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    4 Basics of Photo Editing

    Fortunately, you don't have to have thousands of dollars worth of high-tech editing software and gadgetry to boost your photo quality. All you need is a basic editing program.

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    How To Use Your Smartphone to Light Your Film Project

    The proper lighting scheme can make or break your production. Lighting is everything. But adequate lighting is often expensive—sometimes even prohibitively expensive. And even if you have access to studio-quality lights, setting them up can be a time-consuming and intensive challenge.

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    5 Ways To Use a Tablet To Boost Your Acting Career

    Tablets can be very useful tools in an actor's arsenal. If you're on the fence about investing in a tablet, or have one but haven't explored what it can do, here are five things actors can do with a tablet.

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    How to Shoot Video Using Natural Light

    Despite the hurdles, if you familiarize yourself with natural light – what it’s all about and how it works – you’re well on the way to capturing some stunning images. So keep your eyes and your mind open. Here are three tips to consider on your next project.

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    Adobe Creative Cloud Offers Actors More Budget-Friendly Options

    With Adobe’s new Creative Cloud suite, you can have not just one but all of Adobe’s apps and pay only $50 per month.

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    Turn Your iPad into a Recording Studio with iTrack Solo

    Pro audio manufacturer Focusrite has developed a new product called the iTrack Solo that provides you with a two-channel interface you can use right with your iPad.

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    How To Hire (And Keep) the Best Crew for Your Low-Budget Project

    When assembling a crew for a low-budget project, it’s important to remember that “team” and the collaboration experience are usually more vital than any one individual and their level of technical know-how.

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    5 Different Ways To Focus Your Camera

    Focus is a matter of perspective, and many filmmakers have taken some artistic license playing with focus. But for the most part, the human eye is most satisfied looking at an image (moving or still) that is sharp and clear as real life.

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    5 Tips for Navigating the Film Festival Circuit

    As a filmmaker, there’s nothing more gratifying than screening your work at a festival. It’s a meeting place for seasoned artists and undiscovered talent alike.

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    5 Steps To Making Claymation

    It's a larger undertaking than your average film project—most animations are—but with the accessibility of apps like Vine and Instagram that allow users to make short stop motion films, it can be less daunting. Here are a few things to think about if you're looking to ...