Film School Archive


Shooting Gallery Level One from Jon Corippo 1. FILM LOOKSFor the classroom 2. Inspired

Renowned Gaffer John Higgins Reveals Secrets Behind Lighting Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Films

Just about every cinematographer will tell you the same thing: their work wouldn’t be

Everything You Need to Know About Color in the Digital Age

Color is one of the most important and powerful visual tools through which filmmakers

‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ Cinematographer Zach Zamboni on Getting the Shot, No Matter What

A few weeks ago, I was excited to learn several things involving one of

Tony Gilroy’s 5 Simple Rules for Writing an Original Screenplay

Narrative film is certainly a collaborative medium, but almost always it begins with a

Famous Directors Who Never Went to Film School

It’s an exciting time to be a filmmaker. The Internet has extended the reach

10 Awesome Innovations That Changed Cinema Forever

As we sit down in our gigantic IMAX cinemas to watch the latest CGI-driven

The Houses of ‘Gatsby’: Q&A With Production Designer Catherine Martin

The 21st century soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s splashy remake of “The Great Gatsby” may

DIY Lighting – It’s Easier (and cheaper) to Light Your Film Than You Might Think

I have been in this business for a while and I have heard people

An Interview With Jeff Krulik, Documentarian Extraordinaire

There was a period in film history, after the advent of the VCR and

Two Pretty Amazing Shots with the MōVI and the RED Epic Infra Red in 5K

That ONE shot you missed… the one you will never forgive yourself for missing…

How to Shoot a Feature Film for $9,000… from Actor/Director Edward Burns

Edward Burns, director of Nice Guy Johnny and Newlyweds (his newest is The Fitzgerald Family Christmas), has been around independent

6 Filmmaking Tips From Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog got shot by an air rifle in 2006 during an interview with the BBC. He,

Burt Lancaster: A Centennial Celebration

Burt Lancaster was an American original. Born in 1913 in the melting pot of

Film Notes on Nicholas Ray’s Classic Film “Johnny Guitar”

The following film notes were prepared for the New York State Writers Institute by

Shooting The Kitchen: Trying To Keep A One-Location Indie Visually Interesting

In early 2011, my longtime friend and collaborator, director Ishai Setton, told me about

Lighting for Film & TV: Colour Correction Filters Pt 1: What is Colour Temperature?

Before we get into filters you first need to understand something called Colour Temperature. The

What Good is a Macbeth/Colorchecker Chart?

Most camera rental houses have an in-house expendables store, and during a recent visit

Formatting Your Script – The Basics

I’ve been asked by some people how to properly format a script. Note that

Breaking down different types of video cameras

Earlier this year I put out my first ever online Video Camera Buyer’s Guide to help

100 Ideas That Changed Film

When a small handful of enthusiasts gathered at the first cinema show at the

2 Free Scholarships to IAFT for WMM Members

  International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) has opened a brand new facility in

Between Objective Engagement and Engaged Cinema: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Militant Filmmaking” (1967-1974), Part I

It is often argued that between 1967 and 1974 Godard operated under a misguided

The “Paying To Work For Free” VFX Business Model

An investment website is recommending investors consider buying stock in Digital Domain. This part

Final Cut Pro Training, Adobe Premiere Pro Training and more!

A webinar is online video training. Keeping our skills sharp is critical — but

The 25 Best Film Schools Rankings

From the American Film Institute to France’s La Femis, see which institutions made The