How to Use B-Roll to Make More Compelling Film and Video Projects
You’re producing a film or video and you’re short on time. You want to engage the audience, make your production look professional, and round out your topic or story with…
The Filmmaker’s Guide to Video Frame Rates in 2019
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 rates….
Roger Deakins Cinematography Tips & Techniques: Complete Guide
Roger Deakins cinematography includes Fargo, Skyfall, Sicario, No Country for Old Men, and recently he won the 2018 Academy Award for Cinematography for Blade Runner 2049. Continue Reading
Cinematography and Film Terms Every Working Filmmaker Should Know
Being on a film set is a unique world that has to be experienced to be really understood. There is a steep learning curve that comes with every film production….
Top 11 All-Time Best Filmmaking and Screenwriting Books to Read in 2019
Whether you’re new to filmmaking, or you’ve studied it for years, you may find that your cinematic knowledge has plateaued. So, now you seek some great filmmaking books to push…
Guide to Understanding Camera Lenses for Video & Photography
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…
The Wes Anderson Style Explained: A Complete Visual Style Guide
What is the Wes Anderson style? Is it a mixture of vintage tchotchkes, droll repartee, and gratuitous gunfire? Well… yes, but there is much more that has generally gone unnoticed….
The Complete Guide to Instagram Video Sizes & Formats (FREE Template)
Instagram videos are key to successful branding. But that also comes with its own challenges. Like … what’s the proper Instagram video size? What’s the best Instagram video format? What…
The Dutch Angle: Creative Examples of Camera Movements & Angles
There will be moments in any good story where the main character is under duress. Maybe your character is suspicious. Maybe your character feels that something is … wrong. How does a…