As a filmmaker, you are constantly looking for ways to improve. And if you're like most, you probably spend your time watching movies, discussing movies and thinking of ideas for your next movie. The Most Important Filmmaking Skill If you are new to filmmaking, you probably dream of Hollywood fame. And if you are a veteran filmmaker, you probably dream of making enough … [Read more...]
At Filmmaking Stuff, we are dedicated to providing filmmaking articles related to production, production equipment (cameras, lighting, audio), film scheduling, budgeting, casting and directing. From time to time, we will also include articles from guest filmmakers. We have provided the following ideas and filmmaking tips so that you can take action and make your movie.
Stop asking permission to make your first feature... Or for that matter, any movie! In Hollywood, power is measured by your ability to get a movie made. Most people don’t have the power to make movies. In fact, most people only have the power to say “NO!” And if you’re a filmmaker working to make your first feature, you’ve probably heard this word. “NO, we don’t accept … [Read more...]
I had the good fortune of attending the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of “Manson Family Vacation." This quirky indie film stars Jay Duplass and Linas Phillips as quarrelsome brothers Nick and Conrad, who tour Charles Manson murder sites. After getting off to a bumpy start, Nick, the conventional family man, and Conrad, the nihilistic drifter, bond through this unusual … [Read more...]
Ever wonder when you should upgrade your digital camera? A reader recently wrote in with a digital camera question related to full frame versus crop sensor. Question: I am thinking of shooting my movie with a 28mm lens on the 70d. What do you think? Am I better off upgrading to a full frame digital camera such as the Canon 5d Mark III? Or sticking with the 70d? Answer: … [Read more...]
Making a movie is challenging. There are a lot of elements that must come together. Sometimes you work with good people and this comes easy. And sometimes, there is so much to do, that you get overwhelmed. (Believe me, I've been there!) Your Film Production Checklist I put together this Film Production Checklist to help you. The following film production checklist will … [Read more...]