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Need Advice on Indie Filmmaking? Learn From the Grand Masters

Need Advice on Indie Filmmaking? Learn From the Grand Masters

[ 0 ] July 25, 2016 |

Film is a collaborative art and, fortunately for independent filmmakers, a whole host of movie magicians have shared top tips to adopt as part of your crew’s filmmaking practice. As an independent filmmaker you should be open to advice from everyone with solid film production experience and these guys certainly have that. Ranging from the […]

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Writing Bad – Lessons Screenwriters Should Learn From Breaking Bad

Writing Bad – Lessons Screenwriters Should Learn From Breaking Bad

[ 0 ] July 25, 2016 |

Breaking Bad. Two words which instantly conjure up feelings of awe amongst both critics and TV addicts; a show that raised the bar for everyone working in cinematography, forever. Very few who watched the pilot episode weren’t instantly hooked, leading to a record number of viewers marathoning their way through the five-season roller coaster. As […]

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Failing Before You’ve Begun: The Five Mistakes EVERY Novice Director Will Wrestle With October 21, 2013DirectingZeke Iddon

Failing Before You’ve Begun: The Five Mistakes EVERY Novice Director Will Wrestle With October 21, 2013DirectingZeke Iddon

[ 0 ] July 25, 2016 |

Last week we covered a heavily theory-based topic – the importance of accuracy when crafting a movie. This week, we’ll be having a look at some of the most fundamental flaws which can sneak into a project early on and culminate in disaster further down the road. Filmmaking, like any other artistic endeavor, requires some […]

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Just How Important is Realism in Cinematography Anyway?

Just How Important is Realism in Cinematography Anyway?

[ 0 ] July 25, 2016 |

“ As we know, there is no sound in space. In the film, we don’t do that.” Alfonso Cuarón, director of Gravity Accuracy is a double-edged sword in cinematography. If you’re filming or writing about subject matter that is far removed from your audience’s world – be it a Viking-era drama or an Elizabeth Taylor biopic […]

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On Set With a Difficult Actor – A Director’s Guide to Diffusing Conflict

On Set With a Difficult Actor – A Director’s Guide to Diffusing Conflict

[ 0 ] July 25, 2016 |

Unless you’re extremely unlucky, chances are you’ll go for decades in your filmmaking career without experiencing anything remotely like the infamous Christian Bale incident of 2010 (as we’ve come to call it). However, even a tiny bit of unresolved tension or conflict can slowly niggle away at the director-actor relationship and potentially prevent a project […]

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