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The Motion Blog

Free Filmmaking Tips, Tricks & Resources 

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On-Set Terms and Protocol

COO, Motion University PROTOCOL - Do not volunteer to assist with technical things.- Each department has been trained to do their job. Let them do it, unless they specifically request for your assistance.- If you have a suggestion for the Director, take it to...

Making the Most of a Networking Opportunity

CEO, Motion University Networking with other filmmakers is a great way to learn new things, make great connections and overall just be inspired to keep on keeping on. With the Christian Worldview Film Festival right around the corner, I thought I’d write up some tips...

How Andrew Got Started in Filmmaking

Have you ever looked back over your your work and thought - how is it that my work doesn't look the way I want it to? Why is it so easy for others to do cool stuff? Sometimes, it can seem like others are so far ahead of us that we’ll never be as good as they are! But...

Renting Equipment to Broaden Your Services

Filmmaking can be an expensive endeavor. One way to broaden both experience and the services you offer is by renting equipment. But how can you know that you are renting equipment that will create the look and feel that will make the client happy? This week we are...

2019 and Beyond

CXO / Motion University In 2014, an idea that had been on the back burner in several people’s minds, finally started to come to life, and the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy was born! That first year was a lot of trial and error, and we were grateful for the...

2018 Academy Interns – Grant

Meet Grant! He attended the 2017 Academy, and then took the Fall 2017 MU course. As an intern this year for the 2018 Academy, Grant was our behind-the-scenes videographer, doing everything from running the camera to sorting mounds of footage and editing. Grant was one...

2018 Academy Interns – Bethany

Say hello to Bethany!! She attended the 2017 Academy, and then took the Fall 2017 MU course. As an intern this year for the 2018 Academy, Bethany worked under Lori on the catering crew. They had an especially rough job, since they had NO stove/oven! But they pulled it...

2018 Academy Interns – Grace

This year at the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, three alumni from both the Academy AND Motion University were able to intern on set! We’d love to introduce them to you.  First up is Grace! She took the Fall 2016 MU course, and then attended the 2017 Academy. As...