Is Your Film or Script Ready for Hollywood?
In The Industry
October 11, 2018
Is Your Film or Script Ready for Hollywood?
You’ve written your first screenplay. Or maybe you’ve finished editing your first featur...
The 8 Best Podcasts for Filmmakers
In The Industry
October 3, 2018
The 8 Best Podcasts for Filmmakers
You’ve seen the movies, read the books, watched the YouTube videos – but have you listen...
Creating Professional Call Sheets (Free Excel Template Download)
In The Industry
September 28, 2018
Creating Professional Call Sheets (Free Excel Template Download)
When I first started in the film industry as a 2nd Assistant Director (2nd AD), I was overwhelmed by...
How Star Power Can Help Your Documentary
In The Industry
September 26, 2018
How Star Power Can Help Your Documentary
You’re passionate about making a documentary – but how can you fund it? How can you get ...
Film Scoring: What You Need to Know
In The Industry
September 19, 2018
Film Scoring: What You Need to Know
You’ve shot your film. Your actors killed it. Your shots look bomb. But what about the music? ...
6 Reasons Why Actors Should Direct a Film
In The Industry
September 12, 2018
6 Reasons Why Actors Should Direct a Film
Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star is Born, wowed everyone at the Toronto Film Festiva...
8 Ways to Get Better Sound Quality in Your Film
In The Industry
September 7, 2018
8 Ways to Get Better Sound Quality in Your Film
Many filmmakers first think about how their film will look – but don’t forget about soun...
DJI Announces Swap Service for Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
In The Industry
August 29, 2018
DJI Announces Swap Service for Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI has finally announced the predecessor to its popular Mavic camera, and there are two of them: Th...
How New Filmmakers Can Champion Diversity
In The Industry
August 22, 2018
How New Filmmakers Can Champion Diversity
It’s important for film to reflect the world, and many studios and filmmakers are talking abou...
How to Market Your Film
In The Industry
August 15, 2018
How to Market Your Film
You’re passionate about filmmaking. You’ve made a film you’re proud of.  How can ...
How to Make a Documentary
In The Industry
August 8, 2018
How to Make a Documentary
A documentary can be a powerful way to tell a true story, seek truth and justice, shed light on an &...
How to Make Your First Feature Film
In The Industry
July 31, 2018
How to Make Your First Feature Film
Are you ready to make your first feature film? Making a movie can be a daunting task – but it&...
Which DSLR Stabilizer is Best For You?
In The Industry
July 24, 2018
Which DSLR Stabilizer is Best For You?
Whether you’re making a feature film, short film, YouTube video or Instagram video, you need ...
Gaffers and Audio Engineers: Do you Need Them on Set?
In The Industry
July 18, 2018
Gaffers and Audio Engineers: Do you Need Them on Set?
Once you’ve got a script in place and decided you’re ready to make your own film, the ne...
Kick off your Filmmaking Career with These Three Simple Steps
In The Industry
July 10, 2018
Kick off your Filmmaking Career with These Three Simple Steps
How to become a film director can seem like a difficult question to answer! Many professional film d...
Short Film Contests with Real Cash Prizes
In The Industry
July 3, 2018
Short Film Contests with Real Cash Prizes
Making a short film can be expensive, and so can entering contests and film festivals. Wouldn’...
Video for Instagram: How to Create Effective Content
In The Industry
June 20, 2018
Video for Instagram: How to Create Effective Content
Do you want to impress your Instagram followers with high-quality video content? Creating video for ...
How to Join an Entertainment Industry Union
In The Industry
June 14, 2018
How to Join an Entertainment Industry Union
If you work in the entertainment industry as a writer, director, actor, producer, editor, cinematogr...
The Difference Between the Zoom and Dolly Shot
In The Industry
June 5, 2018
The Difference Between the Zoom and Dolly Shot
Many aspiring directors and filmmakers conflate the zoom and dolly shot. You’ll even see vide...
8 Rules for Writing Film Dialogue
In The Industry
May 29, 2018
8 Rules for Writing Film Dialogue
Writing smart, compelling dialogue is one of the most challenging parts of screenwriting. But crafti...
Top 10 Commandments of Indie Filmmaking
In The Industry
May 21, 2018
Top 10 Commandments of Indie Filmmaking
Indie filmmaking is equal parts passion and perseverance. If you’re seriously considering the comm...
International Film Festivals You Need to Know
In The Industry
May 17, 2018
International Film Festivals You Need to Know
One of the best ways to gain exposure for your finished film is by submitting it to a top internatio...
How to Create Strong Female Characters
In The Industry
May 14, 2018
How to Create Strong Female Characters
With Black Panther and Tomb Raider perched at the top of the box office earlier this year, audiences...
Want to Win Free B&H Gear? Here’s Your Chance
In The Industry
May 10, 2018
Want to Win Free B&H Gear? Here’s Your Chance
At FilmUp, we know what filmmakers dedicate to making their work, creating a portfolio for themselve...
FilmUp Society Hat Campaign — Society on Screen
Featured Filmmakers
May 7, 2018
FilmUp Society Hat Campaign — Society on Screen
This week, join FilmUp in the quest for equal opportunity in the film industry with the launch of t...
Three-Act Structure and How to Use it
In The Industry
May 2, 2018
Three-Act Structure and How to Use it
Screenwriters often talk about three-act structure, but do you need to use it when writing a feature...
What Is a Spec Script and How Do Writers Use Them?
In The Industry
April 24, 2018
What Is a Spec Script and How Do Writers Use Them?
What is a spec script? To pursue a career as a screenwriter, you’ll need to write scripts on your ...
When Sh*t Hits the Fan: Making Your First Documentary in Morocco
Featured Filmmakers
April 20, 2018
When Sh*t Hits the Fan: Making Your First Documentary in Morocco
Brianna Celestina’s documentary, Pikala Binatna, follows a young Moroccan named Jamal who pursues ...
The Best Writing Fellowships You Can Enter in 2018
Featured Filmmakers
April 16, 2018
The Best Writing Fellowships You Can Enter in 2018
Want to launch your screenwriting or TV writing career? One tested pathway into this competitive car...
Our 7 Top Apps for Filmmakers
In The Industry
April 13, 2018
Our 7 Top Apps for Filmmakers
Filmmaking apps have become an integral piece of equipment for filmmakers in the digital age. Apps m...
What Serious Actors Look For in a Character
In The Industry
April 9, 2018
What Serious Actors Look For in a Character
One way to get your script off the ground in Hollywood is to attach an actor – but how do &hel...
Our Top 8 Filmmaking Templates
In The Industry
April 5, 2018
Our Top 8 Filmmaking Templates
Paperwork may not serve as the glamorous, sought-after side of filmmaking, but it is necessary burea...
Confusing Screenwriting Terms, Defined
In The Industry
April 2, 2018
Confusing Screenwriting Terms, Defined
Proper screenplay format and screenwriting terms can be daunting. It’s like learning a whole new l...
How Filmmakers Overcome Rejection
In The Industry
March 26, 2018
How Filmmakers Overcome Rejection
Have you been thinking about writing a screenplay or making a film but haven’t dug in yet? Afraid ...
Astonishing: Our 3 Top Films at SXSW 2018
In The Industry
March 22, 2018
Astonishing: Our 3 Top Films at SXSW 2018
In a whirlwind of enchanting technological and media-focused chaos, the South by Southwest Tradeshow...
The Best Movie Adaptations on Netflix
In The Industry
March 19, 2018
The Best Movie Adaptations on Netflix
Which books have become the best movie adaptations on Netflix? While some viewers get disappointed w...
Six Movies About Ireland That Will Make You Want to Visit
In The Industry
March 16, 2018
Six Movies About Ireland That Will Make You Want to Visit
As the old Irish saying goes, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and thos...
Unrivaled Women: Girl Power Film + Media Summit 2018
Featured Filmmakers
March 13, 2018
Unrivaled Women: Girl Power Film + Media Summit 2018
We still don’t know if the Spice Girls are actually going back on tour and we may no longer be &he...
International Women’s Day: Advice From 4 Women in Film
In The Industry
March 8, 2018
International Women’s Day: Advice From 4 Women in Film
It’s time to #PressForProgress! In honor of International Women’s Day 2018, we’ve compiled ins...
How to be an Intern at the Winter Olympics
Featured Filmmakers
March 5, 2018
How to be an Intern at the Winter Olympics
As part of FilmUp’s Featured Filmmaker Series, we’re collecting stories from artists from across...
Why the 2018 Academy Awards Will Make History
In The Industry
February 26, 2018
Why the 2018 Academy Awards Will Make History
The 90th annual Academy Awards are set to make history this year. The Oscars telecast will air on Su...
Here’s What it Takes to Capture the 2018 Olympics
In The Industry
February 19, 2018
Here’s What it Takes to Capture the 2018 Olympics
It takes focus to capture the action at the 2018 Olympic games. If you like playing with expensive c...
Things They Don’t Teach You in Film School
In The Industry
February 12, 2018
Things They Don’t Teach You in Film School
Film school can be a wonderful learning experience for aspiring directors, writers, editors, cinemat...
Voice-over Narration and Why People Hate It
In The Industry
February 5, 2018
Voice-over Narration and Why People Hate It
Voiceover narration has always stirred up controversy in the screenwriting world. Many screenwriters...
What Does a Production Assistant Do?
In The Industry
January 29, 2018
What Does a Production Assistant Do?
Many of the best directors, writers, editors, producers, and other film and TV professionals began a...
Gender inclusivity is changing in Hollywood, here’s why
In The Industry
January 22, 2018
Gender inclusivity is changing in Hollywood, here’s why
We’re still struggling with gender inclusivity in various entertainment industry jobs. A recen...
Tips for Landing Entertainment Industry Jobs
In The Industry
January 15, 2018
Tips for Landing Entertainment Industry Jobs
Entertainment industry jobs are not as hard to find as you might think! Hollywood may be a competiti...
How to Give Productive Script Notes
In The Industry
January 8, 2018
How to Give Productive Script Notes
Whether you’re directing your own film or giving script notes to a fellow screenwriter, the ab...
Achieve your filmmaking goals in 2018
In The Industry
January 3, 2018
Achieve your filmmaking goals in 2018
Happy new year! You’ve made it to 2018. Now, what are you going to make? Whether you’ve...
Inside the Instagram: Photographer Olav Stubberud
Featured Filmmakers
December 30, 2017
Inside the Instagram: Photographer Olav Stubberud
Inside the Instagram features artists and creators who inspire us to keep striving. Olav Stubberud i...
The 8 Best Christmas Movie Scenes
In The Industry
December 26, 2017
The 8 Best Christmas Movie Scenes
Decorating the tree, last-minute gift shopping, arguing with your family about motion smoothing — ...
Inside the Instagram: Filmmaker Marina Bruno
Featured Filmmakers
December 21, 2017
Inside the Instagram: Filmmaker Marina Bruno
As part of our Inside the Instagram series, we’re happy to introduce you to Los Angeles-based ...
Writing your first screenplay: advice for directors
In The Industry
December 18, 2017
Writing your first screenplay: advice for directors
Writing your first screenplay can be intimidating, both for experienced directors and aspiring write...
Inside the Instagram: Wildlife Cinematographer Shannon Wild
Featured Filmmakers
December 15, 2017
Inside the Instagram: Wildlife Cinematographer Shannon Wild
We’re happy to present the first edition of our Inside the Instagram series featuring wildlife cin...
How to Fund Your Own Short Film
In The Industry
December 11, 2017
How to Fund Your Own Short Film
You’re eager to get started shooting your own short film, and FilmUp makes it easy to get a cr...
Why Writers Should Make Their Own Film
In The Industry
December 4, 2017
Why Writers Should Make Their Own Film
Screenwriting is about more than just putting words on paper  — it’s about making a bluepri...
How to Land a Production Job Using FilmUp
Featured Filmmakers
November 27, 2017
How to Land a Production Job Using FilmUp
We believe that when filmmakers work together they have the potential to change the world. That’s ...
Get to Know Hollywood Producer and Pro-Social Activist, Peter Samuelson
Featured Filmmakers
November 20, 2017
Get to Know Hollywood Producer and Pro-Social Activist, Peter Samuelson
No one embodies FilmUp quite like its senior advisor, Peter Samuelson. Peter is a philanthropist and...
Welcome to the FilmUp Blog!
Featured Filmmakers
November 13, 2017
Welcome to the FilmUp Blog!
The only thing worth getting right the first time is getting it wrong. Filmmakers and entrepreneurs ...

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