Part 7: Editing the Film

You can use software to edit the film today, unlike years ago when you had to actually cut and splice sections of the film. It is much easier to edit using software. You will look at the film and put it together in the sequence that you like. After the film has been edited, the […]

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Part 4: The Role of the Film Director

In part 4 of our series on “How to Make a Movie,” we cover the role of the film director. The director is probably the most important person to the movie. It is through his or her eyes that the picture really comes to life. The director will read the screenplay and decide how they […]

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Make Your Own Paranormal Activity Video

Can you guess what’s the most profitable movie of all time? Nope – it’s not Star Wars. It’s not even this guy — It’s “Paranormal Activity.” With a budget of $450,000, it grossed about $90 million worldwide for an ROI of 19,000 percent! Any filmmaker would want returns like that! “Paranormal Activity” had a lot […]

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Part 5: Casting Talent

If you are producing your own film, you are going to want actors who have not had any screen credits. You can produce your film with amateur actors who will probably do the film for free or close to it just for the exposure. SOURCE: SEBASQIEN (UNSPLASH) Producing your own independent film gives you the freedom […]

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Part 8: Screening Your Film

You have probably heard about large film studios screening their films. They usually do this for a small section of the public to see their reaction. The public that observes the screening gets to say what they liked about the movie or what they didn’t like. In some cases, the film is changed to appease […]

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How to Make Your Videos Look and Sound More Professional

A friend of mine recently had a project where he needed to interview a selection of people for a very important project. The only equipment he had was a DSLR camera. The general quality of the video and audio of the video camera was pretty good for home movies, but he wanted to know if there […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Compositional Use of Aperture

What is Aperture? If you are a photography enthusiast and have recently bought a DSLR, then one term that might have caught your attention is “Aperture”. Aperture is the size of the opening in the lens of a camera, whether it is a hidden wifi camera or any best dash cam, which controls the amount of light […]

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Part 9: Getting a Backer for Your Film

After you have filmed your movie, you will want to register it with the copyright office. You can do this at this address: Register of Copyrights, Copyright Office Library of Congress Washington, DC 20559 It does not cost that much to register a movie with the copyright office and this should be done with the finished […]

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How to Make Fan Music Videos of Your Favorite Television Shows

Since the internet, DVD box sets and i-tunes hit the scene, many people love using these to pay homage to their favorite television shows or characters by making fan videos. CLEGANE TRIBUTE FROM CARPENTERSOUND. MUSIC FROM THE MAN HIMSELF MR. JOHNNY CASH But what exactly makes a fan video stand out above all the rest? How […]

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Part 10 – Film Festivals

Once you’ve made your film, it’s time to show it to the world! One way to get your film seen by the public is to exhibit in a film festival. You usually need to fill out an application for your film to be seen at a film festival. Once you go to the festival website […]

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