Filmmaking 360

What Constitutes a “Professional” Photographer?

Ming Thein tackles the question of professionalism in terms of photography with many principles that can translate into professional filmmaking world. One commonly asked (and commonly mis-answered) question on the Internet these days is around the definition of what constitutes a ‘professional photographer.’ The usual definition is that it is somebody who is shooting for Read MoreRead More

13 Steps to Directing Famous Actors in a Microbudget Film

Dan Mirvish shares 13 tips for microbudget filmmaking from his experience on Between Us. As I wind up my festival and theatrical run of my film Between Us, it’s gratifying to see the amazing reviews for our four-person ensemble cast, with critics using blurb-ready adjectives like “brilliant,” “razor-sharp” and “career-best” to describe the performances of Julia Read MoreRead More

15 Tips for Starting Your Successful Photography Business

Have you been thinking about taking your hobby and turning it into a money making business? Jeff will tell you how he did that, and share his successes and “failures turned to lessons learned”. There are many people talking about the demise of the photography industry and the challenges of making a reasonable income with Read MoreRead More

Tips For Making A Better Video Demo Reel Which Can Get You New Clients

Mike Wilkinson discusses strategies to get your demo reel up to snuff so it can bring in some new business. 1. What kind of a reel are you making? Most of the video guys I know wear many hats. They shoot, edit, direct, light, mix sound in post, do timelapses, etc. That’s great, but for Read MoreRead More

The Real-World Consequences of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Cliché

What does the Manic Pixie Dream Girl tell us about relationships and how men see women? The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a well-known pop-culture cliché. The term was coined by critic Nathan Rabin in his review of 2005′s Elizabethtown to describe the cheerful, bubbly flight attendant played by Kirsten Dunst. Since then, this character type has been analyzed Read MoreRead More

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