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    How to Turn Your Smartphone into the Perfect Video Camera

    When you think about what camera equipment and accessories you need to shoot high-quality video, the basics come to mind: microphones, lenses, tripods, and lighting. Just add a smartphone to that mix, and you’re ready to roll! With shooting video on your phone, the basics are exactly the same.

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    5 Tips For Marketing Your Web Series

    The digital marketplace is overflowing with competition! So here are a few simple tips to make sure your new web series doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

  • Interview

    How to Act in Video Games: Troy Baker, ‘BioShock: Infinite’

    Prolific video game voice actor Troy Baker on the unique challenges and thrills of playing main character Booker DeWitt in the upcoming first-person shooter game “BioShock: Infinite.”

  • Advice

    How to Create Your Own Green Screen Effects

    Green screen, or “chroma key compositing,” is a popular special-effects technique used to strip the background of a subject on video or film and replace it with another.

  • Interview

    How to Act in Video Games: Jennifer Hale, ‘Mass Effect 3’

    Voice actor Jennifer Hale, Guinness World Record holder for most prolific video-game actor, on playing Commander Shepard in the most recent installment of the “Mass Effect” game trilogy.

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    Top 5 Ways to Finance Your Online Content

    Let’s face it: Raising money sucks. That said, it’s still part of the game. Without financing, there are a number of projects I never would’ve been able to make over the years—and calling in favors only gets you so far. Thus, here are my top five ...

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    6 Steps To Putting Yourself On Tape

    Being a bi-coastal curious actor means that you should be ready to put yourself “on tape” for an audition at the drop of a hat. So, here are a few things to keep in mind for next time.

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    3 Ways to Find Original Monologues

    A great way to make your audition the one the casting director remembers is to pick an off-the-beaten-path monologue to perform.

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    How To Make Your Own Photo/Video Collage

    There are a few camera tricks and techniques that you can employ to help you draw outside the lines of conventional filmmaking. One such technique that has become popular in recent years is the simultaneous shooting of both photo and video, and incorporating both into a final visual piece.

  • Advice

    4 Tips For Creating Video on Vine and Instagram

    For filmmakers and even theater producers, Vine and Instagram videos present a great opportunity to tease your latest project or show and share it with a large audience primed to soak up this type of content.