Production budgets are not what they used to be. This is not exactly news to anyone working in filmmaking. Show budgets that once would have been considered “low” now seem to be considered “average.” Cheap is the new normal. And while it can be cathartic to lament this situation, it d
I was an editor for a good 10 years before gradually moving more and more into directing. A few years ago I started shooting and studying cinematography in earnest. I wanted to know as much as I could about cameras and lighting to better communicate with crews I was directing on set.
One of the best exercises you can do to challenge yourself is to experiment with creative limitations. It seems like one of the most frequent hurdles to overcome these days has to do with inadequate production budgets and the problems they cause. But rather than getting into fiscal ob