As filmmakers, we all stand on the shoulders of giants. No matter how original or visionary you think your work is, odds are, you’re re-hashing an idea used by a filmmaker (or two) who’ve also borrowed that same idea from another filmmaker’s work a half-century ago.
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 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.
In Episode 2 of YouTube Masters — an educational series from leading creators, for creators — photography/videography duo Becki + Chris break down the storytelling aspect of filmmaking.
In our first episode, the creators of Yes Theory share 8 tips for building a channel from the ground up. With over 5 million subscribers, it’s safe to say they know what they’re talking about. So start your channel with help from the best. Watch below to hear from Thomas Brag, Matt Dajer, and Ammar Kandil of Yes Theory in Episode 1 of YouTube Masters.
Strange times like these are perfect for creatives. It’s in our nature to adapt and working from home requires its fair share of adaptation. You’re competing against loneliness, distractions, overly affectionate dogs — and that’s just the start of it.
Filmmaker and YouTuber Will Darbyshire shares his key to success and why following trends is the wrong way to get there.
While the wedding film industry may seem insulated from other film industries, it’s still one-hundred-percent filmmaking. There are stories, editing timelines, demanding clients, and hard drives full of footage. Yet, a career in wedding filmmaking is also different than any other film career. There’s a steep learning curve to learning how to work with clients, manage, schedules, and stay sane during the infamous “edit season.”