How To's

Filmmaking | How To's | Local Industry | New England

New Year’s Resolution? Kickstart Your Film Career.

15 Jan , 2018 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

A woman wearing a VR mask in a still promoting the 2017 Boston Jewish Film Festival's NuWave VR program.

Losing weight, exercising more, pssha! Make your New Year’s resolution this year to kickstart your film career. Here are 6 ideas to help you do just that.

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Film Funding | How To's | New England

Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd

30 Nov , 2017 | Written by Richard Botto | Posted by:

Film slate open on its side

Author Richard “RB” Botto shares tips on crowdfunding for filmmakers with NewEnglandFilm.com in an excerpt from his book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd.

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Editing | Filmmaking | How To's | Rhode Island

The Practical Filmmaker’s Guide to Great Sound

23 Aug , 2017 | Written by Mark Scetta | Posted by:

Hand moving faders on a sound mixing board.

Sound engineer Mark Scetta shares his tips for achieving great sound in your film and video projects.

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Film Funding | How To's | New England

Filmmaker’s Guide to Equity-Based Crowdfunding

23 Jan , 2017 | Written by Evan Crean | Posted by:

Donation-based sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo aren’t the only way to crowdfund a film. You can also leverage equity-based crowdfunding, which is more complex, but allows you to raise much larger sums of money. Here, NewEnglandFilm.com explains how you can use this lesser known method to finance your project.

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Distribution | How To's | Technology

Does Your Website Suck?

26 May , 2016 | Written by James Franklin and Kieran Masterton with introduction by Peter Broderick | Posted by:

Your website can enable you to maximize your film’s distribution, build a powerful audience, and have a sustainable career. Unfortunately, few independent filmmakers understand the importance of having an effective website let alone how to build and maintain a great site. Hence, this invaluable guide—courtesy of Peter Broderick, James Franklin and Kieran Masterton.

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Film Funding | How To's | Kickstart New England | Massachusetts | New England | Reports | Vermont

Crowdfunding Advice from Veteran Filmmakers

2 Mar , 2016 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

NewEnglandFilm.com checks back with filmmakers featured in the Kickstart New England series to find out if their campaigns were successful and what they learned about crowdfunding.

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Acting | How To's | New England

Headshots How-To

7 Jul , 2015 | Written by Caitlin Arcand | Posted by:

Countless acting workshops, years of vocal training, a stacked résumé that has taken you months or years, but are you forgetting the most important thing? The headshot. Here’s a guide to how to find a photographer and get that perfect headshot to sell your look to the casting team.

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How To's | Technology

How to Utilize Slow-Motion Footage in Your Next Video Project

10 Sep , 2014 | Written by NewEnglandFilm.com | Posted by:

Adding slow-motion video can mean the difference between a rough draft and a polished film. VideoBlocks.com provides this list of tips on how to use stock slow motion video in your film. Republished with permission from VideoBlocks.com.

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How To's | Screenplay Doctor | Screenwriting

Top Tips on Evaluating Agents and Production Companies

1 Aug , 2014 | Written by Susan Kouguell | Posted by:

What happens when an agent or production company expresses an interest in your work? The Screenplay Doctor Susan Kouguell provides readers with some tips on how to proceed not only with excitement, but with caution.

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Acting | How To's

How to Be a Voice-Over Artist: Understanding Today’s Landscape

1 Aug , 2014 | Written by Kevin T. Cunningham | Posted by:

If you are thinking, “I’m a good actor, but I don’t necessarily have a great voice,” keep reading. First, the voice-over industry might be different than you thought, especially since recent technology has revolutionized the voice-over industry—changing both the work available and how we get work. Read on to learn about the scope, sound, and sourcing of today’s voice-overs.

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