Filmmaking

Film Tourism: What It Is, and How To Plan A Trip

Film tourism refers to the process of choosing a travel destination based on a movie that either references the location, was shot at the specific location, or was set in the location. Some claim it is a relatively new form of tourism, while others maintain that this repeats the long-established practice of reading about a …

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Top Film Schools

For those of you who are ready to become the next Scorsese, Spielberg, or Tarantino, you may want to consider attending one of the nation's top film schools. These institutions will allow you to hone your craft in a supportive environment, and never underestimate the power of all the contacts you'll make. …

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Recording Sound For Film

Film sound recording contrasts in some ways with TV production techniques. Whereas TV studio sound recording is typically done with in-house equipment, it's much more common for recording sound for features to be done initially on separate recorders from the camera to get a better sound. Also, sound is routinely taken …

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Creativity is King in the World of Independent Film Production

A creative mind is a low budget filmmaker’s most valuable tool. It all starts with an original thought; from there it is all about nurturing that thought until it grows to be a brilliant idea. After that it is a matter of getting that idea made into a movie using every ounce of energy and …

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Looking For Film Buyers? 5 Steps To Secure Distribution For Your Indie Film

So, you have an indie film and you want to find distribution.

Never have so many options for distribution been available; never has it been so confusing to decide what is right for you and your film. The industry is experiencing a transitional moment; everyone knows online downloads are the future, but nobody knows exactly how …

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Article Marketing And Independent Film Advertising

For independent film makers and film festivals marketing will always be a struggle, as underdogs with very little money they must do more then simply get the word out they must engage and convince people to come see their films. This difficult task must be done with a budget that is much …

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The True Story Behind the Film – ‘The Exorcist’

Most people have either read the book (1971) or seen the film (1973) ‘The Exorcist’, where a young girl called, Regan MacNeil was thought to be possessed by demons. However, in reality, this film was based on the true life events of a boy named, Roland Doe.

This story became the inspiration for probably one of …

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Why Should You Go to Film School?

Film making is a competitive profession and entering the film industry well armored is no small task. To be able to stay in business with a firm footing and stay clearly ahead of all your competitors, it is advisable to be basically trained not only in the techniques of the job, but …

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John Ford – The Making of a Great American Film Director

John Ford is one of America's foremost Academy Award-winning film directors. His impressive and influential direct style has included adaptations of classic 20th century American novels like The Grapes of Wrath along with some of the most exciting Westerns in motion picture history. Ford's impressive directorial career includes more films than …

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Clapper Board – Important Tool in Film Production

Film production is a lengthy process and this entire process needs many equipments. Among all the equipments some are simple and some are technological. Clapper board is a simple and small tool which is used in the process of movie production. It is one kind of slate and a very …

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