Filmmaking Essays

Welles vs Soderbergh: Masters of Modern Low Budget Filmmaking

How two masters of cinema changed their style of filmmaking to a low budget style – with different results.

Camera Comparisons

Is the Sigma fp a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K Killer?

This article is a comparison of the specifications of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Camera 4K (Amazon, B&H) and the Sigma fp (Amazon, B&H). If you’re interested in seeing a comparison between the Blackmagic Design Pocket Camera 4K, Panasonic GH5/GH5S and the Z CAM E2, click here. Important: Some of the information is unverified. Some are just rumors. Don’t take […]

Lighting Basics

How to put together a Lighting Kit for Low Budget Filmmaking

Film lighting is intimidating. Let me simplify it for you so you can achieve impressive results for less.

Lighting and Grip

9 Important Lighting and Grip Tools for Low Budget Film Lighting

I give you nine practical lighting and grip tools you can buy cheaply for lighting shorts or feature films on a low budget.