The Filmstro Blog

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How Ring Lights Can Help Light Up Content Creation Process

How Ring Lights Can Help Light Up Content Creation Process Video is one of the most powerful mediums of communication. Whether you’re a brand or an independent filmmaker or creator, video production done right is a game-changer. Even if your camera-work, camera direction, sound, and script are high quality, bad lighting can make or break […]

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How do I copyright my music for free?

How do I copyright my music for free? Nowadays, it’s quite common to have legal battles over copyright infringements. Whether it’s a song or a creative idea, there are many copyright infringement issues worldwide. As a musician, an artist, or a creative, perhaps this has got you thinking of protecting your work if a dispute […]

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Filmmaking London: How to meet filmmakers

Filmmaking London: How to meet filmmakers In the filmmaking industry, networking plays a crucial role. Just like other careers where you must network to connect and learn more about the industry, filmmakers also have to meet and network. Irrespective of whether you study filmmaking in London or not, you need to learn about where to […]

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How to become a video editor: The ULTIMATE guide

How to become a video editor: The ULTIMATE guide There are many roles within the filmmaking industry, and one of the unsung heroes is that of the video editor. Precision, creativity and talent are just a few of the key ingredients to be a top video editor. They’re usually stuck inside on their monitors; video […]

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Can I become an actor without formal education?

Can I become an actor without formal education? Acting is a career coveted by many. Taking centre stage, stealing the limelight and wowing people with your skills is often the main reason people aspire to be actors. But the truth is, it’s hard to break into acting especially if you don’t know how to go […]

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The ULTIMATE Guide to Growing your YouTube Channel

The ULTIMATE Guide to Growing your YouTube Channel A YouTube channel with a huge following and millions of views is a dream for many. But what many aspiring YouTube channel owners don't factor in is the amount of hard work and persistence that comes with that. Millions of subscribers and views for your content doesn’t […]

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How to write a film review - The ULTIMATE guide

How to write a film review - The ULTIMATE guide A film review sounds easier to write than it is. When tasked with reviewing an audiovisual piece, you realise there is more to it than hitting your keyboard and start writing. A review should give the reader enough info to judge whether or not they […]

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The best video editing laptops

The best video editing laptops Video editing is now so engrained in what we do, from social media to YouTube to feature films, that you actually need to work wherever you are. But if you are editing on the go you’ll need a laptop that’s up to shape! One machine that every video editor should […]

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Every screenwriting type you SHOULD know

Every screenwriting type you SHOULD know. Scriptwriting plays such a crucial role in any film or play. It's probably the most important part of any film, even though many spectators won't know about it. Big budget films hire a team of scriptwriters to come up with every bit of the script. But if you have […]

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