Filmmaking Trick or Filmmaking Treat?


Let’s say, metaphorically, you are knocking on the door of MasteringFilm, hoping to get some sort of goody that makes you a better filmmaker.  We open the door and naturally say ‘Trick or Treat?’ Being the typical trickster, you say ‘Both.’ We nod in approval… as we like your style, and we have just the…

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The Power of Why in Filmmaking


Remember when you were younger and you wanted something and your parents would refuse? Inevitably you would ask the question “why?” and the response you got in return was probably some form of “because I said so” which completely shut you down and ended the conversation. Well good news! You’re a grown adult now and…

The Showcase Show Case Contest!

The Showcase Show Case Contest!


The second edition of Show Case has just published! The book is really all about helping you create a winning design-tech portfolio that showcases your work, so you can get into that college or graduate program, or land that dream job. With that in mind, we invite you to participate in our ‘Showcase Show Case Contest!’  Simply tweet…


Win a copy before it’s available for sale!


This is the best-selling book on cinematography, and is often referred to as ‘the Bible.’ The new 2nd edition is publishing August 1st and you can pre-order a copy now. Or… you can win a FREE copy. Simply enter a comment within this post about WHY you deserve a copy, and the best answer as…

Participate in the Rejected Covers Contest! (Note: They ARE Offensive!)


Fa La La La La With Focal This Holiday Season


There is, perhaps, nothing better than giving a gift that allows someone to further their passion. That’s why we offer so many outstanding titles in photography, filmmaking, animation, games, music, audio engineering, broadcast technology, web design and theatre.  So whatever you celebrate this holiday season, be sure to give the gift of passion.    Photography…


The ‘Now You Tell Your Story’ Contest


The new book Directors Tell the Story sheds inside information on what it really takes to be a director and how to develop your creative vision. Directing is all about telling stories.                       With that in mind, we’d like to hear a story from you. To participate,…

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