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08/17, 2013

Techniques And Tips For Working With Screenwriters

Have you ever noticed that in some films, the scenes are shot with crystal clarity while in others only one person or object is sharp? In these cases, the filmmaker used different depths of field. Depth of field refers to the amount of information in a shot that remains in focus rather than blurry. Filmmakers use different depths of field during filming to in order to provide different visual effects.

A small depth of field (shallow focus) can be used to highlight a character in a crowd, blurring out everything but that person.Confused? Here ‘s a little help . Imagine the hero of Read the rest of this entry »

06/12, 2013

Tips For Finding New Dramatic Scripts

As a filmmaker, you are probably always on the lookout for great scripts to use for your movies. If you are interested in dramatic scripts, however, you might wonder how you can find them without having to pay a writer a lot of money to write them for you. Luckily, there are plenty of effective ways to look for new dramatic scripts for your next film.

You can start off by talking to students at your local college or university. There are a lot of creative writing students out there who would love to see their Read the rest of this entry »

04/18, 2013

Selecting Actors From The Best Local Agencies

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 »

06/14, 2012

Tips For Networking Within The Entertainment Community

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 »

08/23, 2011

Shooting In Color Vs. Black And White

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 »

08/21, 2011

Six Classic Films Every Filmmaker Should Study

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 »

08/20, 2011

Tips For Entering Small Film Festivals

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 »

05/28, 2011

A Biography And Filmography Of Roman Polanski

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 »

05/27, 2011

A Study Of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dramatic Style

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 »