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How to Be a… Costume Designer

1 Jul , 2006 | Written by Nikki Chase | Posted by:

Do you have a passion for fashion and a fancy for film? Then costume designing might be the perfect profession for you. Costume designer Walter Peterson shares the ins and outs of the business.

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How to Be an… Assistant Director

1 May , 2006 | Written by Andrea Maxwell | Posted by:

Rosalie McManis shares her wisdom gained as an Assistant Director on Mom the Movie, screening at this month's Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.Also see the complete How to Be a... Series in the NewEnglandFilm Archives.

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How to Be an… Associate Producer

1 Feb , 2006 | Written by Ellen Mills | Posted by:

If you organize like a PDA, change gears like a sport scar, have the stamina of a marathon runner and can talk to everyone from the Production Assistant to the Director, then you may have what it takes to be an Associate Producer. As AP on the film One Sung Hero which screened at Sundance 2006, Will Fraser tells us what to expect from the job and what the job demands from you.

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How to Be a… Director of Photography

1 Apr , 2005 | Written by Ellen Mills | Posted by:

The Director of Photography ('DP') determines the composition, exposure and lighting for a film.  Massachusetts based DP Jake Messier explains what it takes to turn the story of the script and the vision of the director into the visual art of the film.

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How to Be a… Camera Operator

1 Nov , 2004 | Written by Andrea Maxwell | Posted by:

A behind-the-scenes look into a behind-the-scenes filmmaking career.

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How to be a… Production Coordinator

1 Aug , 2003 | Written by Randy Steinberg | Posted by:

Television Production Coordinator Susan Krause offers up some advice for newcomers in this segment of NewEnglandFilm's 'How to be a...' series.

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The ‘Wrist’ Speaks

1 May , 2003 | Written by Amy Roeder | Posted by:

David White explains the ins and outs of being a storyboard artist in this segment of the NewEnglandFilm.com 'How to Be a...' series.

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How to Be a… Set Dresser

1 Apr , 2003 | Written by Chrystal Sturtevant | Posted by:

For this segment of NewEnglandFilm.com’s 'How to Be a...' series, veteran set dresser Helen Rasmussen from Portland, Maine offers advice for those starting out in the trade.

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How to Be a… Production Designer

1 Jan , 2003 | Written by Ann Jackman | Posted by:

Indie Production Designer Erin Muldoon Stetson informs readers of the job -- from the first artistic visualizations to the imaginative use of color and composition in each scene helping to create the overall look and emotion of a film.

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How to Be a… Child Actor

1 Sep , 2002 | Written by Amy Souza | Posted by:

Patricia Campbell of Portland Models and Talent shares some tips and advice for parents of budding thespians.

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