If you are interested in becoming a future filmmaker, then there are a variety of things you should know. The best way to break into the industry is to start by finding an agency that is connected to the film industry. These agencies should have advance knowledge of films that will be made in your area in the future. Tell your agent that you want to be an extra in a movie or commercial.
This is the way that most famous actors and filmmakers got their Read the rest of this entry »
Breaking into the entertainment industry isn’t an easy task. If you have thought becoming an actor or director, most that have become successful in the industry will tell you that it happened because of networking. Without these important contacts, many rookies entering the field many find themselves failing faster than someone that sets out and networks. In order to network within the entertainment community, here are some tips to use:
Goals – First of all, set a goal.I found some more information here. What do you want to Read the rest of this entry »
Shooting in color, is a whole lot different than shooting in black and white. You will definitely be on your way to a very exciting adventure because a lot of things change when you shoot in color. Black and white doesn’t require much, and everything is looked at in a very different aspect. Color requires a lot more than people actually think. Photos can be made to make things look a lot more different. You can enhance a photo when you shoot it in color.I was looking for more information and found it here. You can also easily turn a colored Read the rest of this entry »
There are many films in the history of film that are studied and many genres that have evolved. Many of today’s best filmmakers pay homage to films and filmmakers from generations ago, many of which the casual film audience is unaware.
The first classic film to be seen is “Battleship Potemkin”, a 1925 Russian film by Sergei Eisenstein. He incorporates a brilliant use of editing. Also be sure to see one of Harold Lloyd’s films of the silent era, such as “The Freshman”. His roles Read the rest of this entry »
Making the decision to enter a small film festival can be a huge and scary decision. There are many things to keep in mind and just gathering the courage to show your piece of art can be over whelming. If you keep a few tips in mind it will make the entire process a lot easier.
First and foremost make sure you are one hundred percent satisfied with your work. If you feel it is not the best you can do it probably is not. A contest will define who you are as an artist so Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re here you’ve got a love for filmmaking and you’ve probably watched more than your fair share of Godfather reruns on www.direct.tv. You know a thing or two about who you believe to be the best filmmakers of all time…see how your list compares to ours.
Alfred Hitchcock – Known for his eccentricity and cruelty to actors as much as he is for his films, Hitchcock’s films have definitely withstood the test of time. Read the rest of this entry »
Roman Polanski is a Polish-French film director, actor and writer. He is regarded by many to be the one of the true international filmmakers. Mr. Polanski’s career began when he was a student studying at the National Film School in Lodz. He began acting in the 1950′s and some of his earliest movies were “Two Men and a Wardrobe” and “When Angels Fall”. His starting his career as a director in 1962, when he directed the film “Knife in Read the rest of this entry »
A Study of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dramatic style has to begin with his twin masterpieces The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. Another director may have taken one look at the script and saw only a film about a family of mobsters, whereas Coppola saw a film essentially about an American Family and their pursuit of the American dream. And that appreciation for the anti-hero runs through his films, including an Army officer barely clinging to his sanity on a covert operation during the Vietnam War in Read the rest of this entry »
Traditionally, documentary films were fairly dry pieces of video journalism that sought to tell a particular story in as factual a manner as possible. They used straight interviews with subjects, and basically followed them around with cameras, documenting events along the way. This was occasionally inter-cut with photos and footage of historical events, where applicable. While at at times the events themselves lent drama to the footage, documentary films tended to be a little on the boring side. Modern documentary filmmakers use a variety Read the rest of this entry »
There have always been stories about filmmakers who realized their dream of producing a film through a variety of very creative means: borrowing from parents, maxing out credit cards. “American Movie” was a documentary film about a man trying to realize such a dream, and the proceeds of that film helped him to achieve it. The good news for prospective filmmakers is that you don’t necessarily have to go into debt to finance your dream. There Read the rest of this entry »