Auditions: Hiding the Nerves

Waiting outside the audition room can be just as nerve-wracking as the audition itself, ...

The Dystopian Society: The Perfect World for Filmmaking

In our world, today, there are so many movies created. And the dystopian world ...

Why Darth Vader is a Terrible Villain

If you ask any film school student to list off their top five movie ...

The Most Exciting Sword Fight Supercut You’ll Ever See

By Brenden Bell From Errol Flynn to Uma Thurman, epic sword fights have been ...

Every Oscar Winner for Best Picture

By Micah McWhorter For those of you who have just begun watching the actors ...

Why Movies Are So Important to Us

Stories impact us all in some way or another. But film seems to be ...

The Director’s Playbook

It hurts me when film students direct their first film, fail spectacularly and decide ...

This is Why Goals Are Important

By Micah McWhorter Failure is one of our society’s biggest fears. We see this ...

Organized Chaos: Being a Great Grip

When being a grip, organization is key. It’s the best way to find everything ...

First Day On Set?

By Rebecca Alarie Here’s to you, starting in the film industry, mainstream or independent! ...

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