10 Zero Budget Filmmaking Tips

Valentines Day 2005 was a key date in the history of the movie business. It was the day that Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim registered the name youtube.com. See their registration on who.is.com. The movie business, and especially film distribution, has not been the same since. The last ten years has seen a host of additional changes. Digital technology has made it possible for films to be shot and edited (even with dazzling special effects) for minuscule budgets. Entire feature length...

8 Tips for Beginners

Its time: You have the assignment, your script is approved, you’ve checked the camera out of the classroom and you’re ready to go in the field. This is going to be great! You're ready to get out there and spread your extraordinary vision to the rest of the school. But maybe you've never shot any video before. What do you need to know to effectively communicate your ideas to your audience? If you're just starting out, there will be lots of tips in this article that will help you avoid the distra...

Basic Cinematography for Independent Filmmaking

Thanks to advantages in technology, independent filmmaking is available for anyone who has an interest in it, regardless of their budgets. If you have a great idea and an excellent work ethic, then you can make a movie. However, there are certain rules that you need to follow if you want your hard work to be accepted by a mainstream audience. One huge factor that determines if a movie is embraced or rejected is the cinematography. Poor cinematography will turn an audience off before the story ev...