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
Just how do you become a professional screenwriter? Screenwriting is one of the most desirable job roles in filmmaking, making success within this role especially difficult. The good news is screenwriters are highly paid, taking home an average of 2% of the films overall production budget. In this article, you will learn about how to
The director of photography (also known as the cinematographer or DOP) is the head of the camera and lighting department on a film set. It’s the DOP’s responsibility to use cinematography techniques to bring the story to life on screen. The DOP will work very closely with the director to plan out the films visuals
A film producer is a job role everyone has heard of, but most people don’t understand what a producer does. In simple terms a producer is the head of the production team, they oversee the making of the entire film. Often it’s the producer who finds the story, hires the director and secures a film’s
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
In Part 1 (How to Format a Screenplay), we discussed the four main components: scene headings (also known as slug lines), action (also known as scene description, dialogue, and transitions. In Part 2, we’ll go further. Let’s dive in! Special Situations There will be times when you need even more tools in your formatting toolbox.
Before you sit down to write your first screenplay, you have to know how a screenplay should look on the page. The best way to familiarize yourself with how to format a screenplay properly (and screenwriting in general) is by reading scripts. Check out websites like The Internet Movie Script Database (don’t let its ‘90s
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.