Meritar E.Ludwig 50mm F2.9 – Vintage Lens Review

Meritar E.Ludwig 50mm F2.9 – Vintage Lens Review If you are looking for a lens with that “vintage look” then your search is over. The Meritar E.Ludwig 50mm F2.9 creates a beautiful film-like image that takes the “digital bite” off of a lot of today’s digital sensors. It’s not a perfect lens by any means…

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Super Takumar 55mm F1.8 – Vintage Lens Review

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Super Takumar 55mm F1.8 Oh the Super Takumar 55mm F1.8, how I love thee. Seriously, I purchased this lens because of its legendary sharpness and the wonderful colors it renders. The Super Takumar 55mm F1.8 produces some amazing images. Even wide open you’ll not only get a usable image but a pretty one as well.…

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Stanley Kubrick: The Ultimate Guide to the Master Filmmaker

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Stanley Kubrick – Breaking Down the Master’s Directing Style What is that elevates a filmmaker to a film master like Stanley Kubrick, or that elegant French word, auteur? In the vast majority of films that make it onto the big screen these days, it is the actors’ names which draw curious audiences above the director’s.…

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How to Get Bad Ass Prop Guns for Your Film

How to Get Bad Ass Prop Guns for Your Film When my team and I were making my first short film BROKEN we really wanted to have functional and professional-looking guns for the project. Obviously, we weren’t going to use real guns and getting our hands on working prop guns was too cost prohibited. We knew…

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How to Make Prop Money for Your Indie Film

Film School Essentials: How to Make Prop Money for Your Indie Film If you are making an action film, thriller, or crime drama chances are you’ll need a briefcase FULL of prop movie cash at one point or another.  The good folks over at Indy Mogul made this video to show you how to make some…

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Cinematography Books You Need to Read + Video – Top Ten List

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Cinematography Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List 1) Lighting for Cinematography We can’t shoot good pictures without good lighting, no matter how good the newest cameras are. Shooting under available light gives exposure, but lacks depth, contrast, contour, atmosphere and often separation. The story could be the greatest in the world, but…

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Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire Anyone who has ever listen to the IFH Podcasts knows that I start off every episode with a filmmaking quote. I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite filmmaking quotes from some of the masters of the medium. Without further ado enjoy the inspiration. Pick…

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Film Production Books You Need to Read – 2021 Top Ten List

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Film Production Books You Need to Read – 2021 Top Ten List 1) Indie Film Production: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking Indie Film Production explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent film producer. Raising funds to do your dream project, producing award-winning films with a low budget, putting name actors on your…

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Top 10 Filmmaking & Storytelling Masterclass

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Please note some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase or use a service Top 10 Filmmaking & Storytelling Masterclass Over the years I’ve taken many of Masterclass’ remarkable online courses. They have had and continue…

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Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written

Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written If you want to be a screenwriter you have to read screenplays. There’s no better place to start than reading the masters of the craft. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) published this list of the top ten best screenplays ever written and I would have to agree. My personal favorites…

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