If you work in filmmaking, especially if you are one who is willing to travel on location, and you have pets, chances are you have run into a situation that has separated you from your furry loved ones for a long duration of time. I don’t mean that you were gone for fifteen hours and… Read More Fur-Baby Care While You’re Away
You have an idea for a great film and the script is complete. You want to film it as soon as possible but you don’t have enough money or resources to get it accomplished. Don’t feel lonely at this point, all filmmakers know the struggle. But how do hobby filmmakers—those who financially support their films… Read More How To Get Investors Involved In Your Film
Something that was impressed upon by the instructors at my university, but never seemed to be taken seriously by the student body, is the importance of networking. Being a recent graduate myself, I know that I also didn’t think much about it. Okay! That’s not entirely true. It’s not that I didn’t think much about… Read More Networking, What About It?
We’ve all seen a casting call with cringe worthy descriptors bordering on being flat out bigotry. So how do I write a casting call for my film that isn’t offensive? Peruse your script. Are there any descriptors of your characters? If there are, do these descriptors move the story forward? In other words, if you describe a character as… Read More How to Write an Inclusive Casting Call
Making a film can be ridiculously expensive. Depending on how many days you shoot and how big your crew is, you will be blowing most of your budget on food before you are able to even consider what type of equipment you can afford. (And let me tell you, it is worth spending the majority… Read More Shooting Alternative to Reduce Cost
“Women aren’t successful in filmmaking because they don’t have any heroes in film.” This is one of those frustrating quotes that women hear every now and then to give a pathetic excuse as to why women aren’t as successful in the film industry as men. For those who are new to the industry or aren’t… Read More Heroine Filmmakers Throughout the Ages: Alice Guy-Blaché
If you’ve ever been on a film set before, you know that craft service is the most popular department. Why is that? Because they’re supplying you fuel throughout the day! For those filmmaker’s who have been on more sets than they can count on two hands (or for those who studied film production in college),… Read More How To Derail A Set With Food (Or Lack Thereof)