It’s hard to imagine that until 1960, the only way to film and record sound simultaneously was with big bulky cameras on tripods and massive sound systems. “The Camera That Changed the World” tells the story of the two teams of filmmakers -one in America and one in France- who tried to find a way […]
There is no exact formula to ‘make it’ when you want to be a filmmaker, it all depends on… how old you are, how much money you have, who you know, who you are, what you want from life, what you have to say etc. etc. etc. Even though we all know it, it doesn’t prevent any of us […]
You’ve just spent the most intense month of your life sending hundreds of online updates via all the Social Media platforms available on Earth, asking your friends and the friends of your friends, and the guy on the line at CVS to spend their money and use their contacts to help you reach your goal and […]
Note: These extracts from a full length script are used to illustrate an educational point. Please don’t sue me, I can take it out if it prevents anyone from making millions. It’s hard to believe that it’s been already two years since I wrote How To Write a Split Screen: the (500) Days of Summer Example. […]
When it comes to equipment or budget, we are not all equals, but creativity is a muse that doesn’t discriminate. Or at least not based on your networking abilities or bank account. Being an artist, a filmmaker, a writer etc. comes with one fundamental task: you have to find your creativity, handle it, understand it […]
Last week, Miles Maker tweeted almost 200 great tips about how to deal with low to no budget filmmaking. This week, Maker’s tweeted from another No-Budget Film School‘s event and shared priceless insights about the Art of Pitching during writer/director and USC teacher Janet Scott Batchler‘s talk. Below are 25 tips shared by Janet Scott Batchler, […]
If you’ve one of mentorless.com avid readers, you are aware of my admiration for Darren Aronofsky and his body of work. Discovering that two of the behind-the-scenes shot by Niko Tavernise were available online in their full version was pretty much like fast forwarding to Christmas 2013. Tavernise is a film-set photographer and occasionally BTS […]
Time Lapses, Hyper Lapses and Tilt Shifts are three of the most popular filmmaking technics at the moment. Time Lapses, by far a photographers/filmmakers’ favorite, can now be seen in reality TV, documentaries and movies to evoke time passing and transition from one sequence to another. Just like the for .gif phenomenon, the Internet doesn’t get […]
In one of their latest video, Vimeo Video School shared how to deal with a lack of crew all the while shooting multiple characters scenes, actions and recording sound. (yes, even that) Thanks to three simple technics, the swipe cut, the split screen and the smart phone audio, you’ll be able to enhance your weekend shootings […]
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