Five Smashing Performances Plus Truman 20 Years Later

While “award-season” is now on, just know that whether or not an actor or crew member “ultimately wins” an Academy Award still may not mean jack. Knowing which performances and techniques were most effective is all part of the craft, and this is surely one of the most subjective arts in technological performance history. “The Read More …

Shared from No Film School: Here’s What Cast and Crew Really Earn on a $200 Million Blockbuster Budget

Ever wonder what the specific monetary breakdown was for individual cast and crew earnings for a ginormous $200 million blockbuster film? So do a lot of people! While the pie isn’t evenly sliced, one would not expect it to be — a director, A-list actors, even editors and composers can all be earning six or Read More …

Shared from No Film School: How to Get the Film Noir Look on a Budget

Might any particular attributes stand out when considering film noir? Take harsh shadows? Black and white? Era of ’40s crime? Even Venecian blinds? Indeed, the most distinguish element of film noir is its lighting. In the short tutorial above, Simon Cade of DSLRguide shows you a cheap but effective lighting setup which can assist in Read More …