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.

The History of Horror

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the History of Horror with sauce and bonus materials at: Dissect the history of horror, from it’s roots deep in Gothic literature, through B-movie status and director’s proving grounds to ultimate respectability as an important filmmaking genre. If you have […]

July Pubcast!

Join us for a July Pubcast: a free and open chat session! We’ll dish on our latest work and answer your questions!

5 Elements of Great Chromakey

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Explore the 5 crucial elements of capturing a great chromakey for your production from space, screen, lighting, camera and post and try your hand at chromakey with a Reporter on the Street Short film.

June Pubcast!

Join us for a free and open chat session! We’ll dish on our latest work and answer your questions! Full show notes at:

Getting Up Close to The Money Shot – Macro with Extension Tubes

With Extension tubes you can get up close and personal with your subjects – turning any lens you have into a macro lens. For a Link to the Lens Extension Kit click on the article below:

May Pubcast – Live Q&A

Come hang out with us for our monthly public Q&A session!

What Can We Learn About Filmmaking From This Scarlett Johansson Photo

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: John Hess discusses the visual language of this sexy Scarlett Johansson photo and how you can approach the images you see on FilmmakerIQ and other sites.

#FIQLIVE – The IQ Crew PItches a Reality Show

We’re back! And there’s no telling what’s going to walk through that door! Consider becoming a Patron on Patreon: Also help us out by getting a free trial on Audible! And get the first audiobook narrated by John himself: Check out the behind the scenes of our sketch by Nicolo Maserati – […]

The Forgotten War for Color Television

Today we know that 29.97 fps is a hallmark of NTSC video. We may even know the mathematical reasoning behind it. But the war for color television that birthed that oddball number, a war that raged for over a decade and left an imprint on the soul of electronic moving pictures has been largely forgotten… […]

#FIQLIVE – Level Bot Reprograms the IQ Crew

Join us for our first episode of Filmmaker IQ LIVE! for the new year!! Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon! We really appreciate it! And help us out by grabbing your very own 30-day free trial from Audible! A great place to be inspired by new ideas. Check it out here: Lastly […]

Making of: Outta Sync

Make sure you check out our first official Filmmaker IQ Short! PC Master Race will accept nothing less than glorious 60 fps, but John proclaims that 24 will be the frame rate of cinema. Now they have come for their revenge and it is up to the sound man to save the day. In […]