Directing

Ten Tips for Better Event Videography

Event videography ... it's what we do to pay for our filmmaking obsessions! That's why I put together this video about my Top Ten Tips for Better Event Videography! Click above, watch and subscribe to our y...

The Top 10 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make Oh no - the ‘M’ word. Let’s get into this piece by first recognizing one thing: We all make mistakes. Veteran filmmakers make mistakes. So, to think beginner film...

The Role of Color in Storytelling

For as hard as it may be to describe the actual essence of color, it’s even harder to imagine a world without its vibrancy. The same, of course, goes for film. Color tells a story in our everyday lives. So, it’...
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How to Make an Indie Fan Film

With the rise popularity of indie fan films such as the beautifully shot Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and the ultra gritty (and quite possibly 'better than the official remake') Power Rangers Fan Film -  it is clear ...
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The Fine Art of Composition and Blocking

When it comes to directorial styles and preferences, most of us expect to see certain things. After all, if everyone shot the same, we wouldn’t have the standouts, right (even if they’re standing out in a less ...
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5 Tips on Crafting a Killer Holiday Horror Film

As children Christmas is most wonderful time of the year - festivity, decorations and PRESENTS!; but as adults the Holidays can be a month of utter hell ... draining your finances, awakening ages old feuds with...
Composing Movement - Akira Kurosawa

Composing Movement: Tips from Akira Kurosawa

If you know what your scene is about – try to express it through movement. Directors who are able to master the art of composing movement will have a much easier time at subtly conveying emotion and advancing p...
2016 Filmmaking Trends

Fall and Winter Filmmaking Trends

Toronto based Producer/Director James Ridout shares some of his insights into some of 2016's popular filmmaking trends. Don't have time to read? Listen to the audio version provided in the header of this page! ...
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