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Are Comic Book Superhero Movies Destroying Cinema?

Are there just too many comic book superhero movies? Let’s get into the numbers… If you want to dig through all the movies released in 2018 (wide and limited) check out the Numbers for a list of Domestic Releases for 2018. Here’s the same list for 2017 and the top grossers of 2017. Here’s the list […]

Cutting it as an Editor in Hollywood | Film Jobs with Lawrence Jordan ACE

Please consider supporting Filmmaker IQ by becoming a patron on Announcing our brand new show FIlm Jobs – where we sit down with industry professionals and talk about how they got where they are and how you can get your foot in the door of the motion picture industry. In this episode we talk […]

How Do We Measure an Audience?

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on how we measure audiences with sauce and bonus material at: The success of a film or video is often judged on the size of the audience – but how do we measure that audience? – It’s not always as simple […]

How Long Should Your Shorts [Film] Be? #IQBiTS

Well there’s really no answer but we’ll look at the average Oscar Winning Short film and then break down short films into four categories of general lengths to get some perspective on how long a short film should be.

How to Get Your Short Screened at Film Festivals

If you liked this, please subscribe (and click the bell) and consider supporting us on Patreon: You’ve finished your short film and it’s GREAT! But now what? Here is a run down of some basic tips and strategies for entering your film into film festivals designed to save you money and maximize your festival […]

The History and Philosophy of Copyright

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: This video is part of a Filmmaker IQ course on copyright which includes links and sauce for more information about copyright: Let’s dive into the history of Copyright, a legal framework that makes mass market publishing from books to movies possible. We explore perhaps the earliest example […]

The History of 20th Century Fox | THE STUDIOS

From Zanuck to Cinemascope, Cleopatra to Century City, Repurt Murdoch to Mickey Mouse – this is the story of one of the most enduring Hollywood Studios around: 20th Century Fox.

The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Take a look at the history of censorship of Hollywood from pressures from progressive groups in films infancy, through the scandal rocked silent film era, the threat of boycotts in the Great Depression and turn from censorship to classification and ratings in the 1960s.

The History of the Hollywood Movie Poster

Please consider supporting us on Patreon! The Movie Poster has been around since the beginning of the Movies – in this course we will explore the earliest history of poster making and Lithography, the monopoly of Hollywood movie poster production by the National Screen Service and look at the artwork of influential artists working […]

The History of the Mockbuster

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Where there are Blockbusters, there will be imitations trying to cash in on an a popular cultural trend. Explore the history of the mockbuster film, from the roots in studio B-pictures, to sound alike films of the digital era, foreign remakes and the legalities of making movies to […]

The Science & History of Popcorn – The Snack that Saved the Movies

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: For some, Popcorn and the Movies just go together. But it hasn’t always been that way. We look at the science and mechanics that make popcorn pop and trace the history of this ancient snack that ultimately rescued the film industry.

Voicing for the Background | Film Jobs with Loop Group West

Please consider supporting Filmmaker IQ by becoming a patron on On set, the background actors are suppose to stay silent. But watching a scene take place in a silent restaurant or club isn’t very realistic.. that’s when you call in a Loop Group. Anita Kalathara and Wolfie Trausch of Loop Group West explain what […]