Production Archive

WMM’s Creating Space w/ Thomas Ardavany #2

If you are an inspiring, beginning or a full fledged writer/director you’ll appreciate this

From The Lens: 9 Visual Styles In One Shot

An important lesson I’m sure many film and videomakers have come to learn is

Find out How to Create Cheap Backyard Foley from ‘Last of Us’ Sound Designer Rob Krekel

If you’re just starting out as a filmmaker, or more specifically, a sound designer,

WMM’s Creating Space w/ Thomas Ardavany #1

Basic Direction  What is it you’re directing? You would be surprised to know that

Five Things Not To Do When Shooting a No-Budget Film By Yourself (And Why I Did Them Anyway)

D.P. Sean Porter’s credits include Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Eden and, opening on Friday at the IFC Center,


I really don’t like having to explain discrimination to people. I don’t like having

DCC042 – We Make Movies (feat. Sam Mestman)

Have you ever tried to get your movie made? You aren’t alone. Sam Mestman

A Train, a Narrow Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How ‘Midnight Rider’ Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life

The parents of the young camera assistant killed in the train accident on the

Which Cameras Were Used on the Oscar-Nominated Films of 2014?

We all know that being a filmmaker means a lot more than having an

10 Commandments for Directing (& Writing) Comedy from Director David Dobkin

What is the funniest movie you’ve ever seen? Do you lean towards the slapstickiness

How To Shoot B-Roll

The Transom Online Workshop asked videographer/director Slavik Boyechko, of the PBS series INDIE ALASKA, to walk

Will 2014 Be the Year That Smartphone Filmmaking Goes Mainstream?

Over the last century, each generation of technology revolutionized filmmaking. But with the smartphone

Sundance: In a World Gone Digital, Indie Filmmakers Reach for 16 mm

“Happy Christmas,” “Listen Up Philip” and “Low Down” are part of an indie trend

Everything You Need to Know About the Dolly Zoom

The dolly zoom, also referred to as the Vertigo effect or a Zolly shot,

A Jib & Handheld Stabilizer All in One: Digital Juice Introduces the Transformable Gemini

Something as simple as moving your camera will add not only the kinetic energy

Why Your Film Needs a Good Gaffer: Watch How Lighting Changes a Face

Here’s a hypnotic video showing the importance of film lighting. Watch as this woman

If You’re Making Films with Still Images, Here Are a Few Things to Consider

Famed director David Lean once said that one should be able to cut any frame out of

Alfonso Cuarón Takes Us on a Journey Through Each Stage of Production for ‘Gravity’

October belonged to director Alfonso Cuarón and his groundbreaking film Gravity. Not only did the film

POV’s 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey

POV asked documentarians to share their experiences with equipment and documentary tools – from

Applying For Production Jobs? Here Are a Few Tips to Make Your Resume Shine

Sending out job applications for production work can be both tremendously exciting and nerve-racking

Character vs. Performance: What is Your Focus as a Director?

If you’re a director, you’re responsible for so much that goes on (or should

BitTorrent Teams Up With Content Creators for New Internet ‘TV’ Series

BitTorrent’s alpha program Bundles is developing new release strategies every day and people in the content

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

Low Light Levels and Wide-Open Lenses: the 80s/90s Look

There’s something amazing about shooting low light images with a wide open lens. Now

A Quick Look At Some Of The Rigs and Cameras Used On The Hobbit

Before you click to see the full article be warned. This is about the

Formatting Your Script – The Basics

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