Here’s how to make your short film if you work full time

Creating is hard work. No one really likes to hear that, or acknowledge it as a fact. But it is crazy hard work, and you can’t just make it happen whenever you want. Ideas have this way of developing slowly, so even if you desperately…

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How to stand out as a creator in the Instagram age (without being spam-y)

Social media isn’t spoken about as a tool, but when we had a social media strategy we had film festivals coming to us and waiving the submission fees.

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5 steps to getting your short film off the ground

Creating a short film can be a daunting prospect, even if it’s going to be filmed over one weekend with a load of your friends. The to do list quickly becomes never-ending as you think of more and more things that need to happen. I…

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Cambria Bailey-Jones: film producer, writer and director | Female Filmmaker Friday

If you’re anything like me, you became obsessed with short filmmakers on YouTube around summer last year. I can’t remember how long I’ve been watching short films and videos from Hazel Hayes, dodie, Sammy Paul, Bertie Gilbert, Jack Howard, Daniel J Layton, the list goes…

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Dom Santry: co-founder of daisie | Balancing Act

Fun Fact: I got the idea to create the Balancing Act series after meeting Dom Santry at the daisie panel. I pestered him with questions (sorry Dom and thanks for answering all of them!) and we chatted about the Bloomsbury Group because I had my…

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Douglas Mackinnon – award-winning director | Balancing Act

Douglas is an award-winning film and TV director. You’ll recognise his name if you’re a Doctor Who fan: he’s directed eight episodes since 2008, a highlight being Listen, which Slate called, “the best episode in years” His skills behind the lens won him a Scottish…

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Here’s what to actually wear on a film set

Welcome back. This week I want to talk about a common question: what should you actually wear on a film set? Luckily it doesn’t matter what job you’re doing, the uniform is fairly standard. So let’s start with the basics. Jeans Jeans are a staple in my…

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Handling Stress: the missed rung on the career ladder

’The struggle doesn’t get easier, what improves is the way you handle the stresses’ I heard this during an event a couple of weeks ago, and it’s still stuck in my head. When you’re running your own business, everything depends on you. It’s on you…

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