Nine Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

Ken Miyamoto at ScreenCraft offers some sage advice for new filmmakers struggling to make their short films.

Read the full article here: 9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

Six Rules from Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

V Renee at No Film School discusses Walter Murch’s six rules for editing your film. He’s got two Oscars under his belt, so you might wanna listen 🙂

6 ‘Rules’ for Good Cutting According to Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

John Fusco at No Film School discusses veteran cinematographer Ben Smithard’s process of hand-drawing lighting plots instead of relying on computers for that pre-production process.

Watch: Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

Watch: In ‘The Crown,’ Centering Creates a Regal Mood

Max Winter at No Film School discusses the Netflix show The Crown and uses it to illustrate how centering can be used to create a regal mood for stories onscreen.

Full video essay here: Watch: In ‘The Crown,’ Centering Creates a Regal Mood

Lessons for Filmmakers from Julian Rosefeldt’s “Manifesto”

Randy Astle at Filmmaker Magazine discusses four lessons that filmmakers can take from Manifesto, Julian Rosefeldt’s film featuring Cate Blanchett in twelve different roles.

Four Lessons for Filmmakers from Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto

Secrets of Budget Filmmaking from the Masters

Graham Winfrey at IndieWire created a video essay with budget film making secrets used by the pros such as Christopher Nolan and Richard Linklater.

Full article and video essay here: Christopher Nolan, Richard Linklater and More Share Secrets of No-Budget Filmmaking in Video Essay

How Cinematography and Editing Can Help Propel Your Story

V Renee at No Film School discusses how cinematography and editing are used to convey a character’s thoughts and solve mysteries in the hit BBC show Sherlock. Included is a video essay by Evan Puschak of Nerdwriter that explains how different editing techniques are used to put together the story like pieces of a puzzle.

Also included: the best description of Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice ever.    

Full article and video essay here: How ‘Sherlock’ Masterfully Solves Mysteries Using Cinematography and Editing

Camera Analysis: Orson Welles

Justin Morrow at No Film School shares his camera analysis of Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil and explains how Welles hid a 12-minute long take in the film.

Full article here: Watch: How Orson Welles Hid a 12-minute Single Long Take in Plain Sight