So you’re shooting your first feature and you’re working with Hollywood megastar Bristian Kale! Suddenly, maybe to no surprise, he throws a tantrum on set. What do you do? Well… you suck it up. It’s a small price to pay to get Bristian Kale in your first...read more
Pursuing a career as an independent filmmaker has never been more exciting. With the continual expansion of digital mediums and the growing demand for content, it’s easier than ever for new filmmakers to find an audience. This is especially true if they...read more
Storyboard art is one of the most underrated tools in the film industry. It’s usually the last thing filmmakers think they need, and the first to be cut from budget. What many filmmakers don’t realize is that hiring a storyboard artist can help streamline...read more
We cannot stress this enough: filmmaking is a collaborative process, and one of the keys to effective collaboration is good communication. Conveying information to your team quickly and concisely is a must, as is being able to recall that information at a...read more
William Mapother has appeared in over ninety films and television shows, including the Oscar-nominated In the Bedroom. He’s also a founding partner of the tech and film finance company Slated and is a former National Director of the Screen Actors Guild.
His involvement in so many projects is no accident. It’s precisely this diversification – and relentless work ethic – that empowers him to survive and succeed in a volatile business. Recently he was kind enough to share some of his advice for aspiring filmmakers.read more
Sounds awful right? Standing in front of an audience and pretending you’re someone else. You’re a director after all – you’ve specifically chosen directing as a career because it keeps you behind the camera. But we’re not suggesting you should consider acting in your own films, going on auditions, or prepping headshots.
But trust us: Taking an acting class will make you a better director. Here are five reasons why.read more