Watch: 100 Filmmaking Tips, Tricks, and Hacks in Under 10 Minutes

Hold on to your hats! Here are 100 tips, tricks, and hacks that you can use on your next project.

In filmmaking, we all need a little help along the way, and sometimes, we need that help to come in tiny bite-size portions that pair well with our short attention spans and ability to get the gist of just about anything within seconds. Well in their latest video, The Film Look unfurls 100 tips, tricks, and hacks for filmmakers like little fortune cookies, giving you a ton of short but oh so sweet advice on how to do a myriad of things from labeling batteries to properly handing off expensive equipment. Gorge yourself below:

Now, that's a lot of fortune cookies! There are tons of great pieces of advice in the video, especially for those who are just starting out. I mean, let's get real; when you're a newbie, you want and need to learn everything about the craft. The Film Look covers all phases of production in their video compendium, from screenwriting to editing, so you're definitely going to learn a little bit of everything.

And for all of you more experienced folk, maybe most of this stuff was a review for you, but hopefully, you found at least a handful of things in the video that will help you on your next project. 

What about you? What are your top five filmmaking tips, tricks, and hacks that you've learned over the years? Let us know down in the comments below!     

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45 is called an end board, not second sticks. An end board is usually called audibly before action is called and the board is held upside-down for the clap to avoid confusion in post. Second sticks is a second clap of the board at the top of the shot if the first one is inaudible or has otherwise been messed-up.

April 25, 2018 at 3:05AM



I wonder if it's regional. In much of the states, I've always heard tail slate. Like you, we use "second sticks" for do-overs, and I've never heard it used for anything else aside from that.

April 26, 2018 at 8:29AM, Edited April 26, 8:31AM


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April 27, 2018 at 10:47AM

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