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How to Get into Filmmaking with No Money?

“No money” is very subjective.Either you are broke, or you only have few dollars to feed your film aspirations.”No money” can be for the reason that your filmmaking dreams don’t find any support from your family. Or, you can’t afford an expensive film school, and you don’t want to tear …

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Are Screenwriting Books Important for Beginners?

Stories are in our DNA. We grew up listening to stories. It is an intrinsic part of our traditional fabric. But, what has happened with our love for stories is that we all have become storytellers subconsciously. But does that mean we can write screenplays too? Screenplays and stories are …

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10 Things to Consider before Lighting your Scene

I wish if lighting up a scene can be done in a flash. It is such a tedious process that it tests your patience. But, Lighting is integral to cinematography, and your scenes will look crap if you compromise on it. Though Lighting comes under your cinematographer’s scheme of things, …

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7 Storytelling Secrets for Filmmakers

Think of how many films you have seen till now? Did you wonder ever, how many have similar storylines? Today Hollywood is obsessed with sequels and remakes. Why? Is there a dearth of stories or there is no effort to create original content. Sylvester Stallone fights the army alone, or …

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16 Common Mistakes Newbies should Avoid in Filmmaking

I have seen many shorts and videos where I can distinctly make out that the filmmaker must be a newbie. Most of the time, I am spot on because there are some mistakes in filmmaking which a professional filmmaker will never commit. These are not budget constraints which a newbie …

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How are the Big Blockbuster Scenes Staged?

I find staging a scene, the most exhausting part of filmmaking. It seems the easiest but trust me; it is not. I have come across many films where they make the characters merely stand and deliver dialogues. They cover the whole scene blocking the camera at a fixed spot. It …

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How to Learn Filmmaking by Watching Movies?

Is it really possible to learn filmmaking by merely watching them. I believe so and many directors’ primary schooling begin by watching movies. So I decided to give a complete breakdown on How to Learn Filmmaking by Watching Movies. It is our Primary Schooling You have been a fanboy all …

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10 Film School Myths Busted.

Filmmaking is an art and it also a science. There is an art of telling stories and there is also a science behind how you do it. To be a good filmmaker you need to be good in both. As a newbie, you will probably ask, How will you learn …

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Is Film School Necessary for a Beginner?

Any aspiring filmmaker’s quest to get a film education from a recognized school is quite normal. But if you dig into all-time greats’ film education backgrounds, most of them never went to film schools. Then, you question yourself – is film school necessary? When you want to venture into filmmaking, …