What’s Your Place in the Film Industry?

Filmmaking. Filmmakers. J. R. Legend has been in the business 22 years. He's seen filmmakers come and go, and they always seem to fit into 4 categories. The one hit wonders. The filmmaking legends and giants. The filmmaking wannabes The filmmaking wannabes who is ready to learn. The Internet is flooded with #1's and #3's so be careful when searching filmmaking forums [...]

By |2016-10-13T07:09:59+00:0023 March 2013|Categories: DIY, Film, Film Production, Infographic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Use Creative Commons Media

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Their free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all [...]

By |2016-10-13T07:10:01+00:0016 March 2013|Categories: DIY, Film, Film Production, Infographic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Surviving a 48-Hour Film Contest

There are a lot of 48-Hour film competitions out there. They are usually a contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. Shortly after the 48 hours of filmmaking, the films are then screened at a theater in the [...]

By |2016-10-13T07:10:01+00:009 March 2013|Categories: DIY, Film, Film Production, Infographic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The DIY Filmmaker’s Toolkit

Here is a great visual guide for the cash-strapped filmmaker who has the ambitious vision but lacks a Hollywood budget. A handy guide to do-it-yourself production equipment and tools! From the sources: microfilmmaker.com - imdb.com - thenumbers.com - cheesycam.com - closetfilms.com - epicsound.com - nofilmschool.com - filmanchor.com   Infographic by: Wistia

By |2016-10-13T07:10:05+00:0023 February 2013|Categories: DIY, Education, Film, Film Production|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Cliche RC Car Chase

It's not the first miniature car chase to leave us desperately missing our RC toys of yesteryear. But this one perfectly captures the feeling of your stereotypical Hollywood blockbuster car chase — complete with tiny sidewalk cafes for the cars to smash through. An RC Car chase made entirely out of cardboard, hot glue, and spray paint.

By |2016-10-13T07:10:05+00:0022 February 2013|Categories: Entertainment, Film, Film Production|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Dreaming of a Film Career

Have you ever wondered where to begin you film career? What the different departments do? And where you fit in? Well independent graphic designer Boris Benko, has designed ( for SBG magazine, B&H Pro Video & Audio ) a great infographic to get you started. A bigger version is available over at Visual.ly through this link - Film Careers – Where to Begin infographic. [ by borisbenko. ]

By |2013-02-20T18:43:16+00:0016 February 2013|Categories: DIY, Education, Film Production, Infographic|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Short List of Movie Resources

My big collection of movie resources, can be a bit heavy to jump right into, so I’ve also created a Short List (of Movie Resources) to get you started.   Where to find movie Information: IMDb Everyone has heard of it, The Internet Movie Data Base is probably the largest, best resource for all things film and television. They include movies, actor bios, user reviews, trivia and [...]

By |2016-10-13T07:10:08+00:0014 February 2013|Categories: DIY, Entertainment, Film, Film Production|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Paperman – Full Animated Short Film

A 2013 OSCAR NOMINEE, AN URBAN OFFICE WORKER FINDS THAT PAPER AIRPLANES ARE INSTRUMENTAL IN MEETING A GIRL IN WAYS HE NEVER EXPECTED. Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, "Paperman." Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the [...]

By |2016-10-13T07:10:11+00:008 February 2013|Categories: Entertainment, Film, Film Production|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Great long takes

The holiday season is getting closer and for many, that means extra time to watch moves.  There are probably numerous films on your “to watch list”, but why not use this time to also revisit some good old classics? So on that occasion I have gathered a list of some cinematography candy, searching the internets for great long takes. A long take or oner is [...]

By |2016-10-13T07:10:11+00:0016 December 2012|Categories: Art, Film, Film Production|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment