Ask Yourself These 12 Questions Before Lighting Any Scene

by Robert Hardy, nofilmschool Great cinematography is all about preparation, and few aspects of the craft require as much preparation as lighting. Not only is lighting an incredibly technical process, but lighting is also a critically important aspect of how the audience interprets your scene on an emotional level. Here are 12 simple questions that cinematographers should […]

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Tutorial: A Quick and Easy Way to Pull Off a Sweet Luma Fade Transition

by V. Renee, nofilmschool Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are that you’ve seen that sweet luma fade transition all over YouTube. Popularized by filmmaker Sam Kolder, the transition might look complicated, but it’s actually really simple to pull off in Adobe Premiere Pro. Using a gradient wipe, Peter McKinnon shows you how to do it in […]

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Every Filmmaking Form You’ll Ever Need, Free!

by Adrijana Lazarevic, nofilmschool Ease your workload (& your mind) with these free templates for everything from storyboarding to contracts to accounting. [Editor’s Note: No Film School asked Adrijana Lazarevic to collect these 99 templates because of her expertise working with filmmakers at]   No one really feels like doing paperwork, but let’s be honest: no […]

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