I thought, why don’t I make a video with my achievements for 2013. Then I could share it with my friends online. It could be a new tradition. Then I realised I don’t have enough time! So, here is the new tradition. The reflection on a year gone by. Film Co-Produced and 1st ADd two …
Tag Archives: Filmmaking
Paying wages: is film sustainable?
A call for Producers to think about wages for cast and crew, and how microbudget projects can lead the trend.
Boozin’ & Schmoozin’ and Action On The Side
I’ve just come back from my first experience of Boozin’ & Schmoozin’, a monthly networking event that Raindance arranges. I’ve met some lovely filmmakers and am looking forward to working with them. Boozin’ & Schmoozin’ includes allowing filmmakers to stand on a stool and announce to a captive crowd what projects they’re working on: composers …
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Inspiration from an online conversation
Filmmaking is tough. Whilst technology has made it easier and cheaper to make films and upload them for viewing, raising funds and creating a sustainable business model are conversely more difficult. Why do we do it? Because we love it. Below are some excerpts from a conversation on Shooting People that inspires me. Filmmakers talking …
Action On The Side
Action On The Side Today, I spent the day in a cinema in Westminster, overlooking Parliament, surrounded with a bunch of filmmakers who want to make a film. Action On The Side, from James Doherty, is taking place over the weekends in July. In the end we’ll have produced a film. Our group is planning …
I am supervising an independent study. Here are a few links to help with research into Script Breakdowns. A How-To, if you will.
Dance class or Production Meeting?
Picking between going to a regular dance class or going to a preproduction meeting leads to frustration.
Editing: Reasons for a cut
Multiple Oscar winning editor extraordinaire Walter Murch (who literally wrote THE book on editing) famously said… An ideal cut (for me) is the one that satisfies all the following six criteria at once: It is true to the emotion of the moment It advances the story It occurs at a moment that is rhythmically …
8 tips for coping with work and art
Where I explain my lifestyle choices and give tips.
Did I mention I was busy?
Where I’m a glutton for busy-ness and stress, and get to be in on making two short films in as many weeks.