By: Walt Laineenkare At times you may find yourself feeling so overwhelmed by choosing the subject of your film, it paralyzes your progress. In case you’re stuck looking for a great documentary idea, I’ll let you in on a little secret: the easiest documentary you’ll ever make is a TRAVEL documentary. Traveling has been dear […]Read more "Documentary Ideas: The Easiest Documentary To Make"
by Douglas Taurel As a young actor starting out, having your name on IMDb is a strong step in establishing yourself in the business. It is not the be all and end all and in time it will happen. If you want to start building your resume on the mothership of all websites for actors, […]Read more "How To Add Your First Credit on IMDb"
by Aputure A gimbal isn’t much use if you don’t know what to do with it. In this weeks episode, 4 Minute Film School: 7 Essential GIMBAL MOVEMENTS, they cover 7 common camera movements with examples in many of today’s popular films, but also what psychological purpose they serve in your storytelling efforts. These movements are […]Read more "7 Essential GIMBAL MOVEMENTS That Will Help Make Your Film Look More Cinematic"
by Oakley Anderson-Moore, nofilmschool.com The No Film School list of Spring grants is back for 2016, with new deadlines, program changes, and more opportunities than ever. Spring is a great time to dust the cobwebs off unfinished scripts, log that documentary footage, and get some of those green dollar bills for your next film. The […]Read more "A Massive List of Spring 2016 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About"
by Brooke Bunce, Shutterstock In film and television production, B–roll (B roll, or Broll) is supplemental or alternative footage intercut with the main shot. In fiction film, it is a technique used to indicate simultaneous action or flashbacks. Think about the last really great short film or documentary you saw. What was it that held […]Read more "Mood, Movement, and Perspective: 10 Tips for Shooting Better B-Roll"
August 13, 2015 by Evan Horisk, Vice President, Creative + Production at TANE Digital Video I created a Pinterest board to help clients visualize: 1. The different ways we can frame interviews 2. The different “looks” in various environments 3. “Looks” we can aspire to do 4. …what it will look like with multiple cameras […]Read more "Framing Interviews: Standard to Avant-Garde"
June 8, 2015 by Roy Zafrani The decision to make a documentary is usually pretty simple. It’s the process of making it that is complex. As a documentary filmmaker, I’ve always focused on subjects that mattered to me. I can only tell a story that I care about, that’s the starting point. If you believe […]Read more "Making Your First Documentary: 10 Practical Tips"