How To Break Down and Schedule Your No-Budget Movie

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Thanks to enhancements in production technology, you no longer need a gazillion dollars to make a feature. But you will need to learn how to replace money with ginormous creatively. Once your screenplay is complete, the next step in the … Continue reading

Things We Notice Because We Work in Production

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Nothing can pull you out of the magic of your favorite TV show or movie faster than noticing a production error.  And because we eat, live, and breathe all things production, we have a keenly trained eye to spot some … Continue reading

24 Tips for Surviving in the Camera Department

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  Want to Make a Good Name for Yourself in the Camera Department? Whether you are a new AC or a seasoned Camera Operator, it’s always a good idea to stay on top of your game. Complacency in the work … Continue reading

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

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Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series … Continue reading

6 reasons you should upgrade your lens, not your camera

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  Should I upgrade my camera body or buy a better lens instead? It’s a classic question photographers ask themselves – or, more likely, post on a photography forum. In the days of film cameras, the answer was more clear-cut: … Continue reading

10 Zero Budget Filmmaking Tips

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Valentines Day 2005 was a key date in the history of the movie business. It was the day that Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim registered the name youtube.com. The movie business, and especially film distribution, has not been … Continue reading

High Tech Movie Locations

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Spider Technologies in Kelowna BC was one of the highest tech locations we found in the Okanagan for a specific scene in ‘A Wife’s Nightmare’ Production by Vic Sarin. The entire movie was shot in the Okanagan last year. Visionomics … Continue reading