Production Archive

15 Things Every Producer Should Know

So much of what I learned at the Produced By Conference (presented by the

Make A 360-Degree Movie At Home

The world isn’t flat, so why should our videos be? Welcome to the latest

How Back to the Future Almost Didn’t Get Made

For the movie’s 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares,

New Media Mondays: 6 Reasons Your Online Project Tanked

Far too often, I see web series, comedy shorts, or fundraising videos fall short

How To Keep Screenwriters And Producers In Sync

Movies, obviously, are a storytelling medium and as such, at a fundamental level the

What Does it Take to Make a Movie? Wisdom from Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

When he was just a boy, one of the first movies that really stood

On Directing Actors: An Interview with Tim Blake Nelson

For nearly 20 years, Tim Blake Nelson has shoe-horned in his filmmaking alongside a

What’s in Your Kit: Cinematographer Frankie DeMarco

The Kit I’ve chosen to exclude my meters, specialty lenses and other DP hardware

Here’s How to Make a Million Dollar Movie for Thousands

“The passion translates. If you have passion for the project it comes across.” Some

Watch: The Future of Acting in the Technological Age

In the 2013 film “The Congress,” Hollywood studios digitally scan actors and then make

Should We Really Fear Movie Sequels?

There’s a new Pitch Perfect movie coming out next week. I knew that they were

How to Make TV Shows Into Movies

Christopher McQuarrie, the director of “Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation,” was 5 years old when the

Here’s How to Get Elijah Wood and the SpectreVision Team to Produce Your Film

SpectreVision, the genre film production company spearheaded by Elijah Wood along with filmmakers Daniel

YouTube Stars As Movie Stars: YouTube to Make Full-Length Feature Films This Year

YouTube has made a name for itself by steadfastly supporting the content creators that

Olivia Wilde Talks Producing From An Actor’s Perspective

Actress-producer Olivia Wilde and the producers of successful indies Bachelorette, The Place Beyond the

3 Directing Techniques Actors Can Use to Look Brilliant

Attention filmmakers: As you are no doubt aware, much of your time as filmmakers

Rules of the Screenmovie: The Unfriended Manifesto for the Digital Age

The digital world is rapidly taking over as the predominant environment for our waking

The Seven Arts of Working in Film: A Necessary Guide to On-Set Protocol

Welcome to your first day on a film set. Perhaps you’ve gotten a new

Make Your Smartphone Smarter: What Goes in Your iPhone Filmmaking Kit?

“Shot on a smartphone” rarely means just a smartphone. So what goes in your

Legendary Producer Marin Karmitz on Great Directors, Producing, and Why Money is Never the Real Problem

Combining taste, business savvy, and enduring idealism for the role cinema can play within

Watch: Wim Wenders’ ‘Room 666,’ Featuring Spielberg, Godard, Fassbinder, Herzog, Antonioni & More

Thirty-one years ago today, Rainer Werner Fassbinder died from a cocaine-induced heart attack in his Munich apartment, leaving behind a

10 Unconventional Steps to Get Your Indie Film Out in the World

Where do you go after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes for your first

BREAKING BAD – Motivated Camera Movement

Cinema is a visual art form. It is universal and ubiquitous. The same images

Fog, Smoke, & Haze: The Swiss Army Knives of Cinematography Tools

Contrary to popular belief, fog machines are not just helpful tools used to set the mood

11 Keys to Filming in a Small Town

It’s often said that creating a boot-strapped, no-budget independent film is a lot like

Storytelling in an ‘A.D.D. Culture’: How to Capture Your Audience’s Divided Attention

What is at the core of filmmaking? It’s the same thing that made us