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Post-Production for Documentaries: Unique Challenges and Solutions

by Eric Johnson,

Post-production is where the magic happens in documentary filmmaking. It's the stage where countless hours of footage are transformed into a compelling narrative that captivates audiences. But for many indie filmmakers, post-production can also be the most daunting part of the process. In this blog

Killer Tips to Keep Your Filmmaking Equipment in the Best Shape Possible

by Eric Johnson,

Imagine this: you’re on set, ready to shoot a pivotal scene in your indie film, but just as you’re about to roll, your camera malfunctions. Frustration mounts as you scramble to find a solution, and precious production time slips away. Unfortunately, this is a common

Must-Read Tips for Creating a Successful Shooting Schedule

by Eric Johnson,

Creating a successful shooting schedule is one of the most critical tasks in filmmaking, especially for indie filmmakers working with limited resources. A well-organized shooting schedule can be the difference between a smooth production process and a chaotic one. Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or

Cinematic Study: How to Watch Movies Like a Filmmaker

by Eric Johnson,

Ever wondered how filmmakers can turn a simple scene into a cinematic masterpiece? Whether it's the breathtaking visuals, the compelling storytelling, or the seamless editing, every great film has a lot to teach us. If you're an indie filmmaker looking to elevate your craft, learning

The Proof Film Festival: A New Platform for Emerging Filmmakers

by Jett Hayes,

The American Cinematheque has announced the launch of the Proof Film Festival, which is dedicated solely to proof-of-concept short films. The festival aims to provide a platform for up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their innovative works and help them gain access to professional development opportunities and