Filmscape 2019 Throwback

Filmscape 2019 Throwback

A few weekends ago Andrew had the wonderful opportunity to go to Filmscape along with several other members of the team. Filmscape is an annual film and television production trade show featuring booths from all major equipment brands, live demonstrations of new offerings, and classes on a wide range of subjects here in Chicago.

Indie Co-Lab & Eleven04 Grand Opening Recap

Indie Co-Lab & Eleven04 Grand Opening Recap

We had so much fun with everyone at our grand opening event Striking! last month! Thank you to all 350 wonderful people who attended! We are very humbled by everyone’s support of our mission to build a positive community space for indie filmmakers!

Eleven04 Travels to Cine Gear Expo 2019

Eleven04 Travels to Cine Gear Expo 2019

Eleven04 was lucky to attend this year’s Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles. The event takes place over the course of one weekend on the Paramount Backlot in Hollywood and is truly an amazing experience for both gear-heads and creatives alike.

Situational Balancing Act:  A Comparison of DJI Ronin Models

Situational Balancing Act: A Comparison of DJI Ronin Models

The different types of camera movements are varied and vast as are the tools used to achieve it. There are dollies, cranes, drones, steadicams, and much, much more. One of the most popular camera movement products - especially for indie filmmakers - are motorized gimbals. They are incredibly nimble and portable and create liquid smooth movements. But the market has become greatly saturated with options. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to breakdown and compare some of the choices you have from DJI, one of the most successful brands in the industry.

Canon C200 Rundown

Canon C200 Rundown

As the name suggests, the C200 fits into the collection of Canon’s C-Series cameras right in between the old workhorse C100 MKII and the industry standard C300 MKII. While you may think the C200 is intended to replace the C100, think again. Rather its features offer a different type of experience all together.

Graduate into the Industry

Graduate into the Industry

Graduation is a joyous occasion, although it also means it could be harder for a lot of us to continue making films, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a lot of opportunities in Chicago for filmmakers. We have compiled a list of resources for you so that you can keep creating!

Tips for Hiring Actors on a Budget

Actors can be expensive, but there are ways to avoid this added expense. Read now for a few tips on how to hire reliable actors within your budget!

Chicago Indie Film Production Companies

Chicago Indie Film Production Companies

Chicago is a hub for indie filmmakers. If you’re looking to get your indie film up-and-running, check out our top 4 picks for the best indie film production companies in Chicago!

Chicago for Filmmakers

Chicago for Filmmakers

As a new filmmaker, Chicago is one of the best locations. There’s endless filmmaking potential. From beautiful filming locations to film education, Chicago is a one-stop-shop for filmmakers. Not to mention Chicago now houses the largest studios outside of Hollywood. As the community grows, so do the opportunities this city presents.

Chicago Indie Film Venues

Chicago Indie Film Venues

Chicago is a haven for indie film fanatics. This city is home to a variety of venues that help film fanatics experience indie film in all its glory. From the Music Box Theatre to Logan Theatre, Chicago is a great place for indie film fans.