The Filmmaker Career Roadmap: 6 Ways To Turn Your Passion For Filmmaking Into Reality

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For today, we have an article by filmmaker Lewis Khan. He covers the best methods to solidify a passion for filmmaking and turn it into a filmmaker career. Take it away, Lewis! Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it. – Banksy The Filmmaking Career … Read More

Shadows in Cinema: A Complete Guide to Using Shadow in Narrative Filmmaking & Video Projects

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Today’s post is an investigation into the use of shadows in cinema by Francis Martin “Marty” Mutuc. The article covers the basic concepts of shadows and how they can be depicted by a camera, including examining the first intentional use of shadows to achieve a narrative effect (German Expressionist films of the 1920s). We’ll also cover how the reader could use … Read More

How to make a Documentary: 7 Steps For Making a Breathtaking Documentary

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How to make a documentary? One step at a time. Documentary filmmaking can be some of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences for a filmmaker. Whether you’re doing it on a small scale (short movie about your hometown), or creating a big-time issues based documentary that will screen in theaters, documentary filmmaking is an incredible artform. Making a documentary can … Read More

Make a Movie on a Budget: Making a Feature Film for $6,000… It’s possible

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Are you looking to make a movie? Then this exclusive article by filmmaker James Defalco is going to be just what you’re looking for! In ‘Making a Feature Film for $6,000… It’s possible,’ James explains the journey he took to make his movie, Long Island Love Story. Take it away, James! [Editor note: Images throughout are stills and posters from … Read More

5 Tips to Using a Visual Presentation to Promote Your Film

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A cofounder of the Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an award-winning indie film director. On top of that, he also recently wrote a book called The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Film (Focal Press/Routledge). In this article, Dan takes us on a journey into the idea of visual presentation and what it can do to help the promotion … Read More

Horror Filmmaking: 10 Things I learned from Shooting My First Horror Feature

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Here’s Gio Orellana again with another article about his filmmaking experiences. A couple of weeks ago, we heard about his 10 Reasons Why Most Filmmaking Partners Are Bad For You. This time around, Gio has thoughts and advice on horror filmmaking with his experiences making a first horror feature film. Here’s Gio: I was hired to write and direct a horror feature … Read More

27 Best Filmmaker Quotes About Following Your Filmmaking Dreams

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It’s great to be inspired by other people who are doing what we’re doing. Or doing what we want to do. Maybe you’re already make films, or perhaps it’s a dream you’ve been holding for a while. That’s where filmmaker quotes come in! I pay special attention to what filmmakers say. Not only can I relate to them because they’re doing … Read More

57 Filmmaking Books You Need To Read

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In our quest for furthering our knowledge and understanding of all aspects of filmmaking and video production, we often turn to books as a source of information. Anyone who follows this site knows that I’m a big reader and a life-long learner. Whilst nothing trumps real-world experience and time in the trenches of getting things done, books can open up … Read More

How Michael Bay Got His Start in the Movie Industry

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We all know Michael Bay as the hyper-active director of full-on action, and huge budget, flicks like Transformers, Armageddon and The Rock. But it wasn’t always like that. Like everyone, he had to start somewhere. Bay often traces his interest in action films back to an incident during his childhood. As a boy, he attached some firecrackers to a toy … Read More