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The Importance of Your Film's Opening Shot

The Importance of Your Film’s First Shot

A short film can be something very difficult to sell, with so much competition and junk online, it is a near impossible deed to lure a considerable number of viewers in. That’s why posters and cover images become so important to make a stagnant first impression. But getting someone to[…]

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The Short Awakens | The Best Star Wars Fan Films

The Short Awakens: The Best Star Wars Fan Films

Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been revised and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. With all the hype from The Force Awakens, and after re-watching the first 6 episodes a couple of times, we have decided to dig up some of the best Star Wars[…]

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How Movies Make Us Crazy Emotional

How Movies Make Us Crazy Emotional

The Crazy Emotional Everyone enjoys some good movies online or cinema. Sometimes we like to watch a touching, heart-warming flick that grants us the chance to shed a few tears, and sometimes we want to get our heart pumping with exciting action or a terrifying horror movie. As with anything,[…]

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Film Safe From Hackers

4 Tips for Keeping Your Film Safe From Hackers

By Cassie Phillips Every aspiring film director needs to be aware that a hacker can end their career before it ever gets really started. Hackers can be clever, relentless and unapologetic about their actions. It’s unfortunate that they use their unbelievable skills to harm people, yet this is the reality[…]

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5 Best Martin Scorsese Movies

5 Best Martin Scorsese Movies of All Time

For a few, being a director is a job, but for legends like Martin Scorcese, directing is as much a part of their lives as the oxygen we breathe. It’s little wonder then that Scorcese, who recently celebrated his 73 rd birthday, has retirement far from his mind and is[…]

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5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

There are very few, if any, successful directors that would recommend working with amateur actors. In the words of director Brian DePalma, “The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the director knows.” Even if the budget doesn’t assume the[…]

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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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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Submit Your Script For a Chance to Win a £5000 Grant

Getting your script into the hands of producers, managers, and agents is a huge stepping-stone for any writer. Shore Scripts is a UK based screenwriting competition that was set up to do just that. Shore Scripts goal is to discover new writing talent from around the world, and with their[…]

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Breaking The Scene: on the set of Intruders

Breaking The Scene: Intruders

For our next scene break we turned to some home talent and an underground comic book inspired film. Meet Santiago Menghini, a director, visual effect artist, co-founder of Nemesis Films, and founder of The Film Effect. Santiago is the craftful director behind the eerie short ‘Intruders‘, and we had a[…]

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