Indiewire has an interesting interview with the Hollywood director and producer Brett Ratner. Among other things, the conversation touched on what talents and skills Hollywood looks for in young (or beginning) filmmakers. Continue reading Indiewire’s interview with Brett Ratner
In today’s video I talk about filmmaking books that I’ve found inspirational and/or very useful. Continue reading Filmmaking Books
Often I get asked how I get my videos to look less like video and more like film. Continue reading How to get that “Film Look” Fast and Free!
With high costs of post-secondary education in most countries and the riskiness of a career in film and television, it is not surprising that many filmmakers eschew education in traditional film schools and four-year drama programs. Looking for more cost- and time-efficient alternatives Continue reading Kevin Spacey becomes online educator
Recently I started to do live filmmaking tutorials on my YouTube channel. Continue reading Live Filmmaking Workshops & Tutorials
In today’s video Tom and Raafi Rivero discuss the ten most common mistakes made by beginning filmmakers. Here’s the video.
This might seem like a strange question – should you, the filmmaker, always strive for excellence? Certainly, with so much competition out there, today more than ever you need to do something very special to get noticed. Having said that, I think that perfectionism and striving for excellence actually hinders the careers of most filmmakers. Let me explain. Continue reading Should filmmakers always strive for excellence?
Yesterday, the Vimeo Staff Picks featured a great short comedy “Don’t Call It A Comeback”. This entertaining film is well-made in every respect, but acting and writing stand out the most. The short was written and directed by Ramin Serry and features Andrew von Urtz, Riva Di Paola and Harry Sinclair. Continue reading Indie Filmmaker Spotlight: Ramin Serry
I came across a very interesting article on Indiewire written by the indie filmamaker Joshua Overbay. Joshua offers very practical advice for filmmakers thinking about doing a feature film on a micro-budget. The advice is based on Joshua’s experience with his film “As It Is In Heaven”. Continue reading How to make a micro-budget feature film – 15 tips by Joshua Overbay
Here’s a fun way of familiarizing yourself with film production terminology. If only all study material was so visual.
The video was shot on the RED Epic Dragon & Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.