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It’s Officially a Half-Frame Summer with the New Pentax 17 Film Camera

We know, 35mm film photography was such a COVID-era hobby, but if you’re feeling a bit burned out...
It’s Officially a Half-Frame Summer with the New Pentax 17 Film Camera

How They Shot That Sexy Slo Mo in ‘Challengers’

Written by Max Losito In June 2022, a U.S. production asked if I was interested in renting my...
How They Shot That Sexy Slo Mo in ‘Challengers’

What is Deep Depth of Field?

Cinematography is a language. You have to practice it to become fluent. One of the first things you...
What is Deep Depth of Field?

Shoot Crisp Motion on Sigma’s New 24-45mm F1.8 Zoom Lens

With their new 25-45mm F1.8 Sigma seems to have found a sweet spot here in catering both to...
Shoot Crisp Motion on Sigma’s New 24-45mm F1.8 Zoom Lens

B&H Mega Deal Zone Launches With Some Pretty Insane Saving Opportunities

Far be it for us to tell you when (or why for that matter) you might want to...
B&H Mega Deal Zone Launches With Some Pretty Insane Saving Opportunities

Editing Tribeca feature film “Bad Shabbos”

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe blog on June 11th, 2024...
Editing Tribeca feature film “Bad Shabbos”

Three Samsung Portable SSDs to Add to Your Camera Bag

As the film and video world continues to evolve and innovate, new technologies like AI and camera-to-cloud will...
Three Samsung Portable SSDs to Add to Your Camera Bag

Another Sora AI Video Competitor Emerges with Runway’s Hyper-Realistic Gen-3 Alpha

While OpenAI might have stolen all of the headlines when they debuted their AI video model Sora—which, at...
Another Sora AI Video Competitor Emerges with Runway’s Hyper-Realistic Gen-3 Alpha

Is the Nikon Z6 the Most Well-Rounded Mirrorless Camera Ever?

In film and video, you often meet folks who refer to themselves as a jack-of-all-trades, yet–by their own...
Is the Nikon Z6 the Most Well-Rounded Mirrorless Camera Ever?

Behind the Period Hair of ‘Genius: MLK/X’

Jessi Dean, a highly accomplished professional in film and TV hair design, served as the hair department head...
Behind the Period Hair of ‘Genius: MLK/X’

How to Get into a Makeup Department—Advice from the ‘Rez Dogs’ Makeup Head

Makeup department head Sharon Tabb has a world of practical experience she brings to every project. She began...
How to Get into a Makeup Department—Advice from the ‘Rez Dogs’ Makeup Head

Watch Will Smith Operate His Own Snorricam While Filming ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’

Who doesn’t love a good Snorricam shot? We’ve seen this technique pulled off by many film directors over...
Watch Will Smith Operate His Own Snorricam While Filming ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’

How I Made My First Feature For $25k

Written by Patrick VanZandt About five years ago I started writing what would become my feature film debut...
How I Made My First Feature For $25k

Add ARRI’s Support System for Your Canon EOS C400 Camera

Well, that was fast. Just a few weeks after Canon announced its new EOS C400 camera we have...
Add ARRI’s Support System for Your Canon EOS C400 Camera

Tips for Shooting a Found Footage Film

When people think about the found footage genre, the movie that probably first comes to mind is The...
Tips for Shooting a Found Footage Film

Filmmaking Lessons From the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene

Sometimes, when you need to learn some filmmaking lessons, it’s best to turn all the way back to...
Filmmaking Lessons From the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene

Editing Tribeca Film Festival’s “Sacramento” with Max Goldblatt using Adobe Creative Cloud and Frame.io

Along the journey, the two friends confront past mistakes and contemplate their futures. We spoke with editor Max...
Editing Tribeca Film Festival’s “Sacramento” with Max Goldblatt using Adobe Creative Cloud and Frame.io

How to Break Into Voice Acting

Written By Ashleigh Hairston Years ago, Brian Stack, a veteran writer on Conan, once said in a workshop...
How to Break Into Voice Acting

Record Hands-Free 4K Video With the Thumb-Sized Insta 360 GO 3S

It’s hard to imagine just how far camera technology has come over the years in terms of decreasing...
Record Hands-Free 4K Video With the Thumb-Sized Insta 360 GO 3S

Your Freelance Healthcare Questions Answered

Just how important are character introductions in film? What are the most important steps you need to take...
Your Freelance Healthcare Questions Answered

Sony Acquires the Alamo Drafthouse Theater Chain

In a surprising move, Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, a unique and beloved theater chain...
Sony Acquires the Alamo Drafthouse Theater Chain

Look Out Sora: Luma Lab’s Dream Machine AI Model is Here Today

Unlike other hotly talked about AI models out there (looking at you Sora!), Luma Labs has announced that...
Look Out Sora: Luma Lab’s Dream Machine AI Model is Here Today

Transmit 4K to Four Devices With the Hollyland Pyro S

Whether you’re a director, script supe, or pulling focus as an AC, there’s on thing we all need...
Transmit 4K to Four Devices With the Hollyland Pyro S

Tell Story Through Production Design (Dialogue Free) in ‘No One Will Save You’

Production design is always important to film and TV. Environments, props, set decoration—it all provides a fuller picture...
Tell Story Through Production Design (Dialogue Free) in ‘No One Will Save You’

Shining a Light on Godox’s Latest LED Lights and Reflectors

While NAB might still be the biggest trade convention for the film and tech world, its dominance isn’t...
Shining a Light on Godox’s Latest LED Lights and Reflectors

This Game Is Perfect For Any Movie Buff or Imaginative Family Member

If you’re like us here at No Film School, you spend a lot of your time daydreaming about...
This Game Is Perfect For Any Movie Buff or Imaginative Family Member

Spice Up Your VFX Toolkit With 5DayDeal’s Bonus Bundle

Ever having a bad day and want to erase half of human kind in the blink of a...
Spice Up Your VFX Toolkit With 5DayDeal’s Bonus Bundle

What is the ‘Dutch Angle’?

Have you ever seen a camera angle that makes you feel a little uneasy? Chances are, it was...
What is the ‘Dutch Angle’?

How the Long Take Uses Creative Camera Work to Control the Audience

You’ve had that moment before. You’re sitting there on the couch, watching a scene that feels like it’s...
How the Long Take Uses Creative Camera Work to Control the Audience

Overhead Shots: Shining God’s Eye on the Story

Most of the worlds we travel into, whether it’s Westeros or Wisconsin, are shown to us through a...
Overhead Shots: Shining God’s Eye on the Story

How to Do a Whip Pan in Film and Video

Known best in recent years for their appearance in films by Wes Anderson, Egdar Wright and Sam Raimi...
How to Do a Whip Pan in Film and Video

Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive Camera Revealed by Apple at WWDC 2024

Just as we saw when Apple used the Blackmagic Camera App to help shoot their Apple Event, Apple...
Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive Camera Revealed by Apple at WWDC 2024

Adobe Updates its Terms of Use and Promises to Not Train AI on Customer’s Content

As AI continues to be the most dominant, exciting, and scary story of the year, every tech company...
Adobe Updates its Terms of Use and Promises to Not Train AI on Customer’s Content

Here Are Your Highlights from Apple’s AI-Powered WWDC 2024

As one might expect for a “worldwide developers conference” hosted in 2024 by perhaps the most important tech...
Here Are Your Highlights from Apple’s AI-Powered WWDC 2024

Three Smooth and Stabilizing Zhiyun Handheld Gimbal Kits

Every since the first camera was taken off of a tripod and put into motion, stability has been...
Three Smooth and Stabilizing Zhiyun Handheld Gimbal Kits

What is The Close Up Shot?

As part of our comprehensive guide to the different types of shots in film, we’ve talked in our...
What is The Close Up Shot?

There’s a One-Minute Logical Answer to Why Pixar Moms Are So Thicc

Look, we all know the meme this conversation comes from, so I won’t belabor the point. But let’s...
There’s a One-Minute Logical Answer to Why Pixar Moms Are So Thicc

How YouTube Became One of the Most Important Sites Ever

Within the elite group of website-giants is a video-sharing platform that we all interact with at least once...
How YouTube Became One of the Most Important Sites Ever

What is a High Angle Shot?

When you’re trying to put together a film you need to sit together with your director of photography...
What is a High Angle Shot?

The Difference Between ‘Story By,’ ‘Screenplay By,’ and ‘Written By’

Writing credit matters. It can help get you into the WGA, it affects residuals, and the more produced...
The Difference Between ‘Story By,’ ‘Screenplay By,’ and ‘Written By’

How to Screen Record on a Mac

A lot of times, I want to show my friends something particular on my Macbook, whether that’s how...
How to Screen Record on a Mac

Unsolved mysteries unravel in “The Jinx – Part Two”

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe blog on June 6th, 2024...
Unsolved mysteries unravel in “The Jinx – Part Two”

Escape Your Brain With This Writing Advice From Charlie Kaufman

It goes without saying that Charlie Kaufman is one of our greatest living darkly comedic filmmakers. I’d even...
Escape Your Brain With This Writing Advice From Charlie Kaufman

Shooting Apple TV’s ‘Sugar’

Written by by Richard Rutkowski, ASC This project takes a well-known Film Noir staple and brings it into...
Shooting Apple TV’s ‘Sugar’

Choosing Your Next Project & Immediate Next Steps

There’s no better feeling than completing a project you’ve been working on for, what feels like, forever. On...
Choosing Your Next Project & Immediate Next Steps

Handle Both Photo and Video with Canon’s RF 35mm f/1.4 L VCM Hybrid Lens

If you were a fan of the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens then, well, we have...
Handle Both Photo and Video with Canon’s RF 35mm f/1.4 L VCM Hybrid Lens

This Oner from ‘The Longest Day’ has a Permanent Space in My Brain

It’s been 80 years since the D-Day assault that brought the allied forces to the Normandy beaches, and...
This Oner from ‘The Longest Day’ has a Permanent Space in My Brain

Shoot Long Range With Tamron’s 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens

While most of the big news shared so far here this week by brands looking to turn some...
Shoot Long Range With Tamron’s 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sony Reveals Roadmap for BURANO’s Future Firmware Updates

While the buzz has died down just a little bit, thanks in part perhaps to Blackmagic Design announcing...
Sony Reveals Roadmap for BURANO’s Future Firmware Updates

Panasonic Keeps the Micro Four Thirds Dream Alive with New LUMIX GH7

The photographers and videographers in the streets are celebrating the news of Panasonic unveiling the long-awaited follow-up to...
Panasonic Keeps the Micro Four Thirds Dream Alive with New LUMIX GH7

Firmware Updates to Bring a “Sensor Mode” to Several Popular Canon Cameras

While Canon is a major multinational corporation whose reach extends far beyond the film and video industry housed...
Firmware Updates to Bring a “Sensor Mode” to Several Popular Canon Cameras

Record 6K Cinema RAW Light at 6K/60p with the New Canon EOS C400

Well, here we go! Cine Gear Expo 2024 is set to kick off in LA tomorrow and we...
Record 6K Cinema RAW Light at 6K/60p with the New Canon EOS C400

What Are The Best War Movies of All Time?

When I was a kid, I would curl up on the couch on Saturdays and watch war movies...
What Are The Best War Movies of All Time?

How to Make Your Screening an Unforgettable Experience

Written by Lydia Muir Hosting a screening for your project is a huge feat in itself, but in...
How to Make Your Screening an Unforgettable Experience

Jim Cummings Showcases a Free Film School

There’s nothing we love better at No Film School than a bunch of free lessons from an established...
Jim Cummings Showcases a Free Film School

Affordably Start Creating 3D Content with Acer’s Upcoming SpatialLabs Eyes Stereo Camera

Are you ready for the looming revolution of 3D photo and video? What’s that, you ask? Are you...
Affordably Start Creating 3D Content with Acer’s Upcoming SpatialLabs Eyes Stereo Camera

How to Create a Film Score Without Instruments

Most people think the only way to create a film score is from instruments, but that’s not the...
How to Create a Film Score Without Instruments

Could DJI Drones Actually Be Banned in the United States?

Following up on their successful efforts to pass a TikTok ban, U.S. legislators apparently have their sites next...
Could DJI Drones Actually Be Banned in the United States?

Score Deadly When Composing Music for Agatha Christie

Written by Segun Akinola I’ve always loved period dramas and period drama scores (thank you, John Lunn). Plus...
Score Deadly When Composing Music for Agatha Christie

Three Reliable M3 Apple MacBooks to Take on Set With You

Now, we know you don’t have to have a laptop computer with you every time you go on...
Three Reliable M3 Apple MacBooks to Take on Set With You

Editing and producing a legend in “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story”

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe blog on May 28th, 2024...
Editing and producing a legend in “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story”

Get Over $1,100 of Filmmaking Tools and Resources for $98

It’s that time of the year again when a huge collection of some of the top filmmaking creators...
Get Over $1,100 of Filmmaking Tools and Resources for $98

Shoot Wide Open with Sigma’s World’s First f/1.8 Zoom Lens for Full-Frame Cameras

Sigma just announced a new zoom lens that is set to be the world’s first full-frame zoom to...
Shoot Wide Open with Sigma’s World’s First f/1.8 Zoom Lens for Full-Frame Cameras

If You’re Not Inspired by Costner and Coppola At Cannes, You’re Crazy

I’ve been sitting at home, reading the headlines out of Cannes, and checking out the conversation Twitter. It...
If You’re Not Inspired by Costner and Coppola At Cannes, You’re Crazy

Break Up With Your Temp Score and  Placeholder Tracks

If you’re a director who has become too attached to the temp score, you’re essentially falling in love...
Break Up With Your Temp Score and  Placeholder Tracks

Sony is Embracing AI to Cut Costs

Big movie studios relationship’s with AI most commonly are conversations behind closed doors. But this week Sony Pictures...
Sony is Embracing AI to Cut Costs

How AI Was Used to Mix Anya Taylor-Joy’s Face with a Child Actor in ‘Furiosa’

If you saw the new Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga film in theaters and also thought to yourself...
How AI Was Used to Mix Anya Taylor-Joy’s Face with a Child Actor in ‘Furiosa’

The Art of Being Scrappy As Cinematographer

Written by Emilee Ford My first professional industry gig was working as 2nd Assistant Camera on an independent...
The Art of Being Scrappy As Cinematographer

Support Your Local Cinema and See ‘The Terminator’ 4K Restoration for Art House Theater Day

If you’re a cinema lover, you’re an art house theater lover. There’s something just special about seeing independent...
Support Your Local Cinema and See ‘The Terminator’ 4K Restoration for Art House Theater Day

Why Blackmagic is Dropping the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2’s Price By Nearly Half

Now we don’t usually do write-ups every time a camera drops in price because, well, it happens a...
Why Blackmagic is Dropping the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2’s Price By Nearly Half

The NBC TV Writers Program Is Open

Everyone I know out here has a different breaking-in story. Mine was via the Black List website but...
The NBC TV Writers Program Is Open

How is Tom Cruise Training Glen Powell to Be a Movie Star?

Glen Powell is the beacon of hope in Hollywood, covered in a devastating fog of uncertainty. We’ve talked...
How is Tom Cruise Training Glen Powell to Be a Movie Star?

What Are Electronic Variable Neutral Density Filters and How Do They Work?

If you’ve worked in any sort of videography (or photography) for even a short amount of time you’ve...
What Are Electronic Variable Neutral Density Filters and How Do They Work?

Hollywood Weighs Deal With AI Companies

Hollywood is always trying to find ways to make movies and TV for less money, and AI was...
Hollywood Weighs Deal With AI Companies

Collaboration is Everything When Editing ‘The Morning Show’

Written by Kathleen Gibson Film has always been a passion of mine. I am a very visual person...
Collaboration is Everything When Editing ‘The Morning Show’

How ‘Griselda’ Production Designer Knut Loewe Turned Los Angeles into 1970s Miami and Colombia

Written by Knut Loewe After I had received the first script of episode one of Griselda, still in...
How ‘Griselda’ Production Designer Knut Loewe Turned Los Angeles into 1970s Miami and Colombia

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Offers an Interesting Perspective on AI Use

AI is on top of everyone’s mind as large language models like ChatGPT and Gemini get better and...
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Offers an Interesting Perspective on AI Use

California’s AB5 Law Threatens Film and TV Workers Who Use Loan Outs

As a writer, I formed a loan-out company so that when I am hired to write film and...
California’s AB5 Law Threatens Film and TV Workers Who Use Loan Outs

What Are Some Screenwriting Lessons From the ‘Star Wars’ Movies?

When George Lucas sat down to write the original Star Wars movie it was a real struggle. He...
What Are Some Screenwriting Lessons From the ‘Star Wars’ Movies?

Go Inside The Editing of The Hit Doc ‘Spermworld’

Written by Daniel Garber, editor of FX documentary Spermworld During the depths of the pandemic, I spoke with...
Go Inside The Editing of The Hit Doc ‘Spermworld’

Why is Only One Movie Reportedly Being Shot with IMAX Cameras in 2025?

It seems like just yesterday we were securely in an IMAX renaissance, not only in terms of IMAX...
Why is Only One Movie Reportedly Being Shot with IMAX Cameras in 2025?

‘X-Men 97’ Staff Writer Breaks Down Adapting Comic Books for Animation

For fans of comic books (or fans of the classic 80s and 90s Saturday morning cartoons in general)...
‘X-Men 97’ Staff Writer Breaks Down Adapting Comic Books for Animation

Netflix’s New Engagement Report Reveals Some Surprise Hits

Netflix is the streamer that revolutionized people streaming and watching movies and TV at home, and a few...
Netflix’s New Engagement Report Reveals Some Surprise Hits

Is Diversity a Risk for Streaming Viewership? Absolutely Not, Says UCLA Report

For anyone unfamiliar, the Hollywood Diversity Report is an 11-year-running annual in-depth analyses of the industry at large...
Is Diversity a Risk for Streaming Viewership? Absolutely Not, Says UCLA Report

Minneapolis Filmmaker Completes First Feature Film in 17 days

Written By Naomi Thomson Lynn Lukkas, a filmmaker and professor at the University of Minnesota has been an...
Minneapolis Filmmaker Completes First Feature Film in 17 days

Use Non-ZEISS Lenses with ZEISS CinCraft Scenario 2.0

As we covered when the ZEISS CinCraft Scenario was first released last year, ZEISS’s real-time camera tracking system...
Use Non-ZEISS Lenses with ZEISS CinCraft Scenario 2.0

Cultivate Art in Camp With Trans Slasher ‘T-BLOCKERS’

With the huge success of studio art films like I Saw the TV Glow and heartfelt, coming-of-age parodies...
Cultivate Art in Camp With Trans Slasher ‘T-BLOCKERS’

Seth Rogen Delivers a Rallying Cry for Cinema

I’ll be perfectly honest: 2024 has been a really hard year in Hollywood so far. It feels like...
Seth Rogen Delivers a Rallying Cry for Cinema

Explore the Different Film Simulation Modes Fujifilm Offers with its Cameras

With the rising popularity of the Fujifilm X100VI, and the recently announced interchangeable lens version of the camera—the...
Explore the Different Film Simulation Modes Fujifilm Offers with its Cameras

The Compact Point-and-Shoot Game Heats Up with Leica’s New D-Lux 8

Taking a page from the Fujifilm X100VI which has become insanely popular with amateur and first-time photographers and...
The Compact Point-and-Shoot Game Heats Up with Leica’s New D-Lux 8

Game-Changers and Missteps in AI in Documentary Film

This article is a cross-post from Film Robots, a newsletter about Film and AI by Kristina Budelis Today...
Game-Changers and Missteps in AI in Documentary Film

The Pause in Pipeline Programs and What That Means for You

Is it ethical to encourage people to pursue a career in film when there are such high levels...
The Pause in Pipeline Programs and What That Means for You

How Can You Balance Comedy and Murder With Editing?

They brought the hilarious hijinks of Mabel, Charles, and Oliver to life, and helped balance a tone that’s...
How Can You Balance Comedy and Murder With Editing?

Is Mimicking Scarlett Johansson’s Voice Without Consent a New Low for OpenAI?

In a “duh this was a matter of time until someone did it” turn of fate OpenAI recently...
Is Mimicking Scarlett Johansson’s Voice Without Consent a New Low for OpenAI?

How This Costume Designer Collaborated with Park Chan-wook on ‘The Sympathizer’

The Sympathizer is Max’s newest period satire, based on a Pulitzer-winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It follows...
How This Costume Designer Collaborated with Park Chan-wook on ‘The Sympathizer’

What Are the Best Coming of Age Movies of All Time?

Movies are special. The best teach us about ourselves and live within us forever. They can be time...
What Are the Best Coming of Age Movies of All Time?

Read and Download the ‘Star Wars’ Script PDF

George Lucas wanted to make a Flash Gordon movie but he couldn’t get the rights. He pitched his...
Read and Download the ‘Star Wars’ Script PDF

Three Sigma Art Lenses for Your Sony E-Mount Cameras

While it’s fun to stay brand-loyal to your favorite manufacturer when they do offer both cameras and lenses...
Three Sigma Art Lenses for Your Sony E-Mount Cameras

How Microsoft’s New Copilot+ PCs Promise to Optimize AI in Video Editing Apps

While most of us might have tuned in to the Apple event a few weeks ago to hear...
How Microsoft’s New Copilot+ PCs Promise to Optimize AI in Video Editing Apps

Why Did The AMC Network Add a Trigger Warning to ‘Goodfellas’?

I have to admit up top, Goodfellas is a movie I watch all the time. Maybe I’ve become...
Why Did The AMC Network Add a Trigger Warning to ‘Goodfellas’?

What Are the Best Mystery Movies of All Time?

There’s something comforting about settling in to watch a good mystery movie. You sort of know exactly what...
What Are the Best Mystery Movies of All Time?

Paul Schrader Calls ‘Taxi Driver 2’  the ‘Worst F**king Idea I’ve Ever Heard’

In an era where it seems like every beloved movie is coming out of the woodwork to get...
Paul Schrader Calls ‘Taxi Driver 2’  the ‘Worst F**king Idea I’ve Ever Heard’

Ensure Perfect Eye Contact for Your Interview Shoots With a Foldable Two-Way Mirror Box

While a lot of what we cover, and what is talked about, in the world of film and...
Ensure Perfect Eye Contact for Your Interview Shoots With a Foldable Two-Way Mirror Box

Act Quickly to Save 40% On the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K

It’s not often that a camera manufacturer releases a camera, and then drops the price by over $1,000...
Act Quickly to Save 40% On the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K

Fujifilm Brings C2PA Content Authenticity Support to Its Cameras

Fresh on the heels of announcing their new X-T50 camera (an interchangeable lens version of their popular X100VI)...
Fujifilm Brings C2PA Content Authenticity Support to Its Cameras

‘Prom Dates’ Writer & Director on Reviving the Teen Sex Comedy

Prom Dates, written by D.J. Mausner and directed by Kim Nguyen, is a comedy that follows two best...
‘Prom Dates’ Writer & Director on Reviving the Teen Sex Comedy

Check Out Sigma’s Slimmed Down 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Zoom Lens

The new version of the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art also gets some helpful upgrades for...
Check Out Sigma’s Slimmed Down 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Zoom Lens

Check This VFX Breakdown of the TV Series ‘Fallout’

Like many millions of you, I spent the first week and subsequent weeks since Fallout’s premiere adoring Fallout...
Check This VFX Breakdown of the TV Series ‘Fallout’

What is The Longest Movie In The World?

Clocking in at one hour and 12 minutes, the ‘teaser trailer’ has been released for Ambiancé, a movie...
What is The Longest Movie In The World?

How to use video templates from Adobe Stock

This post was written by Adobe Stock and originally appeared on the Adobe blog on March 25th, 2024...
How to use video templates from Adobe Stock

What Exactly is a Deal With the Devil?

One of the things I’ve started doing when writing is going over a list of plot devices that...
What Exactly is a Deal With the Devil?

Unlock the Power of the Fujifilm GFX100S II’s Massive 102MP Sensor

While Fujifilm’s news announcing the X-T50 might get more interest from most of us in the film and...
Unlock the Power of the Fujifilm GFX100S II’s Massive 102MP Sensor

Who Needs All That Power in the M4 iPad?  Filmmakers, Baby

We covered Apple’s brand new iPad on release day, but didn’t get too deep in those nitty gritties...
Who Needs All That Power in the M4 iPad?  Filmmakers, Baby

The New Fujifilm X-T50 Camera Brings Interchangeable Lenses to the X100VI

Perhaps one of the surprise biggest stories in the camera world this year has to be the breakout...
The New Fujifilm X-T50 Camera Brings Interchangeable Lenses to the X100VI

Compose Action Scores Like a Pro With This Advice From ‘Day Labor’

When looking at composer Chris Bezold’s resume, you will see he is somewhat of an aficionado when it...
Compose Action Scores Like a Pro With This Advice From ‘Day Labor’

The New Google Gemini Update Can Write Screenplay Coverage

I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not we should be covering these giant leaps in AI...
The New Google Gemini Update Can Write Screenplay Coverage

What You Need to Know About Canon’s Upcoming “First Flagship” EOS R1 Camera

Canon is back and doubling down on its mirrorless R system lineup once again by announcing today that...
What You Need to Know About Canon’s Upcoming “First Flagship” EOS R1 Camera

Streamline Your Monitor Workflows with SmallHD’s PageOS 6 Update

As an update to their previous PageOS 5 system, SmallHD is finally set to roll out a major...
Streamline Your Monitor Workflows with SmallHD’s PageOS 6 Update

Chris Hemsworth Opens Up About Superhero Movie Critiques

As we get the summer blockbuster season underway, right at the start of Cannes, movies seem to be...
Chris Hemsworth Opens Up About Superhero Movie Critiques

Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV to Bundle Their Services

The great consolidation is here. A week after we learned about Disney, Hulu, and Max bundling, another big...
Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV to Bundle Their Services

Ready to Let ChatGPT Guide You Through Your Filmmaking Process?

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT and the yet-to-released generative video model Sora, has seemingly shocked the world once...
Ready to Let ChatGPT Guide You Through Your Filmmaking Process?

Learn How This Editor Helped Craft the Action and Comedy of ‘The Fall Guy’

Did you see The Fall Guy? It’s a movie pretty much tailor-made for the No Film School audience...
Learn How This Editor Helped Craft the Action and Comedy of ‘The Fall Guy’

Translating 10 Notes From Executives That Screenwriters Hear All The Time

One of the most important skills a writer can foster is being able to interpret the note behind...
Translating 10 Notes From Executives That Screenwriters Hear All The Time

What Are The Best Crime Movies of All Time?

I’ve been on an insane crime movie kick of late. It started when I decided to write a...
What Are The Best Crime Movies of All Time?

Three DJI Gimbal Stabilizers for Shooting Video on the Run

In the early days of digital video, if you wanted to shoot handheld you had to actually—you know—shoot...
Three DJI Gimbal Stabilizers for Shooting Video on the Run

How To Get a Short Film Into Sundance – and Turn It Into a Feature

“There’s never been a better time to make shorts or watch shorts,” says Mike Plante, the senior short...
How To Get a Short Film Into Sundance – and Turn It Into a Feature

What Sora AI-Generated Videos Look Like Combined with Real-World Actors and Locations

Since we last spoke with the sky kids—the Toronto-based production company and band that was given the chance...
What Sora AI-Generated Videos Look Like Combined with Real-World Actors and Locations

Listen to Some of the First Single-Text Prompt AI-Generated Songs

Let’s face it, we’ve all known this day was coming. As soon as generative AI made its way...
Listen to Some of the First Single-Text Prompt AI-Generated Songs

What the Tortoise and the Hare Can Teach You About Your Filmmaking Career

I have always been a real fan of Aesop’s fables. I think they’re excellent stories for kids that...
What the Tortoise and the Hare Can Teach You About Your Filmmaking Career

Why Does Jesse Plemons Wears Those Red Sunglasses in ‘Civil War’?

If you’ve seen A24’s dystopian war epic ‘Civil War’, you surely noticed the unique costuming layered throughout the...
Why Does Jesse Plemons Wears Those Red Sunglasses in ‘Civil War’?

How to Come Up With a Screenplay Title

I’ve been stressed all week. I just finished a spec I’m super proud of, and it has no...
How to Come Up With a Screenplay Title

Apparently Nikon Bought RED Digital Cinema for Only $85 Million

As we covered (or more specifically didn’t cover) at NAB 2024 this year, one of the biggest stories...
Apparently Nikon Bought RED Digital Cinema for Only $85 Million

Defining the Tragedy Movie

The genre of tragedy has been a staple of storytelling since ancient times. People love sad movies, and...
Defining the Tragedy Movie

Why Are There No Movie Stars Anymore?

Every weekend, movies are opening, and we’re seeing a real-time test of who is actually a movie star...
Why Are There No Movie Stars Anymore?

Disney+, Hulu, and Max Are Bundling Their Streaming Platforms

The great consolidation of the industry continues as Warner Bros, in a bif to make money, will now...
Disney+, Hulu, and Max Are Bundling Their Streaming Platforms

What is Imposter Syndrome?

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in? Like the work you do will never be good...
What is Imposter Syndrome?

Rotate Between 3 Lenses at Once with These Multi Turret Lens Mounts

In what sounds like an exasperated joke (as Multi Turret puts on its own website), the Vertigo series...
Rotate Between 3 Lenses at Once with These Multi Turret Lens Mounts

Here’s All Your Major Video-Focused Highlights from the 2024 Apple Event

It’s easy to forget that the world—in fact—does not revolve around Apple. The multinational corporation and technology company...
Here’s All Your Major Video-Focused Highlights from the 2024 Apple Event

What is Pathos in Advertising?

Advertising isn’t just about facts and figures. It’s about striking an emotional chord, making us feel something powerful...
What is Pathos in Advertising?

Perfectly Recreate Nicole Kidman’s Viral AMC Ad With This Breakdown

For those who’ve been lucky enough to watch a movie at an AMC theater in the past year...
Perfectly Recreate Nicole Kidman’s Viral AMC Ad With This Breakdown

The Most Important Show on TV is on Amazon

Where does our food come from, and what challenges do the people who grow and raise the food...
The Most Important Show on TV is on Amazon

How This Filmmaker Shot A Documentary in The Ukrainian War Zone

Written by Sonia Lowman Why I Chose to Shoot In a War Zone When Russia invaded Ukraine in...
How This Filmmaker Shot A Documentary in The Ukrainian War Zone

Why Apple’s New iPad Pro Spot is as Tone Deaf as it Looks

While there’s a lot to love about the latest Apple Event where they unveiled new Final Cut Pro...
Why Apple’s New iPad Pro Spot is as Tone Deaf as it Looks

Let’s Analyze That ‘Baby Reindeer’ Ending

Netflix’s Baby Reindeer is a rare miracle of a hit show. Despite sporting no big names and filled...
Let’s Analyze That ‘Baby Reindeer’ Ending

Learn How Carlos Rosario Created the Epic Historical Costumes of ‘Shōgun’

Shōgun, an adaptation of James Clavell’s 1975 historical novel of the same name, is a breath of fresh...
Learn How Carlos Rosario Created the Epic Historical Costumes of ‘Shōgun’

Final Cut Camera App Ups the Game for Multicam Productions

One of the most unique and interesting announcements out of the 2024 Apple Event this morning is the...
Final Cut Camera App Ups the Game for Multicam Productions

How Do You Option a Book or an Article?

Adapting a book or a play into a film or TV show can be an exciting opportunity for...
How Do You Option a Book or an Article?

Impressive Final Cut Pro Updates Are Here To Compete With Premiere

The 2024 Apple Event is taking the tech and filmmaking world by storm with impressive updates from for...
Impressive Final Cut Pro Updates Are Here To Compete With Premiere

What Are The Apple Updates to Logic Pro?

If you’re into music or sound mixing, then you’re probably a fan of Apple’s Logic Pro. It’s pretty...
What Are The Apple Updates to Logic Pro?

What Are the 4 Kinds of POV Shots?

Virtual reality is quickly becoming the place that filmmakers are boldly going with their work, but offering audiences...
What Are the 4 Kinds of POV Shots?

Three Nikon Z Series Cameras Perfect for Videographers

While you certainly don’t have to limit yourself to only ever using cameras and gear from primarily one...
Three Nikon Z Series Cameras Perfect for Videographers

What is a Jib Shot?

When I was a senior in college, I finally was able to access all the fancy tools from...
What is a Jib Shot?

B&H Offering Major Spring Trade-In Deals (Including Bonuses for Select New Cameras)

Spring is officially in the air and, for many film and video professionals, that does mean that it’s...
B&H Offering Major Spring Trade-In Deals (Including Bonuses for Select New Cameras)

Watch Out For This Steller Lineup From SSFF & ASIA 2024

Shorts Shorts Festival and ASIA (SSFF & ASIA) is breaking barriers again this year with a docket of...
Watch Out For This Steller Lineup From SSFF & ASIA 2024

‘Memento’ Movie Explained—The Meaning Behind the Nolans’ Masterpiece

There’s something about nonlinear storytelling that just feels magical. It really showcases the power of the movies. Of...
‘Memento’ Movie Explained—The Meaning Behind the Nolans’ Masterpiece

What are the Best Short Films on YouTube?

Making a short film can be your ticket into creating a name for yourself in Hollywood. It feels...
What are the Best Short Films on YouTube?

Learn Film Analysis With This Cheat Sheet

We’ve all gotten into a debate about a movie with our friends. One says it sucks, another says...
Learn Film Analysis With This Cheat Sheet

What Are the Symbols in ‘Parasite’ and What Do They Mean?

As we deal with the rich having access to Covid-19 tests and tweeting out the music and lyrics...
What Are the Symbols in ‘Parasite’ and What Do They Mean?

How to Format Your Screenplay Title Page

One of the most important aspects of getting your screenplay into the right hands is to have a...
How to Format Your Screenplay Title Page

How ‘Hundreds of Beavers’ Pulled Off Slick Visual Style With After Effects

Ever think that in 2024 we’d have a beautiful, black-and-white slapstick masterpiece about a guy and his Loony...
How ‘Hundreds of Beavers’ Pulled Off Slick Visual Style With After Effects

Set the Table For Tension With Tips from This ‘Under the Bridge’ Director

There’s tension inherent in true crime, but a seasoned director like Nimisha Mukerji is needed to form that...
Set the Table For Tension With Tips from This ‘Under the Bridge’ Director

Writing the Unfilmable & Managing Your Career When SH*T Hits the Fan

Writing a screenplay is like following a cookie recipe, it’s closer to magic than science. You don’t have...
Writing the Unfilmable & Managing Your Career When SH*T Hits the Fan

What Is a “Mary Sue”?

One of the most irritating things in movies and TV is when a character can just do things...
What Is a “Mary Sue”?

What Should Be In Every Scene You Write?

Scenes: they’re the backbone of every story, whether it be TV, film, or even on the stage. Scenes...
What Should Be In Every Scene You Write?

The Best Erotic Thriller Movies

Are you a fan of lighting a candle, pouring a glass of wine, dimming the lights, and turning...
The Best Erotic Thriller Movies

Get Educated With Canon’s New ‘Explorers of Light’ Filmmakers

Want to be a renowned DP but don’t know where to find a professional mentor? Canon’s Explorers of...
Get Educated With Canon’s New ‘Explorers of Light’ Filmmakers

How to Write Character Introductions (w/ Template)

When I’m watching a movie or TV show for the first time, I always pay attention to how...
How to Write Character Introductions (w/ Template)

How to Control Your Sony Alpha Camera with an Apple Watch

If you thought AI technology was the only weird, newsworthy innovation going on in the film tech industry...
How to Control Your Sony Alpha Camera with an Apple Watch

Can AI Create Better VFX? Check Out This AI-Assisted VFX Breakdown

As we cover AI more and more, it’s become even more apparent that AI is very much here...
Can AI Create Better VFX? Check Out This AI-Assisted VFX Breakdown

Defining the Most Popular Screenplay Transitions

One of the things I have been trying to improve on in my writing is the idea of...
Defining the Most Popular Screenplay Transitions

What is Logos in Advertising?

Have you ever found yourself convinced by a product claim simply because it was backed by numbers or...
What is Logos in Advertising?

Slamdance Moves to Los Angeles for 2025 Festival

West Coast Slamdance fans have something to look forward to next year with the popular independent-first film fest...
Slamdance Moves to Los Angeles for 2025 Festival

Learn These Common Marketing Terms

When I’m not working in film and TV, I try to make money in commercials and advertising. But...
Learn These Common Marketing Terms

Do These Five Things Before You Send Your Spec Screenplay to Producers

There is nothing more exciting than finishing your spec screenplay. It’s like you’ve written a lottery ticket and...
Do These Five Things Before You Send Your Spec Screenplay to Producers

Three DJI Camera Drones Ready to Take Flight

Before the drone revolution, aerial cinematography was a luxury that only the highest budget of filmmakers could access...
Three DJI Camera Drones Ready to Take Flight

Fujifilm Cameras (X100VI, X-H2, X-S20 & X-T5) to Get Major Firmware Updates

While the Fujifilm X100VI continues to stand out as one of the most popular cameras of the year...
Fujifilm Cameras (X100VI, X-H2, X-S20 & X-T5) to Get Major Firmware Updates

Why Did the First Page of the ‘Challengers’ Screenplay Go Viral?

The hottest movie of the year (so far) is the love triangle tennis drama Challengers, which feels like...
Why Did the First Page of the ‘Challengers’ Screenplay Go Viral?

DJI Launches its Most Affordable Drone Ever with DJI Mini 4K

While DJI made news at NAB 2024 this year with its new flagship gimbal RS 4 gimbal systems...
DJI Launches its Most Affordable Drone Ever with DJI Mini 4K

Adobe’s Latest Firefly Update to Push Generative AI Further Than Ever Before

Fresh on the heels of announcing some bold new generative AI video tools set to come to Premiere...
Adobe’s Latest Firefly Update to Push Generative AI Further Than Ever Before

What Are The Best Science Fiction Movies of All Time?

When I was about ten, my mom went out of town for the weekend, and my Dad rented...
What Are The Best Science Fiction Movies of All Time?

6 Ways You Can Start and Run a Writing Group

Do you need help being motivated to write? Someone to hold you to deadlines and make sure you’re...
6 Ways You Can Start and Run a Writing Group

Buckle Up For the Future of The No Film School Podcast

Howdy, fellow No Film School Podcast fans. We interrupt your regularly scheduled web surfing for a quick little...
Buckle Up For the Future of The No Film School Podcast

Missing Curb? Read This Unreleased ‘Seinfeld’ Script

Here at No Film School we love a good lesson. But, sometimes, simply reading and analyzing a well-written...
Missing Curb? Read This Unreleased ‘Seinfeld’ Script

Here’s Everything You May Have Missed at NAB 2024

Another year has come and gone and another NAB Show in Vegas has proven, like times in the...
Here’s Everything You May Have Missed at NAB 2024

Do You Know All These Film and TV Lighting Terms?

Lighting plays a pivotal role in shaping the mood, atmosphere, and visual narrative of films and television. From...
Do You Know All These Film and TV Lighting Terms?

What Are Logical Fallacies?

Ever watched a movie and been totally convinced by the hero’s passionate speech, only to realize later it...
What Are Logical Fallacies?

Packaging and the Death of Naked Specs

The days of selling specs without talent attached are over. It’s now the filmmaker’s job to understand how...
Packaging and the Death of Naked Specs

What is Media Literacy?

It seems like every day I see an argument on social media about a film or TV show...
What is Media Literacy?

How the Chan Brothers Scored ‘The Thundermans Return’

Caleb and Brian Chan, composers and brothers from Vancouver Canada, have recently made waves in the entertainment industry...
How the Chan Brothers Scored ‘The Thundermans Return’

Firmware Updates for Sony Alpha 1 and a9 III are Here

Since news of these much-anticipated firmware updates for several Sony Alpha cameras was announced back before we all...
Firmware Updates for Sony Alpha 1 and a9 III are Here

Is the Smallest Mirrorless Camera Ever Invented Worth it for Video?

With NAB in the distant past we’re left to re-evaluate the mirrorless and cinema camera landscapes in the...
Is the Smallest Mirrorless Camera Ever Invented Worth it for Video?

ARRI is Bringing Live Broadcast Features to the ALEXA 35

Despite all the buzz around the Sony VENICE and BURANO gunning for the indie cinematic camera throne, ARRI...
ARRI is Bringing Live Broadcast Features to the ALEXA 35

Get the Perfect Color Reference with Flander’s New XMP Monitor

Whether you’re on set and need to see picture as crystal clear as possible or in your editing...
Get the Perfect Color Reference with Flander’s New XMP Monitor

Meet the New Vortex Lineup from Creamsource at NAB 2024

Our coverage of the NAB Show in Vegas this year had to make a stop at the Creamsource...
Meet the New Vortex Lineup from Creamsource at NAB 2024

Peek Inside the Inflatable AIRGLOW Cover from DoPchoice

As NAB 2024 is finally in our rearview mirror, it’s fun to look back at some of our...
Peek Inside the Inflatable AIRGLOW Cover from DoPchoice

amaran Takes Us Through Their New Line for Content Creators

amaran is formally the sister brand of Aputure, which is a filmmaker forward company. but amaran, is now...
amaran Takes Us Through Their New Line for Content Creators

NAB 2024: We Interview the Minds at Maxon

Popular post production asset company Maxon is always keeping up with the latest trends in elevating pictures digitally—whether...
NAB 2024: We Interview the Minds at Maxon

Seth MacFarlane Talks Restoring Animated Shorts at TCM Fest

If your a fan of comedy legend Seth MacFarlene you know the guy loves cartoons. Considering he’s the...
Seth MacFarlane Talks Restoring Animated Shorts at TCM Fest

We Drop By Teradek for the Latest in Wireless On-Set Solutions

If you’ve ever worked anywhere around video village or pulled focus as an AC then Teradek is certainly...
We Drop By Teradek for the Latest in Wireless On-Set Solutions

These New Products From LitePanels Have to Be Seen to Believe

If you didn’t know, Litepanels are the original pioneers in LED panel lighting for the television and motion...
These New Products From LitePanels Have to Be Seen to Believe

Matthew Studio Equipment Has A Lot of New Tech to Debut

The thing I love about talking to the Matthew Studio people is that they love their work. After...
Matthew Studio Equipment Has A Lot of New Tech to Debut

Mobile-Friendly Filmmakers Will Love This New Gear From Tiffen

Love shooting on your phone but missing the control lens filters? The Tiffen Company has a solution with...
Mobile-Friendly Filmmakers Will Love This New Gear From Tiffen

Why The ‘Blood for Dust’ Filmmakers Don’t Wait for Permission

Rod Blackhurst and Noah Lang are the dynamic duo behind the film Blood for Dust, starring Kit Harington...
Why The ‘Blood for Dust’ Filmmakers Don’t Wait for Permission

Aputure Unveils INFINIMAT Line and Updated Sidus Ecosystem at NAB 2024

As film festivals and trade shows continue to rebound back to pre-pandemic levels, the vibe at NAB this...
Aputure Unveils INFINIMAT Line and Updated Sidus Ecosystem at NAB 2024

Get Your Horror Feature Funded With Unknown Nightmare

Need a new, not-so-scary way to get your horror feature funded but in a frightening spot? Luckily, Thomas...
Get Your Horror Feature Funded With Unknown Nightmare

Three XF and GF Lenses for Fujifilm Filmmakers

While there’s a lot to be said about brand loyalty from a cost-efficiency standpoint (not that adapters are...
Three XF and GF Lenses for Fujifilm Filmmakers

Supermicro Dishes on Using AI to Create Content More Efficiently

Supermicro is a globally recognized technology leader best known for developing superfast, innovative server solutions integrating the latest...
Supermicro Dishes on Using AI to Create Content More Efficiently

Watch: How to Master Perspective in Cinema

There are many different tools that can aid your efforts in visual storytelling as a filmmaker. But before...
Watch: How to Master Perspective in Cinema

Roe Visual on the Importance of Global Illumination at NAB 2024

Lighting is the central key to our lives in so many ways as filmmakers, and Roe Visuals knows...
Roe Visual on the Importance of Global Illumination at NAB 2024

A First-Hand Look at the New Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K at NAB 2024

At the start of NAB 2024 this year, Blackmagic Design pretty much stole the show from the jump...
A First-Hand Look at the New Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K at NAB 2024

Strada Shows Off Their AI-Based Creative Companion at NAB 2024

In what might become a familiar refrain from this year’s NAB Show (and perhaps all future conferences as...
Strada Shows Off Their AI-Based Creative Companion at NAB 2024

Hands-on With the New ZEISS Nano Prime Lenses at NAB 2024

As we’ve already seen from the announcements of the NAB Show “Product of the Year” awards, even though...
Hands-on With the New ZEISS Nano Prime Lenses at NAB 2024

8K Monitors and Virtual Production Studio Updates ASUS at NAB 2024

When walking through the halls of NAB Show it can be a lot to try to take everything...
8K Monitors and Virtual Production Studio Updates ASUS at NAB 2024

Did This True Crime Doc Use AI Images?

I love a good True Crime documentary. They’re always fascinating sources for ideas about characters, motivations, and even...
Did This True Crime Doc Use AI Images?

Sony BURANO Wins Best Overall in Create and Top Tech at NAB Show 2024

Since first being announced back in September of last year, the Sony BURANO has been the talk of...
Sony BURANO Wins Best Overall in Create and Top Tech at NAB Show 2024

Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 20 Effective Ways to Advertise [Infographic]

The heart of all advertising is persuasion. And the modes of persuasion don’t just help people advertise. They...
Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 20 Effective Ways to Advertise [Infographic]

Tarantino Changes Mind, Drops ‘The Movie Critic’ As His Final Film

Quentin Tarantino is an interesting director who makes bold decisions. But after telling us the tenth and final...
Tarantino Changes Mind, Drops ‘The Movie Critic’ As His Final Film

Why Has Packaging Become So Important in The Spec Market?

At the current moment in time in Hollywood, it feels like if you just have a naked spec...
Why Has Packaging Become So Important in The Spec Market?

Edit RAW 8K Footage With the World’s First 8K Mini LED Professional Monitor

Along with a massive new 135-inch monitor that easily doubles as a cinema screen for your home theater...
Edit RAW 8K Footage With the World’s First 8K Mini LED Professional Monitor

Edit Your Videos on the Massive 135-inch ASUS ProArt Cinema PQ07 Monitor

While many of the primary highlights of this year’s NAB 2024 show so far might have to do...
Edit Your Videos on the Massive 135-inch ASUS ProArt Cinema PQ07 Monitor

What Are the Three Necessary Elements for The Rom Com Genre?

Maybe it’s just because I’m writing this article around Valentine’s Day, but I find there are not many...
What Are the Three Necessary Elements for The Rom Com Genre?

5 Ways to Crack Act Two in Your Screenplay

I am at the point in my new spec that I just want to quit—the dreaded second act...
5 Ways to Crack Act Two in Your Screenplay

IMAX Released A New Next-Gen Cinema Camera

IMAX is one of the most trusted names in all of tech. We know they produce some of...
IMAX Released A New Next-Gen Cinema Camera

Use AI-Powered Gesture Controls to Capture 8K Video with the Insta360 X4

As NAB rages on in full force, we’re excited to see some more camera announcements make it into...
Use AI-Powered Gesture Controls to Capture 8K Video with the Insta360 X4

Film School Too Expensive? Educate Yourself for Free

I logged onto Twitter this morning to see that Boston University, where I got my MFA in Screenwriting...
Film School Too Expensive? Educate Yourself for Free

What Are The Best Comedy Movies of All Time?

When I have a bad day at work or life just doesn’t go my way, I like to...
What Are The Best Comedy Movies of All Time?

Adobe’s Generative AI Video Tools Are Finally Coming to Premiere Pro

In what is perhaps the biggest news Adobe has ever unveiled for video editors, and also the least...
Adobe’s Generative AI Video Tools Are Finally Coming to Premiere Pro

5 Things I Learned From Sitting in on 120 Pitch Meetings

Written By Katrina Medoff — Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Moonshot Initiative I’ve been a fly on the wall...
5 Things I Learned From Sitting in on 120 Pitch Meetings

How This Designer Created the Costumes on the Mega-Hit ‘Road House’

Costume designer Dayna Pink had a lot to contend with on Prime’s new film, Road House. The film...
How This Designer Created the Costumes on the Mega-Hit ‘Road House’

Blackmagic Camera App Set to Finally Come to Android

We know, we hear from Apple-heads all the time about how iPhones are the best and only smartphone...
Blackmagic Camera App Set to Finally Come to Android

Which Is Better: Binge or a Weekly Release TV Show?

It feels like every time a new TV show comes out on streaming, I see the debate on...
Which Is Better: Binge or a Weekly Release TV Show?

Lighting Shakes Up at NAB With amaran Launching Independently From Aputure

Big news from the lighting world at NAB as the popular creator-oriented sect amaran, previously of Aputure, is...
Lighting Shakes Up at NAB With amaran Launching Independently From Aputure

The New Atomos Ninja Phone Kicks Butt

Fresh out of NAB 2024, we have a pretty cool new phone accessory. The Atomos Ninja Phone bridges...
The New Atomos Ninja Phone Kicks Butt

The All New Blackmagic Cloud Store Max Has a Whopping 48TB Capacity

Forget slow storage solutions – the Blackmagic Cloud Store Max is here to streamline your film and television...
The All New Blackmagic Cloud Store Max Has a Whopping 48TB Capacity

New DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel Comes With Cinematic Superpowers

Are you ready to ditch the mouse and elevate your color grading? The DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel...
New DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel Comes With Cinematic Superpowers

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 19 Adds Neural Engine AI Tools and Color Grading Improvements

Along with some major camera announcements and a host of other new products, updates, and improvements across their...
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 19 Adds Neural Engine AI Tools and Color Grading Improvements

Shoot EF, PL, or L-Mount with the Box-Style Blackmagic PYXIS 6K

To go along with Blackmagic’s new top-of-their-line URSA Cine 12K LF cinema camera option, Blackmagic Design has also...
Shoot EF, PL, or L-Mount with the Box-Style Blackmagic PYXIS 6K

These No Film School Listeners Won Slamdance and Then Some

Nina Ognjanovic is the director of the film, Where the Road Leads, which won Best Narrative Feature at...
These No Film School Listeners Won Slamdance and Then Some

Nail Your Second Feature With These Dos and Don’ts From ‘Don’t Die’

Written by Benjamin Stark Don’t Die is about a desperate man who robs a drug store to get...
Nail Your Second Feature With These Dos and Don’ts From ‘Don’t Die’

Blackmagic’s Just-Revealed URSA Cine 12K LF Set to Rock the Industry

With NAB 2024 just about to start Blackmagic might have already “won” the conference this year with their...
Blackmagic’s Just-Revealed URSA Cine 12K LF Set to Rock the Industry

Adobe Will Pay You to Train AI WIth Your Videos

Want to make money with some of the videos you have lying around on hard drives? Well, Adobe...
Adobe Will Pay You to Train AI WIth Your Videos

How ‘The People’s Joker’ Got Away With A Heartfelt Batman Parody

Ah, comic book movie discourse. As tired as we all may be of shooting the shit about “Marvel...
How ‘The People’s Joker’ Got Away With A Heartfelt Batman Parody

How to Build a Career in High-Speed Racing Videography

When first starting off in film and video (or, you know, after you do or don’t finish film...
How to Build a Career in High-Speed Racing Videography

Challenge Creativity with ‘Thelma’ Filmmaker Josh Margolin

It’s always nice to hear from a fellow filmmaker about their own trials, tribulations, and success stories learned...
Challenge Creativity with ‘Thelma’ Filmmaker Josh Margolin

DJI Levels Up its FPV Experience with Avata 2, Googles 3, and RC Motion 3

Launching what is now its third FPV drone, DJI is hitting NAB 2024 hard and early this year...
DJI Levels Up its FPV Experience with Avata 2, Googles 3, and RC Motion 3

Score the Animal World With the Composers of ‘Planet Earth III’

When Sara Barone and Jacob Shea of Bleeding Fingers Music teamed up to score Planet Earth III, they...
Score the Animal World With the Composers of ‘Planet Earth III’

Canon Expands Broadcast Lens Lineup with Powerful New 27x Optical Zoom

With NAB 2024 now hot around the corner, brands like DJI and Blackmagic are already making some waves...
Canon Expands Broadcast Lens Lineup with Powerful New 27x Optical Zoom

Meta to Add ‘Made With AI’ Labels to Photos and Videos

Starting in May, Meta, Facebook, Threads, and Instagram will begin to label AI-created photos and videos. Meta’s blog...
Meta to Add ‘Made With AI’ Labels to Photos and Videos

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Struggles to Find Distribution

We talk about the intersection of art and commerce all the time, it’s one of the foundations of...
Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Struggles to Find Distribution

Blackmagic Camera App to Add Rack Focus Controls and Earphone Audio Monitoring

As the smartphone videography world continues to grow and shed its gimmicky appeal, the Blackmagic Camera app has...
Blackmagic Camera App to Add Rack Focus Controls and Earphone Audio Monitoring

DJI Unveils New Flagship Gimbal Systems with RS 4, RS 4 Pro, and Focus Pro

With NAB 2024 now just a few days away, the major players in the film and video industry...
DJI Unveils New Flagship Gimbal Systems with RS 4, RS 4 Pro, and Focus Pro

It’s Okay to Have a Morally Ambiguous Main Character

I recently got into an argument with a younger person over a movie. Their main critique of the...
It’s Okay to Have a Morally Ambiguous Main Character

What is the “Chosen One” Trope?

When it comes to telling stories about heroes, there are plenty of tropes surrounding the protagonist. The one...
What is the “Chosen One” Trope?

Why is the Fujifilm X100VI Struggling to Stay in Stock?

The Fujifilm X100VI is quickly becoming the most buzzed and talked about camera of the year already. This...
Why is the Fujifilm X100VI Struggling to Stay in Stock?

Three GoPro Action Cameras to Take on the Go

When first introduced, there really was no such thing as an “action cam” before GoPro. And, as the...
Three GoPro Action Cameras to Take on the Go

You Can Now Sign a Petition to Add Custom LUTs to the Sony a7S III

Are you an owner (or frequent user) of the Sony a7S III and want to be able to...
You Can Now Sign a Petition to Add Custom LUTs to the Sony a7S III

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Shooting the Eclipse

On August 21st, a total eclipse, where the moon completely blocks the sun, will be visible in North...
A Filmmaker’s Guide to Shooting the Eclipse

Should You Use A Dutch Angle Shot?

The Dutch angle can be used to make an audience feel a host of different emotions, like fear...
Should You Use A Dutch Angle Shot?

What Is a Foil Character?

How can you tell what a character is all about? When you’re working on breaking a character, how...
What Is a Foil Character?

What Is the Male Gaze?

One of the topics Hollywood is coming to reckon with now is the question, “What is the male...
What Is the Male Gaze?

50+ Camera Angles, Shots, and Movements

There are so many camera movements and camera angles; it can be hard to keep track. To make...
50+ Camera Angles, Shots, and Movements

Light 90% Brighter with ARRI’s New L-Series Plus LED Fresnels

With NAB 2024 just around the corner now, it’s exciting to see which brands and manufacturers choose to...
Light 90% Brighter with ARRI’s New L-Series Plus LED Fresnels

How Heat Shapes Your Career With Oscar-Nominated Producer Chris Moore & Team

Heat is important to your film career. It means that you and your work are gaining attention and...
How Heat Shapes Your Career With Oscar-Nominated Producer Chris Moore & Team

Insta360’s Free Desktop Editor Studio Takes Major Step Forward With Latest Update

The popular action camera manufacturer, and noted GoPro competitor, Insta360 has—perhaps—quietly rolled out a rather sophisticated and usable...
Insta360’s Free Desktop Editor Studio Takes Major Step Forward With Latest Update

Why Is Everyone Saying “Survive ’til ’25” In Hollywood?

We are four months into 2025, and the year already has a slogan: “Survive til 25.” This damning...
Why Is Everyone Saying “Survive ’til ’25” In Hollywood?

Screenwriter Michael Arndt On How to Write Insanely Great Endings

When people ask me who I want to model my screenwriting career after, I usually come up with...
Screenwriter Michael Arndt On How to Write Insanely Great Endings

Go Behind the Scenes of FX’s Hit Series ‘Shogun’

Right now, the best show on TV, in my opinion, is a limited series on FX called Shogun...
Go Behind the Scenes of FX’s Hit Series ‘Shogun’

How to Craft a Diverse Spoken Word Short with “Night Swimming”

Written by Andrea Grant For a long time, I believed success was a mathematical calculation. I was convinced...
How to Craft a Diverse Spoken Word Short with “Night Swimming”

Use AI Search Tools to Find the Right Royalty-Free Music for Your Videos

We’ve all been there: you have a client requesting a specific, popular song for a video. They might...
Use AI Search Tools to Find the Right Royalty-Free Music for Your Videos

Why Can’t AI Generate a Simple White Background Image?

In what sounds like a plot point that you might find in a Philip K. Dick book, apparently...
Why Can’t AI Generate a Simple White Background Image?

What Is True Crime in Movies and TV?

True crime writing has gained immense popularity in recent years, with readers flocking to books, podcasts, and documentaries...
What Is True Crime in Movies and TV?

How ‘Not Your Daddy’s Films’ is Redefining the Industry By Championing Women and Non-binary Filmmakers

Not Your Daddy’s Films (NYDF), a social impact organization committed to empowering and educating women and non-binary filmmakers...
How ‘Not Your Daddy’s Films’ is Redefining the Industry By Championing Women and Non-binary Filmmakers

What Are Set Pieces in Film and TV?

I was sitting in an IMAX theater this weekend, watching fremen summon and ride sandworms across the desert...
What Are Set Pieces in Film and TV?

How Jim Cummings Ruined Brunch for Everyone

Written by Thomas Cross It’s October 2022, and I’m hiking Runyon Canyon with Jim. We’ve been doing this...
How Jim Cummings Ruined Brunch for Everyone

A Worldbuilding Template for Filmmakers

The best screenplays in the world completely absorb you into the story. You get so deep into what’s...
A Worldbuilding Template for Filmmakers

How Good is Sora Actually? An Interview with the Filmmakers Behind “Air Head”

In many ways, there’s no bigger—or perhaps more important—conversation going on in the film and video world right...
How Good is Sora Actually? An Interview with the Filmmakers Behind “Air Head”

A Guide to Tech Noir in Film and Television

Technology has brought about unprecedented advances in our way of life, but what happens when it becomes too...
A Guide to Tech Noir in Film and Television

Three Panasonic Cameras Perfect for Hybrid Shooters

Who doesn’t love a good starter camera? And these days, there’s more of them now than ever before...
Three Panasonic Cameras Perfect for Hybrid Shooters

Is Achieving the American Dream Possible Through Cinematography?

How do you build a career as a cinematographer when the odds are against you? How do you...
Is Achieving the American Dream Possible Through Cinematography?

Are King Kong and Godzilla Actually Friends?

The cultural impact of Godzilla is undeniable. Godzilla is a total baddie, sometimes sweetie, always ready to rumble...
Are King Kong and Godzilla Actually Friends?

Soderbergh Talks Using the Sony a9 III on his Sundance Short “Presence”

While there were a lot of highlights from this past year’s Sundance Film Festival (as well as plenty...
Soderbergh Talks Using the Sony a9 III on his Sundance Short “Presence”

How This Austrian Director Told His Great-Grandfather’s True War Story

The Fox is a film that belongs in the class of gorgeous contemporary historical dramas that observe the...
How This Austrian Director Told His Great-Grandfather’s True War Story

The Best Dark Comedies

The best dark comedy movies of all time make you laugh at some sick and twisted stuff. They’re...
The Best Dark Comedies

Troubleshooting Tech for Dummies & Bombing an Interview

The small decisions that you make at the beginning of your project, can cause headaches later on. If...
Troubleshooting Tech for Dummies & Bombing an Interview

Finding Heartfelt Dystopian Satire With ‘Future Date’

Stanley Wong’s Future Date—a sci-fi satire on the absurdities of romance and general human connection hidden within the...
Finding Heartfelt Dystopian Satire With ‘Future Date’

What’s the Emotional Truth Of Your Story?

One of the mistakes I see novice writers commonly make is that they write a screenplay or make...
What’s the Emotional Truth Of Your Story?

Directly Upload to DaVinci Resolve with New Blackmagic Camera 8.6 Public Beta

As we’ve now seen with Sony, Canon, and others, this is the time of the year for manufacturers...
Directly Upload to DaVinci Resolve with New Blackmagic Camera 8.6 Public Beta

Highly-Requested Firmware Updates for Sony a1 and Other Alpha Cameras Finally Arrive

I guess the few weeks right before NAB are now unofficially the window in which all of the...
Highly-Requested Firmware Updates for Sony a1 and Other Alpha Cameras Finally Arrive

How to Make a Bonkers Low Budget Sci-fi Gem With ‘Tim Travers’

What happens when an egotistical scientist filled with malaise decides to test the paradoxical theory of a time...
How to Make a Bonkers Low Budget Sci-fi Gem With ‘Tim Travers’

Judd Apatow Thinks We Need The Comedy Equivalent of ‘Oppenheimer’

This past year was an interesting one for comedy. We saw the Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney movie...
Judd Apatow Thinks We Need The Comedy Equivalent of ‘Oppenheimer’

Watch BTS of ‘Monkey Man’ With Jordan Peele and Dev Patel

Dev Patel’s new film Monkey Man instantly garnered attention with Jordan Peele’s Monkey Paw brand of approval, followed...
Watch BTS of ‘Monkey Man’ With Jordan Peele and Dev Patel

Canon Improves Servo Zooming and CFexpress Usage in Latest R5 and R3 Updates

While Nikon might suddenly be in the driver’s seat for the most talked about camera manufacturer in the...
Canon Improves Servo Zooming and CFexpress Usage in Latest R5 and R3 Updates

Check Out ‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’

The Spider-Verse movies have taken animation by storm and captured the hearts of audiences of all ages. And...
Check Out ‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’

Let’s Talk About Sex (On Screen) With a Team of Intimacy Coordinators

What exactly does an intimacy coordinator do? How can having more structure around intimate scenes, actually encourage freedom...
Let’s Talk About Sex (On Screen) With a Team of Intimacy Coordinators

Navigating Career Management in the Film & TV Landscape

One of the things we’ve been talking about on the No Film School Podcast recently is the idea...
Navigating Career Management in the Film & TV Landscape

Shoot Light and Ultra-Fast with Sigma’s New 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens

Who doesn’t love a good, new 50mm lens? The nifty-fifty as they say is a staple of any...
Shoot Light and Ultra-Fast with Sigma’s New 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens

First Impressions of OpenAI’s Sora Are Looking Scary Good

Since first being announced just over a month ago, there hasn’t been much new information about OpenAI’s hyper-advanced...
First Impressions of OpenAI’s Sora Are Looking Scary Good

How to Turn Your Outline into a Screenplay Fast

The number one question I get from our readers week in and out is “How can I finish...
How to Turn Your Outline into a Screenplay Fast

Dissecting the Opening Scenes of Quentin Tarantino Movies

I woke up one morning this week and decided to watch a Tarantino movie every day. I started...
Dissecting the Opening Scenes of Quentin Tarantino Movies

Explain The Meaning of ‘Us’ the Movie: Jordan Peele’s Nightmare

If you walked out of the theater having seen Us, unsure quite what to make of it, we’re...
Explain The Meaning of ‘Us’ the Movie: Jordan Peele’s Nightmare

Greig Fraser Explains How He Used Unreal Engine for ‘Dune: Part Two’

For those who have been following it closely, Dune: Part Two has been the gift that keeps on...
Greig Fraser Explains How He Used Unreal Engine for ‘Dune: Part Two’

How to Write the Best Exposition In Your Script

Have you ever been taken out of a movie or a TV show because the story seems to...
How to Write the Best Exposition In Your Script

Three V-Mount Batteries to Keep Your Productions Fully Powered

While there’s a lot to be said about creativity and storytelling, the real way to have a successful...
Three V-Mount Batteries to Keep Your Productions Fully Powered

How Chayla Wolfberg Channeled TV Writing Into Her Debut Novel

Written by Chayla Wolfberg When I first decided that I wanted to pursue writing professionally, I pictured myself...
How Chayla Wolfberg Channeled TV Writing Into Her Debut Novel

This is How You Don’t Get a Job as an Assistant on ‘Ghostbusters’

Once, not long ago, in a time before filmmakers were stalled for work from the Big C, then...
This is How You Don’t Get a Job as an Assistant on ‘Ghostbusters’

OpenAI Is Meeting With Hollywood Studios and Filmmakers

It was only a matter of time. Once Sora was announced, it was clear that studios and coms...
OpenAI Is Meeting With Hollywood Studios and Filmmakers

How to Write a Screenplay

So, you want to write a screenplay? What’s wrong with you? Writing a script is one of the...
How to Write a Screenplay

How We Shot A Horror Short On Just One Lens

Written by Dhwani Shah So you want to make a short film. And why shouldn’t you? It’s a...
How We Shot A Horror Short On Just One Lens

How to Write Character Development

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

Fujifilm’s Online Store Reportedly “Buckles” Due to X100VI Demand

What the heck is going on? First, we hear that scammers are creating fake labels for the Fujifilm...
Fujifilm’s Online Store Reportedly “Buckles” Due to X100VI Demand

To Rent or Buy Gear? We Debate!

You are still a legitimate filmmaker even if you don’t own any gear. Most filmmakers actually don’t own...
To Rent or Buy Gear? We Debate!

Is the Use of AI in ‘Late Night With the Devil’ Ethical?

Is it artistically ethical to use AI tools in modern indie filmmaking? That’s a big question on a...
Is the Use of AI in ‘Late Night With the Devil’ Ethical?

How to Make a Micro-Budget Thriller Like ‘You’ll Never Find Me’

Written by Josiah Allen and Indianna Bell After making a series of short films, myself and Josiah were...
How to Make a Micro-Budget Thriller Like ‘You’ll Never Find Me’

What is a Red Herring?

Have you ever watched a movie and felt completely confident you knew who the culprit was, only to...
What is a Red Herring?

Explaining The Midpoint Reversal in Screenwriting

Sometimes, when I’m writing, I feel like I can see the words swirling around my head, and then...
Explaining The Midpoint Reversal in Screenwriting

Encode New Formats and Manage Media Better With DaVinci Resolve 18.6.6 Update

Another month and another Blackmagic update for DaVinci Resolve is here. And while some previous updates have been...
Encode New Formats and Manage Media Better With DaVinci Resolve 18.6.6 Update

Why We Decided to Revive Lost Theatre and Bring Great Scripts to Life

Written by Elliot White and Harry White Sitting in the second row of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon...
Why We Decided to Revive Lost Theatre and Bring Great Scripts to Life

How ‘The Conqueror (Hollywood Fallout)’ Exposes Nuclear Testing

If you’re not familiar with the Howard Hugh’s disastrous 1956 production The Conqueror you’re certainly not alone. Sporting...
How ‘The Conqueror (Hollywood Fallout)’ Exposes Nuclear Testing

What Are The Best Action Movies of All Time?

The best action movies deliver the pure adrenaline rush that gets our hearts pumping. Everyone has a favorite...
What Are The Best Action Movies of All Time?

A Complete List of Hollywood Slang

Ever been on a film set and felt like everyone was speaking a foreign language? Hollywood is notorious...
A Complete List of Hollywood Slang

What Are Some Ways To Come Up With Movie Ideas?

Movies have the power to transport us to different worlds and immerse us in unique experiences. But where...
What Are Some Ways To Come Up With Movie Ideas?

How Long Does it Take to Write a Screenplay?

I started a screenplay back in November of 2018 and I think I’m almost done now. In between...
How Long Does it Take to Write a Screenplay?

What Is IMAX?

What is the ultimate theatrical experience? For me, it’s going to see a movie you love on a...
What Is IMAX?

What Are Screwball Comedies? (Definition and Examples)

Do you love a good comedy that makes you laugh hard? One with crazy characters, situations, and hijinks?...
What Are Screwball Comedies? (Definition and Examples)

Editor Patrick Walsh on creating SXSW Film “The Uninvited” with Adobe Premiere Pro

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe blog on March 12th, 2024...
Editor Patrick Walsh on creating SXSW Film “The Uninvited” with Adobe Premiere Pro

Samsung Announces Industry-First 256GB SD Express microSD Card

While AI and camera-to-cloud technologies continue to dominate the future of filmmaking and video production conversations, one area...
Samsung Announces Industry-First 256GB SD Express microSD Card

Jim Cummings Releases SXSW Short Film ‘The Last Brunch’ Online for Free

It’s hard not to love watching the actor and filmmaker Jim Cummings continue along his filmmaking journey. That’s...
Jim Cummings Releases SXSW Short Film ‘The Last Brunch’ Online for Free

Level Up Your Audio With These 3 Zoom Recorders

It’s a sad fact of the film and video industry, but while everyone always flocks to the latest...
Level Up Your Audio With These 3 Zoom Recorders

What Are Sword and Sandal Movies and TV Shows?

I have recently been on a kick watching movies with huge battles, chariot races, and courageous, archetypal fighters...
What Are Sword and Sandal Movies and TV Shows?

Pete Ohs Rethinks How We Make Movies

Who says making a movie requires expensive equipment, a large crew, and a script? Maybe creating a film...
Pete Ohs Rethinks How We Make Movies

How Much Power Are We Giving AI in the Screenwriting Space?

Getting your script into the hands of the right people is extremely difficult. What is a desperate screenwriter...
How Much Power Are We Giving AI in the Screenwriting Space?

How ‘Vincent’ Finds Dark Comedy in Fine Art

Like many great filmmakers of our time, Alan King didn’t originally set out to make films. Much like...
How ‘Vincent’ Finds Dark Comedy in Fine Art

SXSW Announces Award Winners from the 2024 Film & TV Festival

Wrapping up the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival in Austin, Texas, the festival has announced all of...
SXSW Announces Award Winners from the 2024 Film & TV Festival

Adobe celebrates 2024 ACE Eddie and Oscar winners and nominees

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe blog on March 13th, 2024...
Adobe celebrates 2024 ACE Eddie and Oscar winners and nominees

10 Directing Lessons Inspired by Yorgos Lanthimos

Poor Things was one of those movies that sent me down a rabbit hole. It made me want...
10 Directing Lessons Inspired by Yorgos Lanthimos

Exploring the Cameras Behind the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival

As we did with our coverage of Sundance 2024, we’re excited to share the results of our filmmakers’...
Exploring the Cameras Behind the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival

Fujifilm Drops Fun New Instant Camera and Smartphone App Update

If there’s one thing to say about photography, even from a videographer’s perspective, it’s that it’s probably more...
Fujifilm Drops Fun New Instant Camera and Smartphone App Update

What is Freytag’s Pyramid?

There are so many screenwriting terms out there, and I find that some of the older ones are...
What is Freytag’s Pyramid?

What Are The Best Martial Arts Movies of All Time?

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with martial arts movies. I would beg my parents to...
What Are The Best Martial Arts Movies of All Time?

Take a Look at the Avid Timeline From Dune: Part 2

Watching a piece of intricate cinema like Dune: Part 2, I always think to myself: “Man, I wonder...
Take a Look at the Avid Timeline From Dune: Part 2

Mark Duplass is Betting on the Future of Indie Film Being on TV

Long the patron saint of indie filmmakers, Mark Duplass is back at the 2024 SXSW Film & TV...
Mark Duplass is Betting on the Future of Indie Film Being on TV

What Are the Best Mafia Movies of All Time?

I’m not quite sure what it is, but I deeply love mafia movies. I think it has something...
What Are the Best Mafia Movies of All Time?

Finding the Characters (and Horror) in SXSW Hit ‘Oddity’

First of all, a disclaimer—a couple of years back, there was a great deal of buzz around a...
Finding the Characters (and Horror) in SXSW Hit ‘Oddity’

Upgrade Your Remote Shooting with Nikon Z9 Firmware Update 5.0

While we might have to wait a bit longer to get more details about how the massive news...
Upgrade Your Remote Shooting with Nikon Z9 Firmware Update 5.0

Editing SXSW film “A House Is Not A Disco” using Premiere Pro with Blake Pruitt

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe blog on March 11th, 2024...
Editing SXSW film “A House Is Not A Disco” using Premiere Pro with Blake Pruitt

What is Catharsis in Film and TV?

You know when you’re watching a TV show or a movie, and you feel like you’ve just changed...
What is Catharsis in Film and TV?

Enhanced Cinema RAW Light Capabilities Coming to Canon C500 Mark II

While we’re still compiling the results from our camera survey from the filmmakers of SXSW 2024, it wouldn’t...
Enhanced Cinema RAW Light Capabilities Coming to Canon C500 Mark II

Why All AI Script Coverage is a Scam

Ever since AI burst onto the scene, hucksters have been keen on monetizing it for use in Hollywood...
Why All AI Script Coverage is a Scam

Breaking Down the Best Sports Movies

When Hollywood gets me down, I turn to the movie Invincible. It’s the story of the guy who...
Breaking Down the Best Sports Movies

Deity Conquers Timecode Tech

Diet Microphone is a powerhouse for incorporating timecode into their slates. With their slate, TC-1 box, and most...
Deity Conquers Timecode Tech

“To Kill a Tiger” editors on bringing the Academy-Award nominated film to life with Premiere Pro

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on March 8th, 2024...
“To Kill a Tiger” editors on bringing the Academy-Award nominated film to life with Premiere Pro

Three Affordable Zoom Lenses for Your Sony Cameras

Whether you’re first starting off in film and video, or if you’re a seasoned pro, there’s always a...
Three Affordable Zoom Lenses for Your Sony Cameras

UCLA Diversity Report Reveals Audiences of Color and Women Drove Last Year’s Box Office

The UCLA Hollywood Diversity report has become one of the key ways to assess the overall health of...
UCLA Diversity Report Reveals Audiences of Color and Women Drove Last Year’s Box Office

A Closer Look at the Rehoused Vintage Lenses Used on ‘Dune: Part Two’

Dune: Part Two has certainly lived up to its own hype so far. With both critical and box...
A Closer Look at the Rehoused Vintage Lenses Used on ‘Dune: Part Two’

The ‘Midsommar’ Ending Explained

There is nothing more satisfying to me than a horror story that manipulates the protagonist into a contributing...
The ‘Midsommar’ Ending Explained

How to Avoid the ‘White Savior Trope’

A few years ago, as Green Book took the stage to collect its Academy Awards, there was anger...
How to Avoid the ‘White Savior Trope’

The ‘Tenet’ Movie Explained

Christopher Nolan loves to make movies that create a greater discussion around them. We’ve talked about whether the...
The ‘Tenet’ Movie Explained

What Is a Screenwriter?

Writing for film and television is the dream of many who congregate here, but I don’t think we...
What Is a Screenwriter?

What Is Forced Perspective Photography?

One of the most fun camera tricks is forced perspective in film and TV. You can make characters...
What Is Forced Perspective Photography?

AI Chatbot Is Used to Resurrect Marilyn Monroe

The AI Technology firm Soul Machines (you can’t make this stuff up) has created a chatbot that resurrects...
AI Chatbot Is Used to Resurrect Marilyn Monroe

The Sibilance Definition for Writers

The best kind of writing is the kind that makes you listen closely. It forces you to disappear...
The Sibilance Definition for Writers

‘Damsel’ Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Sets Fantasy on Fire (And It Looks Awesome)

If you want to succeed with fantasy and make it a transformative experience, you have to create real...
‘Damsel’ Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Sets Fantasy on Fire (And It Looks Awesome)

Diving into Premiere Pro with filmmaker Erick Sasso, editor and post-producer of “Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story”

This post was written by Michelle Gallina and originally appeared on the Adobe Blog on March 5th, 2024...
Diving into Premiere Pro with filmmaker Erick Sasso, editor and post-producer of “Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story”

Did More People Watch ‘Rebel Moon’ on Netflix Than See ‘Barbie’ in Theaters?

The debate between theatrical and streaming movies is a rather complex one. It seems that a lot of...
Did More People Watch ‘Rebel Moon’ on Netflix Than See ‘Barbie’ in Theaters?

Manage Your Career With Annual Goals and Daily Tasks

Regardless if you are new to filmmaking or you have years of experience, you must be strategic about...
Manage Your Career With Annual Goals and Daily Tasks

Lensrentals To Acquire BorrowLenses

Sometimes, in life, serendipity strikes and leaves us with strange coincidences. Today in the niche world of the...
Lensrentals To Acquire BorrowLenses

Astera Launches Their New ProjectionLens for PlutoFresnel

Astera is at it again with your favorite, innovative lighting solutions. For their latest release, the biggest modern...
Astera Launches Their New ProjectionLens for PlutoFresnel

Leica Unveils SL3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Capable of 8K Video Recording

Big day for camera news here in the video world. First, we heard about Nikon acquiring RED in...
Leica Unveils SL3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Capable of 8K Video Recording

Nikon Set to Acquire RED Digital Cinema in Landmark Move

Well, this is probably the biggest camera manufacturer shake-up that we’ve seen in our lifetimes. Nikon has sent...
Nikon Set to Acquire RED Digital Cinema in Landmark Move

How To Make a Werewolf Short With Two Actors and Zero Locations

Written by Santino Vitale You want to make a movie, but you don’t have money. You want to...
How To Make a Werewolf Short With Two Actors and Zero Locations

Make More Money From Your TikTok Videos with New Creator Tools

We know you’re excited—you’re this much closer to quitting your day job in film and video and dedicating...
Make More Money From Your TikTok Videos with New Creator Tools

What Spielberg Movie Did Tarantino Declare ‘He’s Back!’ While Watching?

Quentin Tarantino is a singular movie watcher. It seems like he tries to see most things, and he...
What Spielberg Movie Did Tarantino Declare ‘He’s Back!’ While Watching?

How to Make Your Main Characters Three-Dimensional

What is the fastest way to get audiences to connect to a film’s character? Make them three-dimension. So...
How to Make Your Main Characters Three-Dimensional

How Greig Fraser Was Able to Shoot in Infrared for ‘Dune: Part Two’

If you’ve seen Dune: Part Two (or at least heard about this through the film’s non-stop media blitz...
How Greig Fraser Was Able to Shoot in Infrared for ‘Dune: Part Two’

How To Elevate Your Comedic Performance With Andre Hyland

Hot off of the much-beloved set of Barry, Andre Hyland isn’t slowing down his successful comedic acting career...
How To Elevate Your Comedic Performance With Andre Hyland

What Are Some Iconic Movie Scenes That Impacted Pop Culture?

Last year, it felt like the entire industry shook under the weight of ‘Barbenheimer.’ There was fan art...
What Are Some Iconic Movie Scenes That Impacted Pop Culture?

Check Out the Camera and Lenses Greig Fraser Used for ‘Dune: Part Two’

Whenever the next big blockbuster comes out, there’s always a rush of people trying to find out what...
Check Out the Camera and Lenses Greig Fraser Used for ‘Dune: Part Two’

Important and Hilarious Lessons Learned Shooting ‘Drugstore June’

Let’s face it, anyone can make a movie in 2024 with the help of GoPro technology or a...
Important and Hilarious Lessons Learned Shooting ‘Drugstore June’

DJI to Open its First Concept Store in North America

In a move straight out of Apple’s playbook, DJI has announced that they are opening their first-ever North...
DJI to Open its First Concept Store in North America

You Can Run Dual Displays with Apple’s New MacBook Air M3 Laptops

While we’d all love to edit our indie short films and client projects from a dedicated PC complete...
You Can Run Dual Displays with Apple’s New MacBook Air M3 Laptops

How to Write the First 10 Pages Of Your Screenplay

Writing a great opening to your screenplay is important, but once you’re through that scene, you have so...
How to Write the First 10 Pages Of Your Screenplay

Watch The J-Horror Flick That Inspired ‘Resident Evil’ Free in 4K

Fans of P. W. Anderson’s Resident Evil franchise rejoice—now you can watch Sweet Home, the J-horror film that...
Watch The J-Horror Flick That Inspired ‘Resident Evil’ Free in 4K

3 Sony Camera Kits to Launch Your Video Careers

A few weeks ago we highlighted a special set of deals on some of the best Canon cameras...
3 Sony Camera Kits to Launch Your Video Careers

How to Sketch Out Your Directing Career Goals Effectively

For me, personally, I think the best way to achieve goals is to sit and write them down...
How to Sketch Out Your Directing Career Goals Effectively

What is the Secret History of ‘Dune’?

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

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

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

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

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

The Sony BURANO Already Has a Firmware Update on the Way

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

The ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Ending Explained

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

Read and Download the ‘Barbie’ Script

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

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

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

Adobe Unveils Revolutionary AI Music Generation Tool

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

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

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

How to Write a Movie Synopsis (Free Template)

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

What is the 8-Point Story Arc?

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

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

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

How to Write Ensemble Casts in Film and TV

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

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

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

Finding Truth In The Details

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

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

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

Add Space and Consolidate Files with These 3 External Hard Drives

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

AI Dubbing Can Now Instantly Change Actors’ Language and Accents

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

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

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

What Does “Cinematic” Mean Anymore?

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

Drive Story Through Comedy With ‘Drive-Away Dolls’

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

Career-Sustaining Advice for a Consolidating Film Industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is ‘On the Nose’ Dialogue?

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

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

Written by Jamie Scott Synopsis: “Winter” is Jamie Scott’s third seasonal time-lapse film and the second collaboration with...
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Unraveling Mavis Beacon: A documentary journey edited with Premiere Pro and Frame.io

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Last night, I watched The Last Detail, a hilarious Hal Ashby movie that also contains some of the...
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Learn How to Parody 90s Sitcoms with the Director of Sundance Hit ‘Krazy House’

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Perfect Your Rotoscoped Sketch Comedy Series

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

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

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

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

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

Is the Sennheiser Profile USB Mic a Must for Filmmakers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Directing Lessons From Yasujirō Ozu

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

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

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

Script Rewrite Strategies

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

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

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

Scriptation’s New Feature Makes It a Must for Productions

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

David Zaslav Defends Scrapping Movies As ‘Courage’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is Pixar’s Story Structure Formula?

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

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

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

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

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

3 Cyber Monday Deals For Every Type of Creative

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

The 5 Things Filmmakers Forget When Making a Short

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

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

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

Gift Guide 2023 and the Pokémon Cards of Filmmaking

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

In-Camera Authenticity Tech Reportedly Coming to Sony Cameras Soon

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

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

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

Screenwriting Basics: A Beginner’s Guide

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

Read and Download Some Original ‘Twilight Zone’ Script PDFs

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

‘The Killer’ Cinematographer Breaks Down That Opening Scene Hit

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

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

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

Attach Binoculars to Your Smartphone Camera With This Adapter Rig

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

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

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

Insta360 Launches Action Cameras with Crazy AI Features

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

Are LED Walls Ready For Smaller Creative Projects?

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

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

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

All Screenwriters Should Study This Movie

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

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

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

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

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

No Film School’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers

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

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

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

What Movies Should a First Time Director Study?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is the Beastgrip DOF Adapter MK3 a Tool Filmmakers Need?

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

An Indie Film Exec Unpacks The Post-Strike World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Writing Prompts in the Film Noir Genre

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

Sony Reportedly Bringing Global Shutter to Larger Sensor Cinema Cameras

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

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

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

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

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

Sync Media Directly From the Cloud With DaVinci Resolve Update 18.6.3

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

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

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

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

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

You Can Now Test External Drive Speeds with an iPhone App

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

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

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

3 Accessories (on Sale) Every Cinema Camera Needs

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

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

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

100+ Prompts for Short Film Ideas

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

Demystifying Artist Labs and Programs with Tribeca Studios’ Bryce Norbitz

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

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

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

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

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

How a Professional Colorist Made This Short Film

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

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

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

The SmallRig RC 60B Simplifies The Monolight Fixture

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

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

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

How To Create a Unique Slasher Villain

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

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

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

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

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

How ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creates Emotion Through Sound

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

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

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

SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP Reach a Tentative Agreement

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

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

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

What Is Zoomorphism? (Definition and Examples)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 More Useful Video Editing Tricks You Can Do In CapCut

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

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

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