Something we’ve all learned from life, filmmaking aside, is that things don’t always go as planned. No matter how much we prepare or think we’re ready, something may take an unexpected turn. Accidents happen. We get it, and so does film insurance. Ask any experienced filmmaker or film producer and they’ll […]
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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 […]
Being a producer means putting together a project and seeing that project through to completion. It boils down to hiring the director to execute their vision, and then supporting the director along the way. Whether you’re producing a short film, feature film, or corporate video, the producer really has one […]
Creating a budget for a film production is one thing, but staying within budget and keeping costs down is another. Many filmmakers, of all experience levels, recount times when they wanted to pull their hair out during production — whether because they weren’t fully prepared, unexpected issues arose, or certain […]
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.
When you’re starting out, filmmaking can seem like a daunting task. Sometimes it feels like there are so many elements you have to worry about. One of the biggest things that can get overlooked is film sound design. Beginner filmmakers are usually preoccupied with the visual elements, and sound can […]
Film budgeting is a very crucial component to the pre-production phase regardless of the type of film you’re planning to make — whether it be a low budget short film, an independent feature, or a high budget Hollywood blockbuster.
Figuring out how to finance an independent film can be just as hard — if not harder — than actually coming up with and developing a strong idea or screenplay. Oftentimes, independent filmmakers determine the type of film they’ll make based on the amount of money and resources they will be given or have access to while making the film.
So, you’re interested in making a music video but you may also be struggling with coming up with an idea. First things first — don’t stress! Coming up with an idea for music videos can be just as hard as coming up with ideas for other creative art forms — […]