Advice from Professionals Archive

10 Key Tips To Becoming A Successful Video Freelancer

Before you read this article I want to warn you that the professional advice

LIGHTING STRATEGIES: Rough Guide to Illuminating a Bounce Card

Lighting a bounce card is easy, right? Right… IF you know the basics. Here

Terry Gilliam: On Ideas, Unlearning & Avoiding Debt

Film director Terry Gilliam has one passion in life: to make movies that truly affect his

Future Proof Lenses

Check out this video by Caleb Pike on his advice when deciding what lenses


DSLRs are great for a whole load of reasons (more on them in a

An IQ Interview with Philip Bloom (the Wrap)

If you are like me you were pretty excited about the release of the


DSLR’s are great for a whole load of reasons (more on them in a

How to Reorganize Your Life Around Filmmaking

If only there was a magic formula that let you do twice the movie-making

The short filmmaker’s guide to short filmmaking

Director Kristoffer Aaron Morgan, writer Eric Vespe, and star A.J. Bowen of Fantastic Fest

Take our 8-question quiz, and Learn How to Stop Procrastinating Today

Too many ideas, so little time… Every day I’m struck with new ideas, whether

10 Things Every Creative Person (That’s YOU) Must Learn

Here is a list of 10 things I’ve learned the hard way that every

Grip 101 – notes for new grippers

A Best Boy forwarded me this from a past Key he worked for. I

Music and the Short Film

Although many moviemakers acknowledge the importance of music to the emotional impact of a

Werner Herzog Says Independent Film Is a Myth (and 7 More Good Ideas From the FIND Forum Keynote)

The Film Independent Forum opened Saturday at the DGA in Los Angeles with a

César Charlone – A Shared Vision

The visual success of any film surely depends on the bond between director and

12 Essential Set Etiquette Tips

A good film set is like a well-oiled machine. All of the parts must

First Person: How I Made a Viral Music Video

With high-quality DSLR video at your fingertips, how do you get started shooting music

Top Ten Tips For Titling Your Movie

Is the title of your film killing its chances? Consider, the title for your

An investor’s POV – Todd Dagres

Todd has produced several independent films (including the Sundance entry ‘TransSiberian’ this year), but

Advice on getting your film financed by Lonnie Ramati

Slightly off topic for a friday, but these three videos on Lonnie Ramati talking

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

Over the course of 45 years in the film business, Francis Ford Coppola has