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Watch on of Spielberg’s First Films: Amblin

Check out this rarely seen first film of Steven Spielberg – and the source of his company name - Amblin In 1968, Steven Spielberg was 21 years old and the hippie counterculture was swirling all around, but his mind was focused on one thing only: making movies. Spielberg had been cranking out 8mm films since he Read MoreRead More

How I got my EGOT: 12 Lessons Mel Brooks Learned Making TV, Albums, Movies and Theater

It stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony–and the comedy legend has earned each of these awards during seven decades in show business. With a new box set collecting material from his entire career, Mel Brooks talks about his experiences in each medium and the lessons learned along the way. Only 11 people in the history Read MoreRead More

Production Tips: 3 Keys to Inspire Better Acting

The EditCellar offers three tips to encourage better performances on set. 1. FIND A GOOD AD. For professionals, getting a good Assistant Director (AD) is a no-brainer. But for independent films, this can get buried while looking for a good cast, financing, a DP, and crew. However, for your actor’s sake, this is probably the Read MoreRead More

How to Avoid First-Time Director Pitfalls

Joe Aliberti, Luke Taylor & Matthew Helderman tackle the common pitfalls of first time directors. Bigger film budgets continue to dwindle. Smaller film sets continue to appear. Camera technology and film-centric software continue to evolve. Through all the change, one aspect of film production has remained the same: difficult directors. As a producer, I understand Read MoreRead More

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