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What Are The Top Five Film Making Producer Skills?

The knowledge of film making is not enough to create a good movie producer. This quality might be good if you are a studio executive, or in any other job out of film making production. To be a good producer you need to develop certain skills, for you to become an independent film maker. ... mastered these five basics of a film making producer, you will be able to use your knowledge of the film making process and produce a great independent film.

by Herogue
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Why Should I Worl For Free In Film Making?

When you work for free in the film making business, it will not be because you don't need or want to get paid. It will be because you are trying to gain experience and be able to find work in the film making industry. For one thing, you need experience to be hired in the film making business, ... matter how new you are to the film making business, always act in a professional manner and you will find you will be on your way to a great career.

by Dingopher
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What About Internships In Film Making?

A job in film making is like any other position you apply for. If you have no experience, you will probably not get an interview. When you can't get an interview, you won't get the job, and if you can't get the job you will not gain experience. Experience is a must to get a job in film making. ... of film making you desire. Above all, even though it may seem fruitless, don't give up, you have as good a chance as anyone to break into film making.

by Butcherry
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Fly Filmmaking

Fly Filmmaking is closely related to Guerilla Filmmaking. The latter is done literally with all that there is on hand and in the shortest amount of time possible. Spike Lee did this with his film "She's Gotta Have it" and he has received continuing critical acclaim for his first effort. Fly ... available to you at not cost. This should challenge you and teach you to economize on the time and resources it takes to make a short film.

by Dingopher
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Can You Hear Me Now?

Audio is one of those things that you have to have for your movie but don't want to really think about. You want it to just magically happen and let's face it, nothing in filmmaking happens "magically". It might look that way but it doesn't. What you need is a good audiophile, ... works with you film. Many budding composers and musicians are looking for a chance to work with a filmmaker so that they can partner their music making talents.

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How To Produce Your Own Film Making Endeaver?

You may want to start out by producing your own film, if you are up to the task. It is a great burden to take on a project, especially when you are new to the business. If you can accomplish this, you will have a film you can show to display your commitment to a film making career. ... them. There are many places an independent film maker can apply for. Just type filmmaking grants into your favorite search engine and you will see what I mean

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What About Flim Making Finance?

Every film maker will reach a crossroad when they must make a decision on whether they want a full-blown career as a film maker, or they prefer to make films as a hobby. This decision usually depends upon the film makers ability to fund or finance their own projects. Most film makers do ... doing a search for film making grants. Make sure you become knowledgeable about each grant, as they all have different criteria for the grant giving process.

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So Many Cameras, So Little Time

Without the camera there is no film, no movie to make. If you start making film on a regular basis you will learn to capture image with a number of different cameras. You will have your favorite but there will be many different ones that you have to hold. At a certain point using film became ... of the actual film, practice shooting with your new camera. You can shoot your crew and the talent. Shoot anything that moves until you get it down.

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Where Can I Go To Learn Film Making?

There are several choices when it comes to film making schools. At the Los Angeles Film School, you will learn the art of film making by actually making a film. Your first week you will be handling a camera, and by the time you are ready to graduate you will have made many films during the span of a year ... , you will know the business inside and out, not to mention have more than a few films that will show what kind of a film maker you can be.

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What About Investing In Film Making?

You need to practice caution when thinking of investing in film making. Many people who are quite financially successful, often loose their investment, when putting their money into film making. Investing in film making is exciting and glamourous, but not every film becomes a hit, and a flop can mean a huge ... in anything, but if you believe in the project and are satisfied with the film makers there is a good chance you will see a profit.

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Finding a Location or Your Film

Being a location scout would seem to be the most fun out of all the jobs offered in the filmmaking industry. It seems that it would be a dream vacation to travel and see if a location checks out or not. Believe it or not, headaches abound in securing a location to shoot. There are many ... but if you are using a location that doesn't have general public access you will need to secure releases from the owners of the facilities you want to use.

by HarshThunder
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Promoting Your Film

One thing I have learned from friends who have made independent films is that you have to start promoting your film the minute it is complete... as a matter of fact, don't wait, as soon as you have a title run with it. This is your baby, your little brain-child so get out there and promote ... and radio stations. If you have gotten this big with your movie then you might even need a publicist. Now things are on a roll. Next stop, distribution

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Why Should I Go Into Film Making?

Most people love watching movies, many of them are excited by the prospect of watching the much anticipated movie on the huge screen. When we are viewing a good movie, we tend to leave our world of troubles and stress behind, and step into the plot on the screen. There have been times that I have ... a producer or director who likes to work with the same crew time after time. This is the key to a long lasting career in the film making business.

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What About Film Making And The Internet?

This is a most exciting time for independent film makers. Now that the internet and digital technology have paired up, we are seeing the old way of Hollywood shifting to the new independent film makers. The emergence of this technology has paved the way to new markets and tools for the film making ... film making endeavor, you may want to look into film making grants. There are several out there, just do a search on the ever evolving internet.

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What Exactly Is Film Making?

I guess the word speaks for itself, film making is the process of making a film from a story idea you have yourself, or being hired by another to make a film. A film maker is in charge of script writing, shooting, editing and distribution to the public. Film making involves the ... the film with much publicity is launched. The movie will succeed or fail. Profits from this are divided between the production company, and the distributor.

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Tell Me About Film Making Equipment Rental

When thinking about the film making equipment you will need for your project, you will need to make a list as soon as your budget and schedule have been worked out. This is when you will need to contact film making equipment rental houses to see which ones have the best price on what you need. Some ... a day or two before the day you will be shooting. This will give you plenty of time to test the equipment so there will be no surprises.

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What About The Cannes Festival And Film Making?

For 12 days in the month of May the city of Cannes celebrates the National Film Agency. The town is filled to capacity with more than 200,000 film makers, stargazers, and film fans, who gather on the Croisette to attend the Cannes Film Festival. During the 12 day span thousands of films are screened, ... " Fahrenheit 9/ 11" won the top prize in 2004. The film makers are welcome to enter both features and shorts. There are awards in each category.

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Filmmaking: In the Beginning

In the years following the rise of the various social revolutions that took place in this country and abroad, the making of film changed vastly from the old world of film studio dominance to the exciting world of independent film. In the 50's, 60's and even 70's, independent film was synonymous ... can make or break your screenplay's acceptance. However, for the independent filmmaker, all you need is a working script and you are on your way!

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What Will My Film Making Crew Expect From Me?

In this day and age, anyone can become a film maker with a bit of knowledge about the film making industry. Where the new film makers are concerned, the crew with the best equipment is the crew they want. If the man with the camera has a brand the film maker is familiar with he may just get ... continue in this article. The best bet for any novice film maker is to get feedback from their crew so that everyone knows what to expect from each other.

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What Is The Best Way To Get Into Film Making?

To find a job in film making is quite a difficult task, film making is not widely advertised. Film makers looking for a crew rely on networking and the gossip route to communicate. Positions are filled by the time production starts. When a film is being made, any jobs are only the duration of the ... the door and show that you are willing to go the distance and do an excellent job you will have a good chance of being hired on future projects.

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Filmmaking is Storytelling

My first introduction to film in school was during a film analysis class, although technically, it was classified as a philosophy class. The professor was quite pompous and made a big deal out of discussing how to actively view a film. No speaking was allowed, and we were to take notes while ... equipment needed to shoot, and develop a shooting schedule. Once you have the crew and the guns to shoot, everything starts to gel. Press onward.

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The Joys of Film School

For the aspiring filmmaker film school is a joy. Not only does it serve to give you the rudimentary skill set you will need, but also it serves to mold your passion and give you the momentum once leaving school, to produce work that is fresh and new. There are several schools in this country ... place you can experiment and have the support you need to get your projects done. Plan on sleeping very little and learn to love pizza and Top Ramen.

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Film Festivals and the Filmmaker

Chris Gore writes a book called "The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide". In the first 10 pages of the book he talks about going to Film Festivals all over the world and enjoying each and every one of them. I don't know about you, but this sounds like heaven to me. Whether you ... do your own search of film festivals and check out their application processes. Do this research sooner rather than later. Don't wait until the last minute.

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Filmmaking is an Orchestration of Various Elements

Filmmaking is an orchestration of various elements that brings about the desired result, your story literally brought to life. Screenplay, crew, actors, location, camera, lighting, sound, and editing are all working together to bring you the finished product. One literally cannot do without the other ... lighting in a nutshell and I would highly recommend that you take some production classes in order to practice and get some tips on lighting.

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