FILMMAKING

We take you behind the scenes and break down all that goes into making a film. Read our conversations with filmmakers as they share their creative process, tips for frugal filmmakers, equipment they work with and more! We explore every aspect of filmmaking — cinematography, screenwriting, lighting, editing etc.

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20 Books Directors Recommend Aspiring Filmmakers In 2023

Are you ready to make a film? From funding to the final product, there’s understandably,…

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The 25 Best Film Schools [2023 List]

From AFI to Beijing Film Academy, these are the top-ranked film schools in the world.…

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Women Talking (2022) Screenplay Analysis

Sarah Polley’s third feature film as a writer-director, Women Talking is based on an epistolary novel…

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20 Greatest Actors Of All Time, Ranked

(This article was updated on February 15, 2024 by Arun Kumar). From old Hollywood to…

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20 Best Shot Films Of 2022

At the cinematographer’s roundtable hosted by The Hollywood Reporter this year, Roger Deakins said, “I…

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‘The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’ Cinematography

Set in 1881, Missouri, Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert…

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How Jordan Peele Uses Cinematography To Reveal Subtext in ‘Nope’

Jordan Peele earned his status as one of Hollywood’s most important new filmmakers when he…

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What Makes Belfast A Unique Screenplay?

Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast presents the viewers with a striking panorama of life. It can be…

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22 Must Watch Films For Great Cinematography

From Se7en to Blade Runner 2049, we bring you 22 movies with the best cinematography that offer…

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The Dutch Angle Explained

In the artistic process of filmmaking, the camera not only helps to capture images but…

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16 Screenwriting Contests Every Writer Should Know Of

Screenwriting is an art form that can take decades to perfect. There’s no better way…

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Aerial Shot Explained: All You Need To Know

Aerial shots have been used in filmmaking and photography for decades to add an extra…

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10 Best Long Takes In Film History

From Touch of Evil (1958) to Atonement (2007), here are the 10 greatest long takes in movie…

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How To Become A Cinematographer: The Ultimate Guide

Filmmaking is a complex and ever-evolving art form. There are many different positions that need…

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20 Coolest Roger Deakins’ Shots

From The Shawshank Redemption (1994) to 1917 (2019), here’s a look at some of the…