Featuring some of the nation’s top film schools, Chicago is a bustling film community exploding with resources to take your film skills to the next level. And if you’re not looking to commit to a full-on film school education, classes and workshops are a great way to learn without committing to thousands of dollars in tuition.
Launching a filmmaking career is no easy task. A lot of people think all it takes is moving to LA, making a few connections, and you’re in after a year or two of hard work. That’s rarely ever the case.
Location managers are great to have around to help you find and control locations, however on many shoots you’ll have to take location management into your own hands. Guerrilla filmmaking might be a tempting way to go, however it’ll keep you awake at night wondering if your shoot will fall through the next day. If you are willing to invest in a great camera and a rad crew, then it will pay off to make sure your location is safe n’ sound. Read on…
Embarking on a career as a freelance filmmaker is an exciting decision, and if you’re reading this, you’ve likely already started the adventure. Chicago happens to be a midwest oasis for freelancers, with tons of creative opportunities and so many awesome people! We’ve got some advice for those of you starting out. Read More…
Whether you are shooting a music video, narrative film, or a commercial project - the shooting location will impact every aspect of your image. Chicago has a vibrant urban culture with many great locations to offer - so we’ve put together a few important tips for your next location scout through the Windy City. Read more…
When choosing a camera you’ll find many competing reasons to go with one over another so things can get tricky, but the time spent on this consideration will be worth it. You might just discover a reason to go with a camera that you wouldn’t originally expect!
RED cameras are some of the most coveted gear in the industry. If you’re thinking of buying or renting a RED camera, it’s best to be familiar with every model & every sensor. Read our complete RED camera comparison guide today!
In order to find the perfect camera for your upcoming film, you’ll need a complete understanding of the different camera brands. Read our quick camera brand comparison to find out which brand is perfect for your next film!
Ever wonder the specific color capabilities of various prosumer-level cameras? If so, read our informative guide to prosumer-level cameras & their color capabilities.
Filmmaking is pricey. And doing it on a budget may seem nearly impossible at some points. But a lot of indie filmmakers out there don’t have a choice other than operating on a tight budget.