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Three Tips for finding the Best Locations

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  Locations, and finding them for a film, is one of the easiest parts of preparing a film production . There are three different ways to find location Pay a Location Scout to go out and source your locations Via word of … Continue reading

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Casting – The Core of Your Film

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If the Screenplay is the blueprint for your film, casting is the core.  Audiences are drawn into high quality stories; however, they connect with the film via your cast.  This is an area tech savvy film-makers often blow. You will … Continue reading

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Screenplay and Formatting Properly

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How to write a professional Screenplay.  Part 2: Checklist before you start to write your screenplay.  You have totally worked out your story, step by step. You have all the main dramatic scenes checked The Story has being checked and double … Continue reading

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How to Make your Film Professional

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I would like to go into detail about making, directing and producing  a professional film. There are 12 steps that one needs to pay particular attention to when creating a professional film.  If any one of them is deficient the … Continue reading

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Three ways to produce a great edit and make your film work.

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I am writing about editing a film today because it is close to my heart.  I feel so many times a film is made or broken in the edit.  In my personal opinion, it is the most challenging and difficult … Continue reading

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Greetings from Burma – 5 Attributes you must have if you want millions of people to see your work.

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I am out of town this week.  Yes, I am currently on a bus travelling between Yangoon and Bagan in Burma (Myanmar). As always, I have my camera shooting as much as I can of what I see on the … Continue reading

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How to Produce Stellar Actor Performances – 4 Areas that the Film Director needs to Focus On

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To people in the know, film making is a Director and Editor’s Medium.  What is meant by this statement, is that the screen actor who acts in the film is only one of many contributors to the whole process.  However, … Continue reading

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Three Big Cock-Ups when creating an awesome Shot List for your Film.

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A shot list is a list of shots that are used to cover a scene. An experienced Film Director will always want to get the best and maximum coverage of shots necessary to tell the story of that scene. Often … Continue reading

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Three Hot Tips to improve Screen Acting Performances

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Screen Acting:   Today I would like to talk about the craft of screen acting.  Screen Acting is a wonderful way to make a living.  There are many actors who train via acting schools who teach many different techniques.  However, so … Continue reading

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5 Ways to make your film/video look and sound professional

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Times have changed and today there are three types of Film Makers/Video Makers in the independent Film World: The Traditional Crew/ Director – Films made this way generally have reasonable budgets that can pay for the expense of a large … Continue reading

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Yes we Can – Making your film happen now

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Making your film happen is more a state of mind than circumstances aligning. Whether it is a $2.2 million film or a micro budget film, the principal is still the same. Make a film happen by setting deadlines for each part of … Continue reading

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How did Tarantino make it to the top in Hollywood? Lessons you can learn from his experience

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Quentin Tarantino is one of the most famous writer/directors. But he was a low achiever at school and found academic studies very difficult. He had a troubled childhood. How did Quentin go from being a sales assistant in a video shop … Continue reading

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