Getting nominated for the Oscars. Gracing red carpets. Attending glamorous movie premieres. You may think that the life of Hollywood stars and producers are all a bed of roses. Behind the glamor though, the film industry revolves around investing money and doing everything to profit from it.
Everything you see in big screen movies, school plays, and even short films for drama class, are just a byproduct of the script writer’s active imagination. It may seem easy to come up with a blockbuster idea but imagining the plot and creating the script are two completely different things.
Potential filmmakers and movie fans all agree that certain films stand out for their groundbreaking nature. In the second half of the 20th century, filmmaking grew up and plenty of modern classics were made. Find out the top movies that aspiring filmmakers should watch. The Godfather 1 and 2 (1973 and 1974) The depth of […]
Most people who love making films have their favorites that made them want to enter the profession. Though many great films have been made, some stand out for their sheer brilliance. For film students or those who want to learn filmmaking, these are the top classic movies to watch. Rear Window A macabre crime thriller […]
A documentary is one of the most interesting projects a filmmaker can work on. At the same time, it can be a huge challenge if you don’t know how to go about it. Maybe you are looking to expand your repertoire, or you just have a story you think needs telling. Read on for tips […]
The experience of attending a film festival is one that can be exciting for both new and seasoned filmmakers. However, networking is the main reason most people go. In order to make the most of it, read on to find out how to network at a film festival. Do your research Before you even arrive, […]
There are over 1,000 film festivals happening worldwide. At any given time, you could travel to the far reaches of the planet and see film. However, only a handful of these are important enough to the industry to take note of. Before you book that flight, you’re going to want to know which lesser known […]
The most admirable thing about amateur filmmakers is that they are both creative and resourceful. Not much is needed for them to produce great quality films. However, in addition to sheer talent they still need equipment. When choosing what to buy for shooting low-budget films, balancing price and quality can be tricky. You’re definitely going […]
For filmmakers looking to be noticed, as well as people interested in the art of moviemaking, film festivals are a great place to be. Sure, everyone knows about Berlin, Toronto, Venice and Cannes, but do you know where else to go? Here are some lesser known film festivals that you need to be attending. Part […]
For the aspiring filmmaker, their short film is going to be the first time when they actually put all their skills into practice. It can be an exciting but overwhelming process. There’s no need to worry, help is here. If you’re looking to make an amazing short film, keep reading for tips on the entire […]