Pixar shorts inspire imagination. They win awards. They deliver the goods. We’ve watched and compiled the best 21 Pixar short films right here, from the first Pixar movie to the most recent. They’re sure to entertain, trigger creativity, and — for filmmakers — spark short film ideas of your own. Storytellers, take heed: there’s a… Continue reading 24 Best Pixar Shorts That You Need to Watch
Casting websites have forever changed the production process. It used to be that the aspiring actor, with their trusty headshot in tow, would make the rounds to casting offices, not quite sure what to expect. Thanks to the wonders of technology, actors now have an abundance of online resources to find legitimate casting opportunities. Here’s a look… Continue reading The 8 Best Free Casting Websites
I f there’s one thing writers will agree on, it’s that character development is super critical to writing a winning script.Continue reading Character Development: Write Stronger Characters [with FREE Worksheet]
Kickstarter has helped plenty of filmmakers outside of Zach Braff bring their projects to life. It’s proved to be a great way for independent filmmakers to raise funds when other avenues may be closed off. If you think you might want to start a campaign for your own movie, then you need to look at… Continue reading 6 Successful Kickstarter Film Projects & How They Did It
Movies and television are incredible because they can transport us into a world of wonderment. Today we’re going to go over the Kuleshov Effect and how the greatest director of all time, Steven Spielberg, put his own twist on the editing technique for his personal stamp.Continue reading The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts… Continue reading The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts it)
The humble film slate, scuffed and scratched and tossed casually aside between setups, is actually a very important piece of equipment that no film set should ever be without.In this post we’re going to give you the insider’s tour of the slate. We’ll show you how to use a film slate on set, including how… Continue reading The Clapperboard Explained — How to Use a Film Slate
If you have a great concept for a film, odds are you want to tell it immediately. That’s good, but even better is writing with a plan — and that means a great film treatment. Continue reading How to Write a Film Treatment (FREE Film Treatment Template)
The Ultimate Shot Listing SoftwareVisualize your scenes with intuitive online shotlist and storyboard software, built natively into the world’s leading video, TV & film production management software. All-in-one. All in here. GET STARTED FOR FREE DRAG-AND-DROP FILM SCHEDULINGVisualize your shot lists and storyboardsEasily swap from shotlists to storyboards view with a simple click. Customize aspect ratios… Continue reading Shot Lists. Storyboards. Streamlined.
Video concepts are only as good as how you pitch them. Your video agency may have the next ‘Got Milk’ campaign on your hands, but if you go into the meeting rambling and unprepared, it won’t matter.Continue reading How to Pitch a Video Concept that Wins Over Clients
Auditions. Such a simple word has so much meaning and promise. Whether running lines in the waiting room or organizing the controlled chaos that often comes, the audition process is key for casting.Continue reading A Step-by-Step Guide to Holding Auditions [FREE Audition Form]
I think we can agree that the ads are oftentimes the most exciting and emotional posts on social media. Good content is good content, plain and simple. As new media platforms have taken up a huge percentage of our collective cultural experience, social media advertising has become a legitimate, prominent, and cost-effective way to reach consumers.… Continue reading How Can You Kickstart Your Social Media Advertising?
Highly successful video companies start with a strong production company business plan. Whether your company has been around for a while, or you’re a freelancer ready to take your services to the next level, this post will provide you with actionable strategies for success to compete more effectively right now.Continue reading How to Create a… Continue reading How to Create a Production Company Business Plan [FREE Template]
Screenwriting software for productionsWrite, share, and collaborate to create professionally formatted screenplays. Seamlessly connect scripts to the world’s leading production software. All in one hub. GET STARTED FOR FREE TAKE THE TOURHow it Works PATH TO PRODUCTIONFrom script to pre-production with a click.With StudioBinder screenwriting software, you can write your script natively within StudioBinder’s complete… Continue reading Screenwriting Software that Composes Your Whole Production
Hiring a film crew can be a daunting task. You have a lot of critical positions to fill. Where should you post film jobs? How can you be sure to find quality candidates? How can you vette them?Continue reading How to Find and Hire the Best Production Crew for Your Film
We’ve noticed a shift in content throughout the digital age. Filmmakers spend years studying traditional filmmaking only to find that some viewers now prefer web-based content over traditional film and TV.Continue reading Make a YouTube Web Series to Get Noticed as a Filmmaker