Short Filmmaking

Short Filmmaking

By Shane McCabe  - Shane is an Actor, Writer and Director IMDb Profile As with features, in any short film, the script is KING and QUEEN. It will be the most important thing in attracting both talent and crew. A good short film should run anywhere between 3 - 12 pages. For first time filmmakers, whether they be writer/directors or a writer and director team, the shorter the better. 3 - 5 pages...

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Recommended Scriptwriting Software

Recommended Scriptwriting Software

 Before going into production, any film project goes through the following three steps: Writing a Script Creating a Schedule Determining a Budget All three parts are linked one to each other. Without a script, there is no schedule, and without a schedule there is no budget. Hence, any changes in the script might impact the schedule; any changes in the schedule might also impact the budget. So,...

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The different steps of making a film

The different steps of making a film

In this post, we will outline the various steps to making a film, from the early stage of script development through post-production.   DEVELOPMENT A screenwriter develops a spec script The spec script is optioned by a producer Producer finds a director Director might request some changes in the script Producer enters into a contractual agreement with the writer(this is an important step as the...

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Who’s who on the Set: Above-the-Line / Jobs and qualities required

Who’s who on the Set: Above-the-Line / Jobs and qualities required

HOW TO BECOME A FILM DIRECTOR, A PRODUCER, A SCREENWRITER OR AN ACTOR Who’s who on the Set: Above-the-Line / Jobs and qualities required INTRODUCTION You’re looking to start a career in film production. You want  to be part of the creative team. That’s great. There are a fantastic variety of  jobs for all types of personalities, whether you prefer working on set or behind your computer writing...

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Short Filmmaking

Jobs  description in the Directing, Camera & Light Departments

What qualities do you need to work in the film industry? You’re looking to start a career in film production and you wonder how you can get a job in TV or movies. But where do you start? How do you know if your dream job is working in the Directing department or Camera department? What is the difference between an Assistant-Director and a Camera Assistant? Or a Gaffer and a Director of...

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Jobs description in the Production Department

Jobs description in the Production Department

Who's who on the Set: Below-The-line (Part 2) INTRODUCTION  This guide focuses on the various Jobs in the Film Production department. It explains who are the key players, what responsibilities are part of their job, and what are the main qualities required to help you decide if one of these jobs may be your future career. Above-the-line and Below-the-line. The terms refers to the budget where a...

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Jobs description in the Art, VFX, Location and Sound Department

Jobs description in the Art, VFX, Location and Sound Department

Who’s Who on the Set: Below-The-Line (Part 3) INTRODUCTION Visual Effects Designer, Production Designer, Costume Designers, Make-Up artist, Sound Operator, name it… Without all these talented people involved behind the scenes, films would not look real, films would not be credible, films would simply not exist. So Is it hard to get into the film industry? In this post, we focus on all these...

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