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The Best Smartphones to Film With

To be a filmmaker in 2018 you’ve got to have ample get up and go, including the ability and dedication it takes to consistently produce fresh work. Nowadays going out and shooting your own stuff isn’t a nice weekend hobby, it’s what you use to differentiate yourself from the rest, to show just how dedicated […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Low Budget Filmmaking Heroes

Right now more than ever before there is a groundswell of support for people who make their own movies. The massive blockbusters are racking up millions upon millions of dollars but behind the scenes independent filmmakers are amassing a very successful campaign to change the face of cinema. These filmmakers are hard at work in […]

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Achieving Flow: Entering the Vortex

Creatives have different names for it. Some call it “The Zone” some “The Sweet Spot,” and still others “The Grind.” For the sake of this conversation we’re going to call it The Flow. It’s something that you know when you feel it. It’s you when you’re working at your complete and total best, when your […]

How to Have a Successful Table Read

What’s a “table read”? It’s exactly what it sounds like. A table read is when you gather a bunch of actors and get them to sit down and read the script from beginning to end. This enables you as the writer to see what’s working, what isn’t when it comes to getting the words on […]

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What You Should Know About Neil Gaiman

Photograph by Kyle Cassidy GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 Neil Gaiman is one of the most celebrated writers currently working. He’s written films, comic books, novels, children’s books, and short stories. His work has been adapted into film and television. He’s won the Hugo, Newbery, Bram Stoker and the Nebula Awards. He’s written both deeply personal and highly […]

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