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    5 Filmmaking Blogs to Follow

    Erin Hayes

    Erin Hayes

    Erin's a producer, writer and content lover. She's worked with MediaBoss since 2008. In 2010, she quit her marketing and freelance writing jobs and came on to lead MediaBoss full-time.

    In this post, we've rounded up our top 5 filmmaking blogs to follow. We catch up with a lot of content throughout the day but it's the following 5 filmmaking blogs that we wouldn't want to live without!


    Philip Bloom

    "Philip Bloom is a British DP, Director and Filmmaker known for his DSLR filmmaking, blog and workshops."
    If you pride yourself on being up-to-date on the latest and greatest in film equipment, Philip Bloom's blog is a must-read.

    The world-renowned filmmaker also shares in-depth tutorials. His education section includes how-to videos covering subjects from Lighting to Editing to Workflow.

    We love the accessibility of Bloom's blog. It's a fantastic trouble-shooting resource and a must-read for gear inspiration.

    No Film School

    "We post the latest tutorials, interviews, short films, and gear news to help all of us become better filmmakers — “no film school" required."

    No Film School is an online resource for amateur and professional filmmakers alike. Their blog covers work-flow hacks for all stages of production and provides tutorials on a wide variety of software platforms.

    The scribes at NFS also cover the latest news in film gear technology. It's a great place to look if you're hoping to hear about a sale or limited-time deal. And best of all, they feature long-format interview pieces from Hollywood heavy-weights.

    Their feed is our morning paper.

    Hurlblog

    "Create. Innovate. Educate. A trusted and innovative learning authority for experienced and aspiring filmmakers globally. "
    Hurlblog is the brainchild of cinematographer and passionate storyteller, Shane Hurlbut. He and his team of experts share an incredible amount of knowledge on his blog.
    His tutorial videos cover the How-Tos of filmmaking in detailed but consumable packages.
    You can expect to learn anything from lighting tips to DIY options and efficiency hacks to camera tricks.
    This is a go-to resource for new filmmakers and seasoned veterans of the industry, alike.

    MakingOf

    “A gathering place and resource for filmmakers and fans of filmmakers alike.”

    MakingOf is a YouTube treasure trove for filmophiles. It features behind-the-scenes b-roll packages from Hollywood’s biggest productions and intimate sit-down interviews.

    The interview segments feature conversations with big names like Ron Howard, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Natalie Portman.

    And the b-roll packages are really fun to watch. They give you a fly-on-the-wall look at the production of films like “3 Days to Kill” and “Lego Movie.”
    Definitely binge-worthy content.

    The Black and Blue

    The Black and Blue’s tagline says it all:
    The site includes a blog and camera guide section. The Black and Blue boasts access to 30 camera pocket guides. Their intention is to help their readers shoot with whatever camera their production chooses. The fee to buy all 30 is quite affordable.

    But it’s their blog that keeps us checking in for more. Posts include a hilarious GIF-ticle post titled “The Life as a Camera Assistant As Told Through GIFs” and “How to Prep a Camera Package with David Elkins."

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