Filmmaking Techniques

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Anonymity Part 2 of 2

    In the fields of guerilla documentary freedom is the keyword, and removing your name from the credits may do just that. Disclaimer: This article does not intend to endorse or condone any illegal activity, whether state or federal.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Blocking Actors for Digital Video

    Digital video is a very literal format, so positioning the actors in your scenes needs special care.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Anonymity Part 1 of 2

    In the fields of guerilla documentary freedom is the keyword, and removing your name from the credits may do just that. Disclaimer: This article does not intend to endorse or condone any illegal activity, whether state or federal.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 


  • Things to Remember When Filming on Location

    Filming on location is tough, and here are a few things to keep in mind to help the process be more productive.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Should I Use Rack Focus?

    Things to consider before using this "old school" technique.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Using Your Mobile Phone

    When acting as a covert field filmmaker the best device you may be able to use is your phone. Here are a couple of ways to make the most of this technology.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 


  • Tips for Filming in the Snow

    The snow is a tricky proposition for a digital video filmmaker, so here are a few things to keep in mind to help your shoot along.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Working With Non-Actors in Digital Video Productions

    Non-Actors may give your digital video film the realism that your vision and budget demands, but there are special considerations that must be made.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Making a Studio in Your Apartment

    When you are making your documentary you usually will not have the money to acquire a professional studio for your video interviews, but you can make a comparative one in your living room.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Prison Interviews

    People do not always behave legally, and so you may have to head toward the prison for your interview. This takes special consideration to get in and question your subject.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 
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