How To Use A Clapperboard (Basic Guide)

Reading Time: 4 minutes As a filmmaker, it’s important to learn how to use a clapperboard. Everyone knows what a clapperboard looks like (whether it’s a digital board or a traditional film slate), but do you know why you need one? Clapperboards have several uses during post-production. In particular, you need one on productions recording sound separately from the

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Film Career Guide: 2nd Assistant Director

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does a 2nd assistant director do? Before working on a film set, be sure to understand everyone’s individual job roles and responsibilities. The 2nd assistant director is the key assistant to the 1st assistant director. Together they work within the AD department to help the director organise both cast and crew during production. It’s

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Film Industry Career FAQ (Quick Guide)

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at a few common film industry career related questions, including general tips on how and where to find jobs in the film industry. There are hundreds of jobs in the film industry. Some of them you already know, such as director, producer and screenwriter. However, you can’t say for sure

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UK Film Unions For Different Crew Roles

Reading Time: 4 minutes So you are working in the film industry, have you considered joining a union? Production unions are not essential in the UK, but they have their benefits.   Film unions can help with training, legal advice and production crew rates. Whether you are a student or a veteran filmmaker, unions can help with additional support throughout your

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Film Career Guide: What Is a Script Supervisor?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at script continuity and the job role of the script supervisor. This position is essential but often overlooked on independent film sets. When you make a film, you will likely shoot it out of sequence. As such, mistakes can happen, which can ruin the audience’s experience. Basically, the script supervisor

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Film Career Guide: What Is a Costume Designer?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at the role of the costume designer and also the importance of costume in film. The costume designer creates and hires costumes for the actors. Great costume design boosts the production value and the right costume can enhance the film’s story and the actor’s performance. Unquestionably, costume design is an

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Film Career Guide: What Is A Key Grip?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article we look at the role of the key grip and grip department. It’s essential to understand the fundamentals of every job role on a film set.  One role which you might not already know about is the key grip. The grip works closely with the DOP and camera department. They are skilled

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6 Places To Find Film Production Internships

Reading Time: 5 minutes Film production internships are an undeniably great way to start your film career. By attending a film internship, you get to learn about the industry whilst working within it. Not to mention, the opportunity to make initial industry contacts, and get that first experience credit on your filmmaker resume. Below you will find more information

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10 Best DSLR Camera For Beginners

Reading Time: 7 minutes Looking to buy your very first DSLR? No worries, in this article we look at the best DSLR camera for beginners. Ultimately, filmmaking has never been easier or more accessible. If you’re just getting started, count yourself lucky to live in what is a golden era of filmmaking! Certainly, cameras have never been better, or

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Film Career Guide: What Is a Gaffer?

Reading Time: 4 minutes You will have seen the job title gaffer on the film’s credits. But do you know specifically what a gaffer does on a film set? Like all film jobs, the gaffer has a series of professional duties to complete during production. Their position is a mix of both technical and creative expertise. So, whether you

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