by Zach Daulton, nofilmschool Entering your film into festivals can be a long and emotionally draining journey. As filmmakers, we pour our heart and soul into our films, and by submitting them into festivals we find ourselves in a very vulnerable place. Getting the Congratulations! email from a festival is an amazing feeling that can make […]Read more "4 Ways to Get Your Film Accepted into Film Festivals"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool If the stock music you’re working with just isn’t cutting it, try this super easy trick in Premiere Pro. In this video, filmmaker Zach Ramelan offers up a step-by-step tutorial on how to pull off one particularly nifty trick in Premiere Pro that will make your audio sound more dramatic and […]Read more "A Clever Trick to Create More Dramatic Audio"
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 […]Read more "Ask Yourself These 12 Questions Before Lighting Any Scene"
by V Renée, nofilmschool You don’t need a whole lot of bells and whistles to make your film look cinematic This is probably one of the most asked questions in the indie/low budget film community: How do you make a film look cinematic? It’s a difficult question to answer, because there are so many important […]Read more "Tips on How to Instantly Make Your Film Look More Cinematic"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool Here are some ways to use camera sliders to make your footage look more professional and cinematic. Here are the moves Parker Walbeck talks about in the video: Side-to-side Push-in/Pull-out Parallax Low mode Aerial Oh, so much more here to post the look and feel of your next video…Read more "5 Cinematic Slider Moves (and How to Do Them Right)"
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 […]Read more "Tutorial: A Quick and Easy Way to Pull Off a Sweet Luma Fade Transition"
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 Filestage.io.] No one really feels like doing paperwork, but let’s be honest: no […]Read more "Every Filmmaking Form You’ll Ever Need, Free!"