by Veterans in Media and Entertainment Mission: Veterans in Media & Entertainment (formerly known as Veterans in Film & Television) is a nonprofit networking organization that unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry. PLEASE NOTE: We have recently changed names from VFT to VME as we attempt to include […]Read more "Attention: CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY WORKING IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY"
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 ADAM IRVING, IDA You’ve no doubt seen these before in a documentary: an interviewee sitting just inches in front of a bookcase, with the individual book titles visible and distracting; a house plant invading the frame; an incandescent desk lamp in the background whispering for attention while the interviewee’s eye-line is awkwardly off to […]Read more "Beyond the Talking Head: Shooting Documentary Interviews"
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!"
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By Logan Baker, Premiumbeat Here are 5 ways to boost the production value of your video shots on a DIY budget. One of the most valuable online resources for filmmakers and video producers is Ryan Connolly’s YouTube channel and production juggernaut, Film Riot. Film Riot provides actionable content on filmmaking questions, techniques, and gear recommendations. One of […]Read more "DIY Tips for Your Next Shoot"
by Micro Budget Film Lab …Building A Community Of MicroBudget Filmmakers To Bring New Voices Into Film. Micro Budget Film Lab is a hub of resources and information for aspiring MicroBudget Filmmakers. If you are passionate about getting your film made, take a look around and check out their materials! The Lab is run by a […]Read more "Tips To Making A Microbudget Feature Film"
by Videomaker Magazine Videomaker’s comprehensive free reports cover all aspects of video production, from laying out a storyboard to choosing the right tripod to understanding the workflow for a new digital cinema camera. All reports are free to download for subscribers to Videomaker’s free email tips. To download any free report, please enter your email […]Read more "Videomaker’s Comprehensive Free Reports Cover All Aspects of Video Production"
By Dick Reizner, digitalVideo Case Stopper The large cases in which we transport most of our equipment can serve double duty as stands during a show. But because they are on wheels, they sometimes move when we don’t want them to. Lighting director Tim Armstrong of Ben Lomond, Calif., solves that one by wrapping the […]Read more "The Creative Network’s Tips to Clip"
by Studio Binder Let’s face it, shooting schedules can be super complicated. Who’s available when? How do we shoot the most expensive elements? It’s easy to forget that a production schedule is as much a psychological tool as it is a logistical one. Here’s how you can schedule a shoot to be a more positive […]Read more "15 Pro Tips to Create a More Encouraging Production Schedule"