Filmmaking: 8 useful websites for filmmakers

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If you aren't familiar with these 8 seriously useful websites, then you are missing out. Check them out.

1. Anatomy of a Scene by The New York Times
Directors take the viewer through specific scenes from their films, all hosted on The New York Times website. Right now, they are featuring clips from movies such as The Witch, Triple 9, The Revenant and The Big Short amongst others.

2. Film Riot
Excellent tutorial site by a guy named Ryan Connolly who explains many 'how to' aspects of the filmmaking process.

3. Film School Rejects
Reviews of film and TV shows, along with video playlists to broaden your knowledge of the media industry.

4. Video Copilot
Training tutorials and plug-ins for various motion design and visual effects programs such as After Effects and Nuke. Example:

- Optical flares for Nuke.
- 3D Models of weapons, missiles, planes, cityscapes, buildings.

5. The Black and Blue
Filmmaking Tips for Camera Assistants. Advice on how to survive your first day on set.

6. Mandy: find crew, actors etc.
Production resources for TV and film, so you can find crew members, actors, and other resources for your production anywhere in the world.

7. No Film School
Great articles on filmmaking along with excellent tutorials for beginners. 'How to' this, 'Behind-the-Scenes' that and solid analysis of trends in the movie industry. Fantastic stuff!

8. IMDB: The Internet Movie Database
This is like the wikipedia of the media industry: movies, actors, producers, short films, documentaries, producers, make-up artists....basically all professionals in the film and television industries are listed here. If you're looking to break into the industry or you are already working, then click to find out how to create an IMDB profile NOW.


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