Short Guide

The Gift Guide For Filmmakers

The Gift Guide For Filmmakers

Alright, the holidays are just around the corner, your boyfriend / girlfriend / son / daughter / friend / secret santa / or whomever is a filmmaker, or aspiring to become one, and you have to get them a gift.. but you have no idea what you can possibly get?[…]

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5 Simple Tricks to Beautify Your Short Film

5 Simple Tricks to Beautify Your Short Film

​As we all know making films can be a pretty complex process, and turning them into great films can be even more difficult. Everything starts from a punching storyline, and of course then from the support of crafted cinematography and a dedicated crew from lighting to sound, as well performances[…]

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5 Tips To Market Your Short

5 Tips to Market Your Short

by Branden Stewart You’ve just worked an uncountable number of hours on a project. You slaved over the story, negotiated the contracts, man handled the schedules, and finessed the edit. Now, you want to get your project seen. But how? In today’s digital world, there is content blooming everywhere. A[…]

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Keep Calm Call the Production Manager

Save Your Film: The Benefit of Having of a Production Manager

Written by Branden Scott Stewart Creating your own film can be hard. You’ve got a lot to do; chances are you’re writing it, directing it an producing it. That’s a lot of work. Hiring a Production Manager can make your life so much easier, and your film so much more successful.[…]

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How To Create An InstaTrailer

How To Create An Instagram Trailer

When Instagram introduced videos it became an addicting thing, and a whole new door opened up for filmmakers just as it first did to photographers. But things weren’t so smooth, creating quality movies on your phone wasn’t ideal so videos mainly served for dancing cats and concert snippets. And then[…]

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How Short Should Your Short Film Be?

How Short Should a Short Be?

We get asked and ask ourselves quite often, ‘what defines the length of a short film?’. In reality there is no standard length, and probably our strongest point of reference is basing ourselves on the Academy Awards submission standards, where a film running under 40 minutes falls under the short[…]

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6 Ingredients to create a successful short

6 Ingredients to Create a Successful Short

Creating a viral or even successful short film can seem like an insurmountable task for a young filmmaker, especially with the continuously growing amount of competition out there. This is why we have prepared a little short recipe with several key ingredients to keep in mind when preparing a film.[…]

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After The Rain - VFX Breakdown

Creating Rain: Visual Effects Breakdown

Watch the full short: After The Rain After The Rain was a project that spanned over 11 years because of its production complexity. For 10 of those years it sat on the shelf as just an idea and an incomplete script. But in 2010 after purchasing After Effects CS5 (an[…]

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The Beginner's Guide to Outdoor Filming

A Beginner’s Guide To Outdoor Filming

Whether you’re a student filming for a university project, you work in the industry or you’re an aspiring filmmaker, you don’t always have to travel far and wide to the world’s most exotic locations to capture the perfect picture. The local woods, a nearby field or your favourite beach can[…]

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C451B small-diaphragm condenser microphone by AKG Acoustics

A Guide To Choosing The Right Microphone

Today, everyone is a film maker, thanks to the wonderful handheld technology that we carry around with us everywhere. Our phones, tablets and even laptops are capable of recording footage of a quality that can sometimes surprise even the aficionados of the film world. However, though visually these home movies[…]

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