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I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

Doing freebies is a part of life in the filmmaking world - Bobby Marko offers 4 tips of how to ask for help when money is scarce. We’ve all been there! The all too familiar passion projects, short films, documentaries, even feature films. And when we create these projects we know in order to pull them Read MoreRead More

How To Make Your First Short Film

Lorenda Starfelt details the steps involved for first time filmmakers on crafting their first short. The goal with shorts is to keep it simple. Simple story, a handful of characters and just a few locations. If you do that, you can make your movie for under a few thousand dollars. How low you can get your budget depends Read MoreRead More

Breaking Into Hollywood: ‘No’ Is Just a Conversation Starter

Gary W. Goldstein has produced some of Hollywood biggest box-office hits (Pretty Woman, Under Siege, The Mothman Prophecies), generating well over One Billion Dollars in worldwide revenue, receiving multiple Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe and numerous other accolades. When I first drove into this sprawling metropolis – this City of Angels that seemed it Read MoreRead More

Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, THR reveals how much people are earning now, from stars including Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigl and the ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan to top agents including Read MoreRead More

13 Frequently Used Phrases That Make You Sound Like A Hollywood Rookie

Stephanie Palmer covers 13 cliche phrases that make you sound inexperienced. If you have looked for information about how to handle yourself in a pitch meeting, you know that there isn’t that much available. Episodes of Entourage. The opening scene from The Player. Pitch meeting parody videos on YouTube such as this, this and this. Read MoreRead More

10 Tips for Shooting Live Sporting Events with a Small Crew

Brad Spinsby lays out 10 tips for shooting a multicam event with a small crew. Ten: Bring additional clothes in preparation for multiple weather conditions. Most sporting events occur outdoors, and it is wise to bring clothing accommodations for any anticipated weather conditions. Sunscreen and a hat are also important to shield yourself from the Read MoreRead More

The 7 Largest and Most Innovative Studio Soundstages in the World

SSN ranks the most innovative and ground-breaking soundstages in the world, from smallest to largest. Winner: Masterful Control of the Weather Largest Soundstage: 9,600 square feet Highlights: A quiet, quick shut-off A/C; ability to create forest fires; low rental cost; high school on site. SSN Insight: Although not massive, this soundstage makes our list for Read MoreRead More

Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production

Bobby Marko explains how better preparation will lead to better on set execution. Problems always occur in video and film production. It’s the nature of the work we do. There are always outside forces beyond our control and no matter what we do to prepare for them, we are always faced with a problem to Read MoreRead More

How Do You Determine A Fair Price For Licensing Your Videos And Photos?

Mike Wilkinson looks at how to determine the cost of licensing your footage.   The factors I came up with for determining a licensing fee included any or all of the following; a) who the company or individual is (fortune 500, independent producer, NPO, small business, etc) b) the reach of the media (one small photo Read MoreRead More

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