Director/Writer Ricky Staub and Producer/Writer Dan Walser are the founding team behind Neighborhood Film Co., a production team who recently released their first feature film Concrete Cowboy. On the other side of the table, we have famed producers Jeff Waxman and Jen Madeloff, who besides producing Concrete Cowboy, have worked on Vice, John Wick: Chapter 3, Mother!, and dozens more.
Not only have the lives of wedding filmmakers been upended during the pandemic; but the countless couples who were to be married this year as well. Yet even in the midst of uncertainty, there have been encouraging lessons to be learned from this year.
Acclaimed director—and Filmsupply filmmaker—Salomon Ligthelm took us behind the scenes of his music video for “Easy”, by Ayia, affording us the chance to watch his creative process unfold in real-time.
In Episode 6 of YouTube Masters, we get a crash course from @Potato Jet on how to keep your videos from becoming boring. See why making good videos consistently—rather than aiming to go viral with your first one—will set you up for success.
Our intention with the Reopen Challenge was to bring some light back into the world. But, even we didn’t know how far-reaching this effect would be, or how many impactful films would be made. There’s no greater example of this than Kyndra Kennedy’s Black.Matters, our judges’ winning selection for this year.
In Episode 5 of YouTube Masters, Ryan Connolly, Founder of Film Riot, shares what you should know before starting your YouTube channel. Read why Ryan believes creating content out of love for the craft, rather than views and money, is key in building your audience.
Filmmakers have always been on the front lines of change, and this cultural moment is no different. As the world reconsiders its perspectives on race, we can play a huge part in furthering that conversation through our own craft. We have the tools, so we may as well put them to good use.
In this episode of YouTube Masters, YouTube duo Colin and Samir talk about the biggest mistake filmmakers make — here’s a hint: it’s before you even start filming.
In Episode 3 of YouTube Masters, Satchell Drakes, who has worked with brands like Nintendo, Nike, and eBay, (not to mention was also a YouTuber on the board of the Internet Creator’s Guild), talks about how empathy for your viewers is the driving force behind impactful and effective communication.