If you want to go anywhere with your film, you’re going to have to write a logline. Here, you’ll learn some basic advice that will ensure that your logline is top-notch. What Is a Logline? If you want to do anything well, you have to know what exactly it is […]
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“Choosing a location is integral to the film: in essence, another character.” – Ridley Scott Securing the best possible film locations for your short film can seem like a daunting task, especially if you or your production team are working with a tight budget. You’ve got potential fees, contracts, permits, […]
Short film ideas can be made for significantly less money than features, increasing their chances of being produced. One of the reasons The Film Fund offers funding contests for short films is that it is easier to help filmmakers get their film made than if they attempted to create a […]
You’ve got a great idea for a movie but you’re not sure where to start with writing a script. This blog will walk through some of the ins and outs of the screenplay format, why it’s important, and how to write a screenplay. Screenwriting format serves as a great tool […]
You can have an award-winning script, high-end camera equipment, and all the resources in the world, but if you lack talented actors, none of it will matter. Casting is an essential component of any film and will take place during the pre-production process. Typically, film casting is handled by casting […]
This seems to be the big question for filmmakers. What is the best film equipment for my production? Whether you’re just starting out or even if you’re an experienced filmmaker, you may be wondering about this and it can seem daunting at times. It’s often what prevents beginners from making […]
Storyboarding is a crucial part of the pre-production planning that visually maps out your entire project — which greatly benefits you and members of your crew.
Filmmaking is never a one-man job. It’s an endeavor that requires several passionate, hard-working, and determined individuals set on making a great film. If you’re a producer — whether for a low budget short film or a large scale feature — it’s your job to construct a solid crew of […]
Your script is finally ready for production, now what? Now, you need to open your laptop back up and once again, go through your script, page-by-page, to conduct a script breakdown.
Pre-production is where all your planning and organizing takes place. It’s arguably the most important phase of any film production, which will require a great sum of effort. Even some of the top-notch producers struggle with this part of the filmmaking process, so don’t be discouraged.
Before you embark on the long and arduous yet thrilling journey that is writing a screenplay, you should make sure you have a solid story idea. Who are my characters? Are they complex and multi-dimensional? Does there exist enough conflict and stakes to drive the story along? These are some […]
You’ve finished crafting the perfect script, and you’re more than ready to begin production. However, you quickly realize your production will require funding and a ton of manpower to complete. This is where pitching comes in. Oftentimes, pitching will come between you and all the funding and resources you’ll need […]