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- 8 Camera Moves That Will Help You Tell Better Visual StoriesYour camera is a great storyteller if you know how to use it. One of the most important aspects of filmmaking for newcomers to learn about is what's called visual literacy, which is simply the ability to comprehend the language of film, from different lighting styles to focal lengths and how they affect audiences. If you're going to start somewhere […]
- Are You a Sony User? The Company Adds Full-Frame 24mm F1.4 G Master Lens To LineupSony's new 24mm wide angle prime is tack sharp even at F1.4. Sony adds to its acclaimed G Master series full-frame E-mount lenses with a fresh FE 24mm F1.4 GM. Not to be confused with the G Lens line, this new wide angle prime brings the G Master series to eight different focal lengths that includes four primes (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, FE 85mm F1.4 GM, FE 100m […]
- How Sales Agents and Film Reps Are Viewing the Booming World of 'Non-Fiction' Film There is an ever-growing market for documentaries. Let's hear from the sales agents and film reps who broker the deals. The documentary marketplace is growing. With success comes inevitable change in the form of "new buyers, more complex deals, celebrity partners, and fiction remakes." These high profile films are often guided through the deve […]
- How to Upgrade Premiere Pro the Right Way and How CC 2019 Could Be BetterLearn the right way to update Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud software. Let's talk about the best practices for updating your Adobe software. I'll also tell you what I've expected to see in the new release of Premiere Pro and what we can do to bring to it in the next version. This is the 4th article about the new release of Premiere Pro […]
- Watch: The Early Work of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Jon M. ChuThe summer's biggest breakout hit was helmed by a filmmaker in the business for decades. Based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, the big screen adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians surprised numerous box office prognosticators this summer, holding the number one spot for three weekends in a row and (so far) grossing over $150 million at the U.S. box o […]
- Two of the Year's Biggest Cameras & How to Advertise Your Short Film [PODCAST]Plus our recap of all things TIFF on this episode of Indie Film Weekly. In this episode, Jon Fusco and Erik Luers talk TIFF takeaways, a successor to MoviePass that could actually work out and the Emmys' failures to get with the times. Charles Haine joins us for gear news, talking two of the biggest mirrorless cameras to come out this year and an exciti […]
- Schneider Releases Its Most Versatile ND Filter YetThis set is great for any camera, new or old. Schneider Optics really has it out for infrared light. And that's a good thing, considering the havoc that light will wreak on your project if any leaks through. For years we've seen ND filters that have been plagued with these types of leakage issues, but with all the tests this set has gone through yo […]
- Get 365 Days of Screenwriting Master Classes for Only $25, Thanks to ScriptnotesFor only pennies a day, you can catch up on all the screenwriting lessons you’ve missed. Here at No Film School, we’ve been big fans of John August and Craig Mazin’s Scriptnotes, "a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters," since the beginning. After more than seven years (!) of weekly podcasts, Scriptnotes rece […]
- Watch: Martin Scorsese on Why You Shouldn't Use the Word 'Content' to Describe CinemaThe legendary filmmaker and film preservationist makes his case. While the 2018 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival took place in Hollywood earlier this spring, one particular award presentation has only now been released online. The recipient of the first-ever Robert Osborne Award (named after the instantly familiar long-time host of TCM programming […]
- 'We the Animals' DP Zak Mulligan's Incredible Advice For Natural LightingCinematographer Zak Mulligan shot 'We the Animals' on 16mm with an emphasis on available light. The result is a dreamlike vision of cinema verite. In my recent interview with Jeremiah Zagar, the director of We the Animals, I described the film as "a lyrical coming-of-age ballad of disillusionment and self-discovery." Much of this lyricism […]
- 8 Camera Moves That Will Help You Tell Better Visual Stories