What is Frame Rate? A Filmmaker’s Guide to Frames Per Second

Exposure Triangle Aperture ISO Shutter Speed Frame Rate Shot List Creator Everyone loves a good slow-motion scene or a shot that speed ramps into an interesting moment. The key to these types of videos begins with understanding and controlling frame rate. What is frame rate and why is it important? We’ve done the legwork, and… Continue reading What is Frame Rate? A Filmmaker’s Guide to Frames Per Second

Camera Lenses Explained: What’s Inside & How Do They Work?

Types of LensesOpen menu Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Lens Basics More About Lens Types Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) More Focal Lengths Specialty LensesOpen menu Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter Lens Deakinizer Lens Lens BrandsOpen menu Lens Buying… Continue reading Camera Lenses Explained: What’s Inside & How Do They Work?

What is Cross Cutting and Parallel Editing in Film?

Cross Cutting and parallel editing are highly effective editing techniques that can greatly improve the quality of any film or visual work. If you’ve heard the expressions “greater than the sum of its parts,” then you already know why these techniques are used so often in filmmaking. In this post, we’re going to give you… Continue reading What is Cross Cutting and Parallel Editing in Film?

How to Become a Paid Screenwriter in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide

You want to learn how to become a screenwriter, but every screenwriting article you find is redundant or confusing. We’ve put together a complete step-by-step guide to screenwriting that teaches you how to become a screenwriter, how to find entertainment writer jobs in LA (and elsewhere), and how to sell your screenplay. We also provide videos and… Continue reading How to Become a Paid Screenwriter in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Filmmaking in 2021

Choosing the right camera is one of the most important decisions for any filmmaker. That’s because your camera can be a considerable financial investment, and dictates the kind of content you’re able to create. There are countless options available, all with their own merit, but often your research can leave you more confused than when you… Continue reading The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Filmmaking in 2021

Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2021: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Carl Zeiss lenses are some of the best for photography and video due to their ability to create images that achieve a rich, 3D look that has become the trademark of many Carl Zeiss lenses. Camera lenses are a significant investment which requires some serious research before buying. That’s why we’ve… Continue reading Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2021: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

Ultimate Guide to Movie Genres — 90+ Genre Examples for Film & TV

You’re looking for a movie and TV genre list, maybe for inspiration, but every list you find has categories that are either too broad or so hyper-specific that it becomes overwhelming. We’ve created the perfect movie and TV genre list that will explain the various categories of film and television with their specific subgenres, and we’ll… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Movie Genres — 90+ Genre Examples for Film & TV

Which RED Camera to Buy in 2021? RED Digital Cinema Lineup Explained

Most filmmakers have heard RED digital cinema cameras, but there have been so many changes to their lineup over the years that keeping track can be a bit daunting. This post will make things simple.  We’ll explain the RED video camera lineup in layman’s terms, and then provide a look back at RED cameras all so… Continue reading Which RED Camera to Buy in 2021? RED Digital Cinema Lineup Explained

15 Best Video Camera Stabilizers for Filmmakers in 2021

There are few things more frustrating than nailing a shot, only to realize later that your footage is shaky and unusable. You know the next step to better content is more stable footage, but you don’t know which options are best for you and your projects.Continue reading 15 Best Video Camera Stabilizers for Filmmakers in… Continue reading 15 Best Video Camera Stabilizers for Filmmakers in 2021

The Master Shot — 5 Steps to Planning and Shooting a Complex Master

How would it feel to watch your perfect scene play out on the big screen? You’re one step closer, because you’re about to learn one of the most important methods to help your scene achieve a big, cinematic look. The complex master shot. By following five key steps, you’ll gain more control over the viewer’s attention,… Continue reading The Master Shot — 5 Steps to Planning and Shooting a Complex Master

The Different Types of Camera Lenses for Video and Photography

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Finding the right lens for your camera can vastly improve your images and overall production. But learning what you need to know about video and photo camera lenses can be expensive and time-consuming. In this article, we explain the different types of camera lenses so that you can understand which… Continue reading The Different Types of Camera Lenses for Video and Photography

How Christopher Nolan Films use Circles to Warp Sight & Sound

Best Nolan MoviesNolan’s Directing StyleNolan Directing Tips Nolan’s CirclesNolan’s Shot List Understanding how Christopher Nolan approaches filmmaking is an important step to improving your own skills, but his films are complicated puzzles that are built to confuse and perplex viewers. His use of visual and narrative circles creates intricate and layered films. In this post,… Continue reading How Christopher Nolan Films use Circles to Warp Sight & Sound