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Podcast 04 – LA based Executive Jason Brubaker – Getting your film distributed to a world wide audience.

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LA based Film Distribution Executive Jason Brubaker tells you how to get your film distributed and seen by the biggest possible audience.   Player at end of page Jason articulates the very best process to attract the biggest possible audience. He … Continue reading

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Podcast 03 – Working as a Crew member on Hollywood Blockbuster movies and how you can break in.

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Leroy Page:  How to Break into the Big End Film Productions as a Crew member rand how to behave on big film sets with movies stars.  Player at end of page I have a great podcast this month with Leroy … Continue reading

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Podcast 02 – The Process of Editing

It is Colm O’Murchu your host for Filmmaking 101 with Podcast 2. This week it is just me on my own. Currently I am editing Tabernacle 101 our new one hour 45 minute movie that will be on worldwide release in … Continue reading

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Podcast Number 1 – Find out how Filmmaker Jon Cohen made his movie Ravenswood and found his audience.

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Today is a very exciting day for me. This is my first of many future podcasts. In future  podcasts, you will hear from experienced filmmakers. You will hear how they made their movies and found their audience. This podcast will help … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of Australian Film Base – plus my top 8 hot tips for the indie Filmmaker

Today is a retro post with my 8 top tips for the Indie Filmmaker at the end of this post. It is now 20 years since we first started our production company Sydney Film Base. At the time we shot … Continue reading

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Editing your film, one of the most important filmmaking skills

At this moment,  I am editing Tabernacle 101, our 110 minute supernatural thriller movie. I am up at 5am every morning and edit to about 11am and in that time I edit about 1 – 2 scenes per day. There … Continue reading

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Transmission and their massive success with the movie “Lion”

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Transmission, an Australian Film Distributor, has had massive success in the cinema domestically with the release of Lion. Now grossing over $25 million Box Office in Australia, it will be one of the top 5 all time Australian Films at … Continue reading

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Joel Perlman from Village Roadshow gives a full report on Current Distribution for Movies in the Australia

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Roadshow Films has been responsible for releasing box office epics The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, American Sniper, Red Dog, Paper Planes, and six-time Academy Award winning film and monster box office hit, Mad Max: Fury Road.  I attended a Screen Producers … Continue reading

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Tip 10 – A Director perfects his or her postproduction.

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Postproduction is a detailed process and the more detail and quality that is put into the post process, the better the film will be. In the last tip we focused on picture cut which is a very important and major … Continue reading

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Tip 9 A Director Post Produces

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A Director needs to make their very best effort in the season of Post Production. Postproduction on your film is broken down into the following areas. The Picture Edit. Colouring VFX Titles Sound Design Music Sound Mix Deliverables The Picture … Continue reading

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Tip 8 – A Director works with his or her actors

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Working with Actors is one of the top Directing Skills. Actors play the characters who the audience relates with. The better the performance and the star quality, the more relatable the actors are to the audience. Performance: This is a … Continue reading

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Tip 7 – The Shoot – A Director shoots

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The shoot is the most intense part of the filmmaking process. A Director should  be prepared to get asked about 1000 questions on each shooting day. This can be stressful as you are supposed to have the answers instantly for … Continue reading

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