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How do I start a filmmaking career?

So many things can go wrong as a self-taught screenwriter, and it’s important to understand how to deal with any and all of them, rather than to try to fix them. So how do you start filmmaking? The best course of action is to start by taking some lessons from someone who you trust with […]

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How do I start a filmmaking career?

There’s nothing like making films to learn how to navigate the world of film distribution. It’s no wonder that over 20,000 people have reached out to me to become filmmaker. If you want to be successful, there are a few strategies that will help you succeed on your first try. Find the right role It […]

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Do video editors make good money?

In a word: they get paid. If it’s one of their clients that says “hey we need a video editor for an upcoming episode we need a new video editor!” you’ll have a lot of video editing jobs lined up. I’d never say ‘don’t do video editing’, just to say that it may only pay […]

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Is a producer a filmmaker?

How do filmmakers get their stories to make it to the screen? As it turns out, the answer can be found by turning to the history of the film industry. Filmmakers need to be creative thinkers in order to make cinema work; otherwise the process simply becomes a chore, and filmmaking becomes just another job. […]

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How much does a filmmaker make a year?

The official figures for the Canadian film industry are not up to date, but a lot more people than before are producing film here. In 2006, film production in Canada was valued at $28.2 billion, with over 2,500 employees. It’s been rising steadily over the last 10 years, and the industry is expected to continue […]

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How do animators use math?

The animation community is comprised of people who need to know a lot of math to create the motion of their characters. They can’t be too excited about math, so let’s get something straight: maths is not the reason why animators animate. It is very much about finding the right equation that will produce the […]

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Is executive producer higher than producer?

The title of this section applies only if the executive producer has a greater responsibility, authority, and influence as compared to the co-executive producer or executive producer of the program. (ii) If a co-executive producer or executive producer is not known, the person most directly involved in developing the program is to be considered executive […]

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How much do indie filmmakers make?

The above infographic shows how much people make in different areas of the music production industry. It shows how much money people on average make yearly as well as how much each region makes. What this chart shows is that in general, people on the low end of the scale made less than $250 per […]

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How much do indie filmmakers make?

There isn’t a definitive salary cap for film projects, which makes it much harder to figure out the real-world expenses a filmmaker is facing. In my experience, a typical movie-making budget in independent filmmaking in the US is around $8,000 (US). That’s a significant amount of money, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. As a […]

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How do I start a filmmaking career?

Here are 5 steps to getting started shooting video on the cheap: 1. Don’t worry about being an old pro. If you’re one of those people making money off YouTube, the money you make off making your own videos won’t help you reach millions of people. You need to become your audience. 2. Know your […]