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Short Film Festival – Developing a Strategy

Short Film Festival – Developing a Strategy

Short Film Festival: Creating a Strategy When it comes to entering your film in a short film festival, developing a strategy is a key to success. Here are some important tips to get you started. Festival Deadline Submission Most festivals require...

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The Best Film School Course is Making a Film

The Best Film School Course is Making a Film

Film School This post is not to bash film schools. There are many great film schools out there. And many great filmmakers came from film school. The knowledge one gains and the hands-on experience with the many aspects of filmmaking is a huge...

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Staying Motivated to Write During a Lockdown

Staying Motivated to Write During a Lockdown

It goes without saying that this year of lockdown has been a tough one. As writers, we know that finding motivation to stay creative can be difficult, even in the best of times. Some writers like to sit in a café and use the buzz around them to...

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Using Social Media to Promote Your Film

Using Social Media to Promote Your Film

Social Media There's a lot we can say about the effects of social media on society today. But, for filmmakers, it can provide a significant benefit in getting a film project noticed. Of course, there is the granddaddy of video social media....

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Production Schedule vs Shooting Schedule

Production Schedule vs Shooting Schedule

By Dewi Griffiths There is often a great deal of confusion between what is referred to as a Production Schedule and a Shooting Schedule. Production Schedule This is what you are budgeting for the entire length of the production. This covers the...

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Writing the First Draft of your Script

Writing the First Draft of your Script

You've had this great idea for a screenplay burning in your head. You've worked it through in your mind, then written out a rocking treatment. Or a beat outline. Or both. You've done everything right to prepare to start that first draft. Lots of...

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Short Filmmaking

Short Filmmaking

Short Film Scripts With a short film, like feature films, the script is KING and QUEEN.  This is especially true when it comes to attracting both talent and crew.  Artists want to help create something unique and powerful.  A good short should run...

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Recommended Screenwriting Software

Recommended Screenwriting Software

Script Development starts with screenwriting 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....

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The different steps to making a film

The different steps to 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.   MAKING A FILM: DEVELOPMENT A screenwriter develops a spec script The spec script is optioned by a producer...

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Who’s who on the Set: Above-the-Line Film Jobs

Who’s who on the Set: Above-the-Line Film Jobs

FILM JOBS: 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...

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Film Jobs in the Production Department

Film Jobs in the Production Department

Film Jobs - Who's who on the Set: Below-The-line (Part 2) FILM JOBS: 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...

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