How to break into the film industry as a freelancer or independent contractor

Summary: This blog covers the steps to break into the film industry as a freelancer or independent contractor, including what to invest in, creating a portfolio, networking, and finding jobs. It encourages those looking to break into the industry to attend film festivals and industry events, to create a website or social media accounts to showcase their work, and to reach out to those already established in the industry for advice.

The history of experimental cinema and its impact on modern film

Experimental cinema has been around since the invention of film, and it has had an impact on modern film by inspiring filmmakers to take risks and explore new ways of telling stories. The article explores the history of experimental cinema, its various forms, and how it has influenced modern film. Techniques from experimental cinema, such as abstract editing, improvisation, and documentary style, have become commonplace in modern cinema.

The role of production design in creating a film's visual language

Summary: Production design is an essential part of creating a film's visual language, responsible for creating the look and feel of a film. It involves selecting locations, designing sets, props, and costumes, and creating an atmosphere. Production design also works with cinematographers to create a cohesive visual style and an authentic onscreen world that reflects the story being told.

How film impacts society and culture

Film has a powerful influence on society & culture, used to convey messages, raise awareness & spark conversations on topics like race & gender. It can also be used to explore cultures & identities, and as technology advances, new possibilities of film making are emerging.

An overview of film industry jobs: From production to post-production

This blog post provided an overview of common film industry jobs, from pre-production to post-production, outlining the duties and responsibilities of each role and the skills and experience necessary to succeed. It also discussed the importance of each role in the success of a film project.

How streaming services are disrupting the traditional film distribution model

The rise of streaming services has caused a major disruption in the film industry, affecting the way films are made, distributed, and consumed. Filmmakers can reach a bigger audience and monetize their work differently, distributors have had to adjust their business models, and consumers have access to a vast library of movies and TV shows on demand. Streaming services have changed the traditional film distribution model.

How to create a compelling film trailer

Summary: Creating a compelling film trailer is important for the success of a movie. The tone should be clear and the story should be concise and engaging. Visuals should be used to draw viewers in and music should fit the theme of the film. The trailer should be no longer than two minutes and the end should be the most exciting part. Following these tips will help create a trailer that will promote the film.

The basics of film editing and how it enhances storytelling

Film editing is the process of assembling and rearranging shots to create a new version of a film, adding tension, creating a unique visual style, and making a story more engaging. It can be broken down into linear, non-linear, and color grading processes. Editing is a powerful tool for storytelling, allowing filmmakers to emphasize certain elements and create suspense.

The art of cinematography: Lighting and framing techniques

Summary: Cinematography is an art form that has been used for centuries to create stunning visuals on the big and small screens. It involves the use of lighting and framing techniques, such as the three-point lighting system and close-ups, wide shots, and extreme close-ups. Cinematography requires skill and creativity, and with the right tools and techniques, filmmakers can create stunning visuals that capture the audience’s imagination.

An overview of the major film movements and their impact

This blog provides an overview of major film movements from the German Expressionism of the 1920s to the French New Wave of the 1950s and 60s, to the more recent blockbusters of the modern era. Each movement is characterized by its own style, and films from each are discussed to exemplify their impact. Examples of films include The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Breathless, Bicycle Thieves and Look Back in Anger.