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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…

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…

How the DP Behind Sundance Hit 'Tangerine' Created a Cinematic Look with an iPhone

How the DP Behind Sundance Hit 'Tangerine' Created a Cinematic Look with an iPhone

Radium Cheung, HKSC, talks to Indiewire about how and why he used a mobile…

10 DIY Production Tips That Will Save Your Ass

10 DIY Production Tips That Will Save Your Ass

From creating a shot list to effective time management, this list covers…

Naomi and Adam Scott on Working Together on 'The Overnight' (and that Notorious Prosthetic Penis)

Naomi and Adam Scott on Working Together on 'The Overnight' (and that Notorious Prosthetic Penis)

"I think the prosthetics have been such a conversation piece press-wise that…

This Lyrical Short Film was Shot Entirely on an iPhone 6

This Lyrical Short Film was Shot Entirely on an iPhone 6

This Emmy Award-winning director and photographer shot his latest film,…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Talk Sound Design

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Talk Sound Design

Here is a quick rundown of some basic terms that will help you communicate…

Meet the Real Estate Moguls Behind Some of Your Favorite Indie Films

Meet the Real Estate Moguls Behind Some of Your Favorite Indie Films

What do two Massachusetts-based real estate moguls know about indie film?…

5 Secrets of Success, From the Badass Women Who Produced 'Selma,' 'Dope,' 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Walking Dead'

5 Secrets of Success, From the Badass Women Who Produced 'Selma,' 'Dope,' 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Walking Dead'

Highlights from the "Women Make It Happen" panel at this year's Los Angeles…

Indiewire Brings Montana and Headframe Spirits to the Sunset Strip

Indiewire Brings Montana and Headframe Spirits to the Sunset Strip

We teamed with the Montana Film Office and Headframe Spirits to educate…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here Are the Main Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Location

Attention, Filmmakers: Here Are the Main Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Location

"Film does great things for communities and it sheds a light on unique place…

This Mobile Lab Will Help Keep 35mm Film Alive 'Breaking Bad'-Style

This Mobile Lab Will Help Keep 35mm Film Alive 'Breaking Bad'-Style

A 44-foot mobile trailer might be the best response to the "death of film."

Here's What It Takes To Become a YouTube Star

Here's What It Takes To Become a YouTube Star

"SHIFT: YouTube Star Documentary" investigates what it means to be successfu…

Here's How 'The Yes Men' Pull Off Their Pranks Without Spoiling the Fun

Here's How 'The Yes Men' Pull Off Their Pranks Without Spoiling the Fun

Just how do they manage to pull off these elaborate stunts? And capture them…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Get Eli Roth to Produce Your Movie

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Get Eli Roth to Produce Your Movie

Love him or hate him, Eli Roth has the brand recognition to help open a…

Shitty Rigs: Don't Try This at Home

Shitty Rigs: Don't Try This at Home

These are the shittiest rigs you'll ever see.

Here's the Best Advice from Cinematographers at CineGear

Here's the Best Advice from Cinematographers at CineGear

Some of this is just good life advice.

Here's How This Filmmaker Uses Painting to Bring His Screenplays to Life

Here's How This Filmmaker Uses Painting to Bring His Screenplays to Life

The director of "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" previews…

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…