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The Clear Career Path Laid out by David Lynch’s pre-Eraserhead shorts

Mike D’Angelo examines David Lynch’s pre-Eraserhead work for clues on how the auteur’s mind works. No masterpiece arrives completely out of nowhere. People like to point to Orson Welles as an example of someone who set the world on fire with his first film, but Welles had made his reputation as a creative genius, both Read MoreRead More

Behind Closed Doors with Alfonso Cuarón

BAFTA and Oscar winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón sat down with us in early January for a chat about his upbringing in Mexico, his turbulent film school years, his early filmmaking experiences and his flourishing, remarkable career. He revealed to us the secret motivation for his work ethic: he occasionally needs money.Read 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 Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Build a Successful Career in the Film Industry

Robert Hardy presents a few tips for how to build a career making movies. Build A Strong Reputation In the world of freelance filmmaking, where a good portion of your gigs will come from referrals, your reputation is your most valuable asset. How many times have you been on a film set, only to find Read MoreRead More

10 Myths about Making it in the Entertainment Industry

Executive at a studio-based film production company, Jenny Yerrick Martin lists off 10 often heard myths given to those trying to get a career in the Entertainment industry. #1 YOU SHOULD FIGURE OUT THE WHOLE PATH TO YOUR GOAL BEFORE STARTING. It seems like a smart idea. Plotting out every step to your destination is a Read MoreRead More

The Reasons Why It’s Bad Business To Be a Cinematographer

Ryan E. Walters reflects on how Cinematography and the problems inherit with the profession. As someone who is committed to lifelong learning and continual self-reflection, this last year has brought with it an evaluation of where I’m at and where I am headed. I’ve come to the conclusion, after a lot of soul searching, that Read MoreRead More

Balls of Steel: The Zig-Zag Screenwriting Career Path

Jennifer Bowerman writes on the many twists and turns of a career in writing. I’ve been pondering life and career choices lately. Perhaps it’s because my own daughter just graduated high school and is college bound. I had a conversation with another recent grad, interested in writing, asking my advice. I’m not sure he was Read MoreRead More

8 Mistakes Filmmakers Make That Kill Their Careers

Elliot Grove illustrates 8 pitfalls that prevent filmmakers from realizing their potential. As your filmmaking career starts to grow, it’s crucial that your actions don’t strangle it in its infancy. By avoiding the mistakes that so many filmmakers make you have a far greater chance of succeeding well beyond the first 2 years of the Read MoreRead More

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