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[Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online

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Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online I’m always asked what the top filmmaking courses online I’d recommend to filmmakers. As Jack Nicolson says: “If you don’t keep learning, you die.” I am a HUGE consumer of online courses of all types. I’m a visual learner and online courses help me keep my skills sharp. Below I’ve…

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IFH 208: Cinematic Masterclass with Philip Bloom

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Cinematic Masterclass with Philip Bloom Today on the show we have a legend in the filmmaking blogosphere, award-winning cinematographer Philip Bloom. Philip 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. He started blogging back in the early 2000’s before…

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10 Tips to Cure “What is Itis” in Filmmaking

What is Itis, Suzanne Lyons

Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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IFH 195: Top 10 Tips for Low Budget Filmmakers

Low Budget Filmmakers

Top 10 Tips for Low budget Filmmakers Making an indie film can be rough, especially for beginners. Many times filmmakers go off halfcocked and jump into making a film without really thinking it all through. Here are a few tips that will help you on you filmmaking journey. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SCRIPT Look for character-driven…

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Brian De Palma: Breaking Down the Master’s Technique

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Brian De Palma: Breaking Down the Master’s Technique Brian De Palma happens to have given life to the mortuary cinema, he has taken the dead forms of classic Hollywood and has brought them back to life with his incredible talent and expertise. Brian De Palma is considered an integral part of the New Hollywood wave…

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Film Noir: Ultimate Guide to the Dark & Sexy Cinematic Style

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What is Film Noir? Film noir is a term in filmmaking that’s used predominantly to refer to classy Hollywood crime dramas, mainly the ones that emphasize sexual motivations and cynical attitudes. The Hollywood classical film noir era was said to have extended from the early 1940s to the late 50s. During this period, Film Noir…

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Barry Lyndon: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

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Barry Lyndon: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece In the history of dramatic films, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon gets a beautiful ranking. It won a total of four Oscars under the production category. It is a film that is based on a novel written by William Makepeace Thackeray: ‘The Luck of Barry Lyndon,’ in 1844. The…

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Spike Jonze: Breaking Down His Visual & Storytelling Style

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Spike Jonze: Breaking Down His Visual & Storytelling Style Born as Adam Spiegel, on the 22nd of October 1969 in Rockville, Maryland this talented screenwriter, producer, director and actor grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and Gulph Mills in Pennsylvania. His father, Arthur H. Speigel happened to be a distant relative of Speigel Catalogue family making…

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Breaking Down Martin Scorsese’s Masterpiece Taxi Driver

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Breaking Down Martin Scorsese’s Masterpiece Taxi Driver Taxi Driver is the story of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a 26 years old honorably discharged U.S marine, living in solitude. The movie was set in post-Vietnam New York with its dirt, dysfunction, and prostitution. He suffers from insomnia and to cope with this, he works as…

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