Tag: Film

  • What’s Your Place in the Film Industry?

    What’s Your Place in the Film Industry?

    Filmmaking. Filmmakers. J. R. Legend has been in the business 22 years. He’s seen filmmakers come and go, and they always seem to fit into 4 categories. The one hit wonders. The filmmaking legends and giants. The filmmaking wannabes The filmmaking wannabes who is ready to learn. The Internet is flooded with #1’s and #3’s so be […]

  • How to Use Creative Commons Media

    How to Use Creative Commons Media

    Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Their free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms […]

  • Surviving a 48-Hour Film Contest

    Surviving a 48-Hour Film Contest

    There are a lot of 48-Hour film competitions out there. They are usually a contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. Shortly after the 48 hours of filmmaking, the films are then screened […]

  • The DIY Filmmaker’s Toolkit

    The DIY Filmmaker’s Toolkit

    Here is a great visual guide for the cash-strapped filmmaker who has the ambitious vision but lacks a Hollywood budget. A handy guide to do-it-yourself production equipment and tools! From the sources: microfilmmaker.com – imdb.com – thenumbers.com – cheesycam.com – closetfilms.com – epicsound.com – nofilmschool.com – filmanchor.com   Infographic by: Wistia

  • The Cliche RC Car Chase

    The Cliche RC Car Chase

    It’s not the first miniature car chase to leave us desperately missing our RC toys of yesteryear. But this one perfectly captures the feeling of your stereotypical Hollywood blockbuster car chase — complete with tiny sidewalk cafes for the cars to smash through. An RC Car chase made entirely out of cardboard, hot glue, and spray paint.

  • Dreaming of a Film Career

    Dreaming of a Film Career

    Have you ever wondered where to begin you film career? What the different departments do? And where you fit in? Well independent graphic designer Boris Benko, has designed ( for SBG magazine, B&H Pro Video & Audio ) a great infographic to get you started. A bigger version is available over at Visual.ly through this link – Film Careers – Where to Begin […]

  • Short List of Movie Resources

    Short List of Movie Resources

    My big collection of movie resources, can be a bit heavy to jump right into, so I’ve also created a Short List (of Movie Resources) to get you started.   Where to find movie Information: IMDb Everyone has heard of it, The Internet Movie Data Base is probably the largest, best resource for all things film and television. They include movies, actor […]

  • Paperman – Full Animated Short Film

    Paperman – Full Animated Short Film

    A 2013 OSCAR NOMINEE, AN URBAN OFFICE WORKER FINDS THAT PAPER AIRPLANES ARE INSTRUMENTAL IN MEETING A GIRL IN WAYS HE NEVER EXPECTED. Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using […]

  • Life is like a camera…

    Life is like a camera…

    I found this picture (with a great quote) over at FilmmakingIQ and felt a need to re-share it with everyone. Life is like a camera.. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot. – Unknown

  • Great long takes

    Great long takes

    The holiday season is getting closer and for many, that means extra time to watch moves.  There are probably numerous films on your “to watch list”, but why not use this time to also revisit some good old classics? So on that occasion I have gathered a list of some cinematography candy, searching the internets for […]