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 ūüôā

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

The Other Hero’s Journey

V Renee at No Film School discusses the other hero’s journey: the journey of the writer creating the story. Included with her thoughts is¬†the video essay¬†Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay¬†that discusses the creation of the film Inside Out and the challenges of bringing that story to life.

The Other Hero’s Journey: The Emotional Struggle of Screenwriting

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

Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Overhead Shooting Rig

DIYers this one is for you! V Renee at No Film School explains how to build your own overhead shooting rig so you can use some incredible shots in your work.

Full article and video here: Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Overhead Shooting Rig

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

Saving Cinema and the Importance of Film Restoration

V Renee at No Film School discusses the importance of restoring films and caring for them so that later generations can enjoy, appreciate, and learn from them. The arts not only provide a vital engine for creativity and expression, but also serve as a invaluable tool for future generations to learn from. There are countless museums dedicated to preserving paintings, sculptures, and historical artifacts; film deserves an equal level of esteem and care.

Why is Film Restoration So Important?

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

How to Pick the Best Camera for You

Looking for a new a camera? Here’s a handy chart created by Charles Haine at No Film School to help you figure out which camera to chose.

Full article here: Camera Comparison Chart

16mm or no?

Jon Fusco at No Film School weighs the pros and cons of shooting on 16mm film in a very digital age.

Read the full article here: Should You Shoot on 16mm?