Category: Learning 101

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Lighting Techniques in Film

Perhaps more than anything, lighting is responsible for setting almost any scene–except for when the lack of light is needed to provide some tension. When shooting an external playground scene on a beautiful sunny...

Film Connection students and mentors at Dances with Films film festival project: Doucheaholics | Guerilla Films

Tips for Film Networking

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” – Just about everyone Nothing too earth-shattering about that quote. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times while trying to find work in the film...

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How to Get Work in Film?

How to Get Work in the Film Industry? Although every industry has its share of “insider” hires, the film industry can be notoriously difficult to break into. Once film directors, cinematographers, and other production...

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Define Film Theory

It can seem like a daunting task, trying to come up with one succinct definition of film theory. Just the term “theory” can elicit images of academic discipline, of stuffy people in a stuffy...

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What Do Actors Want From Directors?

Being a filmmaker can pull you in a lot of different directions, behind the camera, in front of the camera, and in the business office. It’s important to be a good communicator, delegator, and...

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What To Know When Filming a Documentary

Making a narrative film is difficult. Securing funding, hiring a cast and crew, getting all of the equipment you’ll need, and so on but at least you have an idea about where the story...