Posts tagged "film production"
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: 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
Studio vs Independent Films (AWFI # 2)

Studio vs Independent Films (AWFI # 2)

First, I’d like to apologize for the late arrival of this post. Most of last week and this week I’ve been off travelling on the continent and when I’m travelling I can’t concentrate long enough to write. Then yesterday I spent 3hrs writing up this very post, only to have it get eaten up by...read more