Lights, Camera, Sound...
Action! Of course it's every filmmaker's dream to be the one to say those words, but it takes a lot of work to get there. You have to know your history, your jargon phrases and everything in between. So, that's why I'm here. I may not write too many academic posts about film and photography, but for those of you who want a piece of the magic, I'll provide you some tricks of the trade, so you can bet this isn't going to be just another personal blog..
Not only that, if I'm working on a project that might spark your interest, you could get involved. So, I might just post up ads for positions on the set! Of course, I won't be posting up major roles, but you'll have opportunities to be there or at least have a hand.
So keep your eyes peeled and your ears up. Not to mention have a few jargon phrases up your sleeve, just to impress those big wigs who've had a bit more experience than you.
My Little Piece Of Advice
Want to know how to make a film?
Sometimes you don't need the best technology to make a scene look realistic or out of this world. Sometimes the best equipment you can use are bits and pieces of items you find around the house. For example, if you don't have the professional quality Red Heads, you can always scrounge together some lamps and torches. Use coloured paper or gels to make the light change colour.
Let's Get Technical
Every month I will post up at least one academic topic related to film, TV and photography, so keep checking this space for that article, especially if you're looking to learn more about film production, theory and history, or if you're a student at university. I'm sure I can pass on what I learned when I was a student.