Production Blogs

Production Blogs

Filmmaking blogs can provide a lot of insight in the process of making and finishing a film. You can find step-by-step guidelines from experts in the film community and receive updates about the current state of the industry.

The Blast from Rocketstock

https://www.rocketstock.com/blog/

Rocketstock’s The Blast is the must-see blog for anyone looking for their lucky break in the post-production and motion graphics world. With free motion design assets and plenty of VFX inspirations, The Blast is a blog that cannot be missed out on.

Chung Dha

https://www.chungdha.nl/

ChungDha.nl is a website showcasing works from Chung Dha a Photographer, Filmmaker, Youtuber, Travel Filmmaker and a Social Influencer. On this website you can also find video editing tutorials with Adobe Premiere Pro, teaching transitions, effect, premiere pro presets and more. Filmmaking / Photography tips and tricks, Product reviews and Previews at Trade Shows and more.

Cinema5d

https://www.cinema5d.com/

Cinema5d brings you information about the latest advancements in camera and filmmaking technology as well as industry news, reviews and analysis of cinema cameras and video DSLR’s. Cinema5D is for filmmakers and all those who are interested in new developments and technologies to help them bring their film & video projects to life.

Filmmaker IQ

https://filmmakeriq.com/

Filmmaker IQ has a nice dose of comedy to go along with your filmmaking research. Its website is set up like a University, with labs and courses to take a look at. There is plenty of content to look at, as the website itself has been long-running. With film essays, video breakdowns, and a bold layout, Filmmaker IQ is definitely a site worth looking through.

Filmmaker Magazine

https://filmmakermagazine.com/

This is a publication that centers its focus on independent film/tv. There is a vast array of up-to-date film industry articles that are a great resource for all filmmakers alike. They also have a lengthy archive, dating back several years for anyone doing research on past films.

Fenchel & Janisch

https://www.fenchel-janisch.com/filmmaking/

In the field of commercial filmmaking Fenchel and Janisch have served several hundred in more than one thousand video projects. They are specialists in explaining complicated products and services in a way that lets their client’s audience understand it easily. Because by using the combination of spoken words (voice over) matching exactly the shown pictures (video) makes it much easier for the human brain to understand and receive messages. The vision of Fenchel and Janisch is to become more international with their work in helping others to improve their skills in filmmaking as well as shooting and producing videos, commercials and documentary’s worldwide.

Filmmaker Freedom

https://filmmakerfreedom.com/

Rob Hardy originally founded Filmmaker Freedom out of frustration. After several years of writing for a popular filmmaking blog, he realized there needed to be something better — an educational resource that focused on the things that actually matter, rather than the trivial, clickbait nonsense that clogs our collective newsfeeds. Which is why he made Filmmaker Freedom.

Filmmaking Lifestyle

https://filmlifestyle.com/

Filmmaking Lifestyle brings readers tutorials and guides on setting up and growing a video production business, as well as articles on independent filmmaking of all kinds. The guides on Filmmaking Lifestyle teach readers how to run a successful video production company, covering topics like business, success, filmmaking and more. There are guides on everything from marketing, pricing, selling your services and forging a strong mindset to deal with everything business (and life) throws at you. The articles on this site are based on studying the best business and filmmaking minds out there, as well as out-in-the-trenches experience.

Filmmaking Stuff

https://www.filmmakingstuff.com/

Filmmaking Stuff is a professional resource for entrepreneurial filmmakers, providing practical strategies on screenwriting, producing, crowdfunding, directing, movie marketing and film distribution.

Frame.io

https://blog.frame.io/

Frame.io’s mission is to create tactical, actionable articles that teach valuable skills. They want to highlight the amazing work that’s being done every day in our industry, but instead of conducting armchair interviews, they dive into the messy details and show you how it actually works.

Hurlbut Academy

https://www.hurlbutacademy.com/blog/

Hurlbut Academy is the ultimate online film education that helps you realize your dreams. They provide personalized, immersive film training and global mentoring. Inside the Academy, they show you the best kept secrets from Hollywood film sets to save you time and money. Its engaging curriculum spans every aspect of cinematography from lighting, lensing, blocking, to working with actors, composition, style and theory.

Indie Film Hustle

https://indiefilmhustle.com/blog-3/

Alex Ferrari created Indie Film Hustle to share what he’s learned over the years as a writer, director, producer and post production/VFX supervisor. IFH is here to give you the truth on how to make it as a filmmaker in this crazy and sometimes brutal business.

Indie Filmmaking Blog by Lights Film School

https://www.lightsfilmschool.com/blog/

This is the Lights Film School’s blog and it provides plenty of insight into all areas of filmmaking. The blog is easy to browse, and it is divided into categories of the filmmaking process so you can find exactly what you are looking for. It also has a blog post trending page, where you can see what your other peers are also looking at often.

Jonny Elwyn

https://jonnyelwyn.co.uk/

A film editor himself, Jonny Elwyn works with a wide range of clients and has bountiful knowledge of the film community. His blog goes over the how’s and why’s as well as shining a light on film editing itself. He also freelances as a writer for sites like Rocketstock and PremiumBeat.

Learn About Film

https://learnaboutfilm.com/

Tom Barrance is one of the UK’s most experienced film educators. He runs training in filmmaking for businesses, nonprofits, charities, arts and youth organizations, schools and higher education. He also runs filmmaking workshops, activities and longer projects. His blog is an easy-to-understand filmmaking website.

Mentorless

http://www.mentorless.com/

Mentorless is a filmmaking blog for indie filmmakers that are looking to nurture their craft and creativity with helpful tips, how to’s, interviews, tutorials and more. Mentorless is run by Nathalie Sejean, who has a newsletter that is sent out every week to subscribers.

MovieMaker Magazine

https://www.moviemaker.com/

MovieMaker’s content is directed at the audience as well as the artist, and its lively mix of interviews, trend-setting criticism, DIY techniques, festival coverage, distribution and financing tips, behind-the-scenes indie “war stories” and appreciations of classic Hollywood actors, directors, cinematographers, producers, screenwriters and editors makes MovieMaker Magazine a perennial favorite and trusted brand with cinema artists and discriminating film fans everywhere.

No Film School

https://nofilmschool.com/

No Film School is the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required. It is a great way to gain insight and to expand on industry knowledge.

Noam Kroll

https://noamkroll.com/

This blog is geared towards filmmakers and other video-based content creators that want to become better all-around storytellers, which is why on this site there is a healthy mix of storytelling techniques, creative insight, and plenty of info/reviews on cameras and gear.

Philip Bloom

http://www.philipbloom.net/

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 27-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. This blog provides you with real-world industry information.

Planet5d

http://blog.planet5d.com/

Planet5d leans more heavily on the video side than on the photography side, but they do add photo news when they feel it is significant. The blog explores the ins and out of the digital world, from DSLR to mirrorless cameras. 

Prolost

https://prolost.com/

Stu Maschwitz is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer, with a passion for kinetic storytelling and building filmmaking tools.  Maschwitz places an emphasis on performance, emotion, and story. A champion of accessible filmmaking, Maschwitz wrote The DV Rebel’s Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap. Maschwitz currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer of Red Giant, where he designs software for filmmakers.

ProVideo Coalition

https://www.provideocoalition.com/

ProVideo Coalition brings together the film industry’s best writers, bloggers and video experts under one URL. Each writer / filmmaker / contributor writes based on their personal knowledge and experience. PVC has become the leading resource for video professionals working in major studios and post houses, independent filmmakers, educators, students and storytelling enthusiasts as the place to go for news, information, reviews and training.

Raindance

https://www.raindance.org/

Read the latest articles on the Raindance blog, featuring tips, advice and insight for independent and aspiring filmmakers. It also features information about the annual Raindance Independent film festival that is taking place in the UK.

Reddit Filmmakers

https://www.reddit.com/r/Filmmakers/

This is a place to meet, share work, tips, tutorials, and experiences in the filmmaking world. Professionals and amateurs alike unite to discuss the world of filmmaking in a central place to help answer any questions and ignite discussions.

RedShark News

https://www.redsharknews.com/

RedShark is a multiplatform online publication for anyone with an interest in moving image technology and craft. With over 50 contributors worldwide, full-time developers, editorial, sales and marketing staff, it is the go-to site for informed opinion and know-how for the quickly changing video, film and content creation industries.

Stephen Follows

https://stephenfollows.com/

Stephen Follows is a writer and producer who does research and data analysis pertaining to the film industry. His blog has a lot of interesting info, such as who dominates the screenwriting software market and how movie advertising budgets are spent. It is a pretty original blog with a lot of exciting articles worth checking out.

StudentFilmmakers

https://www.studentfilmmakers.com/

The goal is to inspire, educate and support motion picture production and artistry. They help Film and Video makers of all levels network, learn and grow in the filmmaking community. They introduce the latest technology, techniques, and workflows in Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Distribution.

VashiVisuals

http://vashivisuals.com/blog/

This is a blog run by professional film editor Vashi Nedomansky. It contains up-to-date information about the filmmaking world. He analyzes every shot in his favorite films and shows and provides his opinion about its uses and purpose. His posts are an interesting read, especially if you are on the editing side of film.

Video and Filmmaker Magazine

http://videoandfilmmaker.com/wp/

Video and Filmmaker is made for filmmakers and can guide you through the steps of your film's production, from funding the screenplay, to planning the shoot. There are tutorials and reviews to help you capture the best possible sound, what the post-production process entails, and right on through to the distribution of the finished project.

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