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Choosing a Good School – Is It Necessary to Make a Feature Film?


Many, many, and even many more filmmakers have all attempted to get into a prestigious school. The result is that a few are accepted and many others are turned away. There is only so much space sadly; this does not always have to mean the kiss of death for a filmmaker though. A good vision and a determination to learn and grow can overcome even being passed up at a film school. It may put the filmmaker at a slight disadvantage, but many others consider it a good idea to bypass film school. You might be curious about exactly why it would be considered a benefit to bypass film school. After all, don’t successful film makers need to go to school in order to learn how to create a film? The …

How To Get Steady Work In The Film Industry


Today I was in high demand. I've been running around doing pitches and presentations. It's great to have the phone ringing constantly. In fact, as soon as I got out of one pitch session I got a call from another company who luckily was just around the block. So I ran right over to them. After I was finished then I had to jump on a train to head downtown to meet with a major media company who is developing video for the Internet. They are doing some really incredible things. But this article is not about me it's about you. I want you to know that I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and YOUR DREAMS! That's right; we all have dreams in this business. Never give up on them. One of …

3 Pieces of Essential Sound Equipment


Making sure you have all of the critical pieces of equipment that you need to create a feature film can be very complicated. Ensuring that everything works together to create the perfect film that you are envisioning is never easy, but taking the time to ensure that everything is proper before you start recording your film is very important. Without good sound, you are likely to lose a large number of people who would make up your potential audience. This can often cause a great film to wind up largely ignored and a filmmaker extremely frustrated. Your first piece of equipment is going to be a microphone. This is something that should be looked at far in advance of actually shooting any o …

Where to Spend Money When Creating A Feature Film


The list of places where you need money to make a film are quite large, looking over all of the options it is really easy to become completely overwhelmed but there are a few things that you should be able to skimp on price for which will free up your budget for other areas. By following these tips and suggestions, you will be able to make your film for a reasonable amount of money that will not break the bank. Just remember many independent filmmakers get started with budgets that run only a few hundred dollars. Your first step is of course a script. If you have the talent to actually write your script then you are in luck and that is a lot of money that can be saved. If you do not happe …

How Do I Use The White Balance Setting On My Digital Camera?


Have you ever taken a picture of a beautiful winter scene and been disappointed to discover the crisp, white snow came out with a bluish tint? This is the kind of situation your digital camera's white balance is meant to prevent. The white balance is a sensor that analyzes the lighting conditions and colors of a scene and adjusts so the white in the picture appears white. This helps insure the other colors appear as natural as possible. This is one advantage digital photography has over tradition film. With film, you buy with a certain lighting condition in mind. If that changes, you need to either change your film or hope you can fix any errors in post-production. Most digital c …

Making Appropriate Sound Equipment Choices


It is very important to take some time when you are looking for good sound equipment to ensure you are picking good quality equipment. While there is a general presumption that equipment that is expensive is better quality, it is not always true. It is very important to start looking at different brands that you are interested in and start doing some research. Simply purchasing the first piece of sound equipment that you find could have you purchasing something that is overpriced, inferior quality or inadequate for your needs. Looking around and talking to other film makers should be quite helpful when you are trying to decide what sound equipment you need. In general, the most important …

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