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Video thumbnail for youtube video Kevin Smith Talks About the Things You Can't Learn in Film School - No Film SchoolWhile this website might be called No Film School, we have always acknowledged that there are positives and negatives for attending or not attending film school. The mission that hasn’t changed since the site was created is to provide as much daily inspiration, knowledge, and news as possible on all sorts of topics related to filmmaking and shooting video, and this next clip is no different. Writer/director Kevin Smith, a film school dropout himself, talked during a Q&A about whether going to film school is worth it, and the skills that really can’t be taught in school. More »

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Terminator SalvationDirector McG (3 Days to Kill) has lent his filmmaking talents to virtually ever major area in entertainment media. He has helmed high grossing films like Charlie’s Angels, produced wildly popular TV shows like Chuck, and made music videos for some of the biggest names in music. If you’re asking yourself how he does it, this article from MovieMaker Magazine might help to explain. Pulling from his nearly 20 years of filmmaking experience, McG has shared six “golden rules of moviemaking“. Check them out after the jump. More »

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Marc ForsterIf there’s one thing director Marc Forster doesn’t do it’s repeat himself. His filmography is rich and diverse, including Monster’s Ball, The Kite Runnerand most recently World War ZHe shared a handful of rather cryptic filmmaking tips with MovieMaker Magazine, which aim to challenge your artistic mind and directorial sensibilities — things that he no doubt found significant while directing Oscar-worthy performances. More »

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Kevin SmithWhen you first became interested in independent film, which movie did your friends tell you that you just had to see? For a lot of us, myself included, it was Clerks. After that and several other indie cult successes, including Mallrats and the Chasing Amy, director Kevin Smith became the go-to guy for inspiration, education, and hope for making films independently of the studio system on a shoestring budget. Now Smith shares his 7 Golden Rules of making movies for filmmakers. Check them out after the jump. More »

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Jim JarmuschThe last person I’d ever expect to give a list of golden rules of moviemaking would be independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. It isn’t because he’s not brilliant — I’m sure we’ve all seen Broken Flowers and Dead Man – it’s because he’s a maverick — a non-conformist. His narratives deviate from the traditional form, instead following a more experimental approach. So, it sounds insane for, and so unlike Jim Jarmusch to have compiled a handful of rules on moviemaking, but once you read them, you’ll realize they’re not so much rules as they are — anti-rules. Check them out after the jump More »

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Danny BoyleThere are varying moral compasses around the world aimed at a myriad of different coordinates, but the tenet that seems to point due north is the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This applies even to filmmaking, which tends to create pressure cookers of human interaction where emotions run high and pleasantries reduce to barked orders. At times, filmmakers may feel a bit lost, whether it’s with having to deal with a room full of egos or finding your own “esque.” Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire,  28 Days Later, Trainspotting) offers great perspective with his “golden rules of moviemaking,” which could put even the most lost filmmaker back on course. More »