Entries by InFocus Film School

10 Indie Horror Films You Must Watch

  Nearly fifty years ago George Romero forever changed the landscape of the indie horror films with his debut feature Night of the Living Dead (1968). This tradition has continued as emerging directors have used horror to launch their careers, consistently breathing new life into the genre—from Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) to Tobe […]

3 Lighting Tips For Better Cinematography

  Lighting is a crucial part of the filmmaking experience. It gives films a special look and style that can be unique to the film and can help facilitate more dynamic storytelling. It affects the tone, mood, and can subconsciously control the audience’s emotion as well. Understanding fundamental lighting is extremely important for better cinematography. […]

How to Be A Video Editor in 2023

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BECOMING A GREAT VIDEO EDITOR FOR FILM, TELEVISION, AND ONLINE CONTENT.   Video editing is a crucial part of the post-production process that can make or break a video project. A good editor can enhance the footage by using a variety of techniques such as pacing, timing, color grading, and sound […]

How To Film A Sex Scene: The Ins and Outs of Intimacy

Sex, drugs, murder, profanity. You’ll see these elements play a part in films, sometimes all within a few moments. Aside from making points of reference for a drinking game, there are legitimate reasons that filmmakers are attracted to R-rated material. When done correctly, it can demonstrate the competence that comes from successfully navigating a creative […]

Write a Successful Romance in 5 Simple Steps

by Johnny Papan   Ahh, Valentine’s Day. A time dedicated to all the lovers out there, making things special for “just us.” Moments are filled with candle-lit dinners, flowers, chocolate gifts, and, for the last few years, watching the newest installment of the Fifty Shades series, leading to a sales boost in adult shops across […]

How To Find A Job After Film School

Landing your first job out of film school is so exciting, but also can be daunting for those entering the industry for the very first time. Keep reading to learn about how and where to look in order to find a job after film school! So you’ve graduated film school – Congratulations! Finding employment is […]

5 Screenwriting Contests That Can Launch Your Career

Are you an aspiring screenwriter looking to launch your career in the film industry? There are many great screenwriting contests out there to help jumpstart your career and allowing you to gain more recognition from industry professionals. Keep reading to learn about some of the great competitions out there in 2023!   It is famously […]

Top 10 Animation & VFX Studios in Vancouver in 2023

Want to work in a VFX or animation studio but don’t know where to start? Some of the world’s best studios are located in Vancouver. Check out our list below to learn about the best animation and VFX studios in Vancouver!   Vancouver’s animation and visual effects market is a vibrant and growing industry. Year […]

Studying Film in Canada: What You Need To Know

Curious about studying film in Canada? Keep reading for the complete run-down on what you need to know! So you’re thinking of studying film in Canada as an international student? Canada is home to a billion dollar TV and Film industry, with much of the action happening in Vancouver. Whether you’re interested in directing, producing […]

How To Fund Your Short Film in Canada

Are you looking for ways to source funding for your Canadian short film? Check out these best funding opportunities for indie filmmakers!   Canada has a wealth of funding opportunities for emerging and established filmmakers. In particular, there are a group of major agencies that are commonly the go-to resources for Canadian short film creators. […]