Advice & Guidance

Aug
31

Industry Insight: What Is A Runner?

A runner is a junior member of the production team who handles a number of basic, but essential, tasks on set or within a department. Working hours can be long and tiring, but becoming a runner within the film or television industry remains one of the most well-known routes into the industry. It can be […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance . Industry Insight
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Aug
31

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying For Acting Courses

Many reputable institutions offer courses, classes and masterclasses in acting and these can be hugely beneficial for performers. They hone your craft, add experience and prestige to your CV, and provide great industry networking opportunities too. But many of these courses are also competitive, with lots of applicants vying for only a handful of places. […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
25

Go Green! Environmentally-Friendly Filmmaking In London

Filmmaking can be an expensive business. Keeping costs down on productions is the subject of a number of articles, discussions and disagreements. However, it has also been noticed that filmmaking productions can have an impact on the environment too, and the two topics may be more closely related than you think. A new and innovative […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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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 […]

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