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What can David Lynch teach you about making films

inland empire, David Lynch movie poster with Laura Dern April 14, 2022

What can David Lynch teach you about making films? The IFC Center in NYC is currently screening a remastered version of David Lynch’s Inland Empire, a 2006 experimental film written, directed and co-produced by David Lynch.  The film’s cinematography, editing, score and sound design were also by Lynch, with pieces by a variety of other […]

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Work Smarter

filmmakers on set October 14, 2021

There’s lots of hard workers out there. But they’re not all successful. You have to learn how to work smarter, not just harder. What are the missing elements?  1) Improve your methods.  Working hard is wasted if you’re not working smart. What does that mean? That means being efficient. Taking the time to question your […]

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Five Movies to Watch in May

five movies to watch in may montage. May 12, 2022

I learned cinema in the cinema watching films, so you always have a curiosity. I say, ‘Well, what if I make a film in this genre? What if I make this film like this?’ – Wong Kar-wai As a filmmaker, it’s important to stay up to date on new films hitting the movie screens because […]

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Five Tips for Crowdfunding your Film

Illustration of many hands giving money for an idea box. Crowdfunding. May 3, 2022

In today’s world, independent filmmakers often look towards fundraising to produce their films. With these five tips for crowdfunding your film you will have a better shot at getting your project out there. What exactly is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is essentially fundraising for your project. There are many ways to do this but nowadays almost all […]

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One Month Later: The Oscars

Montage. In order: Behind the scenes of Dune, Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Spiderman: No Way Home, Will Smith, Behind the Scenes of West Side Story, The Power of The Dog and Coda. April 26, 2022

It has been a month since the 94th Academy Awards aired on live television. Reflecting back a month after the Oscars, what have we learned? What was the impact? In case you missed it, Acting awards included; Troy Kotsur in Coda, Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Ariana Debose in West Side […]

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The Power of Effective Storytelling

March 15, 2022

Audiences all over the world are becoming more interested in watching foreign films and TV series. With that in mind, we ask: What’s the power of effective storytelling? In September of 2021, we saw Netflix’s South Korean series Squid Game become the number one streaming show on the platform with season two already in the […]

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AI Love You: Former DFA Student, Stephan Zlotescu

AI Love You movie poster February 24, 2022

Former Digital Film Academy student, Stephan Zlotescu, releases AI Love You on Netflix. Congratulations to former DFA student, Stephan Zlotescu, writer and creator of the new Netflix film AI Love You. The movie is directed by Thai-French actor and filmmaker David Asavanond (Tom Yum Goong) in his directorial debut. The cast includes Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon and […]

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Goal Setting

goal setting. professional lighting equipment lights a white wall. January 17, 2022

As we transition into the New Year, many of you may still feel stuck in old habits, and goal setting can be an easy tool to help us overcome obstacles. We still have many of the same challenges that we faced the year prior. The pandemic is still a threat to public health and safety […]

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Every Ending is a New Beginning

January 5, 2022

“Every story has an end. But in life, every ending is just a new beginning.” Dakota Fanning as Ray From the movie: Uptown Girls As we begin a new year, we reflect on the past. This past year was challenging and full of ups and downs. For some, the end of 2021 may have felt […]

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Do It Yourself

Woman sitting in front of a computer screen while wearing headphones. December 21, 2021

Nowadays, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Websites like YouTube provide resources on topics we never thought possible! You may find yourself asking, why do I need a film school when everything I need to learn is online? Doing it yourself can be helpful in many ways, but you’ll need a little […]

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10 Reasons to Make the Move to Atlanta

Montage of film productions shot in Atlanta. In order: Hawkeye, Spider-man: No Way Home, Red Notice, and Jungle Cruise, Stranger Things, Ozark, and The Walking Dead. December 8, 2021

Many production companies are making the move to Atlanta. Some examples of recent movies shot in Atlanta include: Hawkeye, Spider-man: No Way Home, Red Notice, and Jungle Cruise. Atlanta is also a hotspot for television series including: Stranger Things, Ozark, and The Walking Dead. So, should you make the move? We’ve made a list of […]

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