Filmmaking 360

How Film School Dropout Ryan Lightbourn Shot a Feature on a RED SCARLET, BMPCC, & 5D Mark III

Director Ryan Lightbourn dropped out of film school and decided to strike out on his own, making films and music videos with gear he bought himself. Having just recently finished his first feature film Sleepwalkers, Ryan decided to let us behind the scenes, explaining his process as he made his film using an array of Read MoreRead More

Are Emoticons the Future of Language?

In the digital age, we increasingly use written language in place of face to face chat or phone calls. But the advantages email, chat, and text give us in speed come with limitations in communicating emotional tone. Enter emoticons and emojis. Not just a playful supplement to language, these new tools allow for complexity in Read MoreRead More

How to Take the Terror Out Of Writing – Hunger Games Screenwriter Billy Ray

Screenwriter and Filmmaker Billy Ray also offers insights into how to make the great films. Prepare, prepare, prepare. When Ray was trying to get attached as a first-time director to Shattered Glass, which he’d written the screenplay for, he was turned down 21 out of 22 times for meetings. When Lionsgate agreed to give him one, Read MoreRead More

Arrests Over Satirical Video Lay Bare Emirati Sensitivities

The New York Times details the story of 5 young men in Dubai who were put in jail for the following satirical video on charges of threatening national security. The video was undeniably silly: a 20-minute mockumentary about a fictional martial arts school in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, where grandmaster Saloom Snake trains Read MoreRead More

5 Pieces of Wisdom from Roger Deakins

Filmmaking is about vision, not about the camera. If you don’t believe me, believe Roger Deakins, perhaps the foremost and celebrated director of photography who’s work includes films from Shawshank Redemption to Skyfall. The Vision Not the Camera Makes the Film Cinematography is more than a camera, whether that camera is a Red an Alexa or a Read MoreRead More

10 Myths about Making it in the Entertainment Industry

Executive at a studio-based film production company, Jenny Yerrick Martin lists off 10 often heard myths given to those trying to get a career in the Entertainment industry. #1 YOU SHOULD FIGURE OUT THE WHOLE PATH TO YOUR GOAL BEFORE STARTING. It seems like a smart idea. Plotting out every step to your destination is a Read MoreRead More

2013 Filmmaker Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas ranging from $5 to $1,500,000. If you can afford the later we are guessing you are just here for the Scarlett Johansson pics. Gear Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll Read MoreRead More

In Memory of Paul Walker: 5 Things You May Not Have Known

Hollywood lost a shining star this weekend in the tragic death of Paul Walker. Raindance has compiled a list of five things you may not have known about the Fast and Furious star. In memory of Paul Walker, here are 5 things you may not have known. 1. Marine Biology Major Surfing soothes me, it’s Read MoreRead More

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