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Filmmaker Toolkit: Production

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Don't Panic on an Indie Film Set

    Whatever you do, keep your cool. In a guest post, first-time producer Roz Foster explains how she managed...under very unusual circumstances on the set of "Tar Pit."

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    Here's How A Group of Students Made This Amazing Short Film Without Any CGI

    Students from the London Film School adapted a short story about a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend and it became a Short of the Week. In a guest post, the director Ben Aston explains how they - literally - pulled it off (the skin, that is).

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Maximize Cool, Organic Locations

    In a guest post, first-time producer Roz Foster writes about the importance of maximizing cool, organic locations -- ideally, ones with accessible bathrooms.

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    The Best DPs of 2014 on Their Biggest Shooting Challenges

    Indiewire asked some of this year's best cinematographers about the biggest challenges they faced while shooting films in 2014. Here's what they had to say.

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    How an Oscar-Nominated Editor Made the Transition to Directing

    In a guest post, Academy Award-nominated editor Saar Klein writes about making the transition from editing to directing with his film "After The Fall."

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    How to Raise the Private Capital to Produce and Sell a Film

    Things are tough out there. But in this guest post, Matthew Helderman of Buffalo 8 Productions and Bondit explains how all is not lost and it's still possible to find financing.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Shoot in a Confined Space (and What Gear You Need)

    In a guest post, "Room 105" producer Doug Fox provides advice for how to shoot an indie in a small space (such as a motel room) and make it look like a big budget film.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Put These Authentic Space Sounds in Your Movie for FREE (Thanks NASA!)

    The Eagle has landed...these awesome sounds from space (for free!).

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    Advice from Women Directors: 'Don't Listen to Naysayers…Just Do It."

    The 22nd annual Raindance Film Festival was the perfect place to catch up with some female filmmakers from around the world at different places in their careers.

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    Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker Reveal How to Shoot a Sex Scene (NSFW)

    Ever wonder what it looks like when they shoot a sex scene? Check out this behind-the-scenes look at what goes into filming an erotic moment for the upcoming "Stretch," directed by Joe Carnahan.

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