Posts by Matt Webb

3 Stereotypes to Avoid Becoming On a Film Set

3 Stereotypes to Avoid Becoming On a Film Set Often the biggest problem stopping new or inexperienced crew continuing to get work is their attitude. Sometimes it is the fact that they just can’t fulfill the job, but most of the time it all boils down to their attitude and how they approach the tasks.…

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20 Camera Terms Everyone on a Film Set Should Know

20 Camera Terms Everyone on a Film Set Should Know Camera terms aren’t just jargon for one exclusive department to throw around like code as they shout at each other across the set. Everyone working on the film should be privy to them, and use them day-to-day in order to get things done efficiently. Here…

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10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro

10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro Learning how to negotiate is a learned skill for most. It is nerve wracking and awkward, but necessary in the industry. For every job you will have some kind of negotiation over pay rate and conditions. Negotiation for a job takes place with the Unit Production…

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production Film Production is created in 5 phases: development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Each phase has a different purpose, with the overarching goal to get to the next one, and ultimately on to distribution. Each stage varies in length, and different roles suit different stages. Sadly, some…

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6 Tips To Cope With An Exhausting Film Schedule

6 Tips To Cope With An Exhausting Film Schedule Working in the film industry is demanding and unrelenting, commanding a high level of work ethic over extremely long hours. The lengthy hours and grueling film schedule can test people’s patience, strain relationships and push people to breaking-point when they are stressed and pressure is applied…

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20 Film Terms You Need to Know to Survive On-Set

20 On Set Film Terms You Need to Know A film set is a wacky place full of nicknames, strange film terms, and abbreviations. There’s been so many days when someone has asked me to do something and I’ve enthusiastically responded “Copy that”, before realizing I don’t fully know what they even asked. Before long…

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