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Who is Who Movie Crew - Vimeo Video SchoolIf you’re just getting into filmmaking, the major positions are usually pretty obvious — like the Director, Writer, and Cinematographer. But you’ve probably seen a credit list once or twice and wondered just who all of those people are — and more importantly — do you need them on your small indie set? Thanks to Vimeo Video School, you can get a rundown of most of the major film crew positions and their duties in just a few minutes. Check out the video below: More »

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No CrewSometimes finding fellow filmmakers to work with is quite a task. Many a time I’ve had to light my own scenes, operate my own camera, direct, and basically wear every hat imaginable. I’m sure a lot of you can relate, and maybe currently you have a film that you’re just itching to make, but simply don’t have the manpower (or so you think) to pull it off. Well, here are a few basic tricks that you can try to make what you have go further until you have the time, money, and connections to get a solid crew together. Hit the jump to see what they are. More »

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If you’ve ever been on a film set, you know there’s a good amount of jargon and a lot to be mindful of. Chances are there have been times when you’ve heard terms that you’re unfamiliar with, or maybe you haven’t been exactly sure about how to conduct yourself (and maybe ended up making an inadvertent faux pas). But in this video, Marc A. Hutchins of Alexander Films will show you what you need to know regarding common terminology and proper etiquette on film sets. Whether you’re just starting out in film or feel you need to brush up on the basics before you walk on set, this is essential viewing. More »

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This is a guest post by Evan Luzi, a camera assistant who runs The Black and Blue.

The most amazing part of the digital cinema revolution isn’t the streamlined workflows, 5K resolutions, or the high dynamic range. It isn’t even the versatile cameras available for a couple grand. What is truly remarkable about digital cinema is its impact in the democratization of film. In theory, right now, you could take your film school money, grab a kitted out Canon 7D and go shoot a movie that visually holds up against the films playing at your local theater. The opportunity is there and while you might not need a crew for a self-made film such as a wintry montage or short landscape piece, to really dive deep into a project like a narrative feature or short film, you still need a crew. And while the technology is cheap, the people aren’t. More »