Is it possible to shoot with just one lens? Is it even a good idea? Is there any advantage to using just 1 lens? Also which is the best lens I should get if I can only afford one? Those are just some of the many questions I get online and today I will answer them all. Continue reading 1 lens no lights! Minimalist Filmmaking
This post is all about how a talented filmmaker made what I think is one of the best travel films I’ve seen. Continue reading Making of “A Catalunya Story” by Brandon Li
For those who don’t know, “Swingers” is a 1996 low-budget indie film directed by Doug Liman and starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau (who also wrote the script). Actually, all three filmmakers were unknown at the time and it was this film that brought them fame. Continue reading “Swingers” And What It Means To Be A Serious Filmmaker
Even if you have not seen or heard of “Last Passenger“, you should definitely watch the making-of videos that the creators of this film have made available online. They are super interesting. Continue reading Making of “Last Passenger” – A Low-Budget Big-Thrills Movie
For those of you who have not seen the 2005 low-budget indie film Side Effects starring Katherine Heigl, I recommend watching it. It is not because the film is great – it actually has a lot of shortcomings – but it definitely is interesting, especially for filmmakers looking to learn from others what to do and what not to do.
Indie filmmakers have to always be efficient and resourceful. This type of filmmaking, though, develops skills that can be critical even when working with multimillion dollar budgets. A great example of this is Dallas Buyers Club directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Continue reading Film Shoot Without Lights – how Dallas Buyers Club was made
I realized that some of my new followers missed a cool project I did for Indy Mogul and Google at the start of 2012. So I thought I would post all the videos and tutorials here. This way you can easily find it. It’s about 40 minutes to watch. In the videos I cover everything from lighting to camera movement and color correction. Continue reading Making of “Ultimate Movie” trailer