Filmmaking on a budget

During my journey to become a better filmmaker I've worked on some no-budget projects and therefore had to find ways to work on the cheap. I've found solutions to problems from others and from desperately cooking up whatever solution I can. In this post I'm going to share some tips, tricks, and tools that works …

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End of Phase 1: 234 Film Tips

A journey is defined as an act of traveling from one place to another. My outlook on filmmaking is that it is an art of expression, and therefore a study of oneself. Throughout my years of watching films, studying films, making films, and discussing films I’ve learned so much about the art form. I relish …

Quick Guide to Cinematic Images Part 4: Inserts vs Detail Shots

In a previous post I talked about depth of field, I referred to insert shots and what I call detail shots. So what is the difference between the two? In short there isn't anything technically different. The name change is more of a psychological trigger. This concept is something I personally developed and perhaps it'll work …

Quick Guide to Cinematic Images Part 3: Lighting Guides

In my quest to continue to perfect my craft and to become an all-around better filmmaker, I've come across some useful guidelines for lighting. This blog is all about taking information and displaying it in a simplistic form. Same amount of information but easier to grasps. Lighting is essential to film. I guarantee your first …