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Three Ways To Keep Your Film Costs Down

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

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 […]

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The Film Industry: Simple Ways To Stay Up To Date

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

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 […]

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Film Journalling: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Film Journalling: What It Is and Why You Should Do It Keeping a diary was once a very popular pastime. ‘Journalling’, as it is now commonly called, has been growing in popularity and has a more trend-led, self-reflective approach. Keeping gratitude journals, bullet journals, and other forms of journal are intended to give our lives […]

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How to Handle Rejection in 5 Easy Steps

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

How to Handle Rejection in 5 Easy Steps Rejection is hard. Whether in our personal or professional life, it can feel like a blow to be told we are not right for something or we didn’t make the cut. It might be for an audition if we are an actor. It might be for a […]

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Health Tips For Actors

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Health Tips For Actors As a performer, the health of your body and voice is essential. In the same way that a musician must care for their instrument, or a craftsman must care for their tools, a performer must care for their body. The acting industry is often under scrutiny for promoting unrealistic or unhealthy […]

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How To Be A Team Player On Set

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

How To Be A Team Player On Set The film-making world may reward individuality, but the industry requires a lot of teamwork. Teamwork used to be a buzzword that was thrown around offices and other places of work without any real meaning, but in recent years, people have started to decode it. Working well within […]

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How To Find Acting Talent For Your Film: Part 2

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

How To Find Acting Talent For Your Film: Part 2 Welcome to the second instalment on how to find acting talent for your film. Actors can quickly lift your film from good to great. In part one, we discussed the importance of good performances. They immediately help a film to look professional and compelling. They […]

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How To Find Acting Talent For Your Film: Part 1

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

How To Find Acting Talent For Your Film: Part 1 Acting performances can make or break a film. This is true from the smallest micro-budget short film right through to a lavish Hollywood blockbuster. A great performance can be what gets you and your film noticed – as well as boosting the actor’s career too. […]

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Great Ways To Get Publicity For Your Film

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Great Ways To Get Publicity For Your Film If you’ve completed a short film or film-making project, the next step is to share it with the world! There are more options than ever when it comes to sharing films online. There are also festivals and competition opportunities that are not to be missed. But before […]

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Details That Instantly Increase The Production Values Of Your Film

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

The production values of a film simply means how expensive or professional it looks. Those two things often go hand in hand. But a film doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive! There are a few well-known tips and tricks that can instantly make your film look more pricey and professional. Read on to […]

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Film Festivals: Easy Step For A Strong Application

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Film Festivals: Easy Step For A Strong Application Film festivals are undoubtedly an exciting, glamorous aspect of film-making. But preparation for them can be hard, gruelling work. Ensuring that your work is as good as it can be, that you have met all necessary requirements, and left yourself enough time, are all key to a […]

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5 Quick Steps For Dealing With Audition Nerves

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

5 Quick Steps For Dealing With Audition Nerves An audition is an exciting opportunity, but it is normal to feel nervous. Nerves can range from a few butterflies in the stomach right through to a total “mind blank”. But nerves can be a good sign. They show that something matters to you and that you […]

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Why You Should Totally Consider Making Documentaries

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Why You Should Totally Consider Making Documentaries For aspiring filmmakers, the documentary format is often overlooked. The perception of the glitz and glamour of the blockbuster might be tempting. Or perhaps you have a passion for the softly spoken indie dramas that reveal complex relationships and emotions. But the documentary film can be an unexplored […]

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Actors: The Ultimate Audition Kit

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Actors: The Ultimate Audition Kit Auditions can be one of the most exciting but stressful aspects of an actor’s career. It can be easy to become flustered or forgetful on the day, especially if there is travel involved. It is the last day on which you want to feel you are carrying unnecessary weight, but […]

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Funding For Filmmakers: Attracting Investors

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Funding For Filmmakers: Attracting Investors If you have a budget in mind for your film, the next step is probably raising the funds. Keeping a positive attitude can really help at this stage. It is easy to become discouraged when faced with a large amount of money to raise. But if you work methodically and […]

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Actors: Working For Free – What You Need To Consider

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Actors: Working For Free – What You Need To Consider There are many times when people in creative professions might have to work for free. It is most likely to be at the start of their careers when they are still establishing themselves. But there can also be other reasons, such as wanting to help […]

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Writing Hacks For Filmmakers

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Writing Hacks For Filmmakers Relying upon a professional screenwriter can make everything easier on a shoot. There are many sayings that claim a film can only ever be as good as its script. But in the early stages of your filmmaking career, an experienced writer can be difficult or expensive to come by. There are […]

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Funding For Filmmakers: A Quick Introduction

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

Funding For Filmmakers: A Quick Introduction Gathering the funds needed for your film can be a tricky subject. With such a variety of advice and options available, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. When it comes to funding (and filmmaking in general), the key is to think methodically. Make lists, write down contacts, and […]

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How To Take A Great Headshot: Actors

Advice and Guidance | November 2, 2017

How To Take A Great Headshot: Actors A headshot can be an actor’s greatest asset. Until you have built up an acting CV or showreel that you feel demonstrates your range and abilities, photographs are all employers will have to go on. The old phrase goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. With […]

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5 Creative Ideas For Social Media Posts For Filmmakers

News | November 1, 2017

You have set up your social media accounts and have started to gain likes, followers, friends, and more. But there’s just one problem. You don’t know what to say! But don’t panic. While quality over quantity is usually a wise mantra, if you’re promoting your film then regular posts are a good idea. They keep […]

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Why Is Social Media A Great Tool For Young Filmmakers?

Event | November 1, 2017

Social media platforms have seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. Terms that were once new and novel have worked their way into everyday conversation. “Hashtags”, “likes”, and the notorious “selfie” all have a committed following. At its worst, we might associate social media with being shallow or even narcissistic, but in the world […]

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The 2 Essential Questions To Ask Yourself If You Want To Become A Film Student

News | October 30, 2017

Becoming a film student can mean different things for different people. For a start, you will need to decide whether you are studying existing films or learning how to make them. You may also wonder whether it will be formal or informal because both have value. It is important to clarify your own goals and […]

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