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10 Steps for Turning Your 45-Second YouTube Video Into a Comedy Central Web Series

10 Steps for Turning Your 45-Second YouTube Video Into a Comedy Central Web Series

"Make a thing you think no one will care about (and make that go viral)."

6 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Making a Web Series

6 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Making a Web Series

The Unemployed Roommate genre is so worn out that even your mom may not be…

How Two First-Time Filmmakers Crowdfunded a Documentary on Crowdfunding

How Two First-Time Filmmakers Crowdfunded a Documentary on Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding isn't for the faint-hearted. Here's the brutally honest lowdown…

Here's How This Filmmaker Made a Sundance Doc About an Online Affair Turned Thriller

Here's How This Filmmaker Made a Sundance Doc About an Online Affair Turned Thriller

"There was a fantastic story that needed to be told."

The Secret to Indie Film Success? Stay Ambitious

The Secret to Indie Film Success? Stay Ambitious

"For the sake of your mental health, I suggest equating 'success' with…

Here's How This Director Shot An Amazingly Authentic Coming-of-Age Film About Gang Life

Here's How This Director Shot An Amazingly Authentic Coming-of-Age Film About Gang Life

"My goal was for the spectator to feel like a participant in the action on…

Why This Filmmaker Made a Fiction Film That Feels Like Non-Fiction

Why This Filmmaker Made a Fiction Film That Feels Like Non-Fiction

"Everything in the movie is simultaneously true and false, depending on how…

Why You Need a Passionate Middle Man (or Woman)

Why You Need a Passionate Middle Man (or Woman)

DIY doesn't mean do it all yourself. 'Fort Tilden' writer-director…

'Cartel Land' Director on How to Insert Yourself Into Dangerous and Impossible Situations

'Cartel Land' Director on How to Insert Yourself Into Dangerous and Impossible Situations

From meth labs to conflict zones, filmmaker Matthew Heineman gained access…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Tips for Getting Your Subject to Open Up on Camera

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Tips for Getting Your Subject to Open Up on Camera

"I've found ignorance is often a very effective place to come from as an…

Here's How A Private Loss Inspired This Sexual Thriller Starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes

Here's How A Private Loss Inspired This Sexual Thriller Starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes

In her own words, director Kim Farrant explains how her own experience of…

The DP of '10.000KM' on the Challenges of Capturing Long-Distance Romance

The DP of '10.000KM' on the Challenges of Capturing Long-Distance Romance

In her own words, cinematographer Dagmar Weaver-Madsen explains how and why…

Attention, Filmmakers: 4 Tips to Help You Connect With Your Audience and Build Your Brand

Attention, Filmmakers: 4 Tips to Help You Connect With Your Audience and Build Your Brand

Filmmaker and author Chris Holland shares advice on how to engage with your…

10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

Not everyone is going to want to see your film -- and that's okay.

7 Tips for Location Shooting on a Budget

7 Tips for Location Shooting on a Budget

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Patrick Brice on Harnessing Real-Life Paranoia to Create 'The Overnight' and 'Creep'

Patrick Brice on Harnessing Real-Life Paranoia to Create 'The Overnight' and 'Creep'

Though neither film is at all autobiographical, they were both drawn from…

Maya Forbes on How She Turned Childhood Memories into a Fictional Sundance Film

Maya Forbes on How She Turned Childhood Memories into a Fictional Sundance Film

"Infinitely Polar Bear," the new film starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana,…

Antonia Bogdanovich on How Her Father Influenced Her Debut Feature

Antonia Bogdanovich on How Her Father Influenced Her Debut Feature

"Try not to become an asshole, no one will help you if you do, unless they…

'Gabriel' and Why We Need a More Realistic Depiction of Mental Illness (with Exclusive Clip)

'Gabriel' and Why We Need a More Realistic Depiction of Mental Illness (with Exclusive Clip)

"Everyone knows a Gabriel somewhere in their lives."

In Their Own Words: Indie Directors Share Essential Filmmaking Tips

In Their Own Words: Indie Directors Share Essential Filmmaking Tips

From shooting a sex scene to creating DIY special effects, these indie…



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