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Aug
25

Building Your Filmmaking Experience: 3 Quick Tips

Gaining experience as a filmmaker can be tricky for those who are just starting out. On the one hand, everyone knows that you must start somewhere and that you need to work on a production to gain experience. On the other hand, it can be difficult to gain work with a production until you have […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
24

5 Quick Tips For Working Well With Directors

During their career, an actor will work with a wide variety of directors. Whether for stage, screen, or anything in between, directors are as varied as actors. Some will find it easy to communicate and gel with others. Others may find it more difficult or have more talent on the technical side. But whatever the […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
24

Keep Up with Other Hobbies While Acting, Says Asa Butterfield

Celebrated 19-year-old British actor Asa Butterfield has encouraged other young actors to continue with their other hobbies so they can choose to switch careers one day. The Islington native has appeared in several internationally acclaimed films but is reportedly also a keen photographer. He told sources recently that one day he hopes to shoot wildlife […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance . Film News
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Aug
23

Lighting Quality in Film: Why It Matters

Lighting your film may feel like an afterthought, but it can have a profound effect on the overall mood, professionalism, and quality of your film. Many crucial aspects of filmmaking can be easily overlooked in favour of the sheer excitement of the shoot! It can be tempting to simply grab a camera and start rolling. […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
23

6 Great Additions To A Filmmaker’s Skill Set

Filmmaking itself is a very skilled profession. It takes creativity, leadership, attention to detail, and sometimes knowledge of technology too. Some filmmakers have many years of training at a film school or filmmaking classes, while others will learn “on the job” – meaning that they gain experience by making films themselves and learning from their […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
17

Websites For Performers: 5 Essential Things To Include

The internet is a genuinely global phenomenon that has uses in almost every industry. In the performance industries in particular, getting noticed can be half the battle and the internet provides a way to reach a wide audience instantly. You may have seen our earlier post that advises what to include on a filmmaker’s website, […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
17

Getting The Most From A Masterclass: 3 Simple Tips

A masterclass is a great opportunity for you to hear industry insights and advice from a professional speaker. A masterclass can take the form of a speech or panel interview that accepts guest questions, or it may have a more interactive approach with group tasks and projects throughout the day. There are a wide variety […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
16

The Young Director’s Kit: Essential Items

Whether you are directing your first short film, a full length feature, or simply assisting on set, there are a few essential items that will help the day to run smoothly. Film sets can be chaotic and demanding, for both small and large productions. For outdoor shoots, the weather can be unpredictable. During indoor shoots, […]

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