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Mbithi Masya’s award-winning Kenyan film ‘Kati Kati’ now streaming on Showmax
Film & Television 14th Aug 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

• Winner of six international awards, including Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics at Toronto and Best East African Film, AMVCA • Debut film from Just A Band’s Mbithi Masya • Fifth film by One Fine Day (‘Soul Boy,’ ‘Nairobi Half Life’)
Actors: 5 Things to Know Before Stepping on a TV Set
Acting 14th Aug 2017

acting, acting tips, acting advice

A TV set is full of traps for actors. If you don’t have your wits about you and know what you’re getting into, it’s easy to let it get in the way of your work.
Camera movement just got a whole lot more portable
Technical 14th Aug 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

For a company that keeps on innovating, Edelkrone shows no sign of slowing down. Single camera operators would appear to have a new gadget to assist them in getting smooth motion shots in the form of the new SurfaceONE.
Opportunities 11th Aug 2017

National Film and Video Foundation, NFVF, SCRIPT EDITORS

The NFVF would like to put out a call to SCRIPT EDITORS with the aim of expanding our database, enable more diversity and representation of indigenous languages in the development of scripts.
Apply for a free work space in the brand new Hub@Goethe
Opportunities 11th Aug 2017

Hub@Goethe, residency

Hub@Goethe are currently accepting applications from suitable individual or group creative projects and tech-driven startups for a free six month residency. This call is open to all creatives, innovators, developers and entrepreneurs above the age of 18 with specific sustainable projects.
Actor Training: Full-Time vs. Part-Time
Acting 11th Aug 2017

acting, acting tips, acting advice

There are five main things to consider when deciding whether to train as an actor full- or part-time.
Instagram Will Let You Add Friends To Your Live Broadcasts With Co-Streaming Feature
Social Media 11th Aug 2017

social media, Instagram, Live Broadcasts

Instagram is adding an interesting new feature to the live streaming platform it launched late last year. The Facebook-owned social media company is testing an update that would give its users the ability to add friends to their broadcast.
Apply for the SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants program
Finance & Funding 10th Aug 2017

grants, film grants, SFFILM, Rainin Filmmaking Grants

In addition to the cash grants, recipients receive various benefits through SFFILM's comprehensive and dynamic artist development programs, including a 6 month residency at FilmHouse.
Why You Need a Pitch Deck and a Sizzle Reel to Make a Short Film (and How to Make One)
Finance & Funding 10th Aug 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, distribution, Pitch Deck

In my experience, the pitch deck helped bring onboard not only my first investor and executive producer, but also other collaborators, sponsors, and crowdfunders.
Marci Liroff has been a Hollywood casting director for nearly 40 years — here are the 3 best pieces of job interview advice she can give you
Acting 10th Aug 2017

acting, acting tips, acting advice, auditions, audition advice

If you look at an audition for a movie or television show, and compare it to a job interview in another industry, I think you’ll see there are several translatable lessons.