Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you prepared for filming during a pandemic? If not, don’t worry, we have plenty of advice to help you keep safe. As you know, the film industry has gone through some changes this year. Due to Covid-19 filmmakers will now have to adapt to new social distancing rules. This is particularly hard on a
Reading Time: 3 minutes Every film set needs film production insurance. Filmmaking is, after all, a huge investment. By all means, protect yourself and your crew from potential liability claims. Without insurance, you risk lawsuits, expensive payouts and could even have your production shut down. There are many types of insurance for filmmakers that cover a range of circumstances.
Reading Time: 4 minutes To get paid as a freelancer, you need an invoice. An invoice is a document that lets your clients know how to pay you. It contains information on what work you have done, together with your bank details. Understanding tax and finances as a filmmaker does not have to be complicated. Below we have broken
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at how to create a simple freelancer contract including payment terms, deliverables and copyright. As a filmmaker, you will most likely be working as a freelancer. And this means working temporary jobs for as little as one day at a time. Because of this, you might not get a contract.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Having a decent film resume can improve your chances of finding work. Filmmakers will find a resume particularly useful if applying to jobs online. In addition, resume’s can be forwarded to companies and placed on portfolio websites. By having a resume, you make it easier for people to hire you. Below you can find
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at a few top tips on breaking down a film script including a free script breakdown template at the end. Once you have finalised your screenplay, you can enter pre-production. Pre-production is the planning stage of the filmmaking process, and your very first task is to complete a script breakdown.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We’ll start by pointing out the obvious; film production scheduling can be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. There are so many different factors, all with different priorities that need to be considered when planning a shoot. Firstly, it’s not a case of picking up a script and simply filming from beginning to end. It
Reading Time: 8 minutes One of the most important aspects of beginning a career in the industry is creating a filmmaker portfolio. This helps show potential clients and the people who are going to hire you exactly what you can do and why you’re the right pick for the job. Being such a visual industry, it’s crucial that you
Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you low of funds? No problem, in this article we look at various different side jobs for filmmakers and how to make an extra income. You should have more than one income stream as a filmmaker. As we have seen this past year, unexpected events can shake up the economy and damage the film
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article we look a few different key areas relating to music licensing for film, such as finding permission, hiring composers and stock music sites. You might want to use your favourite song in your film’s opening credits. But you can’t use it without permission, even if you are a student or beginner filmmaker.