Filmmaking 360

Do Film Buffs Make Better Filmmakers?

Martin Scorsese, Quinton Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Chris Nolan, Michael Haneke, Win Wenders, Jean Luc Godard etc. all film buffs, but does it have anything to do with their success? As pointless of a question it may seem, it is one that has been roaming around several cinephile circuits for a while now and Read MoreRead More

How to Build Trust With Colleagues and Friends

A film crew has to have your back but how do you encourage teamwork and trust in a fast paced working environment. Bell Beth Cooper explores some tips on foster good working relationships. Why trust is important Trust is surprising. We earn and offer so much of it without ever paying much attention. It’s beneficial Read MoreRead More

Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here’s How

Terry Curtis Fox examines the strategies each television network employs in their crop of scripted television shows. Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different Read MoreRead More

How to Maximize Production Value on a Minuscule Budget

Filmmaker Joshua Caldwell made his feature film Layover for just $6000; he cast his friends, borrowed a Canon 5D, and now it’s competing for the New American Cinema award at SIFF, and he has decided to share what he has learned about maintaining high production value while keeping costs down.   At the beginning of Read MoreRead More

A Behind the Scenes Look at Making “The Price is Right”

Check out this behind the scenes look at the making of “The Price is Right” from how directors select camera angles to how producers select contestants.   The show’s producers have pulled away the curtain, though, by releasing a video showing all of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a single episode. It’s a fascinating Read MoreRead More

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