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5 Tips For The DP Whose Director Is Also The Lead Actor

Cybel Martin offers 5 tips for the director of photography who is shooting a director who is also the lead actor. 1. Create a Visual Shorthand – if you’ve been following my articles, you know how much I love pre-production and pouring over reference material with my directors. This is even more important if your 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

Exploring Steven Spielberg’s Cinematic Conventions

Edoardo Nolfo explores some of the cinematic techniques Steven Spielberg utilizes in his most popular films. I have been admiring and studying Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking techniques for some years now and in this post I will share some of my findings. No written description can ever do justice to an artist of Steven Spielberg’s magnitude, Read MoreRead More

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