• 7 Lessons On How To Get Your Film Made

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    It’s been three years since the completion of the first draft of my screenplay, and as yet I’m still working on getting it made. Below are some of the lessons I’ve learnt along the way that have now become part…
  • 15 Famous Actors Legendary Body Transformations + Workouts

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    They have played characters who’ve gone on to become the stuff of legends yet these actors made enormous sacrifices and sometimes took dangerous risks to develop the right physicality for their part. Here’s a list of some of the most…
  • Popular Digital Cameras For The Indie Filmmaker: The Canon 5D Series

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      The DSLR’s DSLR’s have proved increasingly popular with filmmakers since with the right lenses, you can achieve near film-like quality from its video capabilities. Even professional productions have been known to use them as number two cameras to film…
  • The Oscars: The Truth About The Academy Awards

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    So I have this theory, perhaps even the beginning of some colossal Hollywood conspiracy, it goes like this…there’s a difference between a “good” film and an Oscar winning film. The Oscarish film is almost a sub genre in itself.  …
  • How To Create A Movie: The Story of Ledbetter Blue Part 3

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    Film Production A well-fed crew is a happy production!   Once the shoot had started money burned fast and furiously.  There were costs I’d simply not considered such as parking in central London, congestion charge of course, and most importantly…
  • 6 Lessons Tarantino’s True Romance teaches First time Filmmakers

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    Now I know the film buffs will immediately rebuke this title, since True Romance was directed by the late great Tony Scott. It is however Tarantino’s first feature screenplay and was written with the intention of being the writers directorial…

Getting The Perfect Showreel: The Actor’s One Stop Shop Give Advice

This guide is designed to give you an overview of the key factors to consider when creating your showreel. Content kindly supplied by The Actor’s One Stop Shop   Showreels…

Layer Cake’s J.J. Connolly on Screenwriting

J.J. Connolly, screenwriter of cult British gangster flick Layer Cake tells us about trusting the actors, being a salesman and working out which horse to back. Layer Cake, J.J. Connolly’s…

Film School – Making The Decision

  One of the first things people worry about having decided to pursue a career in Film is the inevitable Film School question. As you begin your search for the…

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    These Filmmaker Journal postings are really good pieces on 'creation'.…
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