Filmmaking

7 Things I Learned From Making a Movie for $7,000

Rick Mele | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Living
Rick Mele

With only a few thousand dollars to our names, and a cast sourced entirely from Craigslist, our little slasher film about the blind date from Hell in Quebec cottage country wasn't just a microbudget production, it was nano-budget. But somehow, miraculously, we made it through.

Why the Best Way to Raise Money is Not To Ask For It

Jeremy LaLonde | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Jeremy LaLonde

Everyone hates being asked for money, so don't. Crowd funding is not selling a product (your film is, in fact, a product); it's inviting someone to be part of an exclusive experience they can't get any other way. And your perks must reflect that -- make them limited edition items and experiences that disappear once the campaign does.

Why A Dead Romance Won't Stop These Rockers From Making Art

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Sue-Ping | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

It's a daunting task to watch a Cults' performance as it unfolds. A sea of screens projecting otherworldly static assaults your brain stem, inevitably...

How I Made a Time-Lapse Film of Mount Everest [VIDEO]

Elia Saikaly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

I'm honestly blown away at how many people have connected with my video, Everest -- Time Lapse Short Film. My goal was to bring to life the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and draw attention away from the negativity that has surrounded Everest in the past years. I wanted to remind people of the infinite possibility that the tallest mountain on Earth symbolizes in each of us.

Where Is The Love In Social Struggle?

Jarrah Hodge | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jarrah Hodge

When B.C. filmmaker Velcrow Ripper started making Occupy Love in 2009, some of his activist friends weren't sure what to make of his questions. How can the crises we're facing socially, economically and environmentally become - of all things - a love story? But as he continued to film social movements from the Arab Spring to the European Summer, Occupy Wall Street and environmental movements, he started seeing a shift, with more and more people responding: "Of course it's a love story."

How to Become an Adventure Filmmaker

Elia Saikaly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

All of a sudden your Canon 24-70mm lens hood goes flying off the side of the mountain. This is the nature of my job as a high altitude filmmaker. How can you become an adventure filmmaker? I've taken what I've learned over the past eight years and outlined a series of steps for you to take to land your dream job of becoming a globe-trotting adventure filmmaker.