Pre-production

6 tips to help you find your next gig

Filmmakers share their tips to help you get hired on your next video project.

Pre-production

How to assemble a more diverse film crew

Four filmmakers share their advice and resources for finding (and hiring) underrepresented talent.

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Pre-production

How to format your screenplay like a pro

While there's no right way to write or format a script, formatting your screenplay correctly can do wonders for your overall production. Learn how here.

Pre-production

Should I hire an all-in-one videographer or a traditional crew?

Learn the differences between small and large productions — and figure out which one is right for your next video project.

Pre-production

Your guide to video project rates

Project rates, hourly rates, day rates — oh my! Today we're breaking down the different ways to scope out your next video project.

Pre-production

How to hire a film crew if you're a video newb

With the right approach, you can source and work alongside a talented team to create an amazing video. Here are 5 tips for collaborating with video pros.

Pre-production

5 questions to ask yourself when you're hiring a video pro

Multiple talented pros are bidding on your project? Asking these 5 questions will help you find your creative soulmate for your next video project.

Pre-production

Learn the art of pre-production (and why it matters)

Want a hassle-free production? Then you need a solid pre-production strategy. This post gives you the essentials.

Pre-production

Music resources for your videos

Finding music you can use legally in your video can seem like a daunting task. We’re highlighting music resources for you to make the process less risky, more affordable, and even a bit easier! 

Pre-production

What to include in your shot list

As a follow-up to our shot list building lesson, this glossary of essential shot list terms will set your production up for success.

Pre-production

Everything you need to build a great shot list

Our video team offers up shot list best practices (and our downloadable shot list template!) for building the perfect shooting schedule.

Pre-production

5 tips for making the best summer vacation video

Going on a trip? Document your travels — and all those precious memories — with our summer vacation video tips, designed with your viewers in mind.

Pre-production

Storyboarding 101

Storyboarding your film will keep you and your crew focused on set. And with our beginner-friendly guide, you can get you started in no time.

Pre-production

Who does what on a film crew?

Don't know the difference between a Best Boy and a Key Grip? That's OK! We've assembled a glossary so you can assemble your crew.