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13 Frequently Used Phrases That Make You Sound Like A Hollywood Rookie

Stephanie Palmer covers 13 cliche phrases that make you sound inexperienced. If you have looked for information about how to handle yourself in a pitch meeting, you know that there isn’t that much available. Episodes of Entourage. The opening scene from The Player. Pitch meeting parody videos on YouTube such as this, this and this. Read MoreRead More

10 Tips for Shooting Live Sporting Events with a Small Crew

Brad Spinsby lays out 10 tips for shooting a multicam event with a small crew. Ten: Bring additional clothes in preparation for multiple weather conditions. Most sporting events occur outdoors, and it is wise to bring clothing accommodations for any anticipated weather conditions. Sunscreen and a hat are also important to shield yourself from the Read MoreRead More

The 7 Largest and Most Innovative Studio Soundstages in the World

SSN ranks the most innovative and ground-breaking soundstages in the world, from smallest to largest. Winner: Masterful Control of the Weather Largest Soundstage: 9,600 square feet Highlights: A quiet, quick shut-off A/C; ability to create forest fires; low rental cost; high school on site. SSN Insight: Although not massive, this soundstage makes our list for Read MoreRead More

Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production

Bobby Marko explains how better preparation will lead to better on set execution. Problems always occur in video and film production. It’s the nature of the work we do. There are always outside forces beyond our control and no matter what we do to prepare for them, we are always faced with a problem to Read MoreRead More

How Do You Determine A Fair Price For Licensing Your Videos And Photos?

Mike Wilkinson looks at how to determine the cost of licensing your footage.   The factors I came up with for determining a licensing fee included any or all of the following; a) who the company or individual is (fortune 500, independent producer, NPO, small business, etc) b) the reach of the media (one small photo Read MoreRead More

Legally Speaking, It Depends – Guild or Union

Entertainment attourney Christopher Schiller explains the legal reasonings and goes into some common legal and business issues that arise from representation by either a Union or a Guild in the entertainment industry. Part 1: First, let’s start with some standard definitions to give us all the same starting points. As the old story goes, David with Read MoreRead More

Create Shooting Schedule with Google Calendar

When organizing your project, you’ll need to know when your cast and crew is available, so you can drop them into a shooting schedule. This lets you see when you are shooting what scenes, and what actors are involved. Here is a simple method on how to do this using the free program, Google Calendar. Read MoreRead More

Put on a Happy Face: Corporate Event Planning Video

Corporate video is often times a good way for filmmakers to supplement their income. Here’s some guidelines for creating a Corporate Event Video. Event planners are doing more now than ever before. They are the backbone and visual wizards for corporate events. They allow their imaginations to come to life with eye catching visual displays Read MoreRead More

A Useful 75 page Document on How to Market Your Webseries

Making a web series can be serious business. Julie Giles created this document for the Independent Production Fund of Canada to get you started on how to promote and market your web series. While it wasn’t so long ago that a scripted web series was considered a promotional offshoot of a television series, or a Read MoreRead More

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