A Guide to Interviewing for Documentaries

Great storytelling comes down to telling the truth. And by truth, we don’t necessarily mean the facts. It’s deeper than that. Great storytelling tells emotional truths, pulling authenticity out by any means necessary.  As filmmakers, it’s our job to do the digging. Interviewing for documentaries can be uncomfortable, because the truth is never simple. This is why documentaries are so important—they offer the time and context needed for the truth, as long as we can extract it. Read more

Why Present Your Product with Explainer Video?

Explainer videos are animated and short. Their primary goal ofproduct with explainer videois to present a business idea quickly. To engage and spark interest, these videos rely on quality visuals that grab attention. They use concise and clear language to directly explain what viewers are seeing. These videos can be educational and informational at the same time. In most situations, they are used to present products or services that companies offer. They explain the value of the product and what kind of problems that product can fix. Read more

The Sony FX9 is here…

Sony announces both the FX9 and Z750 professional video cameras.  What would you get if you threw a boatload of Sony Venice and A9 parts on a table and challenged Sony engineers to make a run and gun camera? Read more

Online Filmmaking Classes

Online courses have been around for a while; I’m sure many of us may even be working creatives thanks to some of these courses. However, the last five years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of classes taught by industry-leading professionals and recognizable household names. Read more

Determine Your Video Duration with This Script Word Count

When looking to develop explainer videos, one of the most common expectations to manage is the duration of the video. Specifically, most businesses and individuals think they can get a lot more information into a short video than is realistically feasible. Read more

‘’Purple Is Her’’ sci-fi film made in 48 hours

An intergalactic poacher hunts an alien species to the brink of extinction whose wounds generate healing crystals for humans. The short film was written, produced and edited within 48 hours as a part of the SCI-FI LONDON film challenge.  The Cambridge based team were given the following criteria to incorporate into the film within 48hrs; Purple Is Her (Title), A map - a character studies the map and marks a location (Prop), including the words 'Very clever, you’re a real asset' (Dialogue). Read more

Film, Friends, Fun; Shadows and Light 2017

Receive £50 discount this May when you attend Shadows & Light which is a two and a half days of presentations, practical workshops and social gatherings taking place in Brighton, UK 14-16 May. It brings together filmmakers so that they can learn from experts speakers, learn from each other and, perhaps most important of all, meet other like-minded filmmakers, helping forge a community of like-minded people. Read more

Officially unofficial 2017 camera rumors.

Expectations are high for camera releases in 2017. Just like in years past, here's a round up of the latest camera rumours that have appeared online. While a lot of last year’s camera rumors came to fruition, it seems a few might have been a bit too optimistic. So, keep in mind, there are no guarantees here — only hopes and dreams. Here are the best rumors for cameras we may see released in 2017. Read more

Shadows & Light Christmas Party and Screening

Shadows and Light is a new, unique event that brings filmmakers together for a lot of learning and a little bit of fun.  Co-founded by Philip Bloom, Shadows and Light responds to the need in the UK and wider Europe for an event that can bring together our growing community of one-man-band filmmakers and small productions companies.
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