Planning & Directing
Stuff You Need to Know
For effective communication, begin production with a clear idea of your viewers’ role. Consider how camera angles may change the relationship your viewer has to your subject.
Color theory can set the tone and mood for the viewer using color manipulation in pre-production, shooting and post. But what exactly is color theory?
Pre-production is dreaded by many; some consider it tedious, non-creative work.
A first-class story is compelling from beginning to end. Freytag's Pyramid is a formula that describes the structure of most dramas.
When you start building a team for production, you are creating your most valuable asset.
Directing your first project is like getting behind the wheel of a car for the first time. You read through the manual, attended the...
There are numerous reasons creators get into the world of film and video, but the overlying constant that consumers all want is a good story!
We all know how important three act structure is in narrative filmmaking; it’s been used in storytelling of all sorts for eons, and if...
For the director, this process begins in the pre-development stage of their project. The first stage of the creative process is the script. The...
Film production at any level is a complicated process. When working on your own, or even with a small team, there's a lot on...
Making movie-like special effects doesn't have to be difficult. Our experts at Videomaker show you how easy it is to make your own using...
Quentin Tarantino inspires generations of filmmakers with his uncomprised vision for his films. He's the definition of what a filmmaker is.
It's important for all filmmakers to continually study their craft. So, we've put together a list of the best filmmaking books for you to check out.
Writing low budget movie scripts is one of the harder forms of screenwriting. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding.
Coming up with great, original video ideas is hard. Luckily, there are many things you can do to help get your creative juices flowing.
If you want people to respond well to your film pitches, you need to learn how to write and present your pitches in an exciting, effective way.
Parker Walbeck is one of YouTube’s finest with his film making tutorials. His latest video gives us a look at his process for shooting music videos.
Identifying keywords an essential strategy for attracting more viewers to your work. Here's how to effectively research keywords as an online video creator.
Have you ever noticed how sometimes films reuse a piece of sound, music, or visuals over and over again? Those are what we call motifs.
Renting a camera can be a great way to save on money and storage. We have a few tips that will help you have the best renting experience.
In this article, we'll teach you everything you need to know about how to write subtext. We will give you a examples of subext and how to write it yourself.
Even though you’ve finished writing your script, it's still a first draft and most scripts need more than one draft to be ready for...
If you’re doing video production because it’s a wonderful hobby and you’re okay with spending your own money to make your video...
Especially when working with a limited budget, it's easy to find costumes falling to the bottom of your priorities. If you want to give your production a truly cinematic finish, costume design should be a key element.
Fight scenes add excitement to virtually any story, but proper fight choreography is crucial if you want to create believable and engaging fight scenes.