January 2018

10 Tips for Pulling a Film Crew Together

By: Richard Bailey 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, no two production crews are the same. So here are a few tricks and tips to go about finding and keeping a good production crew. 1. Create A Budget Okay, so this …

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15 TRICKS TO BE MORE CREATIVE

By: Richard Bailey 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 a unique and creative snowflake. Rather, this is for when you’re stuck in a creative bind and need some extra oomph to make your project work. So here are 15 tricks to help get those …

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15 Things Every Business Person Can Learn from Film Production

By Richard Bailey Film production is glamorous, easy and fun, filled with beautiful people and constant explosions, right? But you’ve got a “real job”, so what could you possibly learn from a bunch of artsy “film people”? Quite a lot, actually. A surprising number of lessons learned in the film world apply to the business world. Here are 15 of them. 1. Your Resume Is Never Enough Everyone has a resume, and it’s easy enough to apply for any given job online. I’ve never met anyone who was hired simply for their …

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What a Producer Does, or ‘How to Herd Cats’

By: Richard Bailey Many people are confused by the term “producer”, and most people don’t actually know what it is a producer, you know, does. I’ve learned that it is so complicated that it’s really not good conversation fodder at a bar, either. Now, maybe if I were an actor…but I digress. Although the term producer is nebulous, murky, and mostly considered all-inclusive, everyone seems to agree that there are different types of producers, even though they disagree as to how they’re divided up.   TYPES OF PRODUCERS The industry standard line is …

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