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5 Tips on Making Your Next Doc a Success

Chris McGuinness shares 5 tips for better documentary filmmaking Documentary films are becoming more and more popular.  From Feature length to episodic documentary TV shows to short Docufilms for non-profit or corporate clients, there are plenty opportunities for filmmakers to practice their trade. Here’s a short list of things you may want to keep in Read MoreRead More

Examining Hitchcock’s Television Work: The Hitch 20

Check out this first episode of a documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 1: During a time when TV was the new thing, iconic film director Alfred Hitchcock creates his own series. In “Revenge” he would experiment with camera styles and themes that he could Read MoreRead More

Is It Possible To Shoot High End Video With A $600 Point & Shoot?

If you don’t know the answer to that question – you haven’t been on the internet very long. Of course you can – David Geffin pulls some amazing samples of great work done on relatively inexpensive gear. If you’d asked me this question last week, I would have said no. What a difference a few Read MoreRead More

The Hitchcock Gallery: A Compilation of Hitchcock’s Visual Imagery

This short video-essay examines various themes and techniques Alfred Hitchcock developed throughout his career. Using 40 titles, it includes every feature film Hitchcock made from 1934 right through to his retirement in 1976. Of the several themes on display here (falling, ascending and descending staircases, opening curtains, reading newspapers, poisoning drinks, women’s hairstyles, shoes, train Read MoreRead More

Film Riot’s 10 Resources for Filmmakers Online!

Ryan lists of his top 10 favorite resources for filmmakers online! Because, sharing is caring! How could we not share this? Kiana Jones SFX:… FilmmakerIQ: Cinematographer Style Documentary:… Indie Filmmaker: Lighting Tutorial and Samples:… Video Copilot: FXPHD: The Art of Color Correction: SoundWorks Collection: Hurlbut Visuals: Read MoreRead More

The History of the Broadcast Yulelog

The yule log is a fascinating tradition, isn’t it? 3+ hours of footage of a burning log, a holiday symbol of home and family, first broadcast in the 1960s for those poor city folk without fireplaces of their own. This simple, beautiful, long-from programming is a holiday miracle!! Enjoy this short episode, and we’ll see Read MoreRead More

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