Insider Manifesto Insider Manifesto

As filmmakers, the work we do is extremely important to our society. Video is the most emotional and impactful way to communicate in our world. It’s shaping the very fabric of the internet, and we get to work on the front lines.

But this is a hard business – it requires many skills both artistic and technical, and it’s in flux today more than it ever has been. We must keep learning and teaching, exchanging knowledge and techniques to improve our craft.

So we’re relaunching this site with a new emphasis on your voice, the voice of the creator. The best advice always comes from the people who are actually getting shit done, and that’s why we need you.

Our mission is to create tactical, actionable articles that teach valuable skills. We want to highlight the amazing work that’s being done every day in our industry, but instead of conducting armchair interviews, we dive into the messy details and show you how it actually works.

Want to join us?

Each of us has a unique perspective on a topic vitally important to the work we do. Each of us has that one thing that we’re totally badass at. I invite you to share it. Shoot me an email: blog at


Written by David Kong

Filmmaker, teacher, coder. Director of Content at You can learn more about my various adventures at

Interested in contributing?

This blog relies on people like you to step in and add your voice. Send us an email: blog at if you have an idea for a post or want to write one yourself.