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?

When filming, you're always going to need more than one take of a shot, that's why it's so important to keep props where they are, so the continuity of the shot remains the same. That way, eagle-eyed viewers won't notice the mistake. To ensure this, always have a crew member who keeps an eye on the continuity of a scene. Let them either take notes of where props and your actors' positions are, or let them take photos of the scene, before you start rolling the camera. That way, you'll always have a reference, when you shoot the next angle.

Image by Sam McGhee

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.

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