How to Film a Fight Scene (Watch Video)

Planning a fight scene for your next film?   This video from Tomorrow's Filmmakers walks you through the basics of filming a fight scene, from planning out the different sections of the fight to figuring out which shots you'll need to make it look realistic. The...

John August: Screenwriting Blog

Looking for screenwriting advice? Why not get it from a professional! John August has worked on scripts for a number of major productions including Go, Big Fish, Charlie's Angels, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He shares his tips and tricks for screenwriting...

Shot Composition Basics (Watch Video)

The composition of your shots can have a huge effect on how your audience perceives your characters. This tutorial by Full Sail University covers the basics of composition, from the rule of thirds to the different types of shots. An awareness of the impact composition...

IndieTalk: a Filmmaking Community Forum

IndieTalk provides independent filmmakers a way to connect and offer each other advice. It might not be the prettiest site, but it is incredibly practical. The forum allows filmmakers to ask for advice on specific problems and get answers from other independent...

4 Ways to Get Smooth Camera Shots (Watch Video)

Shaky cam has its place, but stable camera movement is key to creating professional-looking films. While stabilizers have become increasingly accessible and affordable since their invention, they can still be outside one's budget. This tutorial by Eevnxx suggests...

Film Riot- Like Film School But Free

"Film Riot is the best of the bunch. Serving as an on-demand film school, this series stands out as a prime example of the under-the-radar geeks who carved out a DIY niche that's both useful and entertaining." -wired.com Film Riot is a YouTube channel that has...

Color Grading in Adobe Premiere (Watch Video)

This tutorial by Armando Ferreira covers many of the different ways to get creative with color grading in Adobe Premiere. Ferreira demonstrates ways to change the look and feel of footage, covering things like LUTS, secondary color effects, and the so-called...

Setting the Tone (Watch Video)

The first few seconds of your film set the tone for the entire duration. The frame rate, sound effects, music, light, and color temperature all have significant effects on the audience's emotions. They can also help create a clearer story. This video by Peter McKinnon...