Category Archives: Blog

Talk to your Audience..with Light !

August 4, 2017

As filmmakers, the ability to capture your subject or characters from the right angles at the right moment goes a long way in helping you tell your story right. Perfectly designed shots and camera movements combined with a spectacular performance by the actors can result in cinematic magic. But, one major factor that dictates the […]

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Considering Film School? How to Choose the Best Film School?

April 24, 2017

According to Statistics and Facts About the Film Industry, the digital media industry shows healthy projections for the upcoming years. It is estimated that the film industry will increase from about $38 billion in 2016 to nearly $50 billion in 2020. From this increase in revenue, it is evident that the media industry is prospering. […]

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Must-See Movie: Rosemary’s Baby

November 5, 2015

I saw Rosemary’s Baby as a kid and remembered being disappointed. The Satan makeup was cheesy and, overall, I declared it “not scary.” But a filmmaker friend raved about it so passionately that I decided to give it another shot, as an adult… Quite simply, it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. In […]

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5 Benefits of a Having a Table Read

October 28, 2015

Three years ago, a friend asked if I’d write a screenplay based on a collection of songs he’d written and performed off-Broadway. The music was incredible, and the story that the songs told was interesting – definitely worth delving into with a feature script. I said yes and for the next however many months, worked […]

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Three Reasons Why You Need to Learn to Code

October 14, 2015

Unless you’re living under a rock, with your ears plugged and your eyes blindfolded, you’ve probably heard people talk about coding. Coding is fast becoming the most important skill in the job market. In fact, schools in other countries, such as the UK, have already made coding mandatory for primary and secondary school students. Statistics […]

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Common Film Festival Problems and Their Fixes

October 1, 2015

I recently pulled off a film festival without any major technical problems, and it felt like winning the lottery. If you’re a filmmaker with a history of submitting to and attending film festivals, at one point or another, you’ve probably experienced something going wrong at a festival screening. You were sitting in a darkened theatre, […]

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Fresh Graduates=Fresh Industry Professionals

September 16, 2015

Hey, Digital Film Academy friends. On behalf of the talented students, instructors and faculty at DFA, I felt inspired to broadcast some of the paramount accomplishments stemming from our school in just the last couple of weeks. To begin, let’s talk about Joseph Classen. Both a brand new father and brand new graduate from DFA, […]

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Wes Craven: Horror and Beyond

August 31, 2015

When I was ten, I went to a slumber party for a friend’s birthday. The birthday girl’s parents, for whatever reason, put on a horror movie and left the dozen-or-so kids in attendance to squirm in their sleeping bags, watching it unsupervised at about midnight. The movie was A Nightmare on Elm Street. To say […]

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