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On Set Photography: The Job of Unit Still Photographer

On Set Photography: The Job of Unit Still Photographer

Thumbing the pages of film industry publications readers will often find photos of the films featured within the magazine. Many of these photos are from a behind the scenes perspective. These types of photos are usually called Film Stills, but may also be referred to as a production stills or publicity stills. This is a role in film production known…
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Casting Tips for Micro Budget Films

Casting Tips for Micro Budget Films

The casting director is essentially the link that holds a studio and a talent agency together. Casting directors are multi-faceted people; they will spend hours researching and auditioning hundreds of hopeful actors in search of the one who best fits the part. But most importantly, they must stay actively involved with the process and be in complete understanding of the…
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The Art of Interviewing

A compelling interview does much more than share relevant information; it captures its audience and effectively conveys a message. It’s up to the interviewer to ask the right question and in the right way, or the interview can become dull, unexciting, or inauthentic. Here are a few tips to conducting a successful interview. Be natural and genuine. Your authenticity will…
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The Business Side to Pre-production: Budgetting

The Business Side to Pre-production: Budgetting

Big budget film production studios spend millions of dollars for big name actors, special effects, locations, marketing and more. When it comes to making your production successful, it is extremely important that you budget efficiently to ensure that there are no money shortages during the production process. Whether you’re spending thousands or even millions on your project, it is crucial you have a budget…
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What actually happens at film festivals?

What actually happens at film festivals?

Some of the most prestigious film festivals include Sundance, Cannes, Toronto International, Berlin International, and International of Rotterdam Film Festival. There are also many local festivals, especially in the Southern California area due to the proximity of Los Angles. But what actually happens at a festival? Did you know that film festivals showcase more than just movies? They provide workshops, discussions, and panels to…
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