Creating a Shot List

Last Friday I talked about the importance of creating policies and procedures. In that post, I talked about the value of having a written equipment check list to go through before ever shoot. There’s another list that’s pretty important if you’re a filmmaker: the shot list. This is the process I learned in filmmaking classes […]

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The Importance of Lighting Design

Ask any professional filmmaker or photographer worth her weight in lens caps, and she’ll tell you that light is tantamount to a successful shoot.  It’s because of lighting a set properly that significantly adds to how long it takes to shoot a film.  I would guess that most of you out there who make this your profession […]

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Our 48 Hour Film Project Trailer

This weekend I experienced the most rewarding and challenging filmmaking experience of my career: the Atlanta leg of the 48 Hour Film Project. I and a rag-tag team of fugitive filmmakers had just 48 hours to conceive, write, shoot and edit a high quality short film. Words cannot quite describe what it was like to […]

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The 48 Hour Film Project is On!

Well it’s here. The moment I’ve been nervously and anxiously anticipating for little over a month. The Atlanta leg of the 48 Hour Film Project. I’ve assembled a “crackerjack” team of filmmakers, many of whom are coming from as far away as Savannah. But we have music composers as far away as IN and Cali […]

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