Tag: film production

Do the research and make your application spectacular

If you want your resume and cover letter to grab attention and succeed in landing you an interview, and if you want that interview to go well, you must research the company and the people involved. This advice applies to

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How to Follow Up on a Sent Resume

Calling the production office to follow up on a resume was always my least favorite part of the process. I hated the feeling that I was bothering people, and for a long time I had the notion that if they

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When you need people to work for free…

If you have read here for a while, you know that I discourage recent graduates from working for free on low-budget or student projects, in favor of doing any entry level job, on big, high budget films or shows, or

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Want your house to be filming location? Here are 10 cautionary tips for homeowners

As a production designer, I’ve worked in many locations in and around Los Angeles, including Griffith Park, the old LA Times building downtown, “the mansion” in Piru, and various sound stages. I shot almost all of one movie at the

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My Holiday Gift to You

This is the last chance to get Work In Production Part One FREE for Kindle for at least several months. If you do pick it up, and feel so inclined, I’d love a review. Click on the Buy-It-Now button to

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“How to Format Your Resume” will be FREE for a limited time

You can download my e-book “Work In Production Part One: How to format your resume to start or upgrade your career in Film and Television production” on Thursday and Friday, December 22nd and 23rd, for reading on your Kindle, or

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My book is now available on Amazon for Kindle

Here it is, newly available on Amazon for Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTQPITS Here’s an excerpt: “In my film career, I have worked in the production office, a tiny bit of Wardrobe, and in the Art Department, doing everything from On-set Dresser to

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Movie Jobs – The Cinematographer

The Cinematographer or Director of Photography is the head of the camera department. This person works most closely with the Director in supporting the theme and telling the story, and other than the Director has the greatest influence on the

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Finding Regional Film Production Work

  Location Shooting     photo credit: BC Gov Photos via photopin cc “They are shooting so many films here in …… these days.” With more tax breaks for production companies, more US films will be shot in regional centers,

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Career Paths – So You Want to Direct.

It’s no secret that most people enrolling in filmmaking courses these days want to be Directors, by which they tend to mean of Feature Films. Using someone else’s money to make personally relevant, well received, hopefully financially successful, films that

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