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Create and Film Your Own TV Documentary Series: Important Do's and Don'ts

Create and Film Your Own TV Documentary Series: Important Do’s and Don’ts

Photo by Kashilembo Wabu. Follow on Instagram @wabulos   For those of you who are startup documentary filmmakers interested in the idea of creating and filming your own TV Documentary Series, here are some tips and insights from Jodi Cilley. Jodi Cilley is a long time filmmaker, entrepreneur, and educator. …

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5 Ways to Get Electrified Performances from Your Actors

5 Ways to Get Electrified Performances from Your Actors

Photo by Natalie Parham. natalieparhamcreative.squarespace.com | Follow on Instagram @natalieparham 5 Ways to Get Electrified Performances from Your Actors Follow These Important Tips Written by Paul Cram (1.) Cast an Actor that Barely Needs to Act. If an actor’s persona is already 80 percent of the character, you need only …

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How to Avoid 6 Major Blunders and Elevate Your Screenplay Now

How to Avoid 6 Major Blunders and Elevate Your Screenplay Now

How to Avoid 6 Major Blunders and Elevate Your Screenplay Now Don’t Let Your Ideas Fall by the Wayside Written by Paula Brancato In my career as producer and script developer, I have read over 5,000 screenplays. So many promising concepts fall by the wayside because of errors that a …

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Create Realistic Dialogue Now: 17 Fast Tips

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 audience hungry for dialogue, using it only when you absolutely cannot show something visually. The more dialogue you use in …

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7 Ways to Maintain Sharp Focus Filming Documentary Action

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 through a muddy field strewn with debris and fallen logs, struggling to find focus on a surprisingly speedy documentary subject? …

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

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 of artisans. One silver lining on this dark lockdown cloud is that it is necessary that the show must go …

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