Advice & Guidance

Aug
09

5 Things To Consider As A Freelancer In Film

When you begin in the film industry, whether as a director, writer, performer, editor or any other role, you may be freelancing. This means that you are essentially working for yourself. You manage your own workload, schedule, finances, and business. You are responsible for marketing your skills and securing work. While this may sound overwhelming […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
08

An Actor’s Showreel: Part Two

Tips and Tricks To Make Your Showreel Great! Welcome to part two of our three posts on creating a creating performer’s showreel. The first instalment gives you some advice and suggestions on what can be included on your showreel to showcase your talent, range and ability. In this instalment, we share some extra tricks and […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
08

Don’t Be Discouraged From A Career in Film and Television, Says BAFTA

A recent report has found that many young people feel discouraged from pursuing careers in the film industry, due to their perception that it is “who you know” rather than the talent or training that you have. Additional factors such as the fear of not being able to guarantee regular work or having to work […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance . News
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Jul
08

The Easy (But Important) Ways To Improve Your Acting

A professional actor or actress never stops learning. Some of the most successful performers in the world have stayed popular and prominent because they are constantly learning and improving. A humble, curious attitude is always a positive trait and makes you better at your craft. If you are looking for easy but effective ways to […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Jul
06

A Quick Introduction To Location Scouting

Locations are important. They help to create the overall look and atmosphere of films as well as giving extra information on the kinds of lives the characters lead. A gritty location was essential for characters who have learned hard life lessons on the city streets in City of God, for example. The clean-cut suburban location […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Jul
06

How To Juggle Your Passion With Your Day Job or Studies

There are very few of us who are fortunate enough to be able to focus entirely on our passion from day one. When we are just getting started, we are likely to have several other commitments as well as our passion for filmmaking, acting, writing, or another role. There is an old saying that suggests […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Jun
30

Three Ways To Keep Your Film Costs Down

Making your first film can be a very exciting time. Whether you are just aiming for a few minutes of footage or a full-scale production, there are lots of things to consider. From locations to lighting, casting to catering, budgets and beyond – the world of film is a busy one. One of the topics […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Jun
28

The Film Industry: Simple Ways To Stay Up To Date

The film industry is constantly shifting and changing, with new releases and developments every week. Knowing some of the latest developments, deals, and trends isn’t simply for bragging value. It can help you to strengthen your knowledge of film as both an art and a business. By knowing some of the major names and distributors […]

By nationalyouthfilmacademy | Advice & Guidance . Blog
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