Learn these essential filmmaking and career boosting skills and you are away and running.
You’ve made a film – congratulations. Are you hitting brick walls at film festivals? Every year about this time I start getting emails from filmmakers complaining about their treatment at the hands of film festival programmers who have skipped over their film. There’s even professional advisers who train disgruntled filmmakers how to do better with […]
“It’s a romantic comedy about this woman and this man…” “It’s a thriller about a lobbyist who…” “It’s a zombie coming-of-age story…” All loglines should have several things: a conflict, a main character and a genre. Most screenwriting book will tell you the importance of creating a three-dimensional character and of having a central conflict […]
The 2016 Academy Awards was one of the more controversial, with several high-profile actors and filmmakers boycotting the ceremony because of the lack of diversity in the nominations list.
We all love a good scare, well most of us do. A good horror film can do this in a number of different ways, from a creeping sense of dread to a heart stopping moment of shock. Horror films get your heart thumping and your blood pumping. Horror may be the most ‘tropey’ genre in […]
There was an influx of “must-see” movies this year. Each film was competing with the other. Marketers came up with unique and creative ways to create hype and encourage viewers to watch their films. The following list comprises of this year’s heavily anticipated movies due to successful marketing campaigns. Deadpool When discussing this year’s best […]
Interested in making a web series? Try animation! Animated web shorts have been growing massively in popularity over the years. Why? An animated web series is a fantastic way to engage an audience on so many levels. They are relatable, funny, colourful, dramatic, and sure to attract a crowd. A huge advantage web shorts have, […]
Is Virtual Reality another fad? 360Photography, also known as Virtual reality (VR) photography, has made a major footprint on digital culture in the last few years, and was one of 2016’s biggest new advancements in the way we create and consume media content. The products being manufactured to supply this hot new demand have been […]
There’s never been a better time to make a film. There are hundreds of film analysis videos online that will help you understand what film as a medium is all about, as many posts about the state of the industry, and what the trends are. You can make a film on your mobile -in fact one […]
Don’t set yourself up for disappointment by making vague New Year’s resolutions. Make specific achievable goals you can measure.
It’s true what they say. First impressions count. Sight is the primary sense and it takes just moments to make a judgement call. As humans, we’re exceptionally good at this. You judged this article within minutes of seeing the image and title. (I’m delighted you’ve read this far. Stay with me. It gets better.) Film […]
Christmas Eve and things might be quietening down. If you live in the north of England we hear that you’re being battered by storm Barbara. I hope you are safe and sound. A quarter century since starting Raindance I’m still learning big lessons. And 2016 was no different. Did I learn some big ones in […]