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For Jennifer, Whomever You Are – Advice on How To Pursue Your Art

David duChemin shares his advice for budding photographers who ask his advice on their portfolio in this lovely article that applies equally to filmmakers. Thank you for the invitation to spend some time with your work. I know you meant for me to look at your work and give you advice based on that, but Read MoreRead More

12 Invaluable Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

E.L. Katz shares his 12 tips for filmmakers trying to put together their first feature. 1. A good script is a director’s best friend. With little money, time, or experience, it really is doubtful that you’ll be able to pull movie magic out of your ass without a solid screenplay. No matter how fucked up Read MoreRead More

7 Tips for Filmmakers From SXSW: Words of Wisdom from Lena Dunham, Dana Brunetti, Casey Neistat, Ted Hope and Jason Blum

Paula Bernstein recounts the advice from the movers and shakers of SXSW. Amazingly, I spent five days at SXSW and didn’t see one movie. But it was far from a waste of time. Sitting in on keynote sessions and panel discussions, I came away with a broad sense of how technological advances and the internet Read MoreRead More

McG’s Six Golden Rules of Moviemaking

Here are six bits of wisdom from Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as McG, is the writer-director-producer behind some of this generation’s most popular franchises such as Supernatural, The O.C., and Chuck. 1. Make sure the actors know what they are signing up for. At the end of the day, they are the ones in front of Read MoreRead More

Sundance Cinematographers on The Best and Worst Advice They Received

There’s plenty of advice out there for aspiring filmmakers and cinematographers, some great, some garbage. With that in mind, Indiewire asked the cinematographers of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival what was the best and worst advice they ever received. Best Advice: “Don’t feel pressure to run to the frontline and film. Follow your gut instincts Read MoreRead More

The Best Career Advice From Top Producers in Hollywood

Jessica Radloff approached producers on the red carpet at the 25th Producers Guild Awards to ask them for a quick bit of career advice. Brad Pitt (Producer, 12 Years a Slave): “You gotta keep pushing. You just have to keep pushing.” (More from Brad, below!). Jerry Weintraub (Producer, Behind the Candelabra): “I never hear the word Read MoreRead More

88 Cinematographers Share the Best Professional Advice They’ve Ever Recieved

88 cinematographers and ASC members reveal thoughts, advice, tips, and tricks they’ve received that helped them throughout their professional careers. Their responses range from the simple to the complex, the obvious to the specific, and the easy to the hard – but all of them stand to help you make the most of life in Read MoreRead More

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