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How to Shoot "B-roll" on a Single Camera Shoot

I’m a documentary director and producer, and I also edit all of my films as well, so the term "B-roll" comes up often when planning my own shoots or giving advice to other aspiring documentarians.

“B-roll” is the supplemental or alternate footage used as cutaway shots in a documentary or...

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Hollywood Northwest? BC's film industry "situation"

It’s not the best time to be an actor living in Vancouver.

Of the nine pilots that shot here this year, only 4 have been picked up to go to camera. Three of last season’s series have been cancelled, with another cancelled after next season. Everyone in the city was getting excited for...

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Podcast 13: Getting Connected with Cloud Filmmaking

Filmerz co-founder Cassie Jaye welcomes fellow documentary filmmaker, Tiffany Shlain, to the podcast!

Tiffany Shlain is a multi-award winning filmmaker, her last four films premiered at Sundance, she is the founder of the Webby Awards, she is the co-founder of The International Academy of...

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Podcast 12: Launching a Webseries

Join Ryan as he welcomes Paula Giroday to the Filmerz podcast to discuss her current webseries project, The True Heroines and how it has been taken from the beginning of an idea all the way to filming a pilot. True Heroines is a musical cabaret performance that currently has a live show and will...

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Podcast 11: New Documentary 'The Eyes of Thailand'

Windy Borman is the director and producer of a new feature documentary hitting the Film Festivals and winning awards right now called "The Eyes of Thailand". It is about one woman's quest to help two elephant landmine survivors walk on their own four legs again by building the first...

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What a Producer Actually Does

When I started acting in 2004, and even when I began filmmaking in 2008, I was confused on what exactly a producer DOES. I knew they were important, I knew they could make the most money if the film did well, and I knew they could lose the most money if the film flopped…. but I still didn’t...

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Quarter Year Crisis

As an actor, I treat myself as the CEO of my very own company. A corporation of one. I take the business of acting for a living very seriously and I know you do, too. So let's have an honest Quarterly Review today. As John Mayer's old classic "Why Georgia Why" floated through the radio today, I...

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Breathe. Acting is not about you.

If you're anything like me, you obsess over being "perfect".  And working hard is what makes us successful as artists, right?


Right.


So when you get an audition, do you obsess for hours about how you're going to deliver the scene, and then once the audition is complete spend the night...

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Film Press Kits: What? Why? How?

Press Kits. What are they? Why do you need them? How do you make them?

All valid questions that I didn’t know the answer to two years ago, but since then, I’ve directed and produced three films and all of them needed Press Kits, and I must say I’ve mastered them flawlessly! Or at least...

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How to be a Consistent Actor

Consistency.

Hello my sexy filmerz! Today I’m writing to you about an epiphany I had on the set of a Westin Hotels promo I did. There are few things you CAN control in your acting career. One of those important things is consistency.

Let me back up a bit. To serve my story right, you need...

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