How Can I Use the Web to Assist My Film Making? by Brenton Patterson It is a most enjoyable time for unbiased film makers. Now that the internet and digital expertise have paired up, we are seeing the old approach of Hollywood shifting to the new unbiased movie makers. The emergence of this know-how has paved the way to new markets and instruments for the film making industry. Most vital is the truth that this growth has modified the areas where the independents have had probably the most issue- improvement, marketing, and distribution. How To Enhance Your Home Movies With Simple Sound Techniques by Peter S. White Looking for an easy way to increase the atmosphere or dramatic effect of your home movies? Here are three ways in which the addition of sound will give instant impact and set the mood. Film Theory and Silent Film by Travis Silver As a student in film school, one of the most popular subjects was film theory, which is an analytic study of film as a language. Film theory has many different forms to its approach over the years, yet I've always found the more experiential style to be most rewarding. Family Tribute Videos Are Fun, Easy, and Can Make Money by Brien Lee My family Tribute videos-- individual biographies, commemorations, celebrations, memorials-- began when I was 19 years old. My father was turning 50 and there was to be a surprise party. I decided to create a slide show. Film Making Is Storytelling by John Dolby Although this is not specifically 3D Animation I hope it will give you budding film makers inspiration. Its all about getting started and enjoying the whole process. Shooting a Low Budget Masterpiece by Travis Silver When I was in film school, I always wanted to make an epic film. It never really turned out that way, because of budgetary issues. Film is expensive and in some cases you have to pay actors, pay for transportation, food, and cover expenses for your crew. How to Properly Budget a Film - Some Expenses Most First-Time Directors Forget by Elliot Grove Directing your first movie is always a fantastically challenging experience. The process of getting your first movie onto the big screen can end in tears if you fall foul of the producer and the budget and schedule. A budget is a simple list of all the stuff and people you need and the amount of money required to pay for it. A schedule is a list of the dates and times you need the stuff. Both are incredibly tedious to produce, but without a budget and schedule, it's very difficult to make your film. How to Succeed at Singing Auditions by Antony T Maina There are renown production firms in the world that offer people with an opportunity to audition. To be part of it, you must be willing and ready to go through the auditions. There are different types of auditions. Videography Services Effectively Show and Tell by Chris Vermaak Videography services are foremost among photographic disciplines which have progressed by leaps and bounds along with the incredible advancements in technology. Not only have still and video cameras become more sophisticated yet user-friendly, but recorded images are so easily shared with and/or published to a world-wide and ever-growing audience. When Your First Film Doesn't Go As Expected by Travis Silver When I was in film school, I was a bit uncertain about what kinds of films I wanted to make. Of course I wanted to make the greatest film of all time, but you have to start small, maybe with a skeleton crew or even by yourself as a one man band on occasion. Either way, you're bound to come across issues when starting out in film school; these can range to sound problems, issues with actors and even lighting problems. 8 Mistakes Filmmakers Make That Kills Their Career by Elliot Grove As your filmmaking career starts to grow, it's crucial that your actions don't strangle it in its infancy. By avoiding the mistakes that so many filmmakers make you have a far greater chance of succeeding well beyond the first 2 years of the launch date of your career. Best Video Production Leaves Unbelievable Impact on Customers by John Samuals Video production can be categorized in many forms such as TV videos, marketing videos, corporate videos, training videos, web videos, etc. Though all videos carry the almost the same message with minor differences and meanings. Film Locations in Mauritius - More Than Just Spectacular Beaches by Kit Heathcock While Mauritius is known for its beaches, film production companies are discovering the appeal of the other varied film locations it offers. Mountain, modern urban, luxury villa, lush farmland, there is a huge selection of different landscapes crammed into this beautiful island. Fraudulent and Deceptive Practices That Film Crews Face by Erik Sean McGiven There are numerous scams that deprive non-union film crews of their rightful compensation. Knowing them in advance can enhance your pocketbook, your career and your self-esteem. Also covered are legal remedies, filing government complaints, and posting grievance online. Too Erotic for America - Too Discerning for the Nazis by Janet Runeson Asta Nielsen, popular Danish silent film star in the early 20th century was relatively unknown in the US because her films were considered too erotic. Her very natural and minimalistic acting style endeared her to thousands of Europeans in the early years of the motion picture. Ads by Google Home Based Jobs Quikr.com/Work-From-Home-Jobs Find 1000's of Jobs in your City. Connect with Employers. Apply Now! Latest Tattoo Designs www.SnapDeal.com/Tattoo-Deals Get Stylish Tattoos on Your Body. Register to Avail This Offer Now! Learn 3D Studio Max www.Arena-Multimedia.com Master the art of 3D Animation Join Arena Animation Academy today! Submit Your Resume Shine.com/Pharma_Jobs 2-10 years Exp. Salary 3-15 Lakhs. To Apply, Register on Shine.com Now Mauritius For Exotic Beach Film Locations With Infrastructure by Kit Heathcock Looking for a perfect beach film location for a commercial shoot or film production? Put Mauritius on your short list for its beautiful beaches and cost-effective, efficient infrastructure. Extra Work for Extra Pay and Pleasure by Anthony R Lydiamla Film and television 'extra' work can be both fun and financially rewarding. It is a career that can be embarked upon at any age in your life. No matter what you look like, whether you are young or old, short or tall, fat or thin, all these characteristics make up the backdrop to many of our favourite movies. Short Films: Don't Plan To Fail! by Anthony R Lydiamla What is the definition of a short film? There appears to be some differing views on what constitutes a short film. The American Academy defines it as any film that is forty minutes or less in length. Others, including the International Film School, say it is a movie between one and fifteen minutes in duration, yet another school of thought calls it any film over three minutes long. Indeed many of the major film festivals now include films shot on mobile phones in the short film making category. Popularity of Herschell Gordon Lewis by John Samual The popularity of Herschell Gordon Lewis as a filmmaker, copywriter and direct marketer is known far and wide. He experimented with wide varieties of film genres, making them stand apart from the rest. Ideas to Help You With Your Short Films by Andrew J Barton When researching ideas for your new short, think about the important things like theme, sound, scene, site, lighting, tools etc. But also, give a thought to timing. Although a lot of people get it spot on, there are a surprising amount of people who don't actually think about how long their 'short' is going to be. Similarly, some poeple get so caught up in the frame of "Got to keep it short!". This can be just as damaging. Filming Techniques - How to Position the Camera by Jack Smith Logan Camera placement, angles, directions are all filming techniques, which will determine how individual images are translated to a film shot. Just like you need to sequence words to form a sentence, you need to sequence camera angles and positions for filming a scene. Skipping Class: Actors That Made It Without Formal Schooling by Jayelle D. Education is a sure way of improving the chances of having a bright future. School is a huge part of most children's lives, and hopefully, their school environment is positive and encouraging. Unfortunately, the level of education is not the same in all parts of the world. Politicians and humanitarians work hard to try to ensure the proper education of all, but sadly, there is no guarantee. It is never suggested that a child drop out of school, but there are some stories of success in Hollywood. Some of these actors have made the most of their lives without even a high school diploma. It is possible to have a successful career without dropping out, but these actors had a passion so strong attending class everyday just didn't suffice. Why I Like Watching Movies by Steven Michael Smith Stress from work and from having a busy lifestyle could really be exhausting for me. When I feel so tired, I just want to take my mind off work and glaring deadlines. I relax by watching movies from my favorite top Hollywood producers like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Walter Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. Help Your Child Pursue a Career in Acting by Antony T Maina Career training is a doing that many people opt for. There are many schools that offer the training. Nonetheless, for you to get into the right school, you need to first make up your mind on the kind of career that you are to pursue. There are many people who choose a career for the prestige or the earnings that come with it. Why a Filmmaker Needs Stock Footage by E Jonason Have you ever tried using stock footage yourself? If you're a filmmaker then using stock footage can be really advantageous. There are various reasons why filmmakers use stock footage. Read on to know it has always been an integral part of film making. Dinosaurs at the Oscars by Mike Walley Academy Awards for all things Dinosauria - do dinosaurs feature in Oscar winning films? As the 84th Annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars is almost upon us, this is an opportune time to have a short review the role of dinosaurs in movies that have received nominations or indeed won the Oscar accolade. Dinosaurs have appeared in feature films almost since the beginning of the film genre. Use of Subtitles in Today's Video Production by Nilna Mohna Video production throughout the globe has seen a lot of advancements in the past few decades. Classic works have emerged in almost all national and local languages. Good works can be seen in all versions of video such as TV programs, advertisements and movies Importance of Rotoscoping Technique in Film Industry by Nilna Mohna Rotoscoping is basically a technique used in animation as the animators capture frame by frame live action so as to develop an animation film. Earlier the captured live actions were projected onto a frosted glass panel and were redrawn by the animator. This equipment used for projection is called "Rotoscope". 5 Movies With Film Locations in Portugal by Kit Heathcock Discover five major movies that were filmed all or part at various locations in Portugal. From 007 glamour to drama and supernatural thriller, Lisbon and other parts of Portugal have played host to movies of all sorts. 3 Versatile Film Production Destinations by Kit Heathcock Three countries offering a very versatile selection of film production locations are South Africa, Portugal and Mauritius. Read on to find out what makes them so attractive to film productions of all types and budgets.