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8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film

A filmmakers account of mistakes to avoid when making your first feature.

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Vox: How a TV Show Gets Made

Check out this start to finish breakdown by Vox of how a TV show gets made

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Christina Choe on What It Takes to Make a Movie

Christina Choe is a versatile filmmaker, traversing the lines between fiction and non-fiction. In this piece by Creative Independent, Christina highlights what it took to make her feature film Nancy.

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The Beginner’s Guide to VR Scriptwriting & Storytelling

A deep dive introduction into screenwriting for VR.

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What Are Your Rights as a Documentary Filmmaker? A Primer on Permission

Know your rights and having the appropriate documents on hand can set you up for success when capturing that big story.

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Creative Burnout is Not a Myth (And There’s a Way to Heal From It)

Writer and creative, Nathalie Sejean, breaksdown the phases of creative burnout and how to cope.

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Who's Who on a Movie Crew

A useful description of the different crew members on a film set and what they do.

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What I Learned After Conducting 40+ Interviews for My First Feature Documentary

Oakley Anderson-Moore, a filmmaker and writer for No Film School, shares valuable tips she's learned through the numerous interviews she's conducted during her career.

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So You Want to Be a Producer? Catching Up with 5 Creative Producing Alumni

Creative Producing Program alumni provide a window into their creative worlds and offer up some tips for aspiring filmmakers.

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Steven Follows: Advice for Filmmakers Trying to Navigate the Film Industry

Film industry data analyst, Stephen Follows, provides tangible advice for navigating the industry.

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'First Match': Money-Saving Production Hacks to Make Low-Budget Features Shine

How FIRST MATCH creators went from short to Netflix Original.

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Dear Producer

Sundance alumni Rebecca Green created this invaluable space for fellow producers to share their stories, wisdom, achievements, and guidance for the next generation of producers.

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126 Lessons On Independent Film Directing, Cinematography, Post-Production, Distribution, And More…

An indie filmmakers list of all of the advice he's learned throughout his career.

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Creative Independent: On Learning How to Make a Film as You Make It

Filmmakers Amelia Trask & Sasha Hecht discuss the journey of making their first feature-length music documentary, learning as they go.

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A Massive List of Fall 2019 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

No Film School put together a massive list of fall 2019 grants that you should know about.

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How Do You Know Which Idea to Pursue? The First Feature: AMATEUR

Sundance alum, Ryan Koo, talks about his journey on AMATEUR and how to get your first feature made.

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The Beginner’s Guide to VR Scriptwriting & Storytelling

A deep dive introduction into screenwriting for VR.

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Creating, Releasing, and Marketing Your Short Film

Heather Ostrove interviewed Sundance staffers and established shorts creators to craft this helpful guide on making and releasing short films.

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LATE NIGHT: Director Nisha Ganatra Talks Emma Thompson’s Improv Skills and Portraying an Aspirational Writers Room

Nisha Ganatra talks about her inspiration as a director, story tone, working with actors, and the making of LATE NIGHT.

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Indie Film Casting Explained: From Casting Calls to Callbacks

The folks at Studiobinder put together this comprehensive guide of everything you need to know about the casting process from start to finish.

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First Time Filmmakers: 5 Things To Do Before Shooting Your Film

There are important tasks beyond the creative that first time filmmakers need to think about when prepping for production. Check out these top 5 tips.

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Breaking and Entering, Part One: How to Shoot Down Self-Doubt and Pay the Rent While Making It in the Film Industry

Big picture advice on how to persevere and make it in the indie film industry.

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The Ultimate Pre Production Checklist for Film & Video

Here's a helpful checklist that will keep you on track for all of your pre-production tasks.

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