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A “what to do” guide for practically every department…

If you want to see just one film that shows you what to do – whether it be in directing, acting, or even scriptwriting – then watch…

Academy Award Nominated Animation ‘Paperman’

I saw this Disney short before the animated feature “Wreck It Ralph”, which was a pleasant surprise in itself. Now you can watch this endearing short film too, along with other related videos…

A Beginner’s Guide to Exposure

New to shooting with digital cameras? There’s a lot to know and learn; from all of the terminology to the ways of controlling the exposure of the image. Here is a video that is a beginner’s guide to exposure…

Time For Some Light Reading…

We are currently in the midst of awards season. We’ve been told what films are the cream of the crop for the last 12 months. So if you haven’t seen them and if they haven’t even come out in Australia yet, you can at least read the screenplays…

Next Stop Hollywood

If you’re making the effort to go to LA to try and “make it”, at least have a showreel that isn’t labelled with a permanent marker and a business card that isn’t free from vistaprint…

Learn more about colour correction…

Colour correction is a great skill to have, even if just on a basic level. So if you don’t have the ability to invest in books like “The Art and Technique of Digital Colour Correction” by Steve Hullfish, why not watch this video instead…

Dealing with Food Allergies on set

Catering is often a contentious issue on set. As a producer, you should realise that a poorly fed crew is likely to be a cranky, less productive crew. Yet the majority of lower budget productions do not consider the dietary requirements or allergies of their crew. And as one of those annoying people with more than one allergy, those sets suck for me. …

Public Liability Insurance

There comes a point in your filmmaking career where you will be required to purchase Public Liability Insurance. Unfortunately there is no iSelect for Public Liability Insurance in the film and television industry. So I thought I’d share my experience with you in the hopes it will help you when the time comes…

Beginners Guide to Wrangling Cables

One of the first things you learn at film school is how to wrap or wrangle a cable “the right way”. If you haven’t been on set before and don’t want to learn the hard way (by doing it wrong) watch the video…

Finding the Right DSLR Camera Bag

On the hunt for the perfect DSLR camera bag? And not just any old bag, but one that suits a filmmaker? My personal hunt may help you with yours. …

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