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What French Cinema Has Taught Us

The French invented cinema. They invented the language, the tone, the feeling, and the literal mechanics of making movies. They even  invented the common vernacular everyone uses to this day. The French are responsible for not only the terms in which we’re accustomed to using to discuss film but also many of the greatest moments […]

Listening to music

Do You Listen to Music Like a Pro?

Is listening to music a passive experience for you? Or are you someone who really gets in there, who dissects and analyzes what’s happening? Do you find yourself listening to on repeat,  or googling the different producers on your favorite tracks to find out what other projects they’ve worked on, maybe see what else they’ve […]

Film Connection student

Grab That Gig: Work-Grabbing Methods for Filmmakers

[Film Connection student Jacob Sizemore directs his short film “Song of Silence”] The film industry definitely isn’t the easiest industry to work in. Getting work and staying gainfully employed requires constant hustling and staying one or two steps ahead of the competition. Stay proactive and get those gigs with our tips on getting working in […]

social media for artists

Working Social Media Into Your Flow

Oftentimes, being a successful artist has a lot to do with how well you play the game. It’s about how well you can network and showcase your work. It’s about how adept you are at creating something out of nothing. Being a working professional in a creative field means you have a social media following, […]

Screenplay 101

The Power of a Sh_tty First Draft

The thing that holds most writers back is fear of failure. Such a fear can imprison people, keeping them creatively paralyzed so that ultimately they don’t make anything at all—good or bad. On this front, being a person who aspires to do quality work can actually work against you: you don’t want to produce anything […]

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