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Where I Shot It: Finding the Right Backdrop for a Character’s Spiritual Quest in 'Buster's Mal Heart'

Where I Shot It: Finding the Right Backdrop for a Character’s Spiritual Quest in 'Buster's Mal Heart'

The surreal mystery features "Mr. Robot" star Rami Malek as an eccentric…

How the New 'Star Wars' Movie is Bringing Celluloid Back to Cinema

How the New 'Star Wars' Movie is Bringing Celluloid Back to Cinema

13 years after George Lucas leveraged that franchise's power to usher in a…

Edward Lachman Shares His Secrets For Shooting Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

Edward Lachman Shares His Secrets For Shooting Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

The acclaimed cinematographer provides Indiewire with a masterclass on…

Watch: How to Light a Scene on a Budget

Watch: How to Light a Scene on a Budget

Read this lighting advice for indie filmmakers on a budget.

5 Reasons Why You Need a 1st AD on Set

5 Reasons Why You Need a 1st AD on Set

Even for a low-budget production, an AD can work wonders.

Watch: What You Need to Know About Lighting on Location

Watch: What You Need to Know About Lighting on Location

And how not to burn the house down.

How Collaboration Fueled the Year's Biggest Awards Contenders

How Collaboration Fueled the Year's Biggest Awards Contenders

Lenny Abrahamson, Tom McCarthy, Christine Vachon and more spoke about "The…

Jason Blum Gets Honest about the Failure of 'Jem and The Holograms' and The Reality of His Indie Model

Jason Blum Gets Honest about the Failure of 'Jem and The Holograms' and The Reality of His Indie Model

It was a sobering morning for the producer of 'Jem and The Holograms' and…

Here's How These Two Female Filmmakers Made Their First Features

Here's How These Two Female Filmmakers Made Their First Features

Two first-time feature film directors shared tips at the recent BendFilm…

13 Things You Can Do To Become A Better 1st AD

13 Things You Can Do To Become A Better 1st AD

Want to be a kick-ass assistant director? Read these invaluable tips from…

It Took an Entire Town to Make 'Delinquent,' Indiewire's August Project of the Month

It Took an Entire Town to Make 'Delinquent,' Indiewire's August Project of the Month

"We were able to get the town behind us, build relationships with everyone…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How You Document a Revolution

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How You Document a Revolution

"Winter on Fire" captures a major moment in Ukraine's recent history. Here's…

Watch: What Filmmakers Need to Know About Color Theory and Color Palettes

Watch: What Filmmakers Need to Know About Color Theory and Color Palettes

"You always see evil characters characterized by red and black and there's a…

Here's How ShareGrid Plans to be the Airbnb of Production Equipment

Here's How ShareGrid Plans to be the Airbnb of Production Equipment

Now that the sharing economy covers cars, houses and more. Why not productio…

Watch: A Top Production Designer on How to Get the Most Bang for Your Budget

Watch: A Top Production Designer on How to Get the Most Bang for Your Budget

"In many cases, we're trying to create a more compelling version of reality…

Here's How the Filmmakers Created Sinister Special Effects for 'Macbeth'

Here's How the Filmmakers Created Sinister Special Effects for 'Macbeth'

The new film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard needed…

Here's How to Shoot a Sci-Fi Film on a Low Budget

Here's How to Shoot a Sci-Fi Film on a Low Budget

"Lovemilla," a Finnish science-fiction-fantasy-comedy-musical relies on good…

How 'Pawn Sacrifice' DP Bradford Young Juggled Various Film Stocks to Capture the Era

How 'Pawn Sacrifice' DP Bradford Young Juggled Various Film Stocks to Capture the Era

The cinematographer walks us through some key shots in the new film.

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Meryl Streep-Narrated Doc 'Shout Gladi Gladi'

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Meryl Streep-Narrated Doc 'Shout Gladi Gladi'

The filmmaking team behind the new documentary "Shout Gladi Gladi" shares…

Tips for Getting Your Micro-Budget Feature Off the Ground

Tips for Getting Your Micro-Budget Feature Off the Ground

In this guest post, the filmmakers of "Uncle John" explain how they got the…