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Film: Internet Resources


Film Analysis - From Yale University, this guide provides a grounding for understanding film, from definitions of basic terms to explaining standard types of shooting.

Film & Digital Times - This bimonthly publication focuses on technology used in motion picture production. Published and edited by cinematographer and professor Jon Fauer, FDT looks at how-to and how-not-to, techniques and technology, style and strategies, and tips and trends in the field.

Film Riot - From filmmaker Ryan Connolly, Film Riot covers all things filmmaking through podcasts, a web series, videos, and articles.

Videomaker - A consumer magazine for video enthusiasts, Videomaker features an extensive “learn” section, covering everything from lighting to editing, in addition to a podcast and technology reviews. (Note: some aspects of the site, such as video courses, require a subscription.)

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Online Magazines

Filmmaker Magazine - A quarterly publication, this magazine covers all aspects of independent films and filmmaking.

Documentary Magazine - From the International Documentary Association, this site features the online version of the IDA’s publication.

IndieWire - A broad-ranging publication, IndieWire covers the business of art and entertainment, from Hollywood to film festivals.

VFX Voice - From the Visual Effects Society, this quarterly magazine publishes news and features on the VFX industry between regular issues.


The Business - Hosted by NPR member station KCRW, The Business covers industry news and features interviews with directors, producers, writers, and actors.

Indie Film Hustle - A weekly podcast, Indie Film Hustle interviews industry professionals and legendary filmmakers to cover every aspect of the filmmaking process.

The Cutting Room - Hosted by professor and editor Gordon Burkell, this podcast interviews editors to learn their techniques, ideas, and approaches to film editing.

Filmmaker Toolkit - From IndieWire, this podcast covers everything from screenwriting to film language to cinematography.

Go Creative Show - Hosted by director Ben Consoli, this weekly podcast interviews cinematographers, production designers, directors, and producers.

College for Creative Studies website