What Does a Co-Producer Do? A Quick Overview of the Basics

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What is Call Time in the Production World? And Where Can I Find It?

Whether you’re a producer, a coordinator, an actor, or a parent of an actor, you’re probably well-versed in the industry-term, ‘call time.’ But if you’re coming to this post being none of these people, or soon to be one of these people, and you have no idea what it is, you can breathe easy. This… Continue reading What is Call Time in the Production World? And Where Can I Find It?

What is the Plot of a Story? Plotting Out the Basics with a Quick Definition

Literary jargon like plot and story are often used excessively to describe the same thing. But in this post we’re going to define plot in relation to story, so you can understand the difference. But also, understand how they’re connected. So what is plot in a story? Continue reading What is the Plot of a… Continue reading What is the Plot of a Story? Plotting Out the Basics with a Quick Definition

The Best Drone Footage: A Closer Look with the DJI Mavic Air

The most recent drone from DJI Mavic is the Air. It’s lightweight, (mildly) affordable, and produces some incredible footage. This post gives a brief overview of the DJI Mavic Air, its capabilities, and a list of our favorite footage. Let’s take a look.Continue reading The Best Drone Footage: A Closer Look with the DJI Mavic… Continue reading The Best Drone Footage: A Closer Look with the DJI Mavic Air

What is Conflict in a Story? A Quick Reminder of the Purpose of Conflict

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The Ultimate Guide to Call Sheets (with FREE Call Sheet Template)

A well-made call sheet is the difference between a successful shoot and production hell. And the quality of film production call sheet comes down to the quality of the call sheet template. Mistakes can easily snowball and lead to major confusion, and eventual delays.   Fear not.   In this all-inclusive callsheet guide, we’ll not only provide a callsheet… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Call Sheets (with FREE Call Sheet Template)

Organize Post Production Workflow to Edit Like a Pro

When it comes to keeping a shoot on budget and on schedule, a clean and organized workflow is everything. Film sets are busy places and as workplaces go, they’re pretty complex beasts, too. Factor in some serious creative personalities, and all that goes along with them, and you start to see just how tough a… Continue reading Organize Post Production Workflow to Edit Like a Pro

How to Create a Production Company Business Plan [FREE Template]

Highly successful video companies start with a strong production company business plan. Whether your company has been around for a while, or you’re a freelancer ready to take your services to the next level, this post will provide you with actionable strategies for success to compete more effectively right now.Continue reading How to Create a… Continue reading How to Create a Production Company Business Plan [FREE Template]

8 Residential Filming Locations for Your Budget in LA

If you’re an independent filmmaker or content creator, you may be looking for cheap filming locations in Los Angeles that still look good. It may be important for your movie location to be in the thirty mile zone. Fact is there are many great property owners who know the needs of filmmakers on a budget. In… Continue reading 8 Residential Filming Locations for Your Budget in LA

The Hollywood Trenches: 10 Rules for Working With Child Actors

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