Why Having Community As An Actor Is Important

Community is essentially an actors support system, it plays a vital part in the ...

Make Your Film Without Spending A Dollar

Yup, you read me right. It is possible to make a film without spending ...

How To Make Your Actor Look Sick

By Annette Lange As low-budget and independent filmmakers, there are many instances where you ...

Inside the Assistant Director’s Bag of Magic Tricks

Written by Hilary Dorst As an assistant director you are constantly on your feet ...

Day in the Life of a Director

I once heard someone say, “Directors have it easy, they just tell people what ...

So You Want To Be A Director

If you want to be a director, then you need to know how to ...

Is Filmmaking Worth it?

Why make films? This is the question we as filmmakers wrestle with every day.

How to Make the Film Crew Love You

This piece originally appeared on Backstage.com When it comes to working on set, there ...

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