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Top ten tips for filming in the Jungle

Guest blog by Marvin Blunte Filming in any location can be difficult, but the jungle always adds another layer of complexity.  I am currently shooting in the Thai Jungle during monsoon season and I wanted to pass along the following  ten tips to anyone considering filming in similar conditions. Get your jabs. It doesn’t matter […]

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Failing to plan is planning to fail… Film making success lies in pre-production

I am spending the weekend building and updating my presentation for The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass on June 4th and 5th. (90% sold out now, so don’t wait if you want to come, and use the discount code CHRISJONESBLOG to get it for £60, reduced from £119.00 – go here And I wanted to […]

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Micro Budget Film Making Law Number 8… Get A Single Shooting Location To Fulfill Multiple Story Locations

If you want to make the most out of your limited resources, look at the locations you have and tailor your screenplay to match what is available. I learned a long time ago that moving a cast and crew from one location to another is akin to pushing an elephant up a hill. When scheduling […]

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Bury Hill – Main Location

I spent the most of yesterday wandering around our main location for the shoot – Bury Hill Fisheries, near Dorking. This venue has a lot of advantages and disadvantages. First off disadvantages – it just isn’t as spectacular as we wanted. Second, there could be a lot of fishermen on the days we shoot, though […]

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Location Moves To Scotland

Today has been a big day – the final prep meeting before we officially move into pre production, lock down and head out. Some big choices have needed to be made. Producer Ivan Clemments and I, sat around a table and worked through the script, budget and schedule. Passions ran high – after all, I […]

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