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Create Realistic Dialogue Now: 17 Fast Tips

Photo by William Bayreuther. Filmmaker and Photographer from Montreal, CAD. Instagram @Bayreuther.w Create Realistic Dialogue Now: 17 Fast Tips Get Your Conversations Rolling   Written by Sherri Sheridan Keep the …

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Organization and Naming Your Shots

Photo by Aleks Marinkovic. www.aleksmarinkovic.com Organization and Naming Your Shots Shot Lists from Pre-Production through Post-Production Written By Peter John Ross Like so many of us with a desire to …

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7 Ways to Maintain Sharp Focus Filming Documentary Action

Photo by Jakob Rosen. Instagram: @jakobnoahrosen 7 Ways to Maintain Sharp Focus Filming Documentary Action Written By Courtney Hermann Is it just me, or do you routinely find yourself stumbling …

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Production Stills Photo Contest 2021

Photo by Brock DuPont. www.brockdupont.com Production Stills Photo Contest 2021 Call for Entries Production Stills are a valuable part of a filmmaker’s story. They capture moments behind the scenes that …

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Directing Your Actors After the Cameras Have Stopped Rolling

Wild West: John Cusack and director John Badham on the set of “Jack the Bull,” the story of Wyoming ranchers whose clash has far-reaching results. Photo by Joe Lederer. Courtesy …

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Result Directing: Working with Your Actors

Photo by Joe Muniz. Follow on Instagram @infraredla @hjoelmuniz_   Written by Gleb Osatinski I always thought thinking about the final result in directing with actors is the most important …

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Limitations | “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself.”

Photo by Raymond Lee | www.raymondleemedia.com   Written by David K. Irving How to make films during a pandemic. Filmmaking is a handmade business that requires collaboration among an army …

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Community Spotlight: Calin Joseph McCarthy

Calin Joseph McCarthy was born in Cleveland, OH. Growing up modestly in the suburbs, Calin lived his early years in Avon Lake, OH with his parents and two siblings. An …

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Summer Shorts 2021 Film & Video Contest – Open to All Filmmakers, Videographers, and Animators

Photo by Sebastian Staines | sebastianstaines.com | Follow Instagram @sebastian_staines   “This year, the June solstice occurs on Sunday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. …

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“The Joy of Summer” Photography Contest 2021

Photo by Katerina Kerdi. | Follow Instagram @katekerdi   “Summer is the season that can bring many reasons to smile. Photographers from all over the world find great inspiration for …

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Location, Location, Location!

Written by Dean Goldberg “Location, Location, Location.” This timeless real-estate phrase was coined in 1944 by Harold Samuels, the man who founded Land Securities, one of the United Kingdom’s largest …

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Student Filmmaking Virtual Classes

Written by David K. Irving The classroom itself has become a series of faces-in-squares. Framing, lighting, wardrobe, and eye contact are all important elements of the virtual classroom. After all, …

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