An interview with Andrew Edmark about getting started in filmmaking

Here at the filmmaking fool, I love sharing my experiences diving into the filmmaking world. I thought it would also be great to share some other start-up stories of filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, festival programmers, actors, and anyone else involved in the film world with you all. I hope to include artists …

An interview with Farah Rose Smith about getting started in filmmaking

Here at the filmmaking fool, I love sharing my experiences diving into the filmmaking world. I thought it would also be great to share some other start-up stories of filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, festival programmers, actors, and anyone else involved in the film world with you all. I hope to include artists …

Color temperature / white balancing : hot is cool and cool is hot!

I just want to cover the very, very basic theory of color temperature / white balance here. I feel like even just the most cursory look would have helped me a lot when I was first trying to figure out what the heck temperature meant in terms of light! It …

An interview with James Harmon II about starting the Sanford International Film Festival

As the filmmaking fool, I love sharing my experiences diving into the filmmaking world. I thought it would also be great to share some other start-up stories of filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, festival programmers, actors, and anyone else involved in the film world with you all. I hope to include artists …

Pulling focus or zooming: LensShifter is here to help! (Sophia’s Spotlight)

Sophia here, to spotlight low-cost products that might be useful for starting filmmakers! Our first look is at LensShifter! Engineerable (Facebook page) has a crowdfunding campaign happening right now for an excellent little tool that makes it easier to pull focus and zoom (if you must zoom) while shooting video! It’s not quite …

Check out my article on tips for making sure your location is shoot ready over at StudioBinder

In addition to Filmmaking Fool, I occasionally write articles for other sites including this one over at StudioBinder. When I think the articles might be useful for all of you readers here, I’ll point them out! This one is all about assessing your location to see if it’s ready for a shoot. I …

An interview with Porcelain Dalya. How did Dalya get started making films?

As the filmmaking fool, I love sharing my experiences diving into the filmmaking world. I thought it would also be great to share some other start-up stories of filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, festival programmers, actors, and anyone else involved in the film world with you all. I hope to include artists …

How can I use stock footage, and will people notice?

Today, we’re going to talk about using externally licensed stock (or your own reused) footage in your films! (We’ll talk about stock audio another time, but the same principles apply.) I had mentioned in my first article that the best way to learn about making low-budget films is to look at …

The kid stays in the picture: Rachel Eddey on breaking your kids into acting

As the filmmaking fool, I love sharing my experiences diving into the filmmaking world. I thought it would also be great to share some other start-up stories of filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, festival programmers, actors, and anyone else involved in the film world with you all. I hope to include artists …