Learn the secrets to being a great film director, from directing actors and crew to planning and capturing great shots. Get filmmaking tips to become a better director, storyteller, and communicator.
- Video (16)
- Video Pre-Production
- Filmmaking (8)
- Screenwriting (3)
- Video Editing (2)
- Business (1)
- Freelancing (1)
- Photography (1)
- Project Management (1)
- Shooting Video (1)
Learn how to direct actors and get the best performances for your short film.
Learn how to prepare to make a short film with these pre-production tips. Find out how to prep your shot list, create a shooting schedule and budget, scout locations, and get props and costumes ready for action.
Learn the basics of writing a great script, including storytelling, working with screenwriting software, and revising scripts. These filmmaking tips are designed for anyone who wants to make a short film.
Make your media collaboration strategy smarter with Frame.io. Learn about the benefits and features of Frame.io and find out how to integrate Frame.io with Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.
Budgets keep video productions in line and on time. Learn how to develop professional budgets, quotes, and proposals for any kind of shoot, and transform those estimates into invoices.
Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that shows how to make movies, as well as the actual struggles filmmakers have to overcome to get films made. This installment covers the role of the producer: getting financing, dealing with legal issues, and increasing production value.
Learn pre-production steps for low-budget and ultra-low-budget films. Emmy-winning director Eduardo Angel covers the entire pre-production workflow, from concepting to pre-shooting.
Learn how to shoot and prepare footage for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. Get smart video production strategies that will streamline video editing and maximize your creative choices in post.
Learn how to write a script for a corporate project, documentary film, or any other nonfiction video project.
Learn about important apps and techniques for managing a video production with an iPad.
Learn how to use video as a tool for telling a story about where your projects are going, making concepts a reality early in the process, collaborating, and identifying potential trouble spots as well as creative opportunities.
Learn how the pros prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews.
Learn to manage a project and balance the goals, schedule, team members, and clients involved in a creative endeavor.
Introduces creative professionals to the core concepts of location scouting for video and photo projects.
Lays out the nuts and bolts of budgeting for video projects and shows how to create estimates, quotes, and invoices.
“I’m learning stuff that I wouldn't necessarily have even considered before, due to time and cost. You guys rule.” —Nate M.
more from our members »