Boxing Day Deals for Filmmakers 2023

Posted Monday, December 25th, 2023

That time of year has come… Boxing Day Sales are live and hopefully, you’ve got some pocket money burning a hole in your pocket to invest in filmmaking gear because we’ve rounded up the best Boxing Day sale steals. Level Up and Network Shooting People: 50% off Annual Membership So we may be biased, but it is also going to be the cheapest one on this list – Shooting People’s Annual Membership plan is 50% off until the 29th of

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5 times films used off-screen sound to tell the story by Soundsnap

Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2020

There’s a classic quote that is often attributed to George Lucas that ‘Sound is 50% of the film experience’. We’re inclined to agree. There is no easier tool to help with world-building than sound. Humans can only view one image at a time, but we’re capable of processing multiple sounds at once.  Off-screen elements are often used within film & television to help fill out the on-screen story. Here’s a look at five films that have used off-screen sound to

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London Headshots

Posted Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Much has been said about first impressions. High quality self tapes and headshots are crucial in landing a casting or audition. So what makes a good headshot? John Godwin, the owner of London Headshots and internationally published advertising and advertorial photographer pins it down to appealing to the casting director on a personal level, i.e. simply looking friendly. The right lighting, individual character, presenting the range are all components of the photograph’s evocative character.  John brings out the confidence, the

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Guest Blog: Pollyanna Ruiz

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Dr. Pollyanna Ruiz is Lecturer, Media and Film at the University of Sussex and is involved with the Engaging Youth in Heritage project. Here she tells us about one of the films produced as part of the project, You Can’t Move History, about the campaign to save South Bank’s famous skate spot, and the relationship between film and skateboarding.

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Guest Blog: Screenwriting with Michael Lengsfield

Posted Monday, February 29th, 2016

Michael Lengsfield is a Screenwriter, and Scriptwriting Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. We spoke briefly with him about teaching the craft, developing your writing process and the (free) online course he is launching with FutureLearn.

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