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Top tips for directing when you’re the only beginner on set by Kat Wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwAKF1rYd-o Earlier this year I directed my first short film. I had always thought that making my first film would be similar to most other people’s first short film experience – it’d be small scale, probably filmed in or around my own house with just a few people to help out. More like a ‘practice […]

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How to Turn Your Followers into Doers… How I did it in my Fantasy Epic by Kate Madison

In today’s connected, online world, filmmakers have to build and nurture their fan bases so that they always have a ready-made audience for their next film or crowdfunding campaign. But have you considered involving your followers directly in the making of your film? If not, you could be overlooking a valuable asset. In 2009 I […]

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Top Ten Tips For Making Shorts from GFilm Alum Lee Greenhough

GFilm alum Lee Greenhough has just completed his recent short, post the previous Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass and I asked him to share some of his insights so we can all learn from his experience. So it’s taken me just over 11 months to make my latest short film ‘Three Strikes’ and every time I make […]

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14 tips for shooting your first feature film on a micro budget from Guerilla Film grad Brian Barnes

AKA – What I learned on the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass that I used on set with my first feature film The Redeeming. I’ve taken Chris Jones’ Guerilla Filmmakers’ Masterclass twice – in 2011 and 2012. And you bet your bottom dollar I bought a ticket for this year’s last ever class the instant the announcement […]

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How To Production Design a horror film: Top Ten Tips from designer turned director Melanie Light

Certified visionary / nutcase Melanie Light just completed her dark and disturbing short ‘The Herd’. I asked Mel to share her insights into how to get the most from the least when designing your own horror film. Over to @MisartressMel Share skills If you know anyone that makes props, works in graphic design or SFX […]

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Shooting With Drones: Ten tips for filming astounding footage on a shoestring

Guest post by Sebastian Solberg Drones will and are already revolutionising filmmaking, allowing cash strapped filmmakers to achieve jaw dropping, cinematic results that have previously only been available to Hollywood productions. Watch the film above in HD. I’ve been working with drones on and off for a few years now but at the end of […]

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Top Ten Tips For Titling Your Movie

 Is the title of your film killing its chances? Consider, the title for your film or script is the VERY FIRST thing most people will experience about it. The first question asked is usually ‘what’s it called?’ And like all first impressions, you want it to be a good one. As humans, we make immediate […]

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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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The Top FIVE Steps To Getting Your Film Funded

Attracting money ALWAYS begins with the question… WHY? Why on earth should I give YOU money as opposed to buying a car, building a patio, going on holiday, funding some inner city kids dancing project, investing in stocks and shares etc… you get the picture. And yet SO MANY film makers, myself included, rarely address […]

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