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Facebook Twitter - Learn video production, digital video editing, camera reviews, videography. 20 FREE Online Stock Video Sites! 1.

20 FREE Online Stock Video Sites!

Free Stock FootageAlthough the site is called Free Stock Footage, it’s somewhat restrictive. Low resolution versions of video on the site are free to use…however medium and hi-res footage requires payment. In general the footage looks a bit amateurish (no “artsy” shots here) but if you’re looking for some B-roll to use in a news report this might be a good place to look. Update 3/14: This site may no longer be online. 2. 3. 4. Film Is Not Dead: A Digital Photographer’s Guide to Shooting Film.

Do you remember when you dug that Polaroid camera out of storage only to discover they didn’t make film for it anymore?

Film Is Not Dead: A Digital Photographer’s Guide to Shooting Film

Can you even remember the last time you actually had film developed? Contrary to popular belief (we’re guilty of it too), no amount of Photoshop, Lightroom or Instagram work will ever truly duplicate the look and feel of analog film. You can get close, but it will never be quite as imperfectly excellent. Jonathan Canlas shoots exclusively on film and wants you to know the medium isn’t actually dead. 6 Filmmaking Tips From David Fincher.


6 Filmmaking Tips From David Fincher

Demanding. Hard to work with. David Fincher is a man who hates his own brand but is secure in his own reputation. Of course, it’s a little bit easy when that reputation includes stunning movies and a mind that can operate at an auteur speed in the high-occupancy Hollywood studio lane. 588 Free Film Contracts and Forms. Looking to make a film but need a little help with the paperwork?

588 Free Film Contracts and Forms

We’ve painstakingly searched the internets and collected 588 free forms and contracts to help get you started. Now before we start, everyone repeat after me: “THIS ARTICLE IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PROPER LEGAL ADVICE” You probably won’t need all of these forms for your production, but hopefully this article will remind you the “boring” parts of filmmaking are just as important as everything else. Also check out these great feature articles: 666 DIY Horror Filmmaking Tutorials. It’s that time of year again, so we thought it was time to update last years killer feature “Horror Filmmaking: From Script to Scream.”

666 DIY Horror Filmmaking Tutorials

202 DIY Filmmaking Tutorials. Why buy it when you can build it?

202 DIY Filmmaking Tutorials

Well… most of the time you don’t have a choice. Other times it’s just way too much fun! In our first DIY (“Do It Yourself”) featured list we will focus on the production side of filmmaking. Stay tuned for other DIY featured lists on screenwriting, financing, editing and more. Indy Mogul - DIY filmmaking. Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration. Over the course of 45 years in the film business, Francis Ford Coppola has refined a singular code of ethics that govern his filmmaking.

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration

There are three rules: 1) Write and direct original screenplays, 2) make them with the most modern technology available, and 3) self-finance them. But Coppola didn’t develop this formula overnight. Though he found Hollywood success at the young age of 30, he admits that the early “Godfather” fame pulled him off course from his dream of writing and directing personal stories. Like Bergman, Coppola wanted to wake up and make movies based on his dreams and nightmares. Top 10 Screenwriting Tips Introduction to Screenwriting How to become a screenwriter. Over the last quarter century I’ve stumbled and lurched my way to some understanding of the screenwriter’s craft.

Top 10 Screenwriting Tips Introduction to Screenwriting How to become a screenwriter

As our AFTRS Graduate Certificate of Screenwriting students begin their journey, I thought I’d share the 10 things I wish I’d know when I started out. 1. Why people go to the movies If you’re making films to be viewed by the cinema-going public, it would seem pretty obvious that you should seek to understand why people go the movies, wouldn’t it? So You Wanna Work in Movies. Build Your Own Film/Video Rig This Weekend. Rivals ≠ defeats.

Build Your Own Film/Video Rig This Weekend

For a very small fraction of the money, you can get 80-90% of the way there. You get broadcast-quality HD video in an easy container, on a rock-solid format card. Either SD or CF. A Red Anything costs at least $20k just for the cube. Then you have to buy a monitor or viewfinder, hard drive or card reader, lenses, adapters if you want to use Nikon or Canon glass, then there's all the rods, arms and mounting gewgaws just to make it work. Then, with any of those cameras, ESPECIALLY the Red, you have do deal with their proprietary workflow, memory cards, codecs, etc. Same with the Sony F3, the Arri Alexa, even the Canon C300 is pretty barebones.

Most of the shooters I know are putting Nikon primes on their $80k Varicams they bought 3 years ago and are now having trouble renting out. The fact of the matter is, unless you want to take a step backwards to tape again, there's just no comparison. But a Canon 5D or Nikon D800 is almost disposable by comparison.