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Watch: How to Find Compelling Characters

Watch: How to Find Compelling Characters

How do you identify documentary subjects and foster trust with them?

19 Great Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

19 Great Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

Need some ideas for short films? Read on for some inspiration.

2015 Raindance Web Fest Announces This Year's Slate, Along With Raindance Independent Series Awards Nominees

2015 Raindance Web Fest Announces This Year's Slate, Along With Raindance Independent Series Awards Nominees

The only festival in the UK to celebrate web series will take place Septembe…

Watch: There's So Much More to Directing Than Being on Set

Watch: There's So Much More to Directing Than Being on Set

If you're an emerging director, watch award-winning director Gail Harvey…

Watch: Essential Networking Tips for Filmmakers

Watch: Essential Networking Tips for Filmmakers

Tip #1: You need to give as much as you get.

Networking for Creative Introverts: Here's How to Do It

Networking for Creative Introverts: Here's How to Do It

Here are some valuable exercises that will help even the most introverted…

Here's What You Need to Know to Be a DP

Here's What You Need to Know to Be a DP

There's more to being a Director of Photography than "have camera, will…

Attention, Filmmakers: Submit Your Web Series Pilot to Raindance Film Festival's Web Fest Competition

Attention, Filmmakers: Submit Your Web Series Pilot to Raindance Film Festival's Web Fest Competition

Submit your five-minute web series pilot to the competition to win money,…

Watch: Should You Quit Your Day Job or Not?

Watch: Should You Quit Your Day Job or Not?

Before you make any big decisions, watch this video.

Watch: How to Inject Radio-Style Mystery into Your Films

Watch: How to Inject Radio-Style Mystery into Your Films

In some ways, radio trumps visual storytelling. Here's how to get the best…

Attention, Filmmakers: Apply to This Short Film Contest

Attention, Filmmakers: Apply to This Short Film Contest

Top films in the Stage 32 Short Film Contest could be screened in London at…

Watch: Here's How to Incorporate 'Serial'-Style Storytelling into Film

Watch: Here's How to Incorporate 'Serial'-Style Storytelling into Film

What can filmmakers learn from the success of "Serial" and other podcasts?

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…

Watch: To Be An Auteur or Not To Be An Auteur?

Watch: To Be An Auteur or Not To Be An Auteur?

"Auteur filmmaking is too big of a role of the dice. 'Eraserhead' didn't…

Watch: What Cinematographers Can Learn from Comic Book Artists

Watch: What Cinematographers Can Learn from Comic Book Artists

"In art school I taught a course called the Cinematography in Comics, and my…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Don't Make These 10 Common Mistakes

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Don't Make These 10 Common Mistakes

Avoid these pitfalls.

DIY or DIE: 10 No Budget Filmmaking Musts

DIY or DIE: 10 No Budget Filmmaking Musts

"Feed everyone on a regular basis or pay the price."

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

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…

'I Origins' and Diego Luna's 'Cesar Chavez' Round Out Raindance Film Festival Lineup

'I Origins' and Diego Luna's 'Cesar Chavez' Round Out Raindance Film Festival Lineup

This year, Raindance makes a major change by grouping feature films by mood…

13 Annoying Habits Filmmakers Need to Break

13 Annoying Habits Filmmakers Need to Break

Attention, filmmakers. Don't do any of these 13 annoying things.