Why a Mood Board Can Help Your Film

Films are more than a collection of scenes made with high-tech cameras and lighting equipment. They’re designed to make us FEEL. To create atmosphere and feeling in your film, you’ll need a variety of inspiration – whether that’s other films, TV shows, paintings, books, real-life locations, music, fashion, photographs or even items from your own

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How to Approach Pacing in Film

Pacing in film: it sounds like a simple concept, but it’s actually created by a collection of complex choices. And as a filmmaker, you get to make all the decisions about what you want your film’s pacing to be. Are you directing an intense action sequence that’s meant to get your audience’s hearts pounding? You

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When Do You Need a Film Permit?

Shooting a movie on your phone or a portable camera is easier than ever! But when do you need a film permit? Films with “no commercial value” do not require permits. So if you’re just hanging out in a park with your friends and making a video for personal use, there’s no permit required. But

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