Industry Guides

Tips and tools for film distribution

You have an Independent film that you have completed? Maybe not just yet, you may have to overcome another hurdle… Just when you think all that hard work is over, you then realize you will need to get your film distributed and out in the world… Luckily for you, we are here to help you! … Read more

The 13 Steps of Post Production

The three stages to film-making are Pre-production, Production and Post-production. Pre-production is where you try and convince everyone that your film is about to start shooting. Many filmmakers are in a continuous pre-production stage. It’s the nervous stage where you wait for financial commitments to materialize, and for cast and crew to agree that they … Read more

10 ways Directors must think like a line producer

10 ways Directors must think like a line producer A no-to-low budget director is a person of many hats and throughout the production, at different times and at the same time be a writer, executive producer, director, line producer and even the editor. This is just a mirror image of how a no-to-low budget forces … Read more

11 Tips for Location Scouting

All filmmakers will have experienced that horrific shoot where the SD card fills up or the battery dies at the wrong moment during filming, and you hope it never happens again. But there’s one important factor which you may not have thought of, and it’s as vital as spare SD cards and batteries. We’re on … Read more

How to Write a Script for an Animated Cartoon

1, Before any script can be formed, the writer must have an idea of a story. If you dont have an idea yet and need some ways to find some, try looking at comic books, novels, your favorite cartoon shows, fairy tales, movies, anime, and so forth. Maybe you want write about superheroes, or cowboys, … Read more

How to Create a Good Animated Film

Want to create a great quality animated film? Although it may sound hard, the animation industry is constantly evolving and creating easier and better ways to animate. Here are some straight forward and effective steps to follow below…   1, Figure it out what type it will be. Will it be packed with action and … Read more

Location Scouting

Tips on finding the perfect location for your film. From your production you should breakdown what types of locations are needed. It is a good idea to keep as many of your locations in the same area to save time on your “Movement Order”. 1. Before you start you must know your script. Where does … Read more

Festival and distribution tips for your film

Your film is finished, and your looking to distribute your film effectively. Just when you think the hard work is over, you come to the hurdle of getting your film out there, and being distributed. Now your film is finished you typically have two popular options for distributing. You can go straight to the distributors, … Read more

Tips for Creating an Amateur Animated Film

Come up with great sound effects. Amateur films can be as big as big budget films, however when making animated films, animated films can be much more difficult to pull off successfully. Animated films are much more difficult to produce without a big budget. However a very dedicated animator could put together their own film … Read more

The Film Crew

The size of the film crew is dependent on what is the nature of your film and the budget. Low budget film making can consist of a crew of nine or fewer key positions. The Crew – Director Responsible for the creative decisions and acting in the film. Assistant Director – Manages the shooting schedule … Read more

Pre production tips

Pre-production tips There are there three processes to film making. When the film has been written, when the film has been shot, and when the film has been edited. These three-stage process may seem tedious, but the process of pre-production is a highly creative, fun, and exciting part of the film making process. Pre-Production is … Read more

Consent for filming

When someone has agreed to be filmed or interviewed, it is always important that the person/s know what you are filming, and how the filming footage is going to be used. In some cases you can get consent verbally, but in most cases it is advised to ask your contributors to sign a consent form. … Read more

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