By Christopher Boone, nofilmschool.com Take advantage of the creative hive mind before you finish your next film. Filmmaking is naturally a collaborative process. Just before we finish a film, many of us seek out reactions from an audience to help us fine-tune the final cut. At the beginning of a film career, the circle of friends […]Read more "Get Feedback on Your Film With the Free App Critiqr"
by nofilmschool.com The CARES Act changes everything for freelancers and small production companies. But you should apply sooner than later. Filmmaker Zack Arnold has done the research so you don’t have to and he joins the No Film School podcast to discuss how filmmakers and freelancers can use the CARES act to claim government assistance […]Read more "How to Get the Cash the Government is Giving Freelancers"
by Jason Hellerman, nofilmschool The Call Sheet is a new podcast that digs deep into the Netflix shows you love Ever wonder how your favorite Netflix series and movies came to be? What was the process behind brainstorming them, writing them, and directing them? Well, now all your questions will be answered with The Call Sheet. […]Read more "‘The Call Sheet’ Is Filmmakers’ Newest Obsession"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool.com Nope, it’s not magic, just really clever editing. You know when your video footage has that really nasty flickering in it? Yeah, that’s just the worst thing ever. “Where’s the hot shot that turned a strobe light on during the shoot,” you wonder, but hey, I promise it wasn’t the hot shots’ […]Read more "Fix Your Flicker Quick!"
by Jason Boone, nofilmschool Want to create your own map and bring it to life? In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a custom Google Map animation. First, I’ll add markers and a route to a map inside of Google My Maps. I’ll export my map as a KMZ file, and […]Read more "How to Create and Animate a Custom Google Map"
by Jo Light There are some basic tools that every filmmaker needs, whether you’re working on a big Hollywood production or a small indie film. And in most cases, you’ll be able to find them in a basic hardware store at a cheap price. Indy Mogul interviewed their site co-founder and famous do-it-yourselfer Erik Beck to get his […]Read more "All DIY filmmakers should think about adding these important (and usually affordable) tools to their kits"
by Jason Boone, nofilmschool Google recently introduced Earth Studio, a browser-based animation tool that allows users to create, customize, and share detailed Google Earth animations. Here’s how to composite Google Earth Studio animations with elements inside of Adobe After Effects. In this tutorial I’ll show you step-by-step how to create an animation inside of Google […]Read more "How to Use Google Earth with Adobe After Effects"
by V Renee, nofilmschool FilmmakerPeter McKinnon shares with you a few really effective techniques in Premiere Pro that might help you become a quicker, more efficient editor. Now, these tips aren’t going to cut your work time in half or save you hours on your edit—I think the only thing that will do that is, like, […]Read more "Quick Tricks That Will Make You a More Efficient Editor"
by Charles Haine, nofilmschool Why Apple is Dropping Cineform and DNx and How It Affects You Users installing the newest refresh of Final Cut Pro might have seen a warning that their media won’t be supported in the future. Apple has put out a full support note giving more information and context to help filmmakers […]Read more "Why Apple is Dropping Cineform and DNx and How It Affects You"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool And no, the drill isn’t quite used for what you think it’s used for… Want to make your smartphone footage more creative than ever? Well you don’t need an expensive camera rig to do it! To get crazy rotating shots, all you need is a drill, a wooden block, some tape […]Read more "Build This DIY Rotating Camera Rig"