The spread of the coronavirus and the illness it creates, COVID-19, means huge numbers of self-employed actors, filmmakers and supporting professionals are shut indoors and unable to work in their chosen field. Those falling into the vulnerable and at-risks groups must stay at home, for their own safety and that of healthcare workers. Everyone...Continue reading
ADR, Foley sounds, rerecording and SFX sound effects bring life to the action on screen. Even student filmmakers benefit from experimenting with this valuable craft. You can easily overlook the importance of sound effects and clear dialogue while recording a student or zero budget film. But their absence makes a real and discernible difference...Continue reading
Ever-increasing numbers of micro-budget filmmakers are obtaining equipment directly from merchants in China and Hong Kong. Gone are the days when such transactions relied on business contacts. Today, anyone can log in to their eBay or Amazon account and find marketplace sellers who are based in China or Hong Kong. Choose a product, pay...Continue reading
Find out the common ways filmmakers endanger kids on set, why you should restrict your project to over 18s only, and what to consider if you don’t. Health and safety is an essential and often overlooked aspect of student films and especially hobbyist filmmakers. But when you have kids on set, the safety stakes...Continue reading
If you have a driving license, are competent in a range of makeup skills, and have the right personality to work with people under pressure, being a makeup artist in the film and TV industry could be the right career move. Page Contents Why Become A Film Makeup Artist? You’ll Need More Than Just...Continue reading
Film makeup artists should be on every set. They really make a difference to the film that the eye can’t see. We take a look at how to find one for your student or microbudget film....
Want to make a short film? This simple list should help you avoid those little mistakes which can have a big impact on your project....
Search our extensive list of film and acting related Facebook Groups. There are private and public groups to join for freelancers, professionals, and amateurs separately and combined, regardless of your experience or specialism in acting and filmmaking. Because many people will be asking ‘ How do I find Filmmaking Groups near me?’, we’ve organised...Continue reading
Cast your friend into your new microbudget film if you think they would do a good job. But don’t ask other actors to go through the audition process first. Why You Might Cast Your Friend The world of microbudget films is a small and interwoven one. People help each other out. Whether it’s a...Continue reading
Do you know what an IMDb credit is? And just how do you get one when you are working in the microbudget film scene? We take a look....