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Ackee Walk Film Challenge 2012 - Official Rules & Guidelines

Ackee Walk Film Challenge 2012 – Official Rules & Guidelines

2012 Official Rules & Guidelines ELIGIBILITY: The Ackee Walk Film Challenge is open to Caribbean nationals only. Proof of nationality may be requested without notice & must be submitted within 24hrs. At the time of the Challenge Challengers must be residing in any of the Caribbean islands. Where this is violated, the Challenger will be...read more
Director Resources: Pitching Your Film Idea to Potential Investors # 2

Director Resources: Pitching Your Film Idea to Potential Investors # 2

Acquiring the funds to make one’s film is the number one challenge for every filmmaker, and as a result filmmakers are ALWAYS begging someone (an individual or an organisation) for money. This is where the concept of “Pitching” comes in. So What is Pitching? Well, when someone asks you what your screenplay is about, and...read more
Director Resources: Crossing the Line # 3

Director Resources: Crossing the Line # 3

From mediacollege.com: Crossing the line is a very important concept in video and film production. It refers to an imaginary line which cuts through the middle of the scene, from side to side with respect to the camera. Crossing the line changes the viewer’s perspective in such a way that it causes disorientation and confusion. For...read more
Director Resources: Working with Actors # 4a

Director Resources: Working with Actors # 4a

Jamaica has a long history in the threatre, and as such most Jamaican actors are trained for that style of acting. Because theatre performances are done in front of a live audience, where each member of the audience may not have the same visibility, the acting has to be bold and exaggerated so that the...read more
Director Resources: Working with Actors # 4b

Director Resources: Working with Actors # 4b

Master’s Class with Michael Caine Michael Caine (Harry Brown, Inception, The Dark Knight) is a great actor so when I came across  this series of videos in which he coaches up and coming actors in the art of performing on film I was very pleased. Whilst actors are the target of Caine’s lecture, Directors also...read more
Director Resources: Writing Your Screenplay # 1

Director Resources: Writing Your Screenplay # 1

“A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.” – Aristotle (greek philosopher) In the Ackee Walk Film Challenge you’ll be expected to write a script for your short film. When writing your scripts I want you to keep in mind what is known as the 3-act structure of Storytelling. The 3-act structure consists...read more
The 5 Essentials: Production  (AWFI # 5)

The 5 Essentials: Production (AWFI # 5)

I haven’t posted in over a month so I know those of you following the initiative might have fallen behind on your reading just as I have fallen behind on posting. I recommend scanning through previous installments before continuing with this one. Today I’ll talk about Production, the stage of filmmaking where the story is recorded...read more
The 5 Essentials: Pre-production (AWFI # 4)

The 5 Essentials: Pre-production (AWFI # 4)

As you might or might not have noticed I travelled to the Czech Republic for Easter so this installment is a bit late. Apologies for that, I blame it on all the cheap beer I consumed while in Prague! I do try to stick to the ‘one post per week on Film making‘ model, but...read more
Gyptian Is The Shit, Man!

Gyptian Is The Shit, Man!

An oldie I just discovered. So good.     Yard vibes tun up!read more
Couchsurfing in Prague, Czech Republic

Couchsurfing in Prague, Czech Republic

Tomorrow I leave for my first ever visit to the picturesque city of Prague in the central European country of Czech Republic. I’m really excited. If you’re not a winter/skiing type of person (I’m not) Easter in Norway can be one of the most boring times of year ever. Most Norwegians take off to the...read more
What happens in A'dam ... :o

What happens in A’dam … :o

It’s incredible that after galivanting around Western Europe for the past few years I am only now experiencing one of the most exciting cities on the continent. Amsterdam!  I went for a quick 5 day long trip and had a blast! Here are some of my adventures in the city of sin: On the first...read more
The Amazing Macy Gray

The Amazing Macy Gray

…featuring one of my absolute favourite persons in the whole wide world … the wonderfully magnificent Mr. Idris Elba! Is there anything this man can’t do? Be still my heart… What do you think? Does Driis’s vocals make for a better song?  read more