6 Steps for Getting Your Film Finished

In our opinion there are six key steps to getting your film finished. It is our belief that you raise the odds of finishing your movie, of pulling off your shorts, if you tackle a project of reasonable size.

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Writing What You Know

TypewriterKeysWhen it comes to developing a story, I find it always helps to write what you know.

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Psychology: the Fallback Career for Filmmakers?

The best piece of filmmaking advice I have ever received was… “Just Keep Shooting.”

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Social Media and Broadcasting

Over the last decade the world of communication has evolved.  It has become smaller, more connected and in many ways “instant”. 

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School Announcements Meet Google Docs

google-docs-logoWhen I started teaching TV Production in 2004, one of my responsibilities was producing the morning announcements - LIVE - right after the first bell.

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Hollywood Survival

hollywoodWriter, Producer, Director Keith Hartman gives us his thoughts for dealing with the personalities of Hollywood in this humourous but insightful check-list.

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The Student is the Message

m_schoonmakerAs I entered Corrigan Elementary, I felt like a deep-sea fisherman checking his nets–that sweet anticipation as the nets are raised, complete with visions of a feast of living ocean treasures.

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No Man's Land-In Search of the Middle School MovieMaker

m_schoonmakerOver almost twenty years of making movies with kids in K-12 environments, I have only recently caught a clear glimpse of the elusive middle school media maker.

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