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How many minutes / pages can you expect to shoot per day?

On a typical production, you can expect to shoot about 5 pages of script per day. This means you’ll be working day and night to set up and shoot about 5 minutes of final product footage. Following this logic it will take you 18 – 30 days of shooting time for a feature...

How to Create a Music Video

If you are a musician or a director and you’re looking to get into shooting music videos there are a few important lessons you should learn before you pick up a camera and start recording. For those of you who are looking for a comprehensive program on this subject...

The Importance of a Video Release Form

If you’re a filmmaker and you have ambitions to sell your films or documentaries you’ll need to acquire a video release form in order to avoid legal complications in the future. Your video / film release form should outline and discuss the following: 1. The video...

Best YouTube Short Film

Over the last couple of months I have been scouring YouTube to find the best short films. Many of their most popular short films I’m not very fond of. I have spent countless hours wasting my time watching poorly produced and visually just not all that pleasing films....

Documentary & Film Promotion Ideas

If you’re working on an independent film or documentary and you’d like to have it featured on our blog you can do so by writing us and telling us about your film project. We will dedicate an entire section of our blog to good independent films. We will feature short...

A Little More About Lights Film School

Lights Film School is an online film school dedicated to helping independent filmmakers greatly expand their technical and creative knowledge-base. We focus on an outcomes based approach to learning, meaning we focus on our students needs and help shape our curriculum...

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