It’s your worst nightmare on set: you’re about to roll camera when suddenly it shuts off. The first thing you should do is inform the assistant director that you need time.
How to survive in the film industry: from setiquette to crafty
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if you’re launching a crowdfunding campaign, it’s likely you’re going to try your hardest to get people like me to write, tweet, share, link, and donate to your film. Well, it’s not as easy as it seems. I’m going to help you get publicity for your film the right way.
I, too, still get nervous before gigs — sometimes for no good reason at all! It’s something I’ve learned to get used to and part of dealing with it is a process I go through when I arrive on set. If you follow these 5 steps, you’ll be ready to kick ass when the sticks clap on take one.
Today I’m here to tell you that being thrown into the fire is an excellent way to achieve things you never thought were possible. So watch the video above and find out why you should relish being uncomfortable on set and take the challenge I set forth for you.
Whether you need to go back to basics or look towards the future of the industry, this collection of the best posts of 2011 has got you covered.
Filmmakers are tough to buy gifts for. We’re usually movie snobs, so picking up just any ol’ blu-ray at the store becomes a decision wrought with anxiety. The equipment we use for our jobs isn’t exactly sitting on a shelf in Wal-Mart. And the stuff we really want — cameras we spend hours lusting over — number into the thousands of dollars.
Sleep is fleeting for most of those working hard below the line in the film industry. It eludes you faster than you can say “17 hour day” and rarely shows up at the end of an 8-hour turnaround. As a filmmaker, you constantly struggle against the grueling demands of the workplace and the physical need for sleep.
There’s a whole subset of setiquette that’s hard to master: how to act around talent. The last thing you want is cause the lead actor to go on a ranting tirade that ends up as a viral video. That’s why I’m here to tell you three things you should avoid doing – things nobody takes the time to tell you until after the fact.
This is something many of you may have felt before and just not articulated it, or you didn’t even realize, but it’s definitely true – there’s a lot of similarities to going to a summer camp or going on location for an extended period of time to shoot a feature film.