The State of the Entertainment Industry Explained by the WGA

Let’s talk about where Hollywood stands today. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) are currently in negotiations for a new contract, and tensions are high on both sides. The WGA, which represents thousands of writers in the television and film industries, is seeking improved working […]

Why Ben Affleck Won’t Direct Anything for James Gunn’s DCEU

Ben Affleck wants to wash his hands of the DC Universe, and we can’t blame him. As many of us know, Ben Affleck did not have the best experience while playing Batman in Justice League. We’ve talked about how Affleck’s experience in the original version of the film, and how a lot of “shitty things” […]

Is Open Source the Future? These Amazing Filmmaking Tools Say Yes

Adobe, AVID, and Maxon all make amazing tools, but can community-built, open-source options be the way of the future? It doesn’t get any better than free, especially when we’re talking about filmmaking tools. Things like software and hardware that are released under an open-source license allow the end user to utilize the source code, blueprint, […]

Adobe Creative Cloud Tools Power Top Films at SXSW 2023

The 2023 South by Southwest Festival just wrapped, and Adobe is excited to announce that some of the top films premiering at the festival this year used Adobe Creative Cloud tools to bring their stories to life. This post was written by Meagan Keane and originally appeared on Adobe blog on Mar. 20, 2023. The […]

DreamWorks’ Open Source MoonRay Renderer Is Finally Available To Filmmakers

Built entirely by DreamWorks, the production renderer has now arrived. But what are the benefits, and how do you use it? Whether you’re a budget creative working on your own VFX or you’re a seasoned veteran hopping from post house to post house, MoonRay from DreamWorks is now available for filmmakers. The best part is […]

Can Color Coding Characters Improve Your Story?

Color coding your character can help your story in serval ways, so let’s get into it! There are a lot of aspects of visual storytelling that make a story great. From the action, lighting, composition, editing, and choreography, crafting a brilliant visual story to boast your script is a delicate dance that is hard to […]

Christopher Nolan Calls This Musical “An Amazing Piece of Directing”

Who doesn’t love a good musical? Have you ever wondered what Christopher Nolan thinks about musicals? Well, thanks to Tom Shone’s book The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan, now you don’t have to. In the book, we get so many great Nolan nuggets. I truly think it is a must-read […]

10 Essential Directing Lessons From Legendary Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa

Learn from Kurosawa, one of the most artful masters of the medium. Akira Kurosawa is one of the most influential filmmakers in history, known for his innovative techniques and his ability to create emotionally powerful stories. His films have inspired countless directors and continue to be celebrated for their timeless themes and cinematic beauty. Whether […]