May 31, 2018

Red has a reputation for having a difficult, tricky or expensive workflow

This post will show one of the many ways to simplify it.

It's based around cheap and accessible tools so everyone should be able to make use of it.

For this example I'm using a 2012 Macbook Pr...

May 31, 2018

Everyone can back-up data. It's simple and you do it most days when copying photo's from your camera or phone to your computer (or online).

Backing up footage from film shoots is not that different but a little more care should be taken.

So here is a guide on how to...

May 30, 2018

Tartan Features #17 - improvised psychological thriller, Ribbons - got off to a shaky start earlier this year when the shoot schedule was thrown out the window following the Beast From the East. 

Starring Robert Jack (BBC's Gary: Tank Commander) and Ali Craig (Outl...

May 18, 2018

We had a small chat with one of our favourite filmmakers, Ken Loach about his thoughts on new talent, funding and the storytelling options of micro-budget filmmaking. 

Year Zero Filmmaking: Current funding options for new talent seem heavily focussed on an old ideology...

May 14, 2018

Yesterday, I identified three problems I see currently facing Scotland's film industry. Today, I want to focus on the first of those problems - funding for emerging talent, and the promotion and nurturing of that talent. 


My personal...

May 11, 2018

Brand new to Amazon - and Tartan Features - Darkness Comes is David Newbigging's debut feature film. The film's production acted as a crash course in filmmaking for a group of young people local to the film's set in Greenock. We chatted to him about the making of...

May 11, 2018

The last decade has brought with it what I refer to as a Year Zero moment in filmmaking. Every aspect of filmmaking has changed beyond all recognition from when I first started my career in the early 2000's. I think mostly for the better.  


May 9, 2018

Santa Monica, Calif. – May 9, 2018 – Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced today that the Golden Globe® nominated STARZ Original series “Outlander” will premiere its fourth season this November 2018, and also an...

May 8, 2018

What was your first time like?  For Eddie it's going to be the most memorable night of his life. Waking up to find himself tied to the bed of the mysterious Suze may have been a fantasy, but torture and being initiated into an ancient cult has now become his nightmare....

May 5, 2018

Democratising the Filmmaking Process Volume 1

DIY Distribution : How to Get Your Short or Feature onto Amazon Prime – For Free

There's surprisingly little information available on how to get your films onto Amazon.

Many streaming services such as Netflix and iTunes give t...

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