The Illinois Film Industry & Its Tax Credits

Did you know that Illinois is in the top 5 states for film production? Illinois offers generous tax incentives to filmmakers willing to film here. Read for details about Illinois film tax credits!

Recording Audio for Beginners

If you’re new to filmmaking, you may be at a loss when it comes to audio. It’s crucial to record seamless audio so read now to find out the basics of recording audio!

Chicago Film Class Roundup

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.

Tips for Launching A Filmmaking Career

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.

The 3 Ways to Find a Solid Location in Chicago

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…

5 Tips For Chicago Filmmakers Beginning Their Freelance Career

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…

Chicago Location Scouting Tips for Cinematographers

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…

RED Camera Comparison Guide

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!