Fitness For Filmmakers Part II

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Continuing where we left off last time, this is the third post in a series on fitness for filmmakers and business-people. In this post, I explain how to get more fit and healthy and how it can affect your filmmaking positively. As we discussed in the last two parts, it’s not just a massively important thing for your filmmaking, but for your … Read More

Fitness For Filmmakers Part I

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This is the second in a series I’m doing about fitness for filmmakers. Getting in shape will benefit your business life and your life overall. It’s time to get in shape! As discussed last time around, whilst we don’t necessarily have to turn ourselves into Arnold Schwarzenegger, getting in shape is one of the very best things you can do for your … Read More

Should I Go To Film School? Part IV

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This is Part IV in our series entitled Should I Go to Film School, where we really break down the various aspects of going to film school and if it’s relevant to your career as a filmmaker. Here are the other parts in order: Should I Go To Film School? Part I Should I Go To Film School? Part II Should I … Read More

Should I Go To Film School? Part III

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Continuing from where we left off in the last part. DEBT AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS I think the only advice I’d give people is to not go into debt for the sake of film school. At least not in the US, and especially not school loans which can’t be eliminated by bankruptcy anymore. Literally every single person I know with an art … Read More

Health and Fitness For Filmmakers

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Today is the first in a series of posts about health & fitness and how it relates to our filmmaking and businesses. Yes, we’re talking big picture stuff here. Firstly, there are a lot of out of shape people on film sets. It seems that the long hours, intense days and (often) stressful conditions don’t lend themselves to eating well and … Read More

Should I Go To Film School? Part II

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Welcome again to another post here on Filmmaking Lifestyle Today we pick up from where we left off with our second post on a response to the question: Should I Go To Film School? LET’S TALK ABOUT BUSINESS Too many filmmakers that I meet not only don’t care about the business side of filmmaking, they are so opposed to the … Read More

Should I Go To Film School?

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Beginning a series of article about Film School and its validity in the modern film industry climate, here’s the first of our articles. IS IT ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW? Really good film schools are expensive – you potentially need to spend a lot of money just to make connections. Those connections can actually make or break you however and the right hookup … Read More

How Shane Carruth Made Primer

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Interesting article by Shane Carruth about the making of his first feature, Primer. Says Carruth: The first thing I did when I set out to make Primer was to make sure I could get it finished as well as feed myself for six months on the small amount of money I had saved as a software engineer. After figuring the price of … Read More

Just Let Go of Everything and Write!

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Let’s start today with a quote: Blank paper is intimidating. It’s the cute girl at school, and you’ll need every ounce of courage you can muster to ask her for a dance. Today I was going to go for a walk in solitude to figure out what to write about and I spent most the day pondering subjects that might be interesting, going back and … Read More