5 Huge Mistakes You’ll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean and Tyler Silvers break down five big mistakes every filmmaker makes going into the business. Your Cast is Ordinary Audiences aren’t always sure about things like sound, lighting, and other filmmaking essentials, but everyone thinks they know actors. And we mean everyone — from my cab driver this afternoon, to my niece’s 7th grade Read MoreRead More

Why Screenwriters and Filmmakers Fail

Raindance collects a series of articles on the pitfalls and traps that keep filmmakers from making films. Their Scripts And Screenplays Don’t Tell Stories One of the most common failings with films submitted to the festival is that they lack structure; if there’s no story, people won’t watch it. This is the same for documentaries; 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

17 Phrases That Make You Sound Like A Hollywood Rookie

Stephanie Palmer identifies a few cliches that pretty much demonstrate you don’t know what you’re doing. 1.  “High concept” If your idea is high concept, it’s obvious. If it’s not, saying it is won’t help. 2.  “Very unique” If it’s “unique” or even “very unique” it usually means that you haven’t done enough research to Read MoreRead More

16 Ways Screenwriters And Filmmakers Fail

There’s a lot of mistakes novices make in their first film outing – stuff that isn’t always readily apparent when your on the outside looking in. Here are 16 common pitfalls that filmmakers (even seasoned ones) make. 1. Their Scripts And Screenplays Don’t Tell Stories One of the most common failings with films submitted to Read MoreRead More

10 Critical Mistakes Freelancers Make

If you’re working in the video/film industry chances are you’ll be doing so as a freelancer. Here are 10 critical mistakes that freelancers often make: …Seeing as we are all human (well, presumably whoever is reading this post anyway), we should recognize that mistakes happen. They even have that saying, “To err is human…,” which Read MoreRead More