hollywood Studios Are Hiring PR Firms To Help Them Control The Strike Narrative

Create Captivating Character Arcs in Your Screenplay

We all have favorite movies and TV shows, and favorite movie and TV characters. They help us get...
Create Captivating Character Arcs in Your Screenplay

How to Write Character Development [FREE Worksheet]

We’ve all sat down to watch our favorite TV show or movie series and enjoyed how the characters...
How to Write Character Development [FREE Worksheet]

How the Sound Team Brings Sonic Authenticity to ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’

This post was written by Chris Welcker of Catgut Sound. Working in the sound department on a music-focused...
How the Sound Team Brings Sonic Authenticity to ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’

The One Way the Streaming Fight in Hollywood Can End

We’re in the summer of strikes, and one of the things being talked about at every turn is...
The One Way the Streaming Fight in Hollywood Can End

How to Nail the Production Design of an Action Horror Film

What do you get when you mix John Wick and Runaway Bride? You get Timothy Woodward Jr’s new...
How to Nail the Production Design of an Action Horror Film

How This Editor’s Experience On Comedy Shows Landed Her Three Emmy Nominations

This post was written by Angel Gamboa Bryant. I started working with Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz at...
How This Editor’s Experience On Comedy Shows Landed Her Three Emmy Nominations

Charlie Kaufman Warns That Hollywood ‘Garbage’ Is the Only Thing That Makes Money

Charlie Kaufman is one of the most unique and unrelenting voices in entertainment. His writing and directing have...
Charlie Kaufman Warns That Hollywood ‘Garbage’ Is the Only Thing That Makes Money

How These Emmy-nominated Re-recording Mixers Created Concert Sound in ‘Daisy Jones ​& the Six’

Lindsey Alvarez, CAS, and Mathew Waters, CAS, are the Emmy-nominated re-recording mixers responsible for the epic performance sound...
How These Emmy-nominated Re-recording Mixers Created Concert Sound in ‘Daisy Jones ​& the Six’

Edit, Trim, and Render Directly With These Fast SSDs

On-the-run videography has always been a passion of mine. There’s a certain joy to just being able to...
Edit, Trim, and Render Directly With These Fast SSDs

The Oscar-Winning Costume Designer of ‘Wednesday’ Shows How You Can “Preempt a Challenge”

There are few costume designers like Colleen Atwood. She’s won four of her 12 Academy Award nominations, most...
The Oscar-Winning Costume Designer of ‘Wednesday’ Shows How You Can “Preempt a Challenge”

Hollywood Strikes Have Cost California’s Economy $3 Billion

The summer of labor in Hollywood has been a consorted effort to get people fair and equitable wages...
Hollywood Strikes Have Cost California’s Economy $3 Billion

An Actor On Several Hit Shows Opens Up About Low Pay

As the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes rock Hollywood, we’ve been trying to assemble stories to show you what...
An Actor On Several Hit Shows Opens Up About Low Pay

Stream 24/7 With Hollyland’s Live Stream Focused VenusLiv

Crossovers are great. Allen Iverson had a killer one. Freddy vs. Jason ruled. In the world of film...
Stream 24/7 With Hollyland’s Live Stream Focused VenusLiv

How This Filmmaker Mixes Freddie Mercury, Hitchcock, and More for a One-Take Mystery Movie

Medusa Deluxe is writer/director Thomas Hardiman’s first feature film, a one-shot murder mystery set at a British hairdressing...
How This Filmmaker Mixes Freddie Mercury, Hitchcock, and More for a One-Take Mystery Movie

‘Suits’ Was Streamed For 3 Billion Minutes on Netflix and the Writers Were Collectively Paid $3,000

It’s impossible to log into Netflix and not see Suits. The show was in the Top 10 for...
‘Suits’ Was Streamed For 3 Billion Minutes on Netflix and the Writers Were Collectively Paid $3,000

Keep Your Sony ZV-E1 Cool With This Tilta Cooling System

As is the case with many digital cameras when you take them out in the hot summer sun...
Keep Your Sony ZV-E1 Cool With This Tilta Cooling System

How ‘Flamin’ Hot’ Production Designer Cabot McMullen Recreated History

This post was written by Cabot McMullen. When I am asked what inspired me to work on Flamin’...
How ‘Flamin’ Hot’ Production Designer Cabot McMullen Recreated History

Disney is Hiking Prices and Cracking Down on Password Sharing

After releasing news during their earnings call that streaming subs were down, Disney is reworking their streaming service...
Disney is Hiking Prices and Cracking Down on Password Sharing

The AMPTP and WGA Will Resume Negotiations Tomorrow

After 101 days of picketing, the AMPTP and WGA have agreed to return to the negotiating table on...
The AMPTP and WGA Will Resume Negotiations Tomorrow

Virtually Stream Precise Lens Parameters with the VIVE Mars FIZTrack Lens Encoder

If it wasn’t for the constant onslaught of AI tech news and innovations, 2023 would most likely be...
Virtually Stream Precise Lens Parameters with the VIVE Mars FIZTrack Lens Encoder

Avid Finally Sells Out, Now What Does Its Future Hold?

Just think, you too could have purchased Avid Technology if you had a mere $1.4 billion dollars in...
Avid Finally Sells Out, Now What Does Its Future Hold?

Tips On Editing Docs With Difficult Subject Matter

PLAN C is a documentary about activist Francine Coeytaux and her mission to provide access to abortion medication...
Tips On Editing Docs With Difficult Subject Matter

How TCM Was Saved From WBD CEO David Zaslav’s Ax

Since 1994, Turner Classic Movies has been airing classic cinema, uncut and commercial-free, for 24 hours a day...
How TCM Was Saved From WBD CEO David Zaslav’s Ax

How ‘The Bear’ Editor Harnesses Chaos Across Film and TV

In today’s episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins speaks with editor Joanna Naugle to discuss: Why Joanna fell...
How ‘The Bear’ Editor Harnesses Chaos Across Film and TV

10 Filmmaking Lessons From This Season of Project Greenlight

When I was a kid, Project Greenlight was my first glimpse into how film and TV were made...
10 Filmmaking Lessons From This Season of Project Greenlight

DJI Goes for Extended Range Stability with New Transmission and Video Receiver Combo

While DJI has been hard at work developing its latest action camera with the DJI Osmo Action 4...
DJI Goes for Extended Range Stability with New Transmission and Video Receiver Combo

How This Production Designer Crafted ‘Famin’ Hot’

This post was written by Brandon Mendez. Growing up, I was an avid watcher of Searchlight movies. Seeing...
How This Production Designer Crafted ‘Famin’ Hot’

Adam Devine Unpacks Why We Have Less Comedy Films in Theaters

In the early 2000s, it felt like we were in a hay day for comedy films. We had...
Adam Devine Unpacks Why We Have Less Comedy Films in Theaters

Why Crafting a Second Outline Is the Secret to the Rewrite Process

Look, if you’ve spent any time reading this site, you know that the idea of “All writing is...
Why Crafting a Second Outline Is the Secret to the Rewrite Process

Is It Bad That On-Camera Monitors Are Insanely Cheap?

Usually, when one thinks of a new product or camera, you’ll usually equate price and quality together. If...
Is It Bad That On-Camera Monitors Are Insanely Cheap?

Zoom Wants To Use Your Pitches and Podcasts to Train AI

During the pandemic, it felt like Zoom came from nowhere and suddenly dominated the world. People were Zooming...
Zoom Wants To Use Your Pitches and Podcasts to Train AI

Marvel VFX Workers Vote to Unionize

On Monday, August 7th, the Visual Effects (VFX) teams at Marvel Studios took a significant step by submitting...
Marvel VFX Workers Vote to Unionize

Why You Can Never Time the Spec Script Market

I’ve been talking to a lot of people lately who are working on specs. I think that’s great...
Why You Can Never Time the Spec Script Market

Rest in Peace, William Friedkin: Raconteur and Director

Legendary director William Friedkin has passed away. He was 87 years old. Friedkin’s journey through cinema reads like...
Rest in Peace, William Friedkin: Raconteur and Director

Could Apple Have a M3 Mac Mini Ready for 2024?

While we’re now several weeks removed from Apple’s whirlwind of a WWDC (which pretty much brought us everything...
Could Apple Have a M3 Mac Mini Ready for 2024?

Top Legal Mistakes Filmmakers Make and How To Avoid Them

If you are an emerging filmmaker who is not aware of the legalities involved in filmmaking, you should...
Top Legal Mistakes Filmmakers Make and How To Avoid Them

Will Apple’s iPhone 15 Rival Full-Frame Resolution?

In what has become an annual tradition dating back to the release of the first iPhone in 2007...
Will Apple’s iPhone 15 Rival Full-Frame Resolution?

‘Barbie’ Is a Billion-Dollar Hit–How Will Hollywood Change?

I think we can officially call Barbie the hit of the year. The film made another $50+ million...
‘Barbie’ Is a Billion-Dollar Hit–How Will Hollywood Change?

Why Are Adobe Staff Worried About AI?

According to a new report from Insider, internal employees at Adobe are expressing concerns that the very AI...
Why Are Adobe Staff Worried About AI?

Here’s How TourBox & WonderFlow Speed Up Post

These days, whenever one hears the terms “streamline your editing process” it most usually has to do with...
Here’s How TourBox & WonderFlow Speed Up Post

Ad Revenue From Streaming Sites Could Generate $10 Billion

Over the last few years, we’ve seen streaming channels come into prominence agt a rapid pace, thanks to...
Ad Revenue From Streaming Sites Could Generate $10 Billion

An Aspect Ratio Guide for Every Filmmaker

Whether you’re watching a show on your iPhone, setting up your new 70in 4K television, or sitting your...
An Aspect Ratio Guide for Every Filmmaker

Editor Chris Donlon Breaks Down His Premiere Pro Workflow on Tribeca Film ‘The Good Half’

This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on Adobe blog on Jun. 8, 2023. The...
Editor Chris Donlon Breaks Down His Premiere Pro Workflow on Tribeca Film ‘The Good Half’

WandaVision Background Actors Reportedly Scanned for AI Replicas Without Their Permission

According to reports from NPR, several background actors from this recent season of Disney’s WandaVision have shared stories...
WandaVision Background Actors Reportedly Scanned for AI Replicas Without Their Permission

How To Make a Movie in 8 Years and One Afternoon

This post was written by Gary Hawkins. I met Larry Brown in the early ‘90s when he was...
How To Make a Movie in 8 Years and One Afternoon

Go Behind The Scenes of the Amazing ‘Mission: Impossible’ Stunts

One of the most exciting things about going to see a Mission: Impossible movie is the nervous excitement...
Go Behind The Scenes of the Amazing ‘Mission: Impossible’ Stunts

How to Create Superhero Soundscapes Like the Ones on ‘The Boys’

Prepare to be entranced by the audio sorcery that breathes life into The Boys… and beyond. Wade Barnett...
How to Create Superhero Soundscapes Like the Ones on ‘The Boys’

The DJI Osmo Action 4 Brings a Bigger Sensor and Improved Low Light Video

Less than a year after launching its Osmo Action 3, DJI is back with a new and even-more-improved...
The DJI Osmo Action 4 Brings a Bigger Sensor and Improved Low Light Video

How Will The Tungsten Light Bulb Ban Affect You?

According to CNN, the incandescent light bulb has been on its way out for the last 16 years...
How Will The Tungsten Light Bulb Ban Affect You?

Can This $20 Aluminum Fan Keep Your Camera Cool?

Hey, it’s hot this summer. Like, it’s scorching in most places. In fact, I’m writing this article from...
Can This $20 Aluminum Fan Keep Your Camera Cool?

‘Barbie’ Battles Censorship in the Middle East

The ‘Barbie’ movie is a breakaway hit closing in on a billion dollars across the globe, which makes...
‘Barbie’ Battles Censorship in the Middle East

BREAKING: The AMPTP and WGA Will Resume Talking on Friday

The WGA and AMPTP have not talked since May 1st, but tonight there was a promising update regarding...
BREAKING: The AMPTP and WGA Will Resume Talking on Friday

Is The Future of VO AI-Powered Celebrity Voices?

The world of artificial intelligence is speeding up. And to some, it might be going a bit too...
Is The Future of VO AI-Powered Celebrity Voices?

Record Subjects from Miles Away, Even at Night With Canon’s New MS-500 Camera

Finally, good news for all of us video pros out there who simply want to shoot video of...
Record Subjects from Miles Away, Even at Night With Canon’s New MS-500 Camera

‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Editor Takes Us Through the Laughs and Lessons of Cutting TV

This post was written by Malinda Zehner Guerra. As an editor, you don’t always get to interact with...
‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Editor Takes Us Through the Laughs and Lessons of Cutting TV

Studios Are Teaming Up to Try to Get a Tax Break For Hiring AI Instead of People

The battleground of the Hollywood worker movement this summer is complex, but one issue that continues to make...
Studios Are Teaming Up to Try to Get a Tax Break For Hiring AI Instead of People

Mastering Scope and Scale in Screenwriting

I like to write big things. There is no limit to your imagination when you’re trying to develop...
Mastering Scope and Scale in Screenwriting

5 Ways to Successfully Fail in Hollywood

This post was written by C.M. Conway. Whenever I casually mention in conversations I pursued a career in...
5 Ways to Successfully Fail in Hollywood

What Are Writers Doing During the Strike?

As a new member of the WGA, freshly minted in May of 2023, the month the strike began...
What Are Writers Doing During the Strike?

How Does SDXL 1.0 Evolve Text-to-Image Generation?

It’s only been a short time since the AI-image generation craze started. Now with every picture or photo...
How Does SDXL 1.0 Evolve Text-to-Image Generation?

What Adobe Tools Helped These Tribeca Doc Editors?

No Film School spoke with editors Jamie Boyle and Kelly Kendrick on the NFS Podcast to learn more...
What Adobe Tools Helped These Tribeca Doc Editors?

13 Useful Video Editing Tips from The FREE CapCut App

I’m not a professional video editor, but I have been making little videos for a podcast I’m working...
13 Useful Video Editing Tips from The FREE CapCut App

Get $7.5k To Make a 5-Minute Short About Mental Health

Mental health is an incredibly important topic, and one that can lead to many short film ideas. So...
Get $7.5k To Make a 5-Minute Short About Mental Health

The Emmys Are Postponed Until January

What good is an awards show without anyone to give the awards to? Thanks to the AMPTP’s refusal...
The Emmys Are Postponed Until January

The Call to Action At The End of ‘Sound of Freedom’ is A Genius Capitalist Grift

Look, you can’t discuss the new movie Sound of Freedom without talking about the QAnon stuff so that...
The Call to Action At The End of ‘Sound of Freedom’ is A Genius Capitalist Grift

How to Harness Horror for an Impactful Short Film

Lola Blanc, a rising voice in the realm of horror filmmaking, has recently been garnering widespread acclaim for...
How to Harness Horror for an Impactful Short Film

How to Write Action Movie Screenplays

Who doesn’t love a good action movie? They have fun characters, great set pieces, and keep you on...
How to Write Action Movie Screenplays

How To Craft Music for a Project That Truly Reflects You

This post was written by Jina Hyojin and Shirley Song. When we were growing up, the two of...
How To Craft Music for a Project That Truly Reflects You

How To Shoot Sketch Comedies Like ‘I Think You Should Leave’

Chances are, you’ve seen a lot of cinematographer Markus Mentzer’s work. Since 2019, it’s been featured on every...
How To Shoot Sketch Comedies Like ‘I Think You Should Leave’

The DGA Deal Point Everyone Should Be Talking About (Plus, Strike Updates)

Currently, DGA members who have to take time off to care for their newborn children, are being penalized...
The DGA Deal Point Everyone Should Be Talking About (Plus, Strike Updates)

IATSE Adds Thousands of Freelance TV Commercial Workers to Their Union

IATSE has announced that 5000 members of the grassroots “Stand With Production” group are unionizing. This group includes...
IATSE Adds Thousands of Freelance TV Commercial Workers to Their Union

Will Paramount Ever Release Another Original Animated Movie in Theaters?

Paramount CEO Brian Robbins has had a career that’s taken him all over Hollywood. He directed movies like...
Will Paramount Ever Release Another Original Animated Movie in Theaters?

Why Doesn’t the Sony a6700 Ship With a Charger?

Taking a page from Apple apparently, reports have indicated that Sony’s upcoming release of their anticipated Sony a6700...
Why Doesn’t the Sony a6700 Ship With a Charger?

Netflix’s $900K AI Job Ignores Writers and Actors on Strike

Are you an artificial intelligence expert? Well, it seems like Netflix might have a job for you that...
Netflix’s $900K AI Job Ignores Writers and Actors on Strike

‘Kiss the Future’ Uses Premiere Pro, After Effects, and frame.IO To Shine a Light on Sarajevo’s Struggles

This post was written by Kylee Peña and originally appeared on Adobe blog on Jun. 7, 2023. Directed...
‘Kiss the Future’ Uses Premiere Pro, After Effects, and frame.IO To Shine a Light on Sarajevo’s Struggles

How Is Steven Soderbergh Using LED Walls To Mimic Manhattan?

There are times when I’m watching movies and TV shows where the CGI and VFX are so obvious...
How Is Steven Soderbergh Using LED Walls To Mimic Manhattan?

Is the Shimbol Memory I Pro the Best Budget On-Camera Monitor for You?

While brands like SmallHD and Blackmagic Design might get the majority of the focus from those looking for...
Is the Shimbol Memory I Pro the Best Budget On-Camera Monitor for You?