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Filmmaker Daytrips: LA Film Locations

The greater LA area of Southern California is rife with pieces of film history. Literally thousands of LA film locations have been used to create far away galaxies and subterranean hideouts throughout the sprawling mecca which is composed of nearly ninety cities and thousands of neighborhoods. Want to delve into LA’s cinematic history? You too […]

Francois Truffaut

Truffaut: A Brief History

Although many Americans don’t know this, even though it’s common knowledge in France, François Truffaut was a film critic prior to becoming one of the most critically praised writers and directors in cinema. As you probably know, the dialogue between film critics and filmmakers is often a contentious one. A great many filmmakers say they […]

how to be a savvy communicator

How To Be A Savvy Communicator

When you’re working in a creative field, being an efficient communicator is paramount. Your entire job hinges on being able to be understood. Regardless of what field or what position you currently hold, so much of working in the creative arts comes down to being able to communicate well: artist to viewer communication, client to […]

romantic movies

Five Romantic Movies Nearly Everyone Will Love

Below are five movies that should be able to appease both those who typically like romantic movies, as well as those who don’t. No matter your status, identity, or gender, you may be a female who hates so-called “cheesy” Lifetime movies, a guy who really digs the Bourne movies, or you could be into witty […]

indie filmmaking

Can Being Too Indie Hurt Your Career?

Every aspiring filmmaker who’s waiting tables or driving warehouse trucks right now doesn’t want to do that forever. Naturally, they want to get paid for their work. They want those late nights and times of self-doubt and self-sacrifice to amount for something substantial and they want to make their mark. When working towards the goal of […]

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Singers, Work Thy Mic!

Having a good voice is one thing. Being able to sing in-studio requires a bit more than that. Professional vocalists and session singers know how to use their voices to convey various emotions and textures, and they know how to “work the mic” in order to achieve the desired effect. Here are our tips for working […]

Not the Norm: Non-Traditional Roles in Film and TV

When you start writing that next screenplay or pilot, it’s important to remember to step back a bit and take a look at where you’re headed as far as your characters are concerned. The characters you “cast” i.e. select to star in that story you’re imagining, say something about the kind of world you’re showing. […]

artistic inspiration

Finding Artistic Inspiration Through Other Artists

Delve deep into another artist’s catalog and the experience can seem like traveling through some magic portal that leads you on a journey through which you discover more of what really resonates with you. Through encountering the work of others we can learn more about what appeals to us and why. The inspiration we draw […]

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