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The AI Composition Features of Sony’s New PTZ Cameras May Change The Way You Frame

The new Sony SRG-A40 and SRG-A12 aren’t all that exciting to filmmakers, but the technology they offer has ...
The AI Composition Features of Sony’s New PTZ Cameras May Change The Way You Frame

Check Out All of the Acquired Films from Sundance 2023

Was this a good year for acquisitions at Sundance? Sundance is one of the biggest and best indie ...
Check Out All of the Acquired Films from Sundance 2023

Panasonic and Canon Battle It Out — 4 Mirrorless Cameras You Can Afford

With their respective release windows now a thing of history, these mirrorless are primed for sales in our ...
Panasonic and Canon Battle It Out — 4 Mirrorless Cameras You Can Afford

How Adobe Is Changing the Future of Filmmaking at Sundance 2023

Adobe’s Michael Cioni tells us about how the cloud runs Sundance. While we might not be able to ...
How Adobe Is Changing the Future of Filmmaking at Sundance 2023

‘Manhunter’ vs. ‘Red Dragon’ – Watch a Side by Side of These Hannibal Lecter Classics

How would you put Hannibal Lecter on the screen? If we’re talking about the greatest character ever put ...
‘Manhunter’ vs. ‘Red Dragon’ – Watch a Side by Side of These Hannibal Lecter Classics

The Story Change That Made ‘The Last of Us’ Episode 3 One of the Best Things on TV Ever

This only further demonstrates how Craig Mazin is a masterful writer. We’re loving The Last of Us on ...
The Story Change That Made ‘The Last of Us’ Episode 3 One of the Best Things on TV Ever

Did Andrea Riseborough’s Oscars Campaign Break Any Rules?

Oscar nominations are out—but some say this category should be scrutinized. There are always surprise nominations during every ...
Did Andrea Riseborough’s Oscars Campaign Break Any Rules?

You Can Navigate Indie Intimacy Scenes with Help from the ‘When It Melts’ Filmmakers

This filmmaker finds a way to craft a brilliantly intimate film that lingers with you long after your ...
You Can Navigate Indie Intimacy Scenes with Help from the ‘When It Melts’ Filmmakers

Sundance 2023 Announces the Winners of This Year’s Fest

Was your favorite Sundance 2023 film recognized by the judges, the critics, and the fans? Let’s find out… ...
Sundance 2023 Announces the Winners of This Year’s Fest

Film Fans and Critics Picked the 100 Best Movies Of All Time

The people have spoken, and these are the films they’ve chosen. Any time you have a list of ...
Film Fans and Critics Picked the 100 Best Movies Of All Time

The Golden Raspberry Awards Are Trash

It is so hard to make a movie, so please, leave the slander to your group thread. Every ...
The Golden Raspberry Awards Are Trash

How Vuk Lungulov-Klotz Made One of Sundance’s Best Dramas with a Small Crew and Limited Time

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz takes audiences through a whirlwind day-in-the-life story of a trans character in this debut feature. You ...
How Vuk Lungulov-Klotz Made One of Sundance’s Best Dramas with a Small Crew and Limited Time

How D. Smith Nailed Her Visually Cool Sundance Debut—with No Budget

This first-time filmmaker creates an empathic and visually stunning look at Black trans sex workers for her Sundance ...
How D. Smith Nailed Her Visually Cool Sundance Debut—with No Budget

Aputure’s Limited Edition Amaran COB 60x Takes a Page From RED

The tiny LED light is expected to sell out quickly. When RED announced the Komodo a few years ...
Aputure’s Limited Edition Amaran COB 60x Takes a Page From RED

What’s Your Filmmaking Brand? And How Can You Lean Into It

How do you sell yourself and your ideas to other people? One thing I didn’t realize when breaking ...
What’s Your Filmmaking Brand? And How Can You Lean Into It

“Don’t Follow the Rules, Rewrite the Rules”—Sundance Director Alison O’Daniel on Slow-Burn Filmmaking, Weaving Captioning into Film Narrative

“These are the captions I have always dreamed of.” This week we spoke with Alison O’Daniel, director of ...
“Don’t Follow the Rules, Rewrite the Rules”—Sundance Director Alison O’Daniel on Slow-Burn Filmmaking, Weaving Captioning into Film Narrative

Blind Spot Gear Is Back With a New Power Junkie for Your Weird Power Needs

Blind Spot Gear has revised its popular Power Junkie unit that lets you power whatever you need with ...
Blind Spot Gear Is Back With a New Power Junkie for Your Weird Power Needs

Can Hollywood Continue Without Theaters?

Specifically, does Hollywood need theaters to survive? Look, we don’t want to be alarmist. We just wrote about ...
Can Hollywood Continue Without Theaters?

Shooting in Small Spaces? Then You Need to Know This

This will change the way you shoot in small rooms. If you shoot a lot of corporate videos, ...
Shooting in Small Spaces? Then You Need to Know This

Made in Frame: ‘Devotion’ Takes to the Cloud

Anyone who’s ever cut a complex project knows how much they depend on their assistant editors (AEs) to ...
Made in Frame: ‘Devotion’ Takes to the Cloud

Brandon Cronenberg Tells Us How He Horrified Sundance with ‘Infinity Pool’

Horror director Brandon Cronenberg tells us secrets of his vacation nightmare, Infinity Pool. Whew. How to discuss writer/director ...
Brandon Cronenberg Tells Us How He Horrified Sundance with ‘Infinity Pool’

‘Fall’ Shows Us Why AI-Powered Tools Are Crucial for the Film Industry To Succeed Internationally

To keep a PG-13 rating, the creative team behind 2022’s Fall had to digital replace expletive-filled dialogue. But ...
‘Fall’ Shows Us Why AI-Powered Tools Are Crucial for the Film Industry To Succeed Internationally

How “Deleting Your Darlings” Brought This Filipino Director’s Nightmare to Life

Director Kenneth Dagatan brings his nightmare-fueled fairytale to Sundance. This is how he did it alongside actress Jasmine ...
How “Deleting Your Darlings” Brought This Filipino Director’s Nightmare to Life

Netflix Pays $20 Million for ‘Fair Play’ at Sundance

The talk of the festival just sold to Netflix. Every year, a big title sells coming out of ...
Netflix Pays $20 Million for ‘Fair Play’ at Sundance

Academy Award Nominations 2023: Full List of Oscar Nominees

The 95th Academy Awards are coming soon… This morning at 8:30 AM Eastern Time, Riz Ahmed and Allison ...
Academy Award Nominations 2023: Full List of Oscar Nominees

The Best Advice from This Year’s Sundance Filmmakers

A new class of Sundance filmmakers gives us their best tips! Besides being an amazing way to start ...
The Best Advice from This Year’s Sundance Filmmakers

How To Shape Light—3 Lighting Tool To Get You Started

Turning on a light is just the first step. Now you have to shape it. Our Deals of ...
How To Shape Light—3 Lighting Tool To Get You Started

Read and Download the ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Screenplay PDF

Step into the multiverse and meet your other lives. One of the most electric movies of 2022 was ...
Read and Download the ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Screenplay PDF

Can Thinking Like A Gamer Streamline Your Editing Workflow?

We would all love to have a quick and efficient workflow. Could this be the trick we’ve been ...
Can Thinking Like A Gamer Streamline Your Editing Workflow?

What We Can Learn From the Immense Post-Production Pipeline of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Years in the making, Avatar: The Way of Water handled an immense amount of image data. This is ...
What We Can Learn From the Immense Post-Production Pipeline of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

How ‘Iron Butterflies’ Writer/Director Shines a Light on the Truth of MH17 Tragedy

Some stories must be told on an international stage. Documentaries are crafted in a way that forces the ...
How ‘Iron Butterflies’ Writer/Director Shines a Light on the Truth of MH17 Tragedy

How ‘Bad Press’ Filmmakers Captured the Blueprint for a Revolution

These first-time filmmakers follow the journey of regaining free press in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Writing is often ...
How ‘Bad Press’ Filmmakers Captured the Blueprint for a Revolution

The Biggest Challenges Sundance Filmmakers Faced (And How They Tackled Them)

Take notes from these filmmakers. Sundance is often the pinnacle of indie film—we all have stories of submitting ...
The Biggest Challenges Sundance Filmmakers Faced (And How They Tackled Them)

These Sundance Filmmakers Started on YouTube—Here’s Their Advice

Two brothers who started making online content now have a feature at Sundance. Here’s how they did it. ...
These Sundance Filmmakers Started on YouTube—Here’s Their Advice

IATSE Local 600: Why it’s Important and How Cinematographers Can Get In

The IATSE Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild offers many benefits for those in the camera department. Here’s everything ...
IATSE Local 600: Why it’s Important and How Cinematographers Can Get In

What Rian Johnson & the Daniels Want Young Filmmakers To Know

This advice from three of the greatest writers/directors of 2022 might be exactly what you need. When you ...
What Rian Johnson & the Daniels Want Young Filmmakers To Know

How the Table Scene from ‘Triangle of Sadness’ (No, Not That One) Was Made

We love a good table scene, and this one is genius. Did you see last year’s Palme d’Or ...
How the Table Scene from ‘Triangle of Sadness’ (No, Not That One) Was Made

Alec Baldwin Will Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For The ‘Rust’ Shooting

On-set safety is so incredibly important. The accidental shooting on the set of Rust shocked all of Hollywood ...
Alec Baldwin Will Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For The ‘Rust’ Shooting

The Cameras and Lenses of Sundance 2023— Filmmakers Embrace Old, New, and Weird

While ARRI still holds the crown, custom and vintage tools are taking center stage. But where is RED? ...
The Cameras and Lenses of Sundance 2023— Filmmakers Embrace Old, New, and Weird

How the “Unseen” and “In-Between” Moments Made ‘Kim’s Video’ a Love Letter to Physical Media

Finding inspiration during production can be intimidating, but Ashley Sabin and David Redmon tell you how to find ...
How the “Unseen” and “In-Between” Moments Made ‘Kim’s Video’ a Love Letter to Physical Media

Can Sundance Save the Indie Film Industry?

Sundance is back in Park City. Is this the jolt the industry needs? Hey, have you noticed the ...
Can Sundance Save the Indie Film Industry?

We Need To Talk About Smartphone Cameras and Their “Photos”

Images from smartphone cameras seem very hit-or-miss right now. So, what’s going on? YouTube sensation Marques Brownlee wants ...
We Need To Talk About Smartphone Cameras and Their “Photos”

Is Steven Spielberg Returning to His Television Roots?

The filmmaker started in TV, so would he go back? Steven Spielberg began his career working in TV, ...
Is Steven Spielberg Returning to His Television Roots?

KIPON’s New Colibri Cine Lenses Kick Off a New Year of Full Frame Cine Magic

High-end yet affordable primes designed in Germany and built in China KIPON is a manufacturer that has quietly ...
KIPON’s New Colibri Cine Lenses Kick Off a New Year of Full Frame Cine Magic

Are Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips As Fast As You Expect?

The M2 performance metrics are impressive, but are they that impressive? Here is everything you need to know. ...
Are Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips As Fast As You Expect?

How To Stand Out As A Cinematographer and Get More Work

It’s not all about your talent. This is all you need to do so your work gets seen. ...
How To Stand Out As A Cinematographer and Get More Work

How to Pick the Right Manager For Your Career

Picking representation can feel like a bit of a terrifying prospect. Last month, I wrote a piece about ...
How to Pick the Right Manager For Your Career

10 Directorial Debuts from Sundance 2023 We Are Looking Forward To

Many great movies are debuting at Sundance this year, but these first-time directors just have something about them. ...
10 Directorial Debuts from Sundance 2023 We Are Looking Forward To

Damien Chazelle Thinks More Movies Should Do What?

What’s the last movie that challenged you as an audience member? From the very opening scene of Damien ...
Damien Chazelle Thinks More Movies Should Do What?

Read and Download ‘The Batman’ Screenplay

Ready to take up the mantle of the bat? One of the best movies of 2022 was a ...
Read and Download ‘The Batman’ Screenplay

The Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max Supercharge the Mac Mini and MacBook Pro

The next generation of Apple Silicon chips gets a boost. Recently we had news of AMD’s new laptop ...
The Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max Supercharge the Mac Mini and MacBook Pro

Bosma Moves From Home Security to 8K “Cinema” Camera—Did It Deliver?

The Bosma G1 Pro 8K camera is here. But who is this 8K camera for? Bosma has made ...
Bosma Moves From Home Security to 8K “Cinema” Camera—Did It Deliver?

Artists Fight AI (and DeviantArt) in New Class-Action Lawsuit

Artists step onto the messy artificial intelligence battlefield with a new lawsuit. We’ve talked a lot about AI ...
Artists Fight AI (and DeviantArt) in New Class-Action Lawsuit

How Did Tom Cruise Help Todd Field Rescue His Movie From Harvey Weinstein?

Harvey Weinstein was notorious for meddling with good movies. But Tom Cruise knew a way to stop him. ...
How Did Tom Cruise Help Todd Field Rescue His Movie From Harvey Weinstein?

‘The Last of Us’ Showrunners Spill the Details on the Pilot

Were you a fan of The Last of Us pilot? There’s a lot of pressure on showrunners ...
‘The Last of Us’ Showrunners Spill the Details on the Pilot

This is How to Make Any Location Cinematic

Not all locations are created equal. Still, with a little ingenuity, you can make them all look stunning. ...
This is How to Make Any Location Cinematic

What is New Hollywood? The Revolution of Cinema That You Need to Know

Are you a fan of the New Hollywood era? We often talk about films impact on us when ...
What is New Hollywood? The Revolution of Cinema That You Need to Know

What Is Diction? (And the Types of Diction in Writing)

Your character’s diction can say a lot about who they are and where they are from. Have you ...
What Is Diction? (And the Types of Diction in Writing)

3 Things Cinematographers Need In Order To Shoot Successful Branded Content

Shooting branded content? Here are some key aspects cinematographers should keep in mind during pre, pro, and post. ...
3 Things Cinematographers Need In Order To Shoot Successful Branded Content

Check Out Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched in 2022 (It’s A Lot)

Steven Soderbergh knows to make art, you have to consume art. One of our favorite annual traditions around ...
Check Out Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched in 2022 (It’s A Lot)

There Were 599 Scripted TV Shows in 2022 – Is That Too Many?

Have we hit critical mass when it comes to tuning into TV? How many TV shows do you ...
There Were 599 Scripted TV Shows in 2022 – Is That Too Many?

Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Glass Onion’ with Rian Johnson and the Cast

See how Rian Johnson and the cast unraveled the Glass Onion. Some of the most fun you can ...
Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Glass Onion’ with Rian Johnson and the Cast

Watch Alfred Hitchcock’s First Thriller Film ‘The Lodger’ For Free

Get your Hitchcock fix with his early work. I am a massive Alfred Hitchcock fan, so I was ...
Watch Alfred Hitchcock’s First Thriller Film ‘The Lodger’ For Free

Read and Download Sam Mendes-Directed Screenplays

What does a director see in a screenplay that makes them want to engage? Sam Mendes is a ...
Read and Download Sam Mendes-Directed Screenplays

What Is A Tech Scout? Why Is It Crucial For Cinematographers?

Getting to set ready to shoot requires a bit of prep. Here’s what you need to know. The ...
What Is A Tech Scout? Why Is It Crucial For Cinematographers?

Track Your Gear with These 3 Camera Accessories and AirTag

Housing Apple’s GPS tracker offers shooters peace of mind. Never lose your gear again. With camera equipment being ...
Track Your Gear with These 3 Camera Accessories and AirTag

How to Get Charlie Chaplin Look on a Digital Camera

Do you love that old-timey look? We have some advice on how to get that Charlie Chaplin look ...
How to Get Charlie Chaplin Look on a Digital Camera

Why It’s Time to Kill “The Shot” 

Is it time to retire this term? This post was written by Jason Eksuzian. We filmmakers love some ...
Why It’s Time to Kill “The Shot” 

What Were the Most Streamed Movies and TV of 2022?

Which titles did you watch at home? While the COVID-19 barrier to seeing movies in theaters seems to ...
What Were the Most Streamed Movies and TV of 2022?

3 Things Film School Doesn’t Teach Cinematographers

Being a working cinematographer often comes with unexpected challenges. We all know about the creative parts of being ...
3 Things Film School Doesn’t Teach Cinematographers

How to Master the Rip Reel For Your Pitch

Create a rip reel that is worthy of your story. So, you’ve developed a great story. You’ve nailed ...
How to Master the Rip Reel For Your Pitch

Though Incredibly Capable, Smartphone Cameras Still Struggle With Darker Skin Tones

Camera manufacturers are struggling with teaching image processors to cope with how we see ourselves As smartphone cameras ...
Though Incredibly Capable, Smartphone Cameras Still Struggle With Darker Skin Tones

The Making of an Oscar-Qualifying Short about a Chinese Brothel in the American West

When I was traveling in rural America, I stumbled upon the forgotten history of the anti-Chinese riots that ...
The Making of an Oscar-Qualifying Short about a Chinese Brothel in the American West

Made in Frame: “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

Ambrose Bierce once referred to the accordion as “an instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.” ...
Made in Frame: “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

Check Out the Winners of the 2023 Golden Globes!

Did your favorites take home a statue? The Golden Globes were back on TV, albeit on a Tuesday ...
Check Out the Winners of the 2023 Golden Globes!

This Year’s Best Actors Have Some Advice for Those Navigating the Industry

Listen to your favorite actors discuss what made roles in this year’s movies so special. Writing and directing ...
This Year’s Best Actors Have Some Advice for Those Navigating the Industry

What Is The Beauty of Creating Subtle and Layered Visual Storytelling?

Park Chan-wook pulls out all of his best and most stubble filmmaking tools to make his most stunning ...
What Is The Beauty of Creating Subtle and Layered Visual Storytelling?

AMD’s New Processors Uses AI to Challenge Apple Silicon

Benchmarks indicate that Apple Silicon is no longer the performance king. But what does that mean for creatives? ...
AMD’s New Processors Uses AI to Challenge Apple Silicon

Learn How “Building Your Community” Can Help Create a Tribeca-Worthy Indie Feature

Four Samosas writer/director Ravi Kapoor and star Venk Potula break down their South Asian-American comedy, and what it ...
Learn How “Building Your Community” Can Help Create a Tribeca-Worthy Indie Feature

ASC Unveils Its 2023 Award Nominations

What would movies be if it weren’t for the people who actually photograph them? Audiobooks? The American Society ...
ASC Unveils Its 2023 Award Nominations

Do You Know Who Directed the Film-within-a-Film for ‘Inglourious Basterds’?

Who directed the film-within-a-film that served as a huge plot point in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds? Quentin Tarantino has ...
Do You Know Who Directed the Film-within-a-Film for ‘Inglourious Basterds’?

The New Panasonic S5II Tackles Sony and Fuji at the Same Time

New autofocus, stabilization, and price are keeping the fires of the camera market alight. With a new year ...
The New Panasonic S5II Tackles Sony and Fuji at the Same Time

David Ehrlich’s 25 Best Films of 2022 Countdown is Here!

David Ehrlich’s video is the highlight of every end of the year. The reason I write for No ...
David Ehrlich’s 25 Best Films of 2022 Countdown is Here!

This is How You Bring a Killer AI Doll to Life

We know that dolls kill, but how do you get them to kill? The horror genre loves to ...
This is How You Bring a Killer AI Doll to Life

What Is an Anthology Series? Definition and Examples from Film and TV

Are you a fan of anthology TV series? Can you define them and give examples? I watch so ...
What Is an Anthology Series? Definition and Examples from Film and TV

Cinematographer Lawrence Sher Dishes on Marvel, Shotdeck, Directors, and Comedy

Get to know Joker DP Lawrence Sher’s process! Joker and Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher dropped a ton ...
Cinematographer Lawrence Sher Dishes on Marvel, Shotdeck, Directors, and Comedy

Read and Download Marvel Movie Screenplays

The most successful franchise ever, for your reading pleasure. It’s impossible to deny that the Marvel franchise is ...
Read and Download Marvel Movie Screenplays

Check out The THR Director Roundtable With Alejandro Iñárritu, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Todd Field and More!

The best way to learn about directing is to listen to directors. My favorite time of the year ...
Check out The THR Director Roundtable With Alejandro Iñárritu, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Todd Field and More!

Learn How Damien Chazelle Navigates His Love and Hate for Hollywood in ‘Babylon’

Hollywood is glamorous and destructive, which leads to many artists having complicated relationships with the industry. Damien Chazelle’s ...
Learn How Damien Chazelle Navigates His Love and Hate for Hollywood in ‘Babylon’

How Much Should You Be Paid to Shoot Video? Our Global Survey Has the Answers

Are you being paid enough for your video or film work? How much are others charging, and how ...
How Much Should You Be Paid to Shoot Video? Our Global Survey Has the Answers

Can 7Artisans Cinema Lenses Do What Other Budget Lenses Can’t?

Budget cinema lenses are a growing market. But how do quality and affordability coexist? 7Artisans might have the ...
Can 7Artisans Cinema Lenses Do What Other Budget Lenses Can’t?

Which Movie Made Scorsese Say ‘The Clouds Lifted for Cinema’?

I bet it’s really amazing to hear Scorsese thinks you’re the future of cinema. Around here, we worry ...
Which Movie Made Scorsese Say ‘The Clouds Lifted for Cinema’?

Panasonic’s Mirrorless Lumix S5II Finally Has a Great Autofocus

The Lumix S5II has tiny upgrades that matter a ton. Panasonic cameras have always felt a step behind ...
Panasonic’s Mirrorless Lumix S5II Finally Has a Great Autofocus

Watch Tarantino Wax Philosophic on Brian De Palma

Who’s your favorite filmmaker who you nerd out on? For Quentin Tarantino, it’s Brian De Palma. For as ...
Watch Tarantino Wax Philosophic on Brian De Palma

Why I Shot My First Short Film on My Phone and with No Script

Your first short film doesn’t have to be great—it has to be made. This post was written by ...
Why I Shot My First Short Film on My Phone and with No Script

Can The New Samsung ViewFinity S9 5K Display Go Head to Head With Apple?

The new 5K IPS Monitor is designed for content creators and digital artists Getting a color-accurate display is ...
Can The New Samsung ViewFinity S9 5K Display Go Head to Head With Apple?

The World’s Greatest Detective Is In The Public Domain

Start your Sherlock Holmes specs now! There was a long-contested copyright over Sherlock Holmes, but that case has ...
The World’s Greatest Detective Is In The Public Domain

How the Perfect Shot in ‘Bones and All’ Tells You Everything You Need to Know

Bones and All reminds us why shot composition is an important factor in storytelling. From comedies to dramas, ...
How the Perfect Shot in ‘Bones and All’ Tells You Everything You Need to Know

What’s the Truth About That One Shot From ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Fans and filmmakers alike simply can’t tell if the shot was created using a real or camera VFX. ...
What’s the Truth About That One Shot From ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Read and Download the ‘Nope’ Screenplay PDF

Jordan Peele is one of the most fun directors working today. Read and download his alien movie, Nope! ...
Read and Download the ‘Nope’ Screenplay PDF

10 Screenwriting Tips from Zack Snyder

Learn from one of the most successful comic book screenwriters in Hollywood. Whether you love his filmmaking style ...
10 Screenwriting Tips from Zack Snyder

Did ARRI Redefine Virtual Production with Netflix’s ‘1899’?

There’s an atmospheric and nightmarish new series from Netflix called 1899, and the production team took full advantage ...
Did ARRI Redefine Virtual Production with Netflix’s ‘1899’?

The Platonic Definition and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Plato’s allegory of the cave and the “platonic” definition will help your writing and directing shine. It’s hard ...
The Platonic Definition and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

What Is a Colloquialism? Definition and Examples for Writers

Hey, y’all, we’re going over colloquialisms today. It’s going to be wicked hardcore. You know that thing when ...
What Is a Colloquialism? Definition and Examples for Writers

Why Did 2022 Fail to Represent More Women Behind the Camera?

2022 showed us that there were not many improvements in women’s representation in Hollywood. There were a lot ...
Why Did 2022 Fail to Represent More Women Behind the Camera?

There’s a Two-Hour Version of Babylon That Only Exists on Damien Chazelle’s iPhone

Would you want to see a two-hour version of Babylon? One of the most interesting movies of the ...
There’s a Two-Hour Version of Babylon That Only Exists on Damien Chazelle’s iPhone

James Cameron Clarifies the ‘Aliens’ Dollar Sign Pitch

Some Hollywood legends never die. The thing I love about James Cameron is that he has some legendary ...
James Cameron Clarifies the ‘Aliens’ Dollar Sign Pitch

Read and Download the 2023 Academy Award Nominated Screenplays

What were your favorite movies of 2022-2023? Learn from their screenplays! It’s the most wonderful time of the ...
Read and Download the 2023 Academy Award Nominated Screenplays

What Are Steven Spielberg’s Favorite Movies?

If you happen to meet Steven Spielberg, you can break the ice talking about these movies. I am ...
What Are Steven Spielberg’s Favorite Movies?

Darius Khondji on Scale, Scope, and Cinematic Storytelling

On our final episode of 2022, we are honored to speak to innovative cinematographer, Darius Khondji. Darius is ...
Darius Khondji on Scale, Scope, and Cinematic Storytelling

Read and Download ‘The Office’ Scripts

There are so many lessons to learn from The Office. Are you a fan of The Office? I ...
Read and Download ‘The Office’ Scripts

How to Build an Easy, DIY Car Mount

We all love a sexy car shot, but how do you achieve it on a budget? I’m pretty ...
How to Build an Easy, DIY Car Mount

Stanley Kubrick Explains the Ending of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

We all have our own interpretation of the ending of the director’s magnum opus, but what does the ...
Stanley Kubrick Explains the Ending of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

What Is Subtext in Film and TV? Definition and Examples

Can you read between the lines? There’s so much subtext in film and television. But what does that ...
What Is Subtext in Film and TV? Definition and Examples

3 Key Aspects to Keep in Mind When Filming Miniatures

Here is what you need to know when shooting with miniatures. Miniatures are often overlooked when we talk ...
3 Key Aspects to Keep in Mind When Filming Miniatures

What Are the Best Silent Films of All Time? History and the Silent Era

Silent movies are a portal into old Hollywood. What are some of your favorites? There’s something inherently romantic ...
What Are the Best Silent Films of All Time? History and the Silent Era

20 Screenwriting Tips from Taika Waititi

Get some tips from the genre-bending Oscar winner. What’s your favorite Taika Waititi screenplay? The guy always seems ...
20 Screenwriting Tips from Taika Waititi

‘Prometheus’ Explained—What Did the Movie Mean and Who Are the Engineers?

Who were the Engineers in Prometheus? And what happened in that movie? Ridley Scott burst onto the scene ...
‘Prometheus’ Explained—What Did the Movie Mean and Who Are the Engineers?

Editor Sven Budelmann Tells NFS How to Navigate the “Many Possibilities” of the Edit

The editor of Netflix’s latest war movie breaks down how he crafted together the realism of war for ...
Editor Sven Budelmann Tells NFS How to Navigate the “Many Possibilities” of the Edit

Why Writing a Timeless Story Is Impossible

Learn why writing a timeless screenplay is impossible from some of the greatest screenwriters of this year. Screenwriting ...
Why Writing a Timeless Story Is Impossible

What Is a Fisheye Lens? Definition and Examples for Filmmakers

If you’re making a shot list, you might want to consider using a fisheye lens for some of ...
What Is a Fisheye Lens? Definition and Examples for Filmmakers

A “Prime” Example of No-Budget Filmmaking

I couldn’t make a feature film and work a traditional job at the same time, so I bet ...
A “Prime” Example of No-Budget Filmmaking

Two Reasons Why ’28 Days Later’ Could Never Be Made Today

Could a film from 20 years ago be made today? The simple answer is no, and this is ...
Two Reasons Why ’28 Days Later’ Could Never Be Made Today

Understand How These Genres Affect Our Movie Emotions

Films are empathy machines that will make us feel one of these five emotions. Every movie you have ...
Understand How These Genres Affect Our Movie Emotions

This Film Was Written and Directed by AI—Here’s the How and What You Can Learn

Artificial intelligence can finally create a sense of drama, even if we do have to give it a ...
This Film Was Written and Directed by AI—Here’s the How and What You Can Learn

Learn to “Surprise Yourself Along the Way” with ‘The Whale’ Writer Samuel D. Hunter

Playwright turned screenwriter Samuel D. Hunter wrote an intimate stage piece for the screen. Here is how he ...
Learn to “Surprise Yourself Along the Way” with ‘The Whale’ Writer Samuel D. Hunter

Ranking the Actors Who Played Batman

What actors have played Batman, and who did it best? When I say, “Batman,” who comes to mind? ...
Ranking the Actors Who Played Batman

The Metaphysical Meaning in Poetry, Literature, and Filmmaking

Do you know the meaning of “metaphysical”? And do you know how it can help your writing? The ...
The Metaphysical Meaning in Poetry, Literature, and Filmmaking

Everything You Need to Know About Character

Crafting a character? We have all the resources you need! One of the joys of writing is creating ...
Everything You Need to Know About Character

What Is Juxtaposition in Literature and Movies? (Definition and Examples)

What is a juxtaposition in literature and film? And how do writers use it to communicate with the ...
What Is Juxtaposition in Literature and Movies? (Definition and Examples)

Going Right From Film School Shorts to a First Feature

Today we speak to Matthew Gentile and Matt Allen about the process of filming and editing the film, ...
Going Right From Film School Shorts to a First Feature

You Can Put Action Sequences in Your Short—Here’s How

Aim big, even on your short film. This post was written by Jean-Paul Ly. Hi, everyone, my name ...
You Can Put Action Sequences in Your Short—Here’s How

How to Learn from Your Favorite Cinematography

Roger Deakins reflects on one of cinema’s most important war films. When 1917 came out, we were all ...
How to Learn from Your Favorite Cinematography

What Are Mumblecore Movies? Definition and Examples for Filmmakers

Naturalistic movies are great opportunities for filmmakers to hone or even test out their skills. I remember the ...
What Are Mumblecore Movies? Definition and Examples for Filmmakers

3 Ways ‘No Country for Old Men’ Maintains Tension in Its Best Action Sequence

Fifteen years later, this scene is still one of the tensest action sequences in cinema. If there is ...
3 Ways ‘No Country for Old Men’ Maintains Tension in Its Best Action Sequence

Does Too Much Backstory Kill the Horror in a Horror Film?

What makes a villain in a horror story truly scary? I have been a big fan of slashers ...
Does Too Much Backstory Kill the Horror in a Horror Film?

Why Filmmakers and Creatives Should Not Worry About AI Tools

Creatives are concerned about AI taking over the arts. But these tools show us why we shouldn’t. NeRFs, ...
Why Filmmakers and Creatives Should Not Worry About AI Tools

Why Filmmakers and Creatives Should Not Worry About A.I. Tools

Creatives are concerned about A.I. taking over the arts. But these tools show us why we shouldn’t. NeRFs, ...
Why Filmmakers and Creatives Should Not Worry About A.I. Tools

These 3 Filmmaking Tools Are the Perfect Stocking Stuffers

For our Deals of the Day, here are three of our favorite filmmaking tools. With the holidays just ...
These 3 Filmmaking Tools Are the Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Go Behind The Scenes of ‘Creed III’ in IMAX

Are you ready to get into the ring with Creed? It’s exciting to see where the Creed trilogy ...
Go Behind The Scenes of ‘Creed III’ in IMAX

Watch Tom Cruise Perform the “Biggest Stunt in Cinema History”

Tom Cruise is taking practical stunt work to the extreme…again. Some of the biggest movies of 2023, like ...
Watch Tom Cruise Perform the “Biggest Stunt in Cinema History”

How I Turned ‘Shrek’ into a Live-Action Horror Film

“Why are you trying to ruin my childhood?” This post was written by Andy Chen. A lot of ...
How I Turned ‘Shrek’ into a Live-Action Horror Film

Angénieux Turns Its Optima Primes into Zooms to Help Modern Filmmakers Adapt

The new Optimo Zooms are a modern solution for modern filmmakers. Angénieux is a lens company that has ...
Angénieux Turns Its Optima Primes into Zooms to Help Modern Filmmakers Adapt

PTA Looks at Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in His Upcoming Crime Film

Could Leo bring the star power PTA needs in his next film? Paul Thoman Anderson hasn’t had the ...
PTA Looks at Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in His Upcoming Crime Film

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar 3’ Cut Is Apparently 9 Hours Long

Our favorite filmmaker might be slightly over-prepared for his next Avatar installment. If you are still recovering from ...
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar 3’ Cut Is Apparently 9 Hours Long

The DJI Mini 3 Keeps Packing Features into 249 Grams

DJI offers more functionality under 250 grams with the new Mini 3 from DJI. DJI has a wide ...
The DJI Mini 3 Keeps Packing Features into 249 Grams

How Does Apple Squeeze 48MP Out of the Tiny iPhone 14 Pro Camera?

It’s all smoke and mirrors. But we can call them “options” and “settings.” 48 megapixels. That’s the maximum ...
How Does Apple Squeeze 48MP Out of the Tiny iPhone 14 Pro Camera?

How Do You Get an Aputure 4800d? You Strap Four 1200ds Together

Sometimes you don’t have the budget for a generator, but you still want a lot of punch. The ...
How Do You Get an Aputure 4800d? You Strap Four 1200ds Together

Don’t Miss Sennheiser’s A-Cam/B-Cam Giveaway Deal

Buy a Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic and get a free MKE 200. File this one under deals ...
Don’t Miss Sennheiser’s A-Cam/B-Cam Giveaway Deal

‘Oppenheimer’ Used a Rotary Prism Camera—What Is It and Why Did Nolan Need It?

How do you capture dazzling and terrifying atomic bomb explosions on film? Blazing fast speed, that’s how. Director ...
‘Oppenheimer’ Used a Rotary Prism Camera—What Is It and Why Did Nolan Need It?

Making Your Creative Intentions Count

Do you care about the intent of the creator when evaluating a film? How important a role does ...
Making Your Creative Intentions Count

Scott Cooper Wants You to Personalize Your Screenplays

Could you shoot a period piece in sub-zero temperatures? Scott Cooper did. The Pale Blue Eye is the ...
Scott Cooper Wants You to Personalize Your Screenplays

This Is the Untold Story of the First Woman Director

Alice Guy-Blaché was the first woman filmmaker, a visionary, and a true pioneer of the early days of ...
This Is the Untold Story of the First Woman Director

Has James Cameron Written His Most Empowering Female Character Yet?

Compared to the superhero genre, female empowerment has always been depicted in a very specific type of way. ...
Has James Cameron Written His Most Empowering Female Character Yet?

This AI Program Will Cast Your Movie or TV Show for You

Artificial intelligence has entered the distribution game. Are you excited or terrified? I have to admit, when the ...
This AI Program Will Cast Your Movie or TV Show for You

Learn How to Lean Into the Excess of Filmmaking with Sam Fox’s ‘Bad Acid’

This short film takes us back to the hellscape of the ‘80s aerobics craze. An accidental bad trip ...
Learn How to Lean Into the Excess of Filmmaking with Sam Fox’s ‘Bad Acid’

How to Create Your Own Studio Space

It sounds ambitious, and it is, but we were determined. This post was written by Anders Øvergaard. After ...
How to Create Your Own Studio Space

Why Is Female Entertainment Considered “Low Art”?

Who decides what matters in the conversation of cinema? At NFS, we believe that filmmaking is a place ...
Why Is Female Entertainment Considered “Low Art”?

What Makes Cinema the Greatest Art Form to Exist?

Do you know what makes a movie a movie? It’s an easy answer when you think about it. ...
What Makes Cinema the Greatest Art Form to Exist?

How ‘Bones and All’ Lights the ’80s Road Trip Romance

How do you light a film that is hyper-focused on naturalism? Set in the 1980s, Bones and All ...
How ‘Bones and All’ Lights the ’80s Road Trip Romance

How I Got My Script on the Black List Without Reps

The Black List can open doors for writers in Hollywood. Every year, right before Hollywood breaks for the ...
How I Got My Script on the Black List Without Reps

How to Get Professionals On Board for Your No-Budget Passion Project

Taking chances and asking for help can yield amazing results. This post was written by Adrián Adamec. Neven ...
How to Get Professionals On Board for Your No-Budget Passion Project

They Had to Invent New IMAX Film for Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Christopher Nolan knows how to shoot in IMAX. When Christopher Nolan makes a movie, we show up. That’s ...
They Had to Invent New IMAX Film for Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Can You Hear Me? You Will with This Film and Podcast Gear

Audio is one of the most important aspects of filmmaking. Even when you’re just talking about it on ...
Can You Hear Me? You Will with This Film and Podcast Gear

Find Out Which Screenplays Made The Black List 2022

Check out which unproduced screenplays were favored by the industry this year with The Black List. There is ...
Find Out Which Screenplays Made The Black List 2022

‘White Lotus’ Ends Without Answers to the Show’s Two Biggest Questions

Mike White is forcing you to fill in the blanks on the season two finale. Editor’s note: Spoilers ...
‘White Lotus’ Ends Without Answers to the Show’s Two Biggest Questions

This New Tool Allows Writers to Co-Author Work with AI

Would you want a robot co-writer? Writing with someone else is a very fun thing. You get to ...
This New Tool Allows Writers to Co-Author Work with AI

AFI Crowns Their Picks for Best Movies and TV Shows of 2022

Do you agree with AFI’s lists? Let us know in the comments. The American Film Institute always releases ...
AFI Crowns Their Picks for Best Movies and TV Shows of 2022

Wanna Work from Home Writing About Film and Filmmaking?

No Film School is looking for an editor. Could it be you? No Film School has become the ...
Wanna Work from Home Writing About Film and Filmmaking?

This Is How the MCU Helped ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Would the digital effects in Avatar: The Way of Water look as good as they did with Marvel’s ...
This Is How the MCU Helped ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Learn What Makes These Folktale Stories Great with SSFF & ASIA

SSFF & ASIA wants you to decide which of these three stories will become a short film in ...
Learn What Makes These Folktale Stories Great with SSFF & ASIA

Why Are “Large-Scale Layoffs” Happening at Another Entertainment Company?

Streaming services are not looking as profitable as they once were. Since the beginning of cinema, filmmaking has ...
Why Are “Large-Scale Layoffs” Happening at Another Entertainment Company?

‘Wonder Woman 3’ Axed as New Execs Plan a Decade-Long DC Slate

DC Studio executives are saying “goodbye” to the old and “hello” to the new. The new heads of ...
‘Wonder Woman 3’ Axed as New Execs Plan a Decade-Long DC Slate

Creators, AFF Is Ready to Celebrate Your Work Once Again!

After 30 years, AFF is still one of the top film fests. The Austin Film Festival and Writers ...
Creators, AFF Is Ready to Celebrate Your Work Once Again!

AI Leaps Forward Again… Do Filmmakers Need to Worry?

In today’s episode, we discuss the 2022 Sight and Sound list of the best movies. Also, we chat ...
AI Leaps Forward Again… Do Filmmakers Need to Worry?

Capture One Adopts Subscription Pricing—Does This Support Creatives or the Bottom Line?

Moving to a “Loyalty Scheme” promises faster updates with more new features, but what does this mean for ...
Capture One Adopts Subscription Pricing—Does This Support Creatives or the Bottom Line?

Does Adobe’s Winter Update Make the Subscription Worth the Cost?

Thanks to Adobe, the RED V-Raptor 8K and Komodo cinema cameras arrive in the cloud. Through its annual ...
Does Adobe’s Winter Update Make the Subscription Worth the Cost?

Rian Johnson Fights for the Theatrical Return of ‘Glass Onion’

Could Glass Onion be returning to theaters? Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is currently floating in that ...
Rian Johnson Fights for the Theatrical Return of ‘Glass Onion’

Our Favorite Weirdo-Filmmaker Names His Top 10 Movies of 2022

What movies does John Waters think are the best of 2022? It’s that time of year again when ...
Our Favorite Weirdo-Filmmaker Names His Top 10 Movies of 2022

Is It Time to Panic Yet? AI Is Writing…

ChatGPT is the latest development in artificial intelligence that blurs the line between art and aggregation, leading us ...
Is It Time to Panic Yet? AI Is Writing…

HBO Max Returns to Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

In another move to reduce the company’s debt, Warner Bros. Discovery strikes a deal with Amazon Prime Video. ...
HBO Max Returns to Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

These Aputure Lights Offer Output and Affordability

The king of budget lighting has some holiday sale! For our Deals of the Day, we found three ...
These Aputure Lights Offer Output and Affordability

Did “Woke Culture” Sabotage This Best Movies Ever Poll?

Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time poll came out—and filmmaker Paul Schrader was not happy about ...
Did “Woke Culture” Sabotage This Best Movies Ever Poll?

3 Techniques ‘Andor’ Uses to Feel Real

Have you joined Cassian Andor on his TV adventures? Science fiction and high fantasy films are always hard ...
3 Techniques ‘Andor’ Uses to Feel Real

Great Joy Rounds Out Its Budget Anamorphic Line with an 85mm T2.9 1.8X Lens

Great Joy completes its affordable anamorphic lens set with a 1.8x constant squeeze factor. Anamorphic wide-screen lenses provide ...
Great Joy Rounds Out Its Budget Anamorphic Line with an 85mm T2.9 1.8X Lens

DJI’s O3 Air Unit Is an Aerial Camera Package for Custom-Built FPV Drones

Custom-built drone operators can now add a modular camera package to record their action in glorious 4K. Drones ...
DJI’s O3 Air Unit Is an Aerial Camera Package for Custom-Built FPV Drones

What Films Used to Be on the Sight & Sound List But Missed Out This Decade?

What movies do you think should have stayed on the Sight & Sound list? Starting in 1952, Sight ...
What Films Used to Be on the Sight & Sound List But Missed Out This Decade?

FiLMiC Pro Version 7 Arrives with a Weekly Subscription—Are the New Features Worth the Cost?

The new subscription plan brings a redesigned user interface that streamlines the mobile filmmaking process. FiLMiC Pro version ...
FiLMiC Pro Version 7 Arrives with a Weekly Subscription—Are the New Features Worth the Cost?

RØDE Redesigns VideoMicro II to Give Content Creators Better Sound and Less Noise

A compact directional design offers a profound professional upgrade from built-in camera mics. Content creators looking to up ...
RØDE Redesigns VideoMicro II to Give Content Creators Better Sound and Less Noise

Sorry Hitchcock, ‘Vertigo’ Is No Longer the Greatest Film of All Time

For the first time ever, a female director has been given the honor of making the greatest film ...
Sorry Hitchcock, ‘Vertigo’ Is No Longer the Greatest Film of All Time

Is One of Our Favorite Directors Getting Ready to Retire?

Every filmmaker hits that point when it is time to retire, but when will James Cameron step away ...
Is One of Our Favorite Directors Getting Ready to Retire?

Ben Affleck Calls This Streaming Service an “Assembly Line”

Having too much to watch is a bad problem to have, but Netflix wouldn’t let us think that. ...
Ben Affleck Calls This Streaming Service an “Assembly Line”

Horror Filmmaker Damien LeVeck Tells You Which NLEs to Learn

We learn some insightful filmmaking tips for jumpscares and cloud storage. Every filmmaker, whether they know it or ...
Horror Filmmaker Damien LeVeck Tells You Which NLEs to Learn

Mexican Filmmakers Speak Against Mexico’s “Destruction of Mexican Cinema”

Why did the AMACC cancel the Ariel Awards until further notice? Mexican cinema holds a special place in ...
Mexican Filmmakers Speak Against Mexico’s “Destruction of Mexican Cinema”

Learn the “Art of Sound Design” from Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ Sound Designer

Sound designer Scott Martin Gershin breaks down how he found the perfect sound for Pinocchio. Guillermo del Toro ...
Learn the “Art of Sound Design” from Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ Sound Designer

How the Early Years of Digital Cinema Affected All of Us

This brief history of digital cinema will show you how digital cinema can still be used in a ...
How the Early Years of Digital Cinema Affected All of Us

Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goncharov’ Is His Best Film—But It Never Existed

The internet will do what it does best, and we can’t help but love it. The internet is ...
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goncharov’ Is His Best Film—But It Never Existed

Tarantino’s ‘Cinema Speculation’ Is An Endeavor I Wish More Filmmakers Would Undertake

What are your favorite filmmakers’ favorite movies? How did you learn about filmmaking when you were just getting ...
Tarantino’s ‘Cinema Speculation’ Is An Endeavor I Wish More Filmmakers Would Undertake

What Is Imagery in Poetry and Literature?

Could you define imagery or tell us the types that occur in poetry and literature? The very core ...
What Is Imagery in Poetry and Literature?

The Best Free 3D App Just Got Better—Blender Conference 2022

Some major initiatives were announced at Blender Conference 2022 that will help the open-source VFX and animation software ...
The Best Free 3D App Just Got Better—Blender Conference 2022

Listen to Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson Discuss ‘The Fabelmans’

We could learn a thing or two from Spielberg and PTA. It seems like the last few years ...
Listen to Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson Discuss ‘The Fabelmans’

Wanna Be a Better Writer? This Show Shares the Recipe

Andor is a masterclass in screenwriting. Here is how and why. Andor is the Disney+ Star Wars entry ...
Wanna Be a Better Writer? This Show Shares the Recipe

Obsessed with Aerial Cinematography? Get Started with These 3 Drones

For our Deals of the Day, we found some drones that will make aerial cinematography a crucial part ...
Obsessed with Aerial Cinematography? Get Started with These 3 Drones

Can Disney Bounce Back After Losing $8.5 Billion in Three Years?

Will the swapping of Bobs help Disney come back from its massive debt? Last week, recent reports alleged ...
Can Disney Bounce Back After Losing $8.5 Billion in Three Years?

Lee Jung-jae Tells NFS What He Learned Directing His First Film

How do you take on a period spy story and huge action set pieces as a first-time director? ...
Lee Jung-jae Tells NFS What He Learned Directing His First Film

Watch Terrence Malick Bring His Daydream Visuals to This Commercial

No matter how big or small the project, this filmmaker will always make sure that his unique visual ...
Watch Terrence Malick Bring His Daydream Visuals to This Commercial

What Is Connotation in Literature and Film? (Definition and Examples)

The word “connotation” is not so easy to define. It’s not always about the words on the page. ...
What Is Connotation in Literature and Film? (Definition and Examples)

No Film School’s 2022 Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be chaotic. But you can also find some amazing deals. Whether you’re ...
No Film School’s 2022 Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

What Is a Stanza in Poetry?

Beats? Rhythm? Learn what a stanza is in poetry. There’s something really personal about a good poem. The ...
What Is a Stanza in Poetry?

What Is a Deuteragonist? (Definition and Examples)

Learn how to develop a deuteragonist character in your writing. One of the great joys of writing is ...
What Is a Deuteragonist? (Definition and Examples)

Read and Download the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy Screenplays

Defeat Sauron by reading and downloading The Lord of the Rings screenplay PDFs. The Lord of the Rings ...
Read and Download the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy Screenplays

7 Lessons on Making an Indie Film from This Kiwi Director

These are key lessons from the writer, director, editor, and co-producer of one of New Zealand’s best films ...
7 Lessons on Making an Indie Film from This Kiwi Director

What Is the Epistemological Definition? Why Does It Matter for Filmmakers?

If you want to study film and filmmaking, you should take an epistemological approach. There’s an old saying ...
What Is the Epistemological Definition? Why Does It Matter for Filmmakers?

What Is Third-Person Point of View in Writing?

As a writer, are you ready to take on third-person point of view? Writers deal with difficult problems ...
What Is Third-Person Point of View in Writing?

Simu Liu Questions Tarantino and Scorsese’s “Gatekeeping” in Misguided Thread

Gatekeeping is a real battle within Hollywood. But It’s not from Tarantino or Scorsese. One of the buzzwords ...
Simu Liu Questions Tarantino and Scorsese’s “Gatekeeping” in Misguided Thread

How Many Billions Will It Take For ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ to Break Even?

How expensive is Avatar: The Way of Water? Hollywood studios have been distributing massive budgets to blockbuster films ...
How Many Billions Will It Take For ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ to Break Even?

Moon Smart Focus Uses AI to Track Your Meatbags

Machine learning comes to high-end cinema autofocus from Moon Smart Focus. We’ve known that machine learning and AI ...
Moon Smart Focus Uses AI to Track Your Meatbags

Quentin Tarantino Believes the “Marvel-izaiton of Hollywood” Killed the “Movie Stars”

The iconic filmmaker has another hot take on Marvel—and you might agree with him. After making a dig ...
Quentin Tarantino Believes the “Marvel-izaiton of Hollywood” Killed the “Movie Stars”

How Influencers Structure Long-Form YouTube Content

Are you trying to get some views on your YouTube channel? How much time do you spend watching ...
How Influencers Structure Long-Form YouTube Content

James Cameron Said “Get the F*** Out” to Fox Executive Who Tried to Shorten ‘Avatar’

Never cross James Cameron, the keeper of grudges. After nearly 40 years of filmmaking, James Cameron has made ...
James Cameron Said “Get the F*** Out” to Fox Executive Who Tried to Shorten ‘Avatar’

Need an All-in-One Video Creation Platform? Artlist Is Here to Give You Everything You Need

Artlist makes it easy to create the best edit possible for your film with its newest software. All ...
Need an All-in-One Video Creation Platform? Artlist Is Here to Give You Everything You Need

Is This the Tool Filmmakers Need to Find Their Audience?

If you have a short film that you want to get out to the world, you need to ...
Is This the Tool Filmmakers Need to Find Their Audience?

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Launch New Production Company Designed to Help Artists Like You

Could this new production company increase streaming profits for filmmakers? Streaming has made it harder for artists to ...
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Launch New Production Company Designed to Help Artists Like You

“It’s Almost a Requirement to Overwrite the Script”—Elegance Bratton Breaks Down ‘The Inspection’ for NFS

Writer/director Elegance Bratton shares his insights and inspiration behind his love story to the Marines, his mother, and ...
“It’s Almost a Requirement to Overwrite the Script”—Elegance Bratton Breaks Down ‘The Inspection’ for NFS

Aputure’s amaran SM5c Strip Light Brings Smart Lighting to Set

This LED light strip offers over 21 lighting effects across 100 independent lighting zones. Aputure has been rather ...
Aputure’s amaran SM5c Strip Light Brings Smart Lighting to Set

Why You Should Always Prepare for Intimate Scenes

The intimacy coordinator role is still new on film sets around the world. Learning about what and how ...
Why You Should Always Prepare for Intimate Scenes

When Was the Golden Age of Hollywood?

Are you a fan of Hollywood’s golden years? American cinema is not just the place of Hollywood stars ...
When Was the Golden Age of Hollywood?

How a Remote-First VFX House Lit Up Amazon’s ‘Jungle’

UK-based Covert just completed the visual effects for the new Amazon Prime Original series Jungle. Here’s how. This ...
How a Remote-First VFX House Lit Up Amazon’s ‘Jungle’

Canon Gives the C70 Yet Another Update, Making Sure No Filmmaker Gets Left Behind

With its sixth firmware update in two short years, Canon shows an obsessive commitment to making the C70 ...
Canon Gives the C70 Yet Another Update, Making Sure No Filmmaker Gets Left Behind

The New ARRI Alexa Monochrome Cameras Return Classic B&W Cinematography to Filmmakers

Channel your inner classic cinematographer by filming your next project in black and white with the ARRI ALEXA ...
The New ARRI Alexa Monochrome Cameras Return Classic B&W Cinematography to Filmmakers

Steven Spielberg and Bradley Cooper Are Teaming Up to Revive This Classic Film

Steven Spielberg is ready to tackle the classic 1968 Steve McQueen thriller, Bullitt. The director’s upcoming original film ...
Steven Spielberg and Bradley Cooper Are Teaming Up to Revive This Classic Film

Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Favorite Movie He’s Ever Made

How do you choose your best movie when you’ve made so many instant classics? When a filmmaker reveals ...
Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Favorite Movie He’s Ever Made

Quentin Tarantino’s Next Project Is a Big Suprise for All Cinephiles

The renowned filmmaker is ready to try something new, and we couldn’t be more excited. Quentin Tarantino is ...
Quentin Tarantino’s Next Project Is a Big Suprise for All Cinephiles

Let’s Define Sarcasm—The Sarcastic Meaning and Examples for Writers

What does “sarcastic” mean to a writer? As writers, we’re responsible for every line of dialogue and explanation ...
Let’s Define Sarcasm—The Sarcastic Meaning and Examples for Writers

Brendan Fraser Boycotts the Golden Globes Because His “Mother Didn’t Raise a Hypocrite”

Could you support the organization that you have a history with? Brendan Fraser’s return to the Hollywood spotlight ...
Brendan Fraser Boycotts the Golden Globes Because His “Mother Didn’t Raise a Hypocrite”

How to Create a Budget Virtual Set with a 4K Display

Virtual sets are a recent trend and have always been out of reach for budget filmmakers. But where ...
How to Create a Budget Virtual Set with a 4K Display

Walter Murch Explains the Golden Ratio in Cinematic Framing

The very first seminar at CAMERIMAGE International Film Festival in Poland was presented by an extraordinary guest. His ...
Walter Murch Explains the Golden Ratio in Cinematic Framing

We Tested the “Story Planner” Website—Here Are the Results

Do you like writing your ideas into organized treatments? I like to start every article with a truism. ...
We Tested the “Story Planner” Website—Here Are the Results

Disney Returns Daryl Hannah’s Butt Crack in ‘Splash’

Disney’s censorship is calming down a little bit as it restores the original release of certain shows and ...
Disney Returns Daryl Hannah’s Butt Crack in ‘Splash’

What We Learned from Sam Mendes at CAMERIMAGE Film Festival

CAMERIMAGE, the international film festival of the art of cinematography, is here again. The opening night started with ...
What We Learned from Sam Mendes at CAMERIMAGE Film Festival

Slamdance Highlights “Uncompromising” Voices in Film by Partnering with the University of Utah

The Slamdance Film Festival is back again for its 29th year and is ready to celebrate the independent ...
Slamdance Highlights “Uncompromising” Voices in Film by Partnering with the University of Utah

How Unreal Engine Finally Gives Small Indie Teams the Ability to Animate Features

Unreal Engine has more versatility than filmmakers could have ever imagined. There is an element to Unreal Engines ...
How Unreal Engine Finally Gives Small Indie Teams the Ability to Animate Features

Tony Kushner Breaks Down ‘The Fabelmans’ and Collaborating with Steven Spielberg on the NFS Podcast

Two of the biggest names in the industry, Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg, collaborate on a film about ...
Tony Kushner Breaks Down ‘The Fabelmans’ and Collaborating with Steven Spielberg on the NFS Podcast

What Is Sibilance? Definition and Examples for Writers

Do you know how writers use sibilance? The best kind of writing is the kind that makes you ...
What Is Sibilance? Definition and Examples for Writers

We Just Found the Hybrid Camera of Your Dreams—On Sale

The holidays are here, and cameras are officially on sale. For our Deals of the Day, we found ...
We Just Found the Hybrid Camera of Your Dreams—On Sale

LumaFusion for Android and ChromeOS—Do Mobile Filmmakers No Longer Need Apple?

Apple devices aren’t the only creative tools now, with LumaFusion Android and ChromeOS beta now available. LumaFusion is ...
LumaFusion for Android and ChromeOS—Do Mobile Filmmakers No Longer Need Apple?

5 Steps for Making an Award-Winning Documentary on Your Cellphone

Documentary filmmaking can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. This post was written by Nick ...
5 Steps for Making an Award-Winning Documentary on Your Cellphone

Celebrate Three Years of Disney+ with Grogu and Studio Ghibli

Grogu got a moment of zen with Lucasfilm’s and Studio Ghibli’s latest collaboration. There are many ways to ...
Celebrate Three Years of Disney+ with Grogu and Studio Ghibli

Read and Download ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Screenplays

Journey to Middle-earth by reading and downloading The Hobbit trilogy screenplays. The first Hobbit movie came out when ...
Read and Download ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Screenplays

Tarantino’s Best Supporting Characters (And What Makes Them Great)

How does Tarantino create characters like that? This post was written by Neil Chase. Quentin Tarantino is one ...
Tarantino’s Best Supporting Characters (And What Makes Them Great)

You Just Finished Your Screenplay—Now What?

Writing screenplays in our present time is challenging for a variety of reasons. There is more competition, a ...
You Just Finished Your Screenplay—Now What?

This USSR Lens Buyer’s Guide Helps You Find Perfectly Cinematic Vintage Soviet Lenses

How does one find vintage lenses for less money? Fortunately, we found a user guide that provides guidance. ...
This USSR Lens Buyer’s Guide Helps You Find Perfectly Cinematic Vintage Soviet Lenses

Baz Luhrmann Really Is the “Stanley Kubrick of Confetti” and This Is Why

This filmmaker, like many others, “offers the audience a contract” through his feverish editing and theatrical visual language. ...
Baz Luhrmann Really Is the “Stanley Kubrick of Confetti” and This Is Why

Rebuilding the Story of a Broken Man in Frame.io

Learn about the creativity behind the thriller Breaking. This post was written by Lisa McNamara and originally appeared ...
Rebuilding the Story of a Broken Man in Frame.io

The GoPro HERO11 Black vs. the HERO11 Mini—Which One Should You Buy?

It’s easy to see that the GoPro HERO11 Black Mini would make for a great secondary action camera ...
The GoPro HERO11 Black vs. the HERO11 Mini—Which One Should You Buy?

How Do You Make Another Film After Being Disappointed with Your Last Project? James Gray Has the Answer

This is how James Gray rediscovered his love for filmmaking after Ad Astra. James Gray is an incredibly ...
How Do You Make Another Film After Being Disappointed with Your Last Project? James Gray Has the Answer

How ‘Babylon’ Production Designer Transformed the “Inhospitable Nature” of Hollywood

How do you take Los Angeles back to its 100-year-old roots? Production designer Florencia Martin shows us how! ...
How ‘Babylon’ Production Designer Transformed the “Inhospitable Nature” of Hollywood

‘Portrait of a Lady On Fire’ Writer Céline Sciamma Tells You How to Write Characters with Agency

How can you buck conventional storytelling and showcase your unique voice? One of the most stunning instances of ...
‘Portrait of a Lady On Fire’ Writer Céline Sciamma Tells You How to Write Characters with Agency

Movie Theater Lobbies Just Got More Exciting Thanks to This Technology

The future of moviegoing is here. I have always been a big fan of holograms since seeing them ...
Movie Theater Lobbies Just Got More Exciting Thanks to This Technology

We Watched a Video Full of Terrible Advice, So Now We Have to Correct It

You do not need to move to Los Angeles and be homeless to make it in Hollywood. There ...
We Watched a Video Full of Terrible Advice, So Now We Have to Correct It

3 Lessons on Magical Realism from Iñárritu’s ‘Bardo’

Alejandro G. Iñárritu is back with a sweeping, fantastical drama about life, love, and history. We’ve all had ...
3 Lessons on Magical Realism from Iñárritu’s ‘Bardo’

Niche Issue, Novel Solution—Tilta Adds Ergonomics and Affordable Storage to Sony FX3 & Alpha Line

Mirrorless Sony cameras are small and require expensive storage. The Tilta CFexpress Type A to M.2 Side Storage ...
Niche Issue, Novel Solution—Tilta Adds Ergonomics and Affordable Storage to Sony FX3 & Alpha Line

This Is Why Stanley Kubrick Did 30 or More Takes for Every Scene

Is there a method behind director Stanley Kubrick’s madness? There was a rumor spread around the industry that ...
This Is Why Stanley Kubrick Did 30 or More Takes for Every Scene

This Sneak Peek of the 8K RED V-Raptor Rhino Will Have You Reaching for Your Wallet

RED V-Raptor is bound to appeal to documentarians and wildlife filmmakers, especially since the camera will support wildlife ...
This Sneak Peek of the 8K RED V-Raptor Rhino Will Have You Reaching for Your Wallet

14 Filmmaking Lessons Ti West Wants You To Learn

Learn from one of today’s great filmmaking minds. Like most young filmmakers in the industry, Ti West did ...
14 Filmmaking Lessons Ti West Wants You To Learn

‘Smile’ Director and DP Share the Secret Rules to Their On-Set Success

In today’s episode, we talk to director Parker Finn and cinematographer Charlie Sarroff about working together on the ...
‘Smile’ Director and DP Share the Secret Rules to Their On-Set Success

What Is a “Rigger” in Film and TV?

There are so many niche film and TV jobs. Like… what is a “rigger”? One of the things ...
What Is a “Rigger” in Film and TV?

How to Handle Difficult On-Set Talent

You’re finally on set and about to shoot the big scene but your lead actor won’t come out ...
How to Handle Difficult On-Set Talent

Finally, You Can Zoom from Your Local AMC Theater!

Now you can Zoom from the comfort of your local multiplex. In a collaboration that makes us all ...
Finally, You Can Zoom from Your Local AMC Theater!

Why Today’s Blockbusters Feel So Damn Hollow (And How to Write a Better Scene)

Does anyone else get the feeling that big blockbusters today feel disposable? That there’s now something inconsequential about ...
Why Today’s Blockbusters Feel So Damn Hollow (And How to Write a Better Scene)

Is This Movie the End of James Cameron’s Biggest Franchise?

The future of James Cameron’s Avatar is uncertain after Avatar 3. Avatar: The Way of Water has been ...
Is This Movie the End of James Cameron’s Biggest Franchise?

Need a Solid Camera on a Budget? These 3 Brands Won’t Disappoint

As new cameras are released and announced, now is the perfect time to save a buck on the ...
Need a Solid Camera on a Budget? These 3 Brands Won’t Disappoint

Intimacy Coordinators Are “Not Always a Necessity”—According to Toni Collette

When are intimacy coordinators needed on set? Intimacy coordinators have found themselves at the heart of the industry ...
Intimacy Coordinators Are “Not Always a Necessity”—According to Toni Collette

How Todd Field Wrote His Original Screenplay for ‘TÁR’ in 3 Months

Todd Field has returned with his first original story, and it’s a masterpiece. After taking a 16-year break ...
How Todd Field Wrote His Original Screenplay for ‘TÁR’ in 3 Months

The Atomos Sapphire 8K Image Sensor Revealed, and How Atomos Almost Made a Camera

The Atomos Sapphire F8 sensor was once developed for its own global shutter cinema camera. Not long after ...
The Atomos Sapphire 8K Image Sensor Revealed, and How Atomos Almost Made a Camera

Guess What Franchise Tarantino Doesn’t Want to Work On

Sorry, but Tarantino won’t be filming any Marvel movies anytime soon. Quentin Tarantino has revealed why he will ...
Guess What Franchise Tarantino Doesn’t Want to Work On

Make a Feature Film with No Crew, No Budget, and a 14-Year-Old DLSR

Do you need fancy gear to make a feature film that gets screened at festivals and an international ...
Make a Feature Film with No Crew, No Budget, and a 14-Year-Old DLSR

What’s Your Take On Russo Bros’ Brutal Assessment of Industry?

Are theaters too “antiquated” to support arthouse films? The Russo brothers are known for making some of the ...
What’s Your Take On Russo Bros’ Brutal Assessment of Industry?

Bob Dylan Says to Make America Great… You Need to Start with the Movies

How do you make a great film? Bob Dylan might have the answer. Bob Dylan might be the ...
Bob Dylan Says to Make America Great… You Need to Start with the Movies

How to Write a Press Release (Free Template)

A good press release can get you coverage on your movie, TV show, or web series far and ...
How to Write a Press Release (Free Template)

What Is a Euphemism? Definition and Examples for Writers

Learning what a euphemism is and looking at some examples can help your filmmaking and character work in ...
What Is a Euphemism? Definition and Examples for Writers

How Netflix’s Cheaper Plan with Ads Affects You Right Now

Will you be purchasing Netflix’s newest tier plan? Netflix’s dreaded ad-supported tier will be live today at 9 ...
How Netflix’s Cheaper Plan with Ads Affects You Right Now

Recreate That ‘Euphoria’ Film Look with This New Euphoric 100 Film Stock

Meet Atlanta Film Co’s new Euphoric 100 film for your vintage 35mm cameras. I need to preface this ...
Recreate That ‘Euphoria’ Film Look with This New Euphoric 100 Film Stock

The Canon EOS R6 Mk. II Is the Mid-Tier Upgrade We’ve All Been Waiting For

Canon’s second-generation R6 offers a similar form factor with just enough new features to make it an appealing ...
The Canon EOS R6 Mk. II Is the Mid-Tier Upgrade We’ve All Been Waiting For

DJI Mavic 3 Classic Helps Aerial Shooters Level Up Without Breaking the Bank

After a solid year, DJI takes a reliable classic and makes it more affordable. This year, creatives saw ...
DJI Mavic 3 Classic Helps Aerial Shooters Level Up Without Breaking the Bank

Is the Fujifilm XT-5 a Hybrid Shooter’s Dream Come True?

Fujifilm has been on fire this year, and now its most popular platform gets an update. Fujifilm has ...
Is the Fujifilm XT-5 a Hybrid Shooter’s Dream Come True?

How Improv and Cheap Solutions Saved ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Improvising and finding practical solutions can be lifesavers when things are just not working. Directing a sequel is ...
How Improv and Cheap Solutions Saved ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Read and Download Lars von Trier Screenplay PDFs

Get freaky with Lars von Trier’s screenplay PDFs as chaos reigns. What was the first Lars von Trier ...
Read and Download Lars von Trier Screenplay PDFs

What Hollywood Films Does Hayao Miyazaki Loathe?

Hayao Miyazaki may like many things—but these are not among them. As one of the biggest contributors to ...
What Hollywood Films Does Hayao Miyazaki Loathe?

Why Does Tim Burton Get Credit for Someone Else’s Work?

The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick finds it “a little unfair” that Tim Burton gets all the ...
Why Does Tim Burton Get Credit for Someone Else’s Work?

What Is Rotoscoping? (Definition and Examples)

You know it when you see it, but what is rotoscoping technique? Do you know that funky kind ...
What Is Rotoscoping? (Definition and Examples)

You Can Buy SIGMA’s ‘Top Gun’ Lenses

SIGMA has announced the development of a pair of full-frame 65mm cinema prime lenses. Cinema lenses always seem ...
You Can Buy SIGMA’s ‘Top Gun’ Lenses

Apple’s Premiere Tablet Can’t Natively Support Its Own Codec—Is This a Bug or Feature?

Apple’s new M2 iPad Pro requires a third-party app for ProRes video recording. Here’s what you should know. ...
Apple’s Premiere Tablet Can’t Natively Support Its Own Codec—Is This a Bug or Feature?

Get ProRes RAW, C2C, or Streaming with These 3 Atomos Monitor Recorder Kits

Atomos is all about expanding your camera’s capabilities. For our Deals of the Day, we found affordable options ...
Get ProRes RAW, C2C, or Streaming with These 3 Atomos Monitor Recorder Kits

10 Great Horror Screenplays to Download, Read, and Study

Scare your pants off with these 10 great horror screenplays written by the masters. Horror movies are in ...
10 Great Horror Screenplays to Download, Read, and Study

What Does the Horror Genre Mean to Two Legendary Horror Masters?

Horror is a fantastic genre that allows filmmakers to explore their fears through fun and creative storytelling. What ...
What Does the Horror Genre Mean to Two Legendary Horror Masters?

How the Victorian Mansion Became a Horror Movie Icon

As a culture, we unanimously agreed to keep out of this type of house. If I were to ...
How the Victorian Mansion Became a Horror Movie Icon

Here’s Everything We Know About the New 8K Sensor Developed by Atomos

Atomos has announced that it has developed a new design for an 8K image sensor for cinema cameras. ...
Here’s Everything We Know About the New 8K Sensor Developed by Atomos

How to Write the First Act of a Horror Film

Almost every first act of a film is about a character leaving their normal life behind and journeying ...
How to Write the First Act of a Horror Film

Here’s What Filmmakers and Colorists Should Know About the New iPad Reference Mode

Is the iPad ready to be your client review monitor? Or is the new Reference Mode just a ...
Here’s What Filmmakers and Colorists Should Know About the New iPad Reference Mode

What Is a “Legitimate” Change for Adaptations, According to George R.R. Martin and Neil Gaiman?

Is it possible to stay completely faithful to the source material? Of course not, but there is a ...
What Is a “Legitimate” Change for Adaptations, According to George R.R. Martin and Neil Gaiman?

How This 15-Year-Old Shot a Horror Short and Got It to Cannes

Horror is best when it’s balanced. It’s like baking—if one ingredient is off, it doesn’t work. Teenage filmmaker ...
How This 15-Year-Old Shot a Horror Short and Got It to Cannes

Does Disney CEO Bob Chapek Know Who Animated Films Are For?

Disney CEO Bob Chapek thinks that adults don’t want to watch animated movies. Ever since Disney, Pixar, and ...
Does Disney CEO Bob Chapek Know Who Animated Films Are For?

How Two Filmmakers Made a Horror Feature by Themselves

This filmmaking duo proved that you don’t need an entire crew to make a feature film. Being isolated ...
How Two Filmmakers Made a Horror Feature by Themselves

Is the HP Z-Series Studio Display the Affordable Reference Monitor of Your Dreams?

HP is bringing back its affordable Dreamcolor monitor with a factory calibration that ensures a professional-looking color grade. ...
Is the HP Z-Series Studio Display the Affordable Reference Monitor of Your Dreams?

How to Give Notes That Help and What AI Will Do to Filmmaking

Note-giving is an art unto itself… if you want to get desired results. This week we also discuss ...
How to Give Notes That Help and What AI Will Do to Filmmaking

Filmsupply Says You Should “F” It, Releases “Breakthrough Footage Research Technology”

Today Filmsupply sent shockwaves through the filmmaking industry with the release of the “Instant Footage Research Device” (IFRD). ...
Filmsupply Says You Should “F” It, Releases “Breakthrough Footage Research Technology”

Taking a Trip to the Wild West with ‘God’s Country’ Editor Justin LaForge

We sat down with editor Justin LaForge to discuss his editing process on this Sundance thriller. This post ...
Taking a Trip to the Wild West with ‘God’s Country’ Editor Justin LaForge

How Vanessa and Joseph Winter Broke into Horror with ‘Deadstream’

This filmmaking duo’s love for horror shines in their creative, creepy, and relentless gem, Deadstream. Found footage is ...
How Vanessa and Joseph Winter Broke into Horror with ‘Deadstream’

Are Superheroes Acting Like “College” Kids? James Cameron Says Yes

Superheroes have a lot on their plates already, but Jim Cameron wants them to be more responsible partners ...
Are Superheroes Acting Like “College” Kids? James Cameron Says Yes

How Will Shutterstock Selling AI-Generated Art Affect You?

Is AI-generated art “real” art? Shutterstock is trying to tackle that question by selling AI art in an ...
How Will Shutterstock Selling AI-Generated Art Affect You?

Why Is Tim Burton Done with the “Horrible Big Circus” at Disney?

The filmmaker who is known for his very specific style says he is done with Disney—but why? Tim ...
Why Is Tim Burton Done with the “Horrible Big Circus” at Disney?

The Sony A7R V Gives You Resolution and Autofocus No Other Camera Has

Sony’s autofocus is unmatched in the industry. Now it has set a new bar. Sony’s alpha line has ...
The Sony A7R V Gives You Resolution and Autofocus No Other Camera Has

Got a New Pocket 6K? Julian Terry Says You Should Do This Instead of a Boring Camera Test

If you have a brand-new BMPCC 6K, why not test it this way? One of our favorite directors ...
Got a New Pocket 6K? Julian Terry Says You Should Do This Instead of a Boring Camera Test

Watch the Best and Goriest Scenes in Cinema

This list is all about the best and bloodiest scenes in our favorite horror films. Everything that happens ...
Watch the Best and Goriest Scenes in Cinema

These 5 Scary Movie Villains Were Actually in the Right

Sometimes you have to admit, the villain has a point. Look, inside every horror movie is usually a ...
These 5 Scary Movie Villains Were Actually in the Right

An Indie Filmmaker Just Became CEO of DC Studios

DC Studios has a new face… actually, make that two. A career that started out with Troma and ...
An Indie Filmmaker Just Became CEO of DC Studios

The Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Touch Display Is So Good, Digital Artists Will Never Go Back to a Mouse

Wacom has released a new pen display, which the company says is designed to “deliver the most immersive ...
The Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Touch Display Is So Good, Digital Artists Will Never Go Back to a Mouse

How Much Did Warner Bros. Discovery Make from Axing Projects?

Was axing projects and firing over 200 employees worth it for Warner Bros. Discovery? Warner Bros. Discovery has ...
How Much Did Warner Bros. Discovery Make from Axing Projects?

That ‘Black Adam’ Secret Cameo Wasn’t Supposed to Exist

Cinematographer Lawrence Sher reveals that the post-credit cameo wasn’t approved by former DC boss Walter Hamada. Before we ...
That ‘Black Adam’ Secret Cameo Wasn’t Supposed to Exist

How to Shoot a Killer POV Shot

What’s your character’s point of view? A killer POV will help you murder that perspective. One of my ...
How to Shoot a Killer POV Shot

How Two People Quit Their Day Jobs to Make a Modern-Day ‘Jaws’

These filmmakers made an award-winning monster short doing everything from lighting, sound, editing, and special effects—all on a ...
How Two People Quit Their Day Jobs to Make a Modern-Day ‘Jaws’

Here’s Why DaVinci Resolve for iPad Is the Next Step for Color Critical Workflows

With the latest version of Resolve, we’re seeing Blackmagic push color grading and more into new areas of ...
Here’s Why DaVinci Resolve for iPad Is the Next Step for Color Critical Workflows

When and How to “Run and Gun” Wisely

What do large studios, “run and gun” filmmakers, and project stakeholders all have in common? They lack humility. ...
When and How to “Run and Gun” Wisely

What Is a Foil Character in Literature, Film, and TV? (Definition and Examples)

Let’s go over some examples of a foil character and the definition together. How can you tell what ...
What Is a Foil Character in Literature, Film, and TV? (Definition and Examples)

The Heather Trope—What Is It, and How Do You Write This Character?

Complex and beautiful, the Heather trope is one that I will never get tired of watching. There is ...
The Heather Trope—What Is It, and How Do You Write This Character?

LED Stages Are Suffering Because of This Filmmaking Blunder

The popular form of virtual production is hitting some bumps, but why? Virtual production and cinematography have recently ...
LED Stages Are Suffering Because of This Filmmaking Blunder

What Is a Gimbal? (Definition and How to Use One)

How can a gimbal help you stabilize your camera work? Camera stability matters. Whether you’re shooting a music ...
What Is a Gimbal? (Definition and How to Use One)

Do You Understand the 4 Basics of Horror Cinematography?

How do you make a scene visually terrifying? There is a lot that goes into making something scary. ...
Do You Understand the 4 Basics of Horror Cinematography?

Are Streamers Ready to Release Films in Theaters?

For the first time, a Netflix film will be released in theaters before debuting on the streaming service. ...
Are Streamers Ready to Release Films in Theaters?

You Can Grade in DaVinci Resolve from Anywhere with the New iPad Pro M2

Tablets aren’t just for watching Netflix anymore, and creatives should pay attention. Apple has just announced two new ...
You Can Grade in DaVinci Resolve from Anywhere with the New iPad Pro M2

The SmallRig MagicFIZ Elevates Your Focus Workflow with Innovative Features

Affordable wireless follow-focus systems are all the rage these days. Now SmallRig has gotten in on the action. ...
The SmallRig MagicFIZ Elevates Your Focus Workflow with Innovative Features

How You Can Option Valuable IP and Get It Made, with Josh Gordon and Will Speck

Josh Gordon and Will Speck are the directors behind the film Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. This duo explains the ...
How You Can Option Valuable IP and Get It Made, with Josh Gordon and Will Speck

How to Travel for a Production

So, you’re traveling for a production. As Tank in The Matrix would say, “Very exciting time!” But now ...
How to Travel for a Production

Fujifilm Just Launched a Super 35 PL Mount Box Lens That Filmmakers Will Adore

Fujifilm launches a new lens for broadcast folks that filmmakers should still have on their radar (even if ...
Fujifilm Just Launched a Super 35 PL Mount Box Lens That Filmmakers Will Adore

Are You a TikToker? This Could Be Your Ticket to the Film Industry

Are you big on TikTok and interested in bringing your stories to a bigger screen? This might be ...
Are You a TikToker? This Could Be Your Ticket to the Film Industry

Alteon.io and Apple Bring a Free Cloud-Based Workflow to Final Cut Pro

Looking to edit a film or video project in the cloud with others without enterprise-level pricing? Alteon may ...
Alteon.io and Apple Bring a Free Cloud-Based Workflow to Final Cut Pro

How Do You Avoid Making a Bad Movie? James Gunn Has a Theory

Is it the studio? Is it the unfinished screenplay? Or is it the lack of care from the ...
How Do You Avoid Making a Bad Movie? James Gunn Has a Theory

Is Adobe CC Now an Affordable VFX Powerhouse? Updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and 3D Modeling

If one could use a word to describe the 2022 fall update for Adobe Premiere Pro and After ...
Is Adobe CC Now an Affordable VFX Powerhouse? Updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and 3D Modeling

These Are the Surprising Films That Influenced ‘Barbarian’

Anyone who has seen the new horror film Barbarian is already aware of the wild stew of influences ...
These Are the Surprising Films That Influenced ‘Barbarian’

Can’t Get That Shot Right? Use These 3 Tools to Elevate Your Composition

Getting the right shot requires some rigging. For our Deals of the Day, we give you solutions from ...
Can’t Get That Shot Right? Use These 3 Tools to Elevate Your Composition

Netflix Will Back Up-and-Coming Southeast Asian Filmmakers—Here’s How You Can Apply!

Netflix is backing the Short Film Camp training program in Thailand for another year. Great stories can come ...
Netflix Will Back Up-and-Coming Southeast Asian Filmmakers—Here’s How You Can Apply!

How to Use the Uncanny Valley in Horror

This is how you make something almost unrecognizable. There is nothing worse than seeing a modern movie monster ...
How to Use the Uncanny Valley in Horror

Is YouTube Social Media? What Content Creators Should Know

When you’re starting your YouTube channel, you’re becoming a media influencer. That’s because YouTube is considered social media. ...
Is YouTube Social Media? What Content Creators Should Know

Here’s Advice on Pitching, Tropes to Avoid, and More from TV’s Best Screenwriters

When it comes to screenwriting lessons, these are the people you should listen to closely. This post was ...
Here’s Advice on Pitching, Tropes to Avoid, and More from TV’s Best Screenwriters

How ‘The Witch’ Used Older Tech to Evoke Its Naturalistic Look

Modern technology can’t always give period films that perfect old-timey look. Robert Eggers is known for writing and ...
How ‘The Witch’ Used Older Tech to Evoke Its Naturalistic Look

The Best Guy Ritchie Movies (And Lessons from His Greatest Films)

What are Guy Ritchie’s best movies? And what lessons can you learn from the greatest Guy Ritchie films? ...
The Best Guy Ritchie Movies (And Lessons from His Greatest Films)

Why Is ‘Terrifier 2’ Making People Faint and Vomit in Theaters?

Few movies have the power to scare people sick in the theater. While most slasher films make you ...
Why Is ‘Terrifier 2’ Making People Faint and Vomit in Theaters?

Box Office Smarts for Filmmakers—Or How to Make Your Movie When Something Like it Bombed

Why is there such a weird fixation on the box office numbers from the first three days of ...
Box Office Smarts for Filmmakers—Or How to Make Your Movie When Something Like it Bombed

How to Make a Movie in Space

Movie productions are going to space, but what does that mean for lower-budget space films? Although Tom Cruise ...
How to Make a Movie in Space

How ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 3 Hilariously Illustrates Navigating a Healthy Adult Relationship

Harley Quinn is a hilariously vulgar animated series that explores important topics with comedic ease, leading to a ...
How ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 3 Hilariously Illustrates Navigating a Healthy Adult Relationship

Martin Scorsese Is Sick of Hearing About Box Office Numbers

Can you judge how good a film is based on its box office numbers? The weight of box ...
Martin Scorsese Is Sick of Hearing About Box Office Numbers

The Hollywood Glossary of 200+ Important Terms

If you want to work in Hollywood, you should learn these terms. There are so many different terms ...
The Hollywood Glossary of 200+ Important Terms

What Makes Script Supervisors the Unsung Heroes of Film & TV?

Think you can get by without a script supervisor? Think again. This post was written by Caryn Ruby. ...
What Makes Script Supervisors the Unsung Heroes of Film & TV?

This Scathing Review of ‘The Exorcist’ Reminds Us How Scary the Film Really Is

Horror films are designed to do one simple task—scare the audience. The Exorcist scared the hell out of ...
This Scathing Review of ‘The Exorcist’ Reminds Us How Scary the Film Really Is

Read and Download ‘The Bear’ Pilot Screenplay

There’s so much TV writing you can learn from The Bear pilot screenplay. One of my favorite shows ...
Read and Download ‘The Bear’ Pilot Screenplay

How to Write and Direct a Sex Scene in Film and Television

Knowing how to write and direct sex scenes will keep a safe space on set. Sex scenes are ...
How to Write and Direct a Sex Scene in Film and Television

What’s the Secret to a Great Director and Editor Collaboration?

Rian Johnson and editor Bob Ducsay share what makes their 10-year collaboration work. Every great movie has great ...
What’s the Secret to a Great Director and Editor Collaboration?

What Is a Prologue? (Definition and Examples)

The purpose of a prologue is to set the story up. Have you ever been reading a screenplay ...
What Is a Prologue? (Definition and Examples)

Screenwriter and Co-Creator Leah Fong Takes NFS to ‘The Midnight Club’

How do you get into a Netflix writers’ room? And how do you adapt YA novels for TV? ...
Screenwriter and Co-Creator Leah Fong Takes NFS to ‘The Midnight Club’

‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Director Halina Reijn Shares Her Directing Process

Preparation, preparation, preparation. Director Halina Reijn shares why it is important to prepare before filming and how that ...
‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Director Halina Reijn Shares Her Directing Process

‘The Northman’ Was Actually a Financial Success Thanks to PVODs

Despite bombing at the box office, Robert Eggers’ $70 million Viking revenge thriller, The Northman, actually turned out ...
‘The Northman’ Was Actually a Financial Success Thanks to PVODs

11 Screenwriting Lessons from Scott Frank’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

Chess is a lot like Hollywood. You gotta move the pieces to win. And you have to be ...
11 Screenwriting Lessons from Scott Frank’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

This Silent Film Edit of Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ Shows Us the Importance of Visual Language

Who needs dialogue anyway? Although we are deep in the cinematic realism of film and television, silent films ...
This Silent Film Edit of Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ Shows Us the Importance of Visual Language

Check Out the “Unusual” Editing Process Behind ‘Euphoria’ Season 2

How did the editing team create the dreamlike reality of Euphoria‘s second season? The beauty of the empathy-driven ...
Check Out the “Unusual” Editing Process Behind ‘Euphoria’ Season 2

Why Did This Magazine Call Martin Scorsese “Uneven Talent”?

Martin Scorsese is one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema and has helped all of us treasure ...
Why Did This Magazine Call Martin Scorsese “Uneven Talent”?

How to Stay Healthy During #SetLife

Your brain is part of your body. The way you eat on set will affect how you think ...
How to Stay Healthy During #SetLife

Breaking the Fourth Wall—Definition and Examples in Film & TV

Do you love when the main character addresses the audience, breaking the fourth wall? When you’re watching movies ...
Breaking the Fourth Wall—Definition and Examples in Film & TV

How ‘Barbarian’ Director Zach Cregger Fought to Keep the Film’s “Lack of Structure”

No one in Hollywood wanted to make Barbarian, but that didn’t discourage writer/director Zach Cregger. Writer and director ...
How ‘Barbarian’ Director Zach Cregger Fought to Keep the Film’s “Lack of Structure”

This Is James Cameron’s “Simple Hack” to Show Two Frame Rates in Theaters

How do you show altering frame rates on a standard theater projector? James Cameron has found himself working ...
This Is James Cameron’s “Simple Hack” to Show Two Frame Rates in Theaters

Netflix and HBO Wanted to Take the Marvel Approach to ‘The Lord of the Rings’

How different were Netflix’s and HBO’s takes on The Lord of the Rings? There is no doubt thatThe ...
Netflix and HBO Wanted to Take the Marvel Approach to ‘The Lord of the Rings’

‘The Redeem Team’ Director Jon Weinbach Teaches Us How to Sell the Stories We Love

Have you ever wondered how you can make your niche documentary appealing to a wider audience? Jon Weinbach, ...
‘The Redeem Team’ Director Jon Weinbach Teaches Us How to Sell the Stories We Love

Reviewing the New GoPro HERO11 Black—An Experiment in Patience

The new GoPro HERO11 Black encourages playtime—if you’re willing to practice. There is an eerie phenomenon in the ...
Reviewing the New GoPro HERO11 Black—An Experiment in Patience

What You Need to Know Before Making Your First Short

This filmmaker takes you through pre-production all the way to the festival circuit. This post was written by ...
What You Need to Know Before Making Your First Short

Creating the Revamped UI Nostalgia in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Jayse Hansen did screen UI design for Top Gun: Maverick and speaks to us about his creative process ...
Creating the Revamped UI Nostalgia in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

How George Miller Teaches Us to Watch ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Mad Max: Fury Road can be an assault on the senses, but director George Miller wants to help ...
How George Miller Teaches Us to Watch ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

What Is Indirect Characterization? (Definition and Examples)

What does indirect characterization mean? When it comes to writing a character, you have to get into their ...
What Is Indirect Characterization? (Definition and Examples)

Reviewing the Loawa 24mm T/14 Periprobe—Your 90° Macro Cinematography Made Easy

The Laowa 24mm T/14 Periprobe has been a massive hit, but now it’s even easier to use with ...
Reviewing the Loawa 24mm T/14 Periprobe—Your 90° Macro Cinematography Made Easy

What Is IMAX? And What is the Difference Between IMAX and Standard?

You’ve seen an IMAX movie, but do you understand the ultimate viewing experience? What is the ultimate theatrical ...
What Is IMAX? And What is the Difference Between IMAX and Standard?

How the Four-Way Phone Call in ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Was Shot in a Single Take

This might be the most iconic four-way phone call scene in all of cinema. When Harry Met Sally ...
How the Four-Way Phone Call in ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Was Shot in a Single Take

Is the Godox TL120 a Secret Weapon in the Tube Light Wars?

Tube lights are becoming an absolute must for most shooters, and Godox sneaks in with a secret weapon ...
Is the Godox TL120 a Secret Weapon in the Tube Light Wars?

How to Make These 7 Gory Injuries Look Real

Here is how you create these mostly practical effects for your next project. We love a good practical ...
How to Make These 7 Gory Injuries Look Real

How These Filmmakers Shared the Immigrant POV Through Cinematography

Creative cinematography can help build your story and characters. This post was written by Remoy Philip. I grew ...
How These Filmmakers Shared the Immigrant POV Through Cinematography

Why Netflix’s Data Reliance Is a Problem for Creative Decisions

Netflix’s creative decisions are heavily influenced by its data, which isn’t necessarily a good thing, for several reasons. ...
Why Netflix’s Data Reliance Is a Problem for Creative Decisions

What Happened to the Spoof Movie?

The spoof movie couldn’t survive in the modern day, and this is why. As somebody who grew up ...
What Happened to the Spoof Movie?

Bruce Willis Is Actually Not Selling the Rights to His Face

The retired actor still owns the rights to his face. Last week, it was reported that Bruce Willis ...
Bruce Willis Is Actually Not Selling the Rights to His Face

John August Sent a Preview of the Writer Emergency Pack XL—Here’s What We Think!

Chances are, if you’re a writer, you’ve experienced a story emergency. Back in 2014, I was a budding ...
John August Sent a Preview of the Writer Emergency Pack XL—Here’s What We Think!

How Imaginary Forces Laid the ‘Foundation’ for Apple TV’s Sci-Fi Hit

Opening title sequences are typically the first thing you see when watching a movie or a TV show. ...
How Imaginary Forces Laid the ‘Foundation’ for Apple TV’s Sci-Fi Hit

The Sony FX30 vs. the BMPCC 6K G2—Which Affordable Cinema Camera Is Right for You?

Sony is targeting the affordable cinema camera market with its new FX30, but is it a good choice ...
The Sony FX30 vs. the BMPCC 6K G2—Which Affordable Cinema Camera Is Right for You?

You Can Say Goodbye to Some of Your Purchased Warner Bros. Digital Content

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You Can Say Goodbye to Some of Your Purchased Warner Bros. Digital Content

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How Do You Make Money While Pursuing a Filmmaking Career?

Sony and Teradek Team Up for Enhanced Camera-to-Cloud Workflows

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Sony and Teradek Team Up for Enhanced Camera-to-Cloud Workflows

What Does the Ending of ‘American Psycho’ Mean?

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What Does the Ending of ‘American Psycho’ Mean?

Read and Download the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Script PDF

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Read and Download the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Script PDF

Company Acquires the Rights to Deepfake Bruce Willis

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Company Acquires the Rights to Deepfake Bruce Willis

Is the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 a Good Option for Filmmakers?

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Is the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 a Good Option for Filmmakers?

Warner Bros. Allegedly Overstated Its Subscriber Numbers, Lawsuit Claims

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Warner Bros. Allegedly Overstated Its Subscriber Numbers, Lawsuit Claims

This Shorts Filmmaker Gives You a Full Budget Breakdown, Tips for Finding Crew, and More

Learn all the behind-the-scenes secrets of this $4,000 short. This post was written by Josh Jacobs. Hi, I’m ...
This Shorts Filmmaker Gives You a Full Budget Breakdown, Tips for Finding Crew, and More

Did We Fail to Appreciate the Rom-Com Boom of the 90s? Maybe…

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Did We Fail to Appreciate the Rom-Com Boom of the 90s? Maybe…

What Is Mumblecore? And Why Is It Still Important for Indie Filmmakers?

The influence of indie films from the 2000s can still teach us a lot about embracing DIY filmmaking. ...
What Is Mumblecore? And Why Is It Still Important for Indie Filmmakers?

Francis Ford Coppola Is Using New Technology for His Upcoming ‘Megalopolis’

The Oscar-winning director is pushing the boundaries of filmmaking once again by blending traditional filmmaking with new technology. ...
Francis Ford Coppola Is Using New Technology for His Upcoming ‘Megalopolis’

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Sony FX30: The New Entry-Level Cinema Camera to Beat?

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

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

Are Smartphones Cinematic? These Directors Think So

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Are Smartphones Cinematic? These Directors Think So

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 More Films Quentin Tarantino Wants You to Watch

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20 More Films Quentin Tarantino Wants You to Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Is Why We Need to Return to Physical Media

The ‘Joker’ Ending Explained

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The ‘Joker’ Ending Explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SSFF & ASIA Explains Why NFTs Are the Future of Filmmaking

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Learn the VFX Secrets of This Russell Westbrook Short

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

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

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

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Why We Must Understand the “Pure Clown” of Filmmaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read and Download the ‘Yellowstone’ Pilot Script PDF

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Read and Download the ‘Yellowstone’ Pilot Script PDF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘The Thing’ Ending Explained

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‘The Thing’ Ending Explained

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

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

Why Jean-Luc Godard Was So Important to Cinema

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Why Jean-Luc Godard Was So Important to Cinema

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

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

The New Canon CR-N700 Gives You Many Creative Options

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

Here Are All the Winners of the 2022 Emmys

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Here Are All the Winners of the 2022 Emmys

What Is Hyperbole? (Definition and Examples)

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

Is This the Anamorphic Tool Every Cinematographer Is Waiting For?

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

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

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

Meet Loab, the AI Demon Now Haunting the Internet

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

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

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

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

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

How to Work with a Celebrity

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

Meet the 2022 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Is the Male Gaze? (Definition and Examples)

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

How to Get Your Film Funded on Kickstarter

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How to Get Your Film Funded on Kickstarter

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

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

What Brendan Fraser’s Comeback Teaches Us as Artists

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What Brendan Fraser’s Comeback Teaches Us as Artists

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

Are Practical Stunts Always Worth It? Let’s Debate

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

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

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

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

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

Acting Tips and Basics for Beginners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read and Download Paul Schrader Screenplays

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

Joe Dante Believes You Can Create Amazing Things

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

When Is the Right Time to Take Big Career Swings?

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

John Carpenter Believes This Movie Reinvented the Vampire Genre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Kodak Film Stocks Still Define the Digital Camera World

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

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

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

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Celebrate National Cinema Day with $3 Movie Tickets

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The DZOFilm Gnosis Macro Primes Will Make Tiny Things Cinematic

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These 3 Drones Help You Start or Elevate Your Aerial Cinematography

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How to Make the Perfect Parody

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The Accsoon CineView SE Brings Affordability to SDI Wireless Video

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SmallRig Does Audio? You Need to Meet the Forevala W60

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

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

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What Is a Jump Cut? (Definition and Examples)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DJI Transmission Delivers High-Quality Video from 6 Kilometers Away

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China Sends Hollywood a Message

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China Sends Hollywood a Message

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

The Warner Bros. Discovery Situation Is Worse Than You Think

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The Warner Bros. Discovery Situation Is Worse Than You Think

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It starts with an idea, then you write a script, then you find your team, then start production, ...
From Start to Finish, How I Filmed an Indie Feature in 14 Days

Who Are the Best Screenwriters of All Time?

Do you have opinions on the greatest screenwriters in history? In order to make a movie or TV ...
Who Are the Best Screenwriters of All Time?

Master Timecode with These Deity TC-1 Tutorials

Getting timecode to work can be tricky, so Deity released a ton of tutorials on how to use ...
Master Timecode with These Deity TC-1 Tutorials

Thanks to MLB Tech, Disney Now Has More Subscribers Than Netflix

It’s a story about baseball, the dot-com era, and Disney’s massive IP library. Disney is now the king ...
Thanks to MLB Tech, Disney Now Has More Subscribers Than Netflix

Being a Woman in Hollywood Means You Still Get Paid Less Than Men

Hollywood is the land of fame and success… for certain people. The pay gap between men and women ...
Being a Woman in Hollywood Means You Still Get Paid Less Than Men

Are the New DJI RS 3 and RS 3 Pro Gimbals Worth Upgrading from the RS 2 and RSC 2?

Filmmaker Dan Watson takes a look at the new DJI RS 3 and RS 3 Pro gimbals and ...
Are the New DJI RS 3 and RS 3 Pro Gimbals Worth Upgrading from the RS 2 and RSC 2?

John Carpenter Says Horror Directors Take Themselves Too Seriously Now

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John Carpenter Says Horror Directors Take Themselves Too Seriously Now

How the Cloud Helped Create North Face’s ‘Free to Run,’ with Editor Jazzy Kettenacker

Free to Run, a film released by North Face, follows the incredible work of UN Human Rights attorney ...
How the Cloud Helped Create North Face’s ‘Free to Run,’ with Editor Jazzy Kettenacker

How to Create Your Directing Opportunities with Liz Allen Rosenbaum

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How to Create Your Directing Opportunities with Liz Allen Rosenbaum

After 50 Years, the Academy Apologizes for Its Mistreatment of Sacheen Littlefeather

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After 50 Years, the Academy Apologizes for Its Mistreatment of Sacheen Littlefeather

What Is a Bridging Shot in Film and TV? (Definition & Examples)

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What Is a Bridging Shot in Film and TV? (Definition & Examples)

Is This Quentin Tarantino’s Worst Take Ever?

This is definitely a hot take from the filmmaker, and that’s okay! Quentin Tarantino has a lot of ...
Is This Quentin Tarantino’s Worst Take Ever?

Layoffs at HBO Max Have Started as Warner Bros. Merges with Discovery

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Layoffs at HBO Max Have Started as Warner Bros. Merges with Discovery

Film Gear Under $100 That You Absolutely Need In Your Kit

Film gear doesn’t have to be expensive. It also doesn’t have to be a camera! For our Deals ...
Film Gear Under $100 That You Absolutely Need In Your Kit

Insta360 Cracks the Webcam, Bridging Filmmakers in a Post-Pandemic World

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Insta360 Cracks the Webcam, Bridging Filmmakers in a Post-Pandemic World

VEGAS Pro 20 Launches—Editors, Is It Time to Switch NLEs?

VEGAS Pro 20 has launched with all-new features and functionality. For those of you cutting on a different ...
VEGAS Pro 20 Launches—Editors, Is It Time to Switch NLEs?

‘Prey’ Movie and Ending, Explained

Were you a fan of the Prey movie and its ending? Need more explanation? One of the recent ...
‘Prey’ Movie and Ending, Explained

How Your Favorite Filmmakers Use Match Cuts to Tell Stories

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How Your Favorite Filmmakers Use Match Cuts to Tell Stories

If You’re from Poor or Middle-Class Families, Hollywood Is Nearly Impossible to Navigate

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If You’re from Poor or Middle-Class Families, Hollywood Is Nearly Impossible to Navigate

What Is Color Temperature, and How Should You Utilize It as a Filmmaker?

Color temperature is used in everything from lighting, photography, and videography to manufacturing and astrophysics. When white balancing ...
What Is Color Temperature, and How Should You Utilize It as a Filmmaker?

Will We Get a Full-Frame Foveon X3 Sensor from Sigma After All?

The Foveon is dead? Strike that! Apparently, we will get a full-frame Foveon X3 sensor after all, with ...
Will We Get a Full-Frame Foveon X3 Sensor from Sigma After All?

Read and Download Taika Waititi’s Screenplays

Go into the wild and brilliant mind of Taika Waititi. Taika Waititi, is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor, ...
Read and Download Taika Waititi’s Screenplays

Find Out What the Hell Happened with HBO Max

Will bots get an unreleased cut of Batgirl? Can women even pay attention to a TV show? A ...
Find Out What the Hell Happened with HBO Max

Why This Summer Has Been Good for the Box Office, and Why You Should Care

From over-the-top productions to the memeifcation of a film, these movies welcome back the summer blockbuster. This summer ...
Why This Summer Has Been Good for the Box Office, and Why You Should Care

What We Can Learn from Pixar’s 24,000-Core Supercomputer

As fast as 3D animated films seem to get churned out, it’s still a very grueling and slow ...
What We Can Learn from Pixar’s 24,000-Core Supercomputer

NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Color Grading Basics in Premiere Pro

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NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Color Grading Basics in Premiere Pro

Deepfake Technology Could Help You Change Inappropriate Dialogue in Post

Move over, dubbing. “Vubbing” is all the rage now. What do you do when you have to reshoot ...
Deepfake Technology Could Help You Change Inappropriate Dialogue in Post

Actresses Speak Out Against Sean Bean Denouncing Intimacy Coordinators

After learning about Sean Bean’s stance on intimacy coordinators, many actresses voice why these roles are extremely important ...
Actresses Speak Out Against Sean Bean Denouncing Intimacy Coordinators

Puget Systems Teams Up with Corridor Digital to Bring DnD to Life

The VFX wizards at Corridor Digital used Puget Systems and Unreal Engine 5 to bring their own Dungeons ...
Puget Systems Teams Up with Corridor Digital to Bring DnD to Life

Master the Three-Point Lighting Setup and Lighting Techniques

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Master the Three-Point Lighting Setup and Lighting Techniques

Brian De Palma’s Pastiche Is Highly Underrated for Its Originality

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Brian De Palma’s Pastiche Is Highly Underrated for Its Originality

Editing for Emotion—Using Walter Murch’s Rule of Six for Non-narrative Content

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Editing for Emotion—Using Walter Murch’s Rule of Six for Non-narrative Content

Why Did Amazon Studios Ghost Peter Jackson?

We have all been ghosted before, but did we react as gracefully as director Peter Jackson? The Lord ...
Why Did Amazon Studios Ghost Peter Jackson?

How ‘Nope’ Editor Nicholas Monsour Creates Perspective and Meaning

Nope Editor Nicholas Monsour sheds light on cutting scenes with Jordan Peele and finding the balance between ambiguity ...
How ‘Nope’ Editor Nicholas Monsour Creates Perspective and Meaning

Adobe Releases Comprehensive Premiere Pro Guide for Long-form and Episodic Filmmakers

As a leader in the post-production industry, Adobe is dedicated to supporting the filmmaking and entertainment community. This ...
Adobe Releases Comprehensive Premiere Pro Guide for Long-form and Episodic Filmmakers

What Can You Learn About Composition from ’90s Anime? Quite a Bit, Actually

A word of warning—the chill nostalgia of ’90s anime from this vaporwave-inspired Blender tutorial may make you feel ...
What Can You Learn About Composition from ’90s Anime? Quite a Bit, Actually

Need New Sony Gear? These Three Deals Will Whet Your Appetite

Sony shooters are getting all sorts of love this summer, and for Deals of the Week, we found ...
Need New Sony Gear? These Three Deals Will Whet Your Appetite

Sean Bean Believes Intimacy Coordinators “Spoil the Spontaneity” Between Actors

The Game of Thrones alum has a bone to pick with sex scenes on TV. Intimate scenes in ...
Sean Bean Believes Intimacy Coordinators “Spoil the Spontaneity” Between Actors

8 Steps to Follow When Writing an Early Death Scene

Do you want a supporting character’s death to be impactful? Then follow these steps! The fourth season of ...
8 Steps to Follow When Writing an Early Death Scene

Is This the Biggest Sustainability Issue in the Film Industry?

We explore the film industry’s most pressing environmental issues and the potential solutions to combat them. This post ...
Is This the Biggest Sustainability Issue in the Film Industry?

50+ Literary Devices You Need to Know for Your Screenwriting

Writers of every ilk should learn these literary devices to help them in their work. As screenwriters, we ...
50+ Literary Devices You Need to Know for Your Screenwriting

DreamWorks Animation Set To Make Its MoonRay Renderer Free

Once a proprietary production renderer, MoonRay will be released to all creatives under the Apache 2.0 license. Here’s ...
DreamWorks Animation Set To Make Its MoonRay Renderer Free

It’s Happening—HBO Max Will Combine with Discovery Plus in 2023

Put on your finest black clothes, because it’s time to mourn HBO Max. HBO Max has become my ...
It’s Happening—HBO Max Will Combine with Discovery Plus in 2023

Four Camera Brands Are Put to the Test—Which Is the Best for Filmmakers?

Sony, Panasonic, Canon, and Blackmagic Design are pitted against each other. And we dug through the results to ...
Four Camera Brands Are Put to the Test—Which Is the Best for Filmmakers?

Find Out What Blockbuster “Spectacle” Quentin Tarantino Is Gushing Over

We are with Tarantino on this one. Quentin Tarantino is notorious for his love of movies. He shares ...
Find Out What Blockbuster “Spectacle” Quentin Tarantino Is Gushing Over

What Is B-Roll? (Definition and Examples)

Do you know the definition of B-roll? There are lots of terms in Hollywood that you have to ...
What Is B-Roll? (Definition and Examples)

Audiio Strikes Exclusive Deal with Top Sync House to Bring More Pro Music to Creators

Content creators can now load up on music from artists behind projects like Spider-man: Homecoming, Grey’s Anatomy, Ocean’s ...
Audiio Strikes Exclusive Deal with Top Sync House to Bring More Pro Music to Creators

The New Aputure MT PRO Crams So Many Pixels into a Foot You Won’t Know What to Do with Them

Aputure is expanding its presence in the tube lighting space with the new MT Pro, with an astounding ...
The New Aputure MT PRO Crams So Many Pixels into a Foot You Won’t Know What to Do with Them

HBO Employees Are “Freaking Out” About the Future of Streaming

With a move that came straight out of the left field, everyone is left wondering what could happen ...
HBO Employees Are “Freaking Out” About the Future of Streaming

The Sony FX3 Gets the Netflix Stamp of Approval—Here’s Why You Should Care

The Sony FX3 just had an update, and we don’t mean with its firmware. Here’s what changed in ...
The Sony FX3 Gets the Netflix Stamp of Approval—Here’s Why You Should Care

AVID and Amazon Team Up to Cut the Cord, Giving Creatives Freedom with Cloud-Based Productions

The future of filmmaking means embracing the use of the cloud. The cloud has become a prominent part ...
AVID and Amazon Team Up to Cut the Cord, Giving Creatives Freedom with Cloud-Based Productions

How Do You Know When Your Edit Is Done?

How do you maintain perspective as an editor? Can you really do nothing to get ahead? Have you ...
How Do You Know When Your Edit Is Done?

What Exactly Is Going On with Warner Bros. Discovery and HBO Max?

It’s a mess, so let’s get into it. On Tuesday afternoon, news broke that Warner Bros. Discovery had ...
What Exactly Is Going On with Warner Bros. Discovery and HBO Max?

The Ways Ethan Hawke’s ‘The Last Movie Stars’ Gets Creative with Lost Interviews

How do you tell the story of people’s lives just using interview transcripts? Ethan Hawke has spent three ...
The Ways Ethan Hawke’s ‘The Last Movie Stars’ Gets Creative with Lost Interviews

Warner Bros. Spent $300 Million on Superhero Movies It Can’t Release

Is the superhero bubble about to burst? Warner Bros. has been trying its hardest to find the right ...
Warner Bros. Spent $300 Million on Superhero Movies It Can’t Release

What the ‘Stranger Things’ Pitch Deck Tells Us About Creativity

As Pablo Picasso says, “Art is theft.” Stranger Things is without a doubt one of the most successful ...
What the ‘Stranger Things’ Pitch Deck Tells Us About Creativity

Michael Keaton Has Never Finished Watching Any Marvel or DC Movies Despite Starring in Them

It’s not about watching the movies, but rather about respecting the work that goes into making them. The ...
Michael Keaton Has Never Finished Watching Any Marvel or DC Movies Despite Starring in Them

What Does a Production Assistant Do? And How Much Do Production Assistants Make?

Do you know what a production assistant does? Or how much they make? We have the answers. So ...
What Does a Production Assistant Do? And How Much Do Production Assistants Make?

Do These New (and Quite Affordable) Godox Scrim Flag Kits Kick Butt?

Channel your inner Deakins with these precision scrim flag kits. Godox, a company best known in photography circles ...
Do These New (and Quite Affordable) Godox Scrim Flag Kits Kick Butt?

Editor Felipe Salazar Helps Humor and Hormones Come Alive in Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Human Resources’

This editor tells us how he pieced these shows together using Adobe Premiere Pro. This post was written ...
Editor Felipe Salazar Helps Humor and Hormones Come Alive in Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Human Resources’

How the Alien Design in ‘Nope’ Was Inspired by These Angels

From the Bible to a classic anime, these are the angels that inspired Jordan Peele’s alien in Nope. ...
How the Alien Design in ‘Nope’ Was Inspired by These Angels

Can You Hear Me Now? Here Are 3 Mics to Level Up Your Content Creation

Getting good audio is just as important as good video. For our Deals of the Week, we save ...
Can You Hear Me Now? Here Are 3 Mics to Level Up Your Content Creation

What’s a “Character’s Ghost”? How to Write Backstory

Everyone has a ghost or two from their past. A character’s past can haunt them. In fact, a ...
What’s a “Character’s Ghost”? How to Write Backstory

How My Mental Breakdown Led to Me Making a Horror Film

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How My Mental Breakdown Led to Me Making a Horror Film

How ‘The Bear’ Uses Long Takes and Quick Cuts to Create Intensity

The Bear employs strategies that shouldn’t work together. But they do. I could wax poetic about how special ...
How ‘The Bear’ Uses Long Takes and Quick Cuts to Create Intensity

6 Screenwriting Tips from Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’

Quentin Tarantino knows how to write some great screenplays. Few movies drop and make as much noise as ...
6 Screenwriting Tips from Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’

This Is How the Oscar-Winning Sound of ‘Dune’ Tricks Your Brain

Placing importance on sound design early on in the production can lead to great things. Before we see ...
This Is How the Oscar-Winning Sound of ‘Dune’ Tricks Your Brain

Shooting Trick Shots for FX and Superheroes for Marvel—Learn How This DP Brings His Vision to Life in Any Genre

Jules O’Loughlin is a cinematographer who knows a thing or two about creating great shots grounded in both ...
Shooting Trick Shots for FX and Superheroes for Marvel—Learn How This DP Brings His Vision to Life in Any Genre

Unlock the Historical Movie and TV Genre (Definition & Examples)

Go into the past with the historical movie and TV genre. We all know that Hollywood has a ...
Unlock the Historical Movie and TV Genre (Definition & Examples)

Even More Tips and Tricks from the NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclasses!

In case you haven’t heard, No Film School has partnered with Adobe to offer Premiere Pro Masterclasses with ...
Even More Tips and Tricks from the NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclasses!

Jordan Peele Embraces the Spectacle of Cinema by Writing “the Great American UFO Story”

The horror auteur takes a strangely human desire and turns it into something to fear. Since his directorial ...
Jordan Peele Embraces the Spectacle of Cinema by Writing “the Great American UFO Story”

Do You Know What the “Abby Singer Shot” Means on Set? Let’s Break It Down

This is an important filmmaking term that you need to know. Have you heard the term “Abby Singer ...
Do You Know What the “Abby Singer Shot” Means on Set? Let’s Break It Down

Streaming Services and Residuals—How Do They Work?

It seems that the old days of getting compensated for your talent on a TV series are gone. ...
Streaming Services and Residuals—How Do They Work?

We’re Hiring a Social Media Manager

Do you love film, and really love #FilmTwitter? We want to talk to you! We’re looking for an ...
We’re Hiring a Social Media Manager

DaVinci Resolve 18 Released with Cloud Collaboration and Gyro-Stabilization

DaVinci Resolve 18 is out of beta, and with it comes a whole host of new features for ...
DaVinci Resolve 18 Released with Cloud Collaboration and Gyro-Stabilization

VFX Artist Reveals How Marvel’s “Bullying Power” Leaves Everyone Feeling “Pixel F*cked”

This issue keeps growing as more artists speak out against poor working conditions, but is there a solution? ...
VFX Artist Reveals How Marvel’s “Bullying Power” Leaves Everyone Feeling “Pixel F*cked”

These Free Assets Help You Build a Computer-Generated Sci-Fi World

Creating your own CGI models and assets is a monumental task. ProductionCrate helps you do some of it, ...
These Free Assets Help You Build a Computer-Generated Sci-Fi World

Why Are the Duffers Still Editing ‘Stranger Things’ Season One and Two?

Why change what’s already aired? I think we’re all familiar with director’s cuts in films. It seems like ...
Why Are the Duffers Still Editing ‘Stranger Things’ Season One and Two?

Everything You Need to Know About Adobe’s Premiere Pro ‘Best Practices & Workflow Guide’

Have you ever wanted a definitive Premiere Pro guide to Long Form and Episodic Post Production? Well, it’s ...
Everything You Need to Know About Adobe’s Premiere Pro ‘Best Practices & Workflow Guide’

What the ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Director Says He Got Wrong

It’s good to follow your gut, but don’t ignore the advice of a legendary filmmaker. Tim Miller was ...
What the ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Director Says He Got Wrong

Read and Download ‘The Sopranos’ Pilot Script PDF

There are a lot of lessons hidden in The Sopranos pilot script PDF. I think it’s time to ...
Read and Download ‘The Sopranos’ Pilot Script PDF

Here’s How This DP Did Something Nobody’s EVER Done Before

Cinematographer Bianca Cline explains how she shot the feature film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, which is ...
Here’s How This DP Did Something Nobody’s EVER Done Before

Nobody Is Interested in Your Passion Project Film

But here’s how to establish credibility and create a community of people who care. This post was written ...
Nobody Is Interested in Your Passion Project Film

Sharing Editing Secrets with ‘Inside Job’ Editor Molly Yahr

Molly Yahr spills editing “secrets” on how to best use Premiere Pro and Audition to bring an animated ...
Sharing Editing Secrets with ‘Inside Job’ Editor Molly Yahr

Why Is Ray Harryhausen’s Stop-Motion Animation in Live Action Films Still Impressive?

CGI is cool, but have you ever considered using stop-motion in your film? There is something charming about ...
Why Is Ray Harryhausen’s Stop-Motion Animation in Live Action Films Still Impressive?

‘Nope’ Explained—the Meaning Behind Jordan Peele’s Alien Movie

Did you walk away from Nope wondering what it’s all about? Jordan Peele is one of the most ...
‘Nope’ Explained—the Meaning Behind Jordan Peele’s Alien Movie

Desperately Need a Camera? These Are 4 of the Coolest Cameras on Sale for Under $4,000

Finding an affordable camera for your toolkit is an adventure. Let us help with our Deals of the ...
Desperately Need a Camera? These Are 4 of the Coolest Cameras on Sale for Under $4,000

What Is a Narrative in Movies and TV? (Definition and Examples)

What does “narrative” mean, and why is it essential to filmmakers? We’ve all heard the word before, but ...
What Is a Narrative in Movies and TV? (Definition and Examples)

Learn Why Editing on Mobile Has Never Been Easier

With tablets and phones rivaling laptops and cameras in filmmaking, editing your work was always the next milestone. ...
Learn Why Editing on Mobile Has Never Been Easier

Here’s How the Sound Design of ‘Nope’ Creates a “Creditable” Entity

The spectacle of Nope isn’t just in the film’s visuals. Jordan Peele’s third feature film Nope asks us ...
Here’s How the Sound Design of ‘Nope’ Creates a “Creditable” Entity

A Library for Anamorphics Has Officially Opened—Meet the ‘Lens-yclopedia’

Have you ever wanted to learn about the crazy amount of anamorphic lenses and adapters out in the ...
A Library for Anamorphics Has Officially Opened—Meet the ‘Lens-yclopedia’

Was the Plot of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ All a Dream—Before Maverick Exploded?

Maybe your life does flash before your eyes… As Top Gun: Maverick soars over a billion dollars at ...
Was the Plot of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ All a Dream—Before Maverick Exploded?

Check Out How Color Affects These 50 Iconic Films

Enhance your storytelling by learning how filmmakers carefully craft their film’s color palettes. Color is one of the ...
Check Out How Color Affects These 50 Iconic Films

Forget What You’ve Heard—Sensor Size Does Matter, and This Is Why

From Super 16 to IMAX, here are the major differences in sensor sizes that you need to know ...
Forget What You’ve Heard—Sensor Size Does Matter, and This Is Why

Jordan Peele’s Horror-Epic ‘Nope’ Deserves IMAX

The horror auteur’s third feature film is getting the IMAX treatment for a good reason. Jordan Peele’s most ...
Jordan Peele’s Horror-Epic ‘Nope’ Deserves IMAX

Want to Learn Everything Adobe? Adobe MAX 2022 Returns Both In Person and Virtually

After two straight years of being held virtually, Adobe MAX returns as an in-person event in Los Angeles. ...
Want to Learn Everything Adobe? Adobe MAX 2022 Returns Both In Person and Virtually

NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Sound Design & Composing for Video

The soundscape of your project can make or break work, so we’re tackling that next! Jason Levine and ...
NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Sound Design & Composing for Video

Is It Bad That Spielberg and AI Generators Are Playing in Our Sandbox?

Filmmakers trolling in the attention economy, Steven Spielberg’s music video debut, AI art, and whether a true craftsperson ...
Is It Bad That Spielberg and AI Generators Are Playing in Our Sandbox?

How ‘Love Death + Robots’ Unlocked the Power of Real-Time Animation with Unreal Engine

Did real-time animation just take another terrifying Lovecraftian step forward? It seems like every time I turn on ...
How ‘Love Death + Robots’ Unlocked the Power of Real-Time Animation with Unreal Engine

James Cameron Is Remastering ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ with TrueCut Motion

What does TrueCut Motion bring to the table? James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment has been remastering Titanic and Avatar ...
James Cameron Is Remastering ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ with TrueCut Motion

Tarantino Called ‘Hunger Games’ a ‘Battle Royale’ Ripoff

What’s the Tarantino movie you wish we got? There are many Quentin Tarantino movies that never got made. ...
Tarantino Called ‘Hunger Games’ a ‘Battle Royale’ Ripoff

Create a Suspenseful Scene Like Hitchcock with These Four Steps

Hitchcock shows us how to use all those tricks we learned as beginning filmmakers to create a great ...
Create a Suspenseful Scene Like Hitchcock with These Four Steps

How Does Jordan Peele Compose His Close-Ups?

Take a closer look at this horror filmmaker’s work. Jordan Peele is on his third movie, and we’re ...
How Does Jordan Peele Compose His Close-Ups?

Ethan Hawke Says It’s “Not Stuck Up” to Critique Marvel Movies

The MCU gives actors the freedom to perform—but why not the directors? Fans were surprised when they found ...
Ethan Hawke Says It’s “Not Stuck Up” to Critique Marvel Movies

How to Make a Lookbook for Your Film or TV Project (with Examples)

Impress your audience before you’ve even set up your camera. When you embark on pitching a new project ...
How to Make a Lookbook for Your Film or TV Project (with Examples)

What’s the Screenplay Outline Process the Russo Bros. Use for Movies?

Every screenwriter needs to find a process that works for them. We all know writing a screenplay is ...
What’s the Screenplay Outline Process the Russo Bros. Use for Movies?

Have a Minute? Watch This Supercut of the Evolution of Cinema

A trip to the moon, Catherine Deneuve, and The Truman Show. I can accept that as a summary ...
Have a Minute? Watch This Supercut of the Evolution of Cinema

Sony Executives Say ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is “Benefitting from Us Taking Our Shot” on ‘Venom’

Did Venom: Let There Be Carnage pave the way for Top Gun: Maverick to be a box office ...
Sony Executives Say ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is “Benefitting from Us Taking Our Shot” on ‘Venom’

Quentin Tarantino Launches His New Movie Podcast with Roger Avary

Learn about filmmaking and filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. Longtime friends and sometimes collaborators Quentin Tarantino ...
Quentin Tarantino Launches His New Movie Podcast with Roger Avary

Did #ReleaseTheSnyderCut Rely on Bots and Toxic Fandom?

Turns out, the campaign to release the superhero movie was aided by robot villains. The Snyder Cut was ...
Did #ReleaseTheSnyderCut Rely on Bots and Toxic Fandom?

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Things keep getting tense for your characters. One of the most common mistakes I see newbie writers make ...
How Do You Raise the Stakes in Your Screenplay?

Sony FX3 Gets a Professional Workflow Overhaul—LOG and LUTs, Baby!

With the new Version 2.00 Firmware update, the Sony FX3 starts to look more like a workhorse camera. ...
Sony FX3 Gets a Professional Workflow Overhaul—LOG and LUTs, Baby!

Embrace Your Inner Streamer with These 3 Monitors

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Embrace Your Inner Streamer with These 3 Monitors

Check Out Steven Spielberg’s First Music Video—Shot on His Phone!

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Check Out Steven Spielberg’s First Music Video—Shot on His Phone!

Russo Bros. Say “It’s an Elitist Notion to Be Able to Go to a Theater”

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Russo Bros. Say “It’s an Elitist Notion to Be Able to Go to a Theater”

Read and Download All the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Screenplay PDFs

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Read and Download All the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Screenplay PDFs

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Aputure Amaran 200x vs. SmallRig RC 220B—Two Shall Enter, One Shall Win

Netflix Makes Expensive Bets—Will They Pay Off?

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Netflix Makes Expensive Bets—Will They Pay Off?

Joe Badon Ignores Three-Act Structure with This Surreal-Horror Short

Joe Badon makes the films that he wants to make, and there is something incredibly special about that. ...
Joe Badon Ignores Three-Act Structure with This Surreal-Horror Short

How the Philosophy of Blackmagic Design Changed Cinema Cameras Forever

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How the Philosophy of Blackmagic Design Changed Cinema Cameras Forever

34 TV Bible Examples for Screenwriters

Get your hands on some TV bibles today. Writing a TV show bible is the first step in ...
34 TV Bible Examples for Screenwriters

Is It Hot in Here or Is That Just the New M2 MacBook Air?

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Is It Hot in Here or Is That Just the New M2 MacBook Air?

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Here Are 5 Tips to Prove How Cheating Can Make You a Better Filmmaker

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The Hero in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Doesn’t Matter, So What’s His Purpose?

How You Can Create Your Own ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ VFX on a Budget

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How You Can Create Your Own ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ VFX on a Budget

Win $10K of Film Gear from Syrp Lab and Miniature VFX Wizard Sebastian Jern

Create your own incredible miniatures with Jern’s very same motion-control kit up for grabs. While we all love ...
Win $10K of Film Gear from Syrp Lab and Miniature VFX Wizard Sebastian Jern

10 Movie Writing Tips Inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Come on a screenwriting journey with Quentin Tarantino. I have this fantasy that when Quentin Tarantino retires from ...
10 Movie Writing Tips Inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’

How You Can Recreate Sleepy Afternoon Sunlight

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How You Can Recreate Sleepy Afternoon Sunlight

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Imagine a world without this beloved Pixar film… I am of the generation that grew up with Pixar, ...
The Director Who Thought ‘Monsters, Inc.’ Would Be a “Disaster” Learned This Valuable Lesson

The Disaster Genre in Film and TV Explained (Definition & Examples)

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The Disaster Genre in Film and TV Explained (Definition & Examples)

How Did the City of Beverly Hills Get Script Approval on the Upcoming Fourth ‘Beverly Hills Cop’?

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How Did the City of Beverly Hills Get Script Approval on the Upcoming Fourth ‘Beverly Hills Cop’?

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The Showrunner of ‘The Boys’ Talks About How the Show Mimics America

Daniels Talk Vonnegut, ADHD, and the Multiverse

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Daniels Talk Vonnegut, ADHD, and the Multiverse

The 2022 Emmy Nominations Are Here!

Did your favorite shows get nominated? The nominations are here for the 2022 Emmy Awards. After a two-year ...
The 2022 Emmy Nominations Are Here!

How To Create Amazing Cinematic Sequences with the ‘Elvis’ Editors and Cinematographer

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How To Create Amazing Cinematic Sequences with the ‘Elvis’ Editors and Cinematographer

All the Deals Filmmakers Need for Amazon Prime Day 2022

Prime Day is a day that all filmmakers can benefit from. Don’t believe us? Have a look below. ...
All the Deals Filmmakers Need for Amazon Prime Day 2022

What Are the Working Conditions Like for VFX Artists on Marvel Projects?

Marvel is one of the largest and most successful studios—so why are VFX artists complaining about working conditions? ...
What Are the Working Conditions Like for VFX Artists on Marvel Projects?

The New ARRI Lighting OS Update Lets Our Future Robot Overlords Help Get the Shot

ARRI makes top-of-the-line lights and cameras, and sometimes having one maker for both can really pay off. ARRI ...
The New ARRI Lighting OS Update Lets Our Future Robot Overlords Help Get the Shot

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Pairing cine lenses with cinema cameras can be a challenge, so for our Deals of the Week, we ...
Like a Fine Wine, We Pair Two Cinema Cameras with Cine Lenses

Take a FREE Horror Writing Master Class with Sundance

Want to learn how to write horror? There’s a free class for that. I’m a big fan of ...
Take a FREE Horror Writing Master Class with Sundance

Jane Campion Worries Netflix Will Take Fewer Chances on New Filmmakers

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Jane Campion Worries Netflix Will Take Fewer Chances on New Filmmakers

Is Alex Garland Done with Directing?

After completing his latest film, Garland is desperate for a break. Alex Garland’s latest film Men might be ...
Is Alex Garland Done with Directing?

How Does China Influence Hollywood’s Movies?

Like it or not, relying on a foreign country for box office revenue will have ripple effects on ...
How Does China Influence Hollywood’s Movies?

Apparently the Most Visually Stunning Scene in the New ‘Thor’ Was Shot in a Best Buy Parking Lot

That’s some real Marvel movie magic! This week, Thor: Love and Thunder storms into movie theaters. Directed by ...
Apparently the Most Visually Stunning Scene in the New ‘Thor’ Was Shot in a Best Buy Parking Lot

103 TV Pilots and Episodes Across Genres to Read and Download

Read these TV pilots and learn something! The best way to learn TV writing is to read a ...
103 TV Pilots and Episodes Across Genres to Read and Download

How You Can Benefit from Finding Filmmaking Communities

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How You Can Benefit from Finding Filmmaking Communities

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What Are Roger Deakins’ Favorite Movies?

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Everything You Need To Know About Netflix’s Approved Camera List

The LUMIX GH6 RAW Update Is Here Even As Issues Persist—Should You Upgrade or Sell?

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The LUMIX GH6 RAW Update Is Here Even As Issues Persist—Should You Upgrade or Sell?

Become a Master of Sci-Fi—Read and Download James Cameron Screenplays

Learn from the guy who only makes hits. Want to learn screenwriting from the guy who has a ...
Become a Master of Sci-Fi—Read and Download James Cameron Screenplays

PlayStation Removing Purchased Movies from Customers’ Libraries Thanks to Licensing Disputes

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PlayStation Removing Purchased Movies from Customers’ Libraries Thanks to Licensing Disputes

Godox Brings Color to Affordability—Introducing the SL300II Bi

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Godox Brings Color to Affordability—Introducing the SL300II Bi

Michael Mann Wants to Make ‘Heat 2’—Would You Watch?

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Michael Mann Wants to Make ‘Heat 2’—Would You Watch?

‘Stranger Things 4’ Is Netflix’s Second Show to Hit 1 Billion Hours Watched

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‘Stranger Things 4’ Is Netflix’s Second Show to Hit 1 Billion Hours Watched

Meet the Editors of Tribeca Film Festival 2022

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Meet the Editors of Tribeca Film Festival 2022

This Custom-Made, Top-of-the-Line VR Camera Is a Filmmaker’s Wet Dream, with 12K 10Bit ProRes 422

Meta Camera, a company based out of London, makes proper 360° production cameras. Should you run and get ...
This Custom-Made, Top-of-the-Line VR Camera Is a Filmmaker’s Wet Dream, with 12K 10Bit ProRes 422

Watch the Deleted Spaghetti Baby Noodle Boy Scene From ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

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Watch the Deleted Spaghetti Baby Noodle Boy Scene From ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

#Gentleminions Watch This Movie in Suits and Are Getting Banned

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#Gentleminions Watch This Movie in Suits and Are Getting Banned

Think Good Lighting Ain’t Cheap? These 3 Lights Will Make You Think Again

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Think Good Lighting Ain’t Cheap? These 3 Lights Will Make You Think Again

What Are 5 Screenwriting Tools You Need to Have?

You need a little more than just your imagination. One of the things I love about being a ...
What Are 5 Screenwriting Tools You Need to Have?

Here’s How a Random Crush Turned into Someone’s Break-Through Feature

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Here’s How a Random Crush Turned into Someone’s Break-Through Feature

James Cameron Doesn’t Care if You Pee During ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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James Cameron Doesn’t Care if You Pee During ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

A Huge List of Onomatopoeia Words for Your Screenwriting

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A Huge List of Onomatopoeia Words for Your Screenwriting

These Are the Cameras and Lenses that Captured the Gritty Realism of ‘The Dark Knight’

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These Are the Cameras and Lenses that Captured the Gritty Realism of ‘The Dark Knight’

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Visual Voices and SSFF & ASIA Team Up to Help Filmmakers Thrive in the Metaverse

10 Screenwriting Lessons from Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

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10 Screenwriting Lessons from Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

WTF Is Going On with the SSDs on the New 13” MacBook Pro M2?

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WTF Is Going On with the SSDs on the New 13” MacBook Pro M2?

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If You Streamed ‘Stranger Things’ S4 at Midnight, You Might Have Missed Some VFX

What Is a “Film Bro,” and How Can You Help Them?

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What Is a “Film Bro,” and How Can You Help Them?

5 Tips to Elevate Your Edits That Not Everyone Thinks About

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5 Tips to Elevate Your Edits That Not Everyone Thinks About

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How Does Camping Gear Help You Shoot on Location? The Anker 757 PowerHouse Answers

11 Short Film Clichés You Need to Avoid

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11 Short Film Clichés You Need to Avoid

Winona Ryder Fact-Checks the Duffer Brothers’ ‘Stranger Things’ Scripts to Perfect ’80s Nostalgia

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Winona Ryder Fact-Checks the Duffer Brothers’ ‘Stranger Things’ Scripts to Perfect ’80s Nostalgia

NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Mastering Audio: Basics & Fundamentals

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NFS + Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass—Mastering Audio: Basics & Fundamentals

After 50 Years, John Waters’ ‘Pink Flamingos’ Is Still Banned in Parts of Long Island

John Waters has always enjoyed ruffling feathers. It’s hard to believe that John Waters’ 1972 movie would have ...
After 50 Years, John Waters’ ‘Pink Flamingos’ Is Still Banned in Parts of Long Island

The Personal and the Political of Filmmaking in Unprecedented Times

We discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal the Roe v. Wade decision, as well as recent tech ...
The Personal and the Political of Filmmaking in Unprecedented Times

Use These 250 Strong Verbs to Supercharge Your Screenwriting

Word choice matters! If you’re like me, then you sometimes have trouble getting your thoughts precisely down on ...
Use These 250 Strong Verbs to Supercharge Your Screenwriting

We Think the DJI Mini 3 Pro Is 249 Grams of Pure Power, Baby

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We Think the DJI Mini 3 Pro Is 249 Grams of Pure Power, Baby

What’s the Most Spielbergian Spielberg Shot?

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What’s the Most Spielbergian Spielberg Shot?

Dakota Johnson Describes the Lack of Creative Control on the ‘Fifty Shades’ Sets

What would it be like starring in a huge movie at 23 years old? Remember when the Fifty ...
Dakota Johnson Describes the Lack of Creative Control on the ‘Fifty Shades’ Sets

People Are Freaking Out at the R-Rated Coming-of-Age Movies Chris Pratt Showed His Son

Watching a movie that’s a little above your age range as a kid is the most thrilling feeling. ...
People Are Freaking Out at the R-Rated Coming-of-Age Movies Chris Pratt Showed His Son

Edgar Wright Chats with Daniels about Today’s Film Villains and Imposter Syndrome

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Edgar Wright Chats with Daniels about Today’s Film Villains and Imposter Syndrome

Probing Deeper into the New Venus Optics 24mm PeriProbe Cine Lens

An up-close-and-personal look into this new Laowa full-frame probe. The miniature world never looked so good. For many ...
Probing Deeper into the New Venus Optics 24mm PeriProbe Cine Lens

Hands-On with the Laowa Nanomorphs—350 Grams of Anamorphic Fury

The new Laowa anamorphic lenses are targeted at indie filmmakers with small packages, but how do the Nanomorphs ...
Hands-On with the Laowa Nanomorphs—350 Grams of Anamorphic Fury

Unlocking the Challenges of Directing Actors with Sophie Hyde

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Unlocking the Challenges of Directing Actors with Sophie Hyde

CAA Finally Clears Acquisition of ICM—And Lays Off 105 People

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CAA Finally Clears Acquisition of ICM—And Lays Off 105 People

Pedro Almodóvar Takes on Masculinity and the Studio System With His New Western

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Pedro Almodóvar Takes on Masculinity and the Studio System With His New Western

‘Game of Thrones’ Ended 3 Years Ago, and Is Somehow Still One of the Most-Watched Shows on TV

How much time have you spent in Westeros? The very nature of streaming has changed how we watch ...
‘Game of Thrones’ Ended 3 Years Ago, and Is Somehow Still One of the Most-Watched Shows on TV

Autofocus, Shmautofocus—Here Are 3 of the Coolest Manual Focus Lenses on Sale

Sometimes you just want to focus by hand. That’s why for our Deals of the Week, we put ...
Autofocus, Shmautofocus—Here Are 3 of the Coolest Manual Focus Lenses on Sale

Evercoast and President Zelensky Use a 3D Hologram to Address the World

In the face of war, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the tech community through AR. If your smartphone ...
Evercoast and President Zelensky Use a 3D Hologram to Address the World

The Strange World of Product Placement and Its Effects on Filmmakers

Viewers have a strange relationship with product placement—but how does this affect filmmakers, too? I first became aware ...
The Strange World of Product Placement and Its Effects on Filmmakers

What This Filmmaker Learned While Shooting a Feature on an iPhone Over Five Years

Shooting a whole movie with your phone is no longer impossible. This post was written by Anthony Natoli. ...
What This Filmmaker Learned While Shooting a Feature on an iPhone Over Five Years

Learning Media Literacy Is the Most Important Part of Film and TV Education

Do you understand movies and television? It seems like every day I see an argument on social media ...
Learning Media Literacy Is the Most Important Part of Film and TV Education

Let’s Explore the New Blackmagic Pocket Lineup—Which BMPCC Is Right for You?

With the new BMPCC 6K G2 just announced, the Pocket lineup is getting a bit confusing. We’re here ...
Let’s Explore the New Blackmagic Pocket Lineup—Which BMPCC Is Right for You?

Will ‘Indiana Jones 5′ Be Composer John Williams’ Final Film Score?

After his 64-year-long career, beloved composer John Williams is ready to retire. After 60 years of creating the ...
Will ‘Indiana Jones 5′ Be Composer John Williams’ Final Film Score?

Making a Digital-Age Thriller? Alice Seabright and ‘Chloe’ Can Teach You a Thing or Two

“Everyone’s a human coming from a place of yearning for things and wanting certain things, and also justifying ...
Making a Digital-Age Thriller? Alice Seabright and ‘Chloe’ Can Teach You a Thing or Two

SSFF & ASIA Closes with a Ceremony that Celebrates the Best Shorts of the Year

SSFF & ASIA comes to a close with its award ceremony, celebrating the best shorts that captured a ...
SSFF & ASIA Closes with a Ceremony that Celebrates the Best Shorts of the Year

BeastGrip Future-Proofs Your Anamorphic Smartphone Cinematography

Thanks to BeastGrip, creatives who rely on their smartphone no longer need to upgrade their lens attachments. Known ...
BeastGrip Future-Proofs Your Anamorphic Smartphone Cinematography

Blackmagic Design Sneak Attack Strikes Again—Meet the New BMPCC 6K G2

On the heels of its broadcast camera update, Blackmagic Design now releases the next iteration of the BMPCC ...
Blackmagic Design Sneak Attack Strikes Again—Meet the New BMPCC 6K G2

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The indigenous Ainu people can teach the world a great deal about living in harmony with nature. Short ...
Merging Creativity with the Sustainability of the Ainu People—Learn More at SSFF & ASIA!

Let’s Face Filmmaker Imposter Syndrome Together

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Let’s Face Filmmaker Imposter Syndrome Together

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The internet is full of jokes. And if you’re not in on it, it may cost you money. ...