Behind the Scenes of Sid Penrose: Notes from the Writer / Director Like a lot of my story ideas, the concept of Sid Penrose came from a dream. It wasn’t my dream this time, however. This one came from the zzzz’s of a good friend of mine, Doug Cochrane. He presented the idea to meContinue reading “Behind the Scenes of Sid Penrose: Notes from the Writer / Director”
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The Struggles of the Independent Filmmaker and Why It’s Time for a Change
Join our guest author Liz Manahil as she describes the struggles with indie filmmaking and her ideas to fix the system. Her Constellation Incubator hopes to solve the problems that make indie filmmaking such a struggle.
How I Made A Viral YouTube Video — Eventually
Ever wonder what the secret formula to making a viral YouTube Video is? Well our contributor Chris Vellucci shares his insights into how he and his comedy partner went viral on YouTube just a couple years later than they thought.
What is Motion Graphics and why is it taking over?
What is Motion Graphics? We tap our in house motion graphics animation studio Movult to answer these questions and help explain why animated explainer videos have exploded in popularity lately.
Is Film School Worth It? An Adult Learner Perspective
Have you ever wondered: is film school really worth it? Our guest poster takes a look at this commonly asked question from the perspective of an adult learner. Is it never too late to start? Find out in our latest post!
Entry Level Film Production Jobs That Made Us Better Filmmakers
Learn more about how the film production professionals got their start. We dissect entry-level film production jobs that made us better filmmakers. If you’re looking to start your film production career or working as a PA give this a read!
Film Production Companies: What Do They Actually Do?
Learn more about what film production companies actually are and what they do from a Chicago Video Production company that does things a bit differently. Let 2 East 8th Productions help you break it down.
Depression & Creativity: Confessions of a Depressed Filmmaker
Join us as we share a personal story of our own difficulties and struggles with depression and how it has affected our creative process. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of hurting yourself, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741. Because your story’s not finished yet. And we need you here to tell it.
7 Basic Types of Camera Shots
Take a look as we break down some different types of camera shots you may need to know when filming a corporate video. Our Chicago based video production firm defines some of the most common terms for you.
2 East 8th Production’s Best Film Blogs For 2021
We put together a list of our favorite movie bloggers and film blogs for 2021. Come check out who our picks for best film review blog, indie film blog, and film production blog are for this year!