Types of Resumes One of the most unsung differences between the film & video industry and most other career paths is how resumes are formatted and presented. Since this is a visual medium–and most professionals have had at least some freelance experience that isn’t considered a ‘typical’ job–our industry resumes can look quite different. And […]
How to Get a Job in “The Industry”
The most common question anyone asks about the film industry: what’s the secret to “breaking in?” Well, here it is.
What a Producer Does, or ‘How to Herd Cats’
One of the film industry’s greatest mysteries: what the heck is a producer?
How to Make a Demo Reel
People ask me all the time about that one little super-important thing that every production or post-production person should have, and since I’m not one to turn people away when they’re curious about the world’s best profession – ahem – I wanted to address the basics of the demo reel. Seriously, though, this is for […]
10 Tips for Pulling a Film Crew Together
So you want to be an independent filmmaker, but don’t yet have a film made. To do so, you need to find a production crew. This can be tricky for anyone, but it gets even trickier when you have a small budget or no budget at all. And just like no two films are the same, […]
15 Tricks to Getting More Creative
In today’s world, if you’re not at least a little bit creative, pretty soon a robot will be doing your job. But coming up with those artistic flourishes or inventive solutions isn’t all that easy. Sometimes that muse just won’t talk. This isn’t an inspirational list meant to convince you that you’re unique and creative. […]