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.
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
There are many video production companies out there for you to choose from. Not every company will be right for you, there are various different styles, prices and views to choose from. A good to superb company will have all of the following characteristics. By looking at these you should be able to find the
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