What is a Neutral Shot?

What is a Neutral Shot? A neutral shot is often used to produce little to no psychological effect on the audience while capturing the scene. We see the neutral shot used to provide a specific point of view for the audience. But what is the neutral shot anyway and how is a neutral shot taken? […]

What Does High Angle Shot Mean?

What Does High Angle Shot Mean? The high angle shot is one of various cinematic techniques that are used to evoke powerful emotions and connect with your audience. We’re outlining the way a high angle shot is used in cinematography to give characters a weakness that helps the audience to see them as powerless or […]

Top 15 Camera Angles and Shots Explained

Top 15 Camera Angles and Shots Explained Whether you’re new to cinematography or you’ve been working in video production for a very long time, you know that camera angles and shots come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some camera angles are devoid of motion, others include a unique mix of motion and angle […]

How to Shoot Different Angles with One Camera

As an author, you might be pleasantly surprised if a production company were to approach you with the idea of producing your book into a movie. The authors of copyrighted books often give permission to filmmakers to produce adaptations of their book on film, but at what cost? How much do book authors receive for film […]

Finding the Best Camera Angles for Your Shoot

Finding the Best Camera Angles for Your Shoot Finding the best camera angles can make a difference between whether a scene is impressive or just something to look at. Checkout these tips on finding the best camera angles for your shoot to make the most out of your upcoming video production. These practical tips to […]

Film Permits: Are they really Necessary?

Film Permits: Are they really Necessary? Film permits are a necessary evil in the film production world and, if you don’t take the appropriate steps to ensure you’ve got your permit handled ahead of your shoot, chances are, you’ll be delayed–for a while. Don’t let the common question, “Do you have permission to record that?” […]

7 Low Budget Film Lighting Tools

7 Low Budget Film Lighting Tools Whether you’re an experience grip or production lighting is something that you haven’t really given much thought to just yet, chances are you have or will be sucked into buying unnecessary film lighting tools that cost much more than you intended to spend. That’s why we’re showing you some […]

10 Film Permitting Tips to Ensure You’re Prepared for Shoot Day

10 Film Permitting Tips to Ensure You’re Prepared for Shoot Day Before you can shoot on location, you’ve got to get a location permit. It’s easier to actually just go ahead in advance and get the permit than it is to later seek forgiveness for not having it. Especially considering a commercial film production that […]

Film Production Equipment Checklist for Beginners

Film Production Equipment Checklist for Beginners Depending on what role you take on in film, you may need various items to effectively produce top-quality films. In fact, the film production equipment checklist that we have built for beginners outlines essential filmmaking equipment and tools that you should have based on the type of film you […]

How to Become a Video Editor

How to Become a Video Editor There is no better time than the present to get started in a career in video editing. But, do you have what it takes to become a video editor in today’s busy and highly competitive film industry? We’re showing you how to become a video editor in hopes that […]