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How To Make Your First Short Film

Lorenda Starfelt details the steps involved for first time filmmakers on crafting their first short. The goal with shorts is to keep it simple. Simple story, a handful of characters and just a few locations. If you do that, you can make your movie for under a few thousand dollars. How low you can get your budget depends 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

10 Common Mistakes People Make When Writing Press Releases

Whether you’re organising a festival or shouting about your show, keep these no-nos in mind before emailing arts editors Press releases are a presentation of facts, written for journalists in the hope it gets published. They are an opportunity for brands, businesses and arts organisations to reach their target audience through the media. They aim Read MoreRead More

5 Ways to Create Better Images Without Buying More Gear

Gear manufacturers are like that suave douchebag from the bar. They know how to rub the G-spot (gear-spot) to get us to spread our wallets. Well here’s 5 ways to make better photos (and film) that don’t require shelling out more money. You are a photographer. You love getting out there and doing your best Read MoreRead More

10 Time Management Tips for Busy Screenwriters

Jason McKinnon offers ten tips for busy writers to keep up with their daily writing. Below you’ll find 10 simple techniques I’ve used to keep up with my screenwriting. I’ll settle into a new routine that includes time for my screenplay eventually. Until then, I consider myself extremely lucky to be blessed with such a Read MoreRead More

12 Invaluable Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

E.L. Katz shares his 12 tips for filmmakers trying to put together their first feature. 1. A good script is a director’s best friend. With little money, time, or experience, it really is doubtful that you’ll be able to pull movie magic out of your ass without a solid screenplay. No matter how fucked up Read MoreRead More

Advice for Filmmakers from Someone who Ran a Festival.

Here’s some festival tips from folks that have been on the other side of the submission form. You see, from 2008, through till 2013, working with some incredible people, we headed up the Bootleg Film Festival?—?a traveling event that played at a variety of cities on both sides of the Atlantic. I retired the festival Read MoreRead More

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