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    5 Film Schools with Great Summer Programs

    Continue your education during the warm months with abbreviated courses in filmmaking at schools such as NYU Tisch, New York Film Academy, Vancouver Film School, School of Creative and Performing Arts, and Columbia College Hollywood.

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    Shooting for Success: An Actor's Guide to Student Films

    Of all the performance options actors have available, student films are encumbered by more than their share of shortcomings. However, the benefits of working on these productions can be incredibly and vastly rewarding, so long as the performer has an idea of how to take advantage of the opportunity.

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    14 Great Regional Film Schools

    While many of the country’s top film schools can be found on either coast, more and more graduates are coming out of top regional programs with the skills (and contacts!) to start working right away. If you’re considering a career in film or media, here are 14 regional ...

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    Backstage Launches New Talent Database

    Backstage has launched a brand-new Talent Database to help casting directors and content creators find talent for their projects. Agents and managers can also use the system to scout for talent to represent. The Talent Database features more than 90,000 actors, models, and performers...

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    4 Ways To Save Time in Post-Production

    Much like any process in any industry, taking sensible steps to organize and economize will go a long way in helping you save time and money. Here are a few tips to help save time in the post-production process.

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    5 Things Every Filmmaker Should Know Before They Step on Set

    So you want to be in the movie business? The road to the red carpet is a long and difficult one. It’s honestly a miracle that anything ever gets made. Although Hollywood continues to look for a formula, there’s not one. Every project has its specific challenges. And ...

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    DIY Ken Burns Effect

    Documentarian Ken Burns' use of still images in addition to moving pictures is so iconic that the film world has named a whole effect after him. The effect lends a visual flow to a piece that wouldn’t necessarily have it. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to achieve.

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    Easy Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Elements 12

    Adobe Premiere Elements 12 is a slight upgrade from Version 11, and will instantly make your videos look professional.

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    My Journey With the Indie Film 'Tunnel Vision'

    I just resurfaced from directing and producing the feature length suspense thriller, “Tunnel Vision,” starring Cristos, Ion Overman, Scott Haze, Courtney Geigle, and Leslie Mills.

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    Mixbit App Remixes Mobile Filmmaking

    Mixbit does exactly what the name implies—it allows the you to mix, match, and edit various clips at your leisure.