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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

Legally Speaking, It Depends – Guild or Union

Entertainment attourney Christopher Schiller explains the legal reasonings and goes into some common legal and business issues that arise from representation by either a Union or a Guild in the entertainment industry. Part 1: First, let’s start with some standard definitions to give us all the same starting points. As the old story goes, David with Read MoreRead More

Best/Worst-Marketed Films Of Summer 2014

Scott Mendelson picks the best and worst marketed films of the summer. The Best: Godzilla (Time Warner, Inc.) Warner Bros. tricked the entire entertainment industry into thinking that one of the biggest monsters in cinematic history was a box office underdog. Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla revamp actually sold fewer tickets in America and overseas than the Read MoreRead More

Create Shooting Schedule with Google Calendar

When organizing your project, you’ll need to know when your cast and crew is available, so you can drop them into a shooting schedule. This lets you see when you are shooting what scenes, and what actors are involved. Here is a simple method on how to do this using the free program, Google Calendar. Read MoreRead More

Put on a Happy Face: Corporate Event Planning Video

Corporate video is often times a good way for filmmakers to supplement their income. Here’s some guidelines for creating a Corporate Event Video. Event planners are doing more now than ever before. They are the backbone and visual wizards for corporate events. They allow their imaginations to come to life with eye catching visual displays Read MoreRead More

A Useful 75 page Document on How to Market Your Webseries

Making a web series can be serious business. Julie Giles created this document for the Independent Production Fund of Canada to get you started on how to promote and market your web series. While it wasn’t so long ago that a scripted web series was considered a promotional offshoot of a television series, or a Read MoreRead More

Hope for Film: Six Keys to the Current State of Indie Film

Ted Hope makes 6 observations about the state of the independent film market and what we can do to make the business sustainable. 1. Independent film needs a better infrastructure. More people can make movies than ever before, and yet it’s become harder than ever to get people to see them. 2. It’s more difficult Read MoreRead More

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