Student and independent film sets are a fun place to start your film career. However, when you progress to more professional productions you will find that the work ethic and on set etiquette can be a lot stricter than you are used to. Although film sets can be fun, they are still working environments where
A film runner is the most entry-level job role in the film industry. Many filmmakers start out within this role before progressing to other positions. If you are clueless about what film job you want to pursue, then consider starting out as a film runner. This job role allows you to see first hand how
Film education has never been easier to find. As a filmmaker, you have plenty of options to hone your skills. Most universities and colleges offer full-time media and film production courses. If you simply search YouTube you will find many channels dedicated to filmmaking. Full-time courses however, can be expensive and time-consuming. YouTube is a
It’s easy to get sucked into the filmmaking dream. Filmmaking is a highly creative career, there is potential for fortune and even fame. However, making the leap from dream to reality is hard. The reality is that the film industry is very tough, it will take a lot of time and hard work to make
When it comes to film education there has been a lot of debate. Over the past two decades, film making equipment has become increasingly more affordable. The internet has provided us with a place to share and learn film making tips for free. You are going to find a lot of anti-film school advice online.
Film lighting is expensive but your budget is small…sound familiar? When parting with your hard-earned cash you can usually muster up the courage to spend £1000 on a camera and maybe even £800 on a couple of lenses, but £1200 for one light?! The truth is you should value your lighting as much as your
Film directing is the most competitive job role in the film industry. Almost every person in the film industry has dreamt of directing at some point. How you develop your talent and find work as a director can vary per person. This following article is a realistic breakdown of how to become a film director.
Your filmmaker CV plays an important role in acquiring jobs in the film industry. A lot of filmmakers believe that they don’t need a CV. This has been proven wrong throughout my career. Not only do you need a CV to apply to jobs online. On professional productions, the Producer will ask to see your
This is what to expect when pursuing careers in film. Working in the film industry is more than a job it’s a lifestyle choice. So far during my career, I have worked on an estimated 50 films. At first, this was short films and low budgets but then I started to find paid work on
Lighting is the key difference between camera operators and cinematographers – learn to light, and you’re stepping into a new playing field, but it can be hard to know where to begin. We all spend time researching the newest camera and lenses, but rarely lights and methods on how best to use them. It’s too