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The Best Film Festivals Of 2021

2021 Best Film Festivals

2021 Best Film Festivals Film festivals have always been a great way for filmmakers, and everyone in the industry, to showcase their arts. But with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was virtually impossible to have them. Does that mean that it’s the end of a much-loved culture? Of course not. As with most […]

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The Top Film Marketing Tips

The Top Film Marketing Tips

The Top Film Marketing Tips: The filmmaking process is dynamic and vast. Following all the steps in filmmaking and mastering requires grit and passion. Becoming a master filmmaker is an art that will demand a lot of your time, resources, and energy. Perhaps one of the most ignored steps in the filmmaking process is marketing. […]

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Improving Your Creativity in Filmmaking

Improving Your Creativity in Filmmaking

Improving Creativity in Filmmaking: Creating a film from start to finish takes excellent effort. You need to put your best foot forward and bring in the A-game. Improving creativity in filmmaking is very important. Filmmaking tends to be more intense from start to finish, and making a film will push you to your limits. At […]

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Call for submissions for short film festival

Call for submissions for short film festival

Short film festival submissions! Indie Shorts Mag (ISM), a digital publishing platform for indie filmmakers, is announcing their first-ever online short film festival. Commemorating their 6th anniversary on the 13th of July 2021, Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival (ISMSFF) 2021 plans to feature short films & documentaries from across the globe.  For its 2021 […]

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Film Roles Explained: Everything You Need To Know About Film Roles

Film Roles Explained: Everything You Need To Know About Film Roles

Film Roles Explained: Filmmaking is an exciting process. It takes lots of effort and teamwork to make a film. There are many professionals involved in the pre-production, production and post-production stages. In most, if not all, there are credits that are run before and after the film. It showcases every professional who took part in […]

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Filmmaking Equipment: What You Must Have

Filmmaking Equipment: What You Must Have

Must have filmmaking equipment: Filmmaking is demanding and will push you to your limits. You need to bring your A-game to make it work. One way to do so is by having the right film equipment. Filmmaking requires a ton of equipment, most of which will leave you with a big hole in your budget. […]

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The Dos and Donts of Quality Screenwriting

The Dos and Don’ts of Quality Screenwriting

Screenwriting dos and don’ts: Producers, script consultants and production companies, can confirm that it takes a while to learn and exhibit high-quality screenwriting. Having read and worked on hundreds and thousands of scripts, we can tell the difference between great screenwriting and one that is not up to Hollywood standards yet. As a result, we came up with […]

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Key Tips You MUST Consider When Backlighting Your Subject

Key Tips You MUST Consider When Backlighting Your Subject

Key tips for backlighting: Backlighting is an essential part of filmmaking. You must learn how to backlight your subject on set correctly and utilise the effect to the best of your ability; backlighting is a skill in itself. Using backlighting correctly can ensure you achieve that cinematic feel to your shot and elevate the quality […]

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3 YouTube Channels All After Effects Users Must Watch!

3 YouTube Channels All After Effects Users Must Watch!

Top After Effects tutorials: With After Effects becoming even more popular than it was already, there are so many tutorials out there; it’s hard to narrow down which one will be best for you! As the need for animators for TV, Movies, music videos, and even NFT’s are becoming even more popular and companies such […]

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