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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, […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
16

5 Tips To Train and Protect The Young Actor’s Voice

Whether you are an aspiring actor or an experienced professional, your voice is one of your most important professional tools. Your voice allows you to convey your character’s personality and your own personality too. It allows you to speak some of the most famous lines of Shakespeare or the new and original lines of a […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
15

The 4 Great Benefits of Acting Classes

From Oscar winners and household names to those just starting out in acting and exploring a hobby, there is no performer who does not benefit from acting classes. While it is true that acting can take a degree of natural talent and instinct, that is not to say that talented people don’t benefit from training. […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
15

Sound Quality In Film: Why It Matters

One of the aspects of film that is most commonly overlooked by those starting in the industry is the quality of their sound. New filmmakers may have an excellent eye for detail and can compose a great shot. They may have a good script, an experienced cast, and some of the latest camera technology at […]

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