Best Shows on Hulu (Nov 2020) - Featured

The Best Shows on Hulu Right Now (November 2020)

Hulu has really stepped up its game in the television world. From sci comedies to heartbreaking dramas, to creepy Stephen King sagas, we’ve curated Hulu’s eclectic collection below. Here are some of the best shows on Hulu right now. (more…)

Best Movies on Netflix - Featured (Nov 2020)

Best Movies on Netflix — A Playlist for Filmmakers (November 2020)

How often do you find yourself scrolling through Netflix for an hour trying to find something to watch? The next time that happens, put down the remote for a second and bring up this list. We’ll be updating this guide to the best movies on Netflix monthly, so all of you aspiring filmmakers out there can keep up with what you need to watch next. From horror to comedy and everything in between, it’s all gathered right here. We’ll rank each film based on its acting, filmmaking, writing, and overall entertainment value for people bored on Friday night. Of all ...

The Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (Nov_ 2020) - Featured

The Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (November 2020)

Amazon Prime Video is chock-full of great movies but it’s a nightmare trying to find them. Unlike Netflix which offers strong curated playlists, Prime Video does a poor job of highlighting all the amazing movies on its service. Don’t fret though, we’ve scoured the depths of Prime’s film catalogue to deliver our list of the best movies on Amazon Prime right now. We’ll be updating this list every month as movies come and go on Prime, so be sure to check back for new, great additions! (more…)

Best Movies on Hulu (Nov 2020) - Featured

The Best Movies on Hulu Right Now (November 2020)

Hulu has really stepped up its game over the last few years, and with new competition like Disney+ and HBO Max, can you blame them? With so many streaming services, it’s hard to know where new releases go and old favorites live. But now the trouble do you find anything? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and we’ve curated our own library of the best movies on Hulu right now. As films come and go, we’ll be updating this list, so feel free to check back each month. (more…)

Best New Movies on Netflix, Ranked for Filmmakers (Nov 2020) - Featured

Best New Movies on Netflix, Filmmaker Playlist (November 2020)

Every month, dozens of movies arrive on Netflix, but it can be a hassle keeping track of all the great content that comes and goes. Don’t fret though, we’re going to break down the best new movies on Netflix each month to help you decide on what to watch. These are the best of what’s coming to Netflix in June, 2020. (more…)

Best Shows on Netflix Right Now, Ranked for Filmmakers (Nov 2020) - Featured

Best Shows on Netflix Right Now (November 2020)

Netflix has garnered a reputation in recent years for being the go-to destination for TV streaming. That’s because the service has a little something for everyone -- dramas, comedies, documentaries, mockumentaries, and anything else you might think up. But finding the next great show to watch on Netflix can be difficult. Don’t worry though, we’ve done the research to deliver you our list of the best shows on Netflix. (more…)

Best Shows on Amazon Prime Video (Nov 2020) - Featured

Best Shows on Amazon Prime Video (November 2020)

How many hours have you spent combing through streaming services looking for the next great show to watch? If you’re anything like me, then it’s probably more than you’re comfortable admitting. But don’t fret, we’ve scoured the depths of the seven seas of streaming to deliver you our take on what the best shows to watch right now are. Here’s our list of the best shows on Amazon Prime Video. (more…)

Best Disney Plus Movies (Nov_ 2020) - Featured

Best Disney Plus Movies You Can Watch Right Now (Nov 2020)

Ever since Disney Plus launched, fans of all ages have been able to relive classic films from their childhoods. But since it’s Disney, people can now watch Star Wars and Marvel movies with the click of a button. Disney Plus has films from decades ago, so it may feel a bit overwhelming to decide what you should watch next to become an even more informed Disney fan. But for our money, these are the best Disney Plus movies you can watch tonight. (more…)

Cinematography Techniques with Roger Deakins - Learning Film Lighting Techniques - Part 2

5 Best Film Lighting Techniques: Filmmaker’s Guide to a Cinematic Look

Shooting projects on a budget can mean limitations on your gear. So how can you maintain a “cinematic” look without a cube truck full of lighting equipment? In today’s post, we’ll examine what exactly it means to have a cinematic look. Then we’ll break down several lighting techniques that are achievable on any budget. Although cinematic lighting is predicated on creative interpretation, these principles of film lighting can form the basis of your creative choices. To show this, we’ve taken several examples of how the best DPs (directors of photography) create specific cinematic effects with thoughtful lighting setups of their ...

Best Stephen King Movies and TV Shows, Ranked - Featured

Best Stephen King Movies and TV Shows — The Ultimate List

One of the best-known names in horror and one of the 10 highest-grossing American authors across all genres to ever live, Stephen King’s prolific body of work has been adapted numerous times with varying degrees of success. There are 89 books to his name, and his pen name Richard Bachman, and upwards of 70 film and TV adaptations have been made of his writing, with more still in the works. Not every Stephen King movie adaptation has been good but many of them have. Join us in counting down the top 20 Stephen King movie adaptations. (more…)

100 Best Horror Films of All Time - Featured

100 Best Horror Movies of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers

What are the best horror movies of all time? From zombies to your nextdoor neighbor, films have found fear from a wide variety of sources over the decades. In this blog, we’re providing all of you filmmakers out there with the definitive list of the best horror films ever made. We’ll discuss what makes each film so scary and why it’s worth watching. We’ll even point you in the right direction, so you know where to watch these films if you ever feel like scaring yourself. (more…)

5 Elements of Suspense for Filmmakers The Ring - Featured

Elements of Suspense — Building Suspense with Film Technique

Every film needs suspense. At the foundational level, a story poses a question in the beginning and answers it by the end. The suspense is the anticipation for that answer. But what are the elements of suspense films? And how do we go about building suspense with film technique? Film is the perfect medium for creating suspense and we'll use Gore Verbinski’s 2002 remake of The Ring as our case study. (more…)

Best Zombie Movies of All Time - StudioBinder

The Best Zombie Movies: Something to Sink Your Teeth Into

From the 1930s to the modern era, zombie movies have terrified audiences. They’ve also occupied a unique position in the horror genre in that they can serve as sociopolitical allegories. But of course, there are some zombie movies that exist solely to make you laugh.For this list, we’re ranking the 30 best zombie movies of all time. This is a list for every horror filmmaker looking to hone their craft as there are bound to be some films on this list you need to check out. Get ready for some cardio to head over to the Winchester, and let’s dive ...

Us Movie Ending Explained Symbolism, Themes - Easter Eggs - Featured

Us Movie Ending Explained: Symbolism, Themes & Easter Eggs

Jordan Peele followed up his Oscar-winning horror film Get Out with another horror flick that dealt heavily in social commentary: Us. The movie follows a suburban family who goes on vacation only to discover a group of doppelgangers are out to get them. They soon learn there’s an entire world of doppelgangers hiding within an elaborate tunnel system beneath the surface, and it all leads to a shocking finale. If you haven’t been able to stop thinking about the movie since it came out in 2019, don’t worry. We have all your answers right here. Here’s the Us movie ending ...

Practical Effects in Film — How Filmmakers Do It For Real - Featured

Practical Effects in Film — How Filmmakers Do It For Real

Are practical effects still useful in modern cinema? In the battle of practical vs CGI (computer-generated images), who wins? Practical effects have a rich history in cinema, influencing generations of filmmakers and movie goers alike. Oftentimes, practical effects movies can produce a more realistic look and feel than CGI. In the article, we analyze practical effects, the movies that use them and why they still have great importance in film. (more…)

Best New Movies on Amazon Prime (Nov 2020) - Featured

Best New Movies on Amazon Prime (November 2020)

With such a wealth of new movies to rent on Amazon Prime, it can be hard to keep track of and parse new movies as they are added to the platform. Here we cover 10 new movies worth your time landing on Amazon Prime in October 2020 with plenty of horror in the mix for the Halloween season. You can also read our list of the best overall films available on Amazon Prime right now. All movies will be available as of October 1st unless otherwise noted. Now let’s take a look at what’s new on Amazon Prime Video. (more…)

The Best Movies on HBO Right Now (Nov_ 2020) - Featured

Best Movies on HBO Right Now — Filmmaker Playlist (Nov 2020)

Though best known for producing many of the best television shows of all time, HBO is also home to many excellent films. HBO caught on quick that streaming was the way of the future, and got into the only media game early. We’ll be taking a look at what movies are on HBO right now. HBO-Go is home to not just every great HBO original series, but also hundreds of films ranging from all-time classics to new releases. Joining us in counting down the top 50 HBO movies available right now. (more…)

The Best Shows on HBO (Nov 2020) - Featured

The Best Shows on HBO Right Now (November 2020)

There are plenty of great shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, but HBO still reigns king in the world of TV streaming. Since 1972, the ‘Home Box Office’, better known as HBO has produced dozens upon dozens of top-tier TV shows. We’re going to rank the best shows on HBO, from ‘72 to 2020 so that you can find a new series or a forgotten classic that is 100% worth viewing. (more…)

Exposure – The Ultimate Guide to the Exposure Triangle (Free Ebook)

The Exposure Triangle: Ultimate Guide (FREE Ebook)A comprehensive and accessible guide for photographers and cinematographers looking to master the Exposure Triangle.We'll cover Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed and their fundamental relationship in capturing perfect exposure. Exposure Triangle PhotographyOnce you master the Exposure Triangle, you'll be able to conquer any lighting scenarioBeing able to execute proper camera exposure in photography and video requires fundamental knowledge of what's known as The Exposure Triangle. It consists of three pillars — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.This is ultimate guide walks you through the key methods to emerge with the knowledge and confidence to elevate your imagery.You'll ...

What is ISO - Camera ISO and the Exposure Triangle Explained

What is ISO? And How Does it Work with Aperture and Shutter Speed

Exposure TriangleWhat is Aperture?What is ISO?What is Shutter Speed?What is Frame Rate? When you take a photo or shoot a video, are you an expert on lighting? Maybe you don’t want to take the time to master lighting techniques, and that’s perfectly fine because you don’t have to. But you do need to know what ISO is if you want to take a half decent photo or shoot even an okay frame. Why? Well, being able to answer what is ISO means you understand two other components of the camera - shutter speed and aperture.And if you know how to ...