5 more tips for professional blogging

Posted on: 19/09/2014

Keep your old posts visible If you’re blogging every day you will quickly build up an archive of articles. If you’re not careful, readers will only see your top few blog posts. If using WordPress, you include widgets which list your top read posts, or your most recent posts. This is an unthreatening way to […]

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5 tips for professional blogging

Posted on: 18/09/2014

Take advantage of the knowledge around you While I am in charge of the blog, you may have noticed guest posts from some of our film-makers. One wrote a great piece about what life is actually like for a working filmmaker. I also got all of the filmmakers giving advice on how they got into […]

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Who are the main film distributors in the UK?

Posted on: 17/09/2014

Artificial Eye Specialises in world cinema and art-house films. The quality of productions means they are successful in film festivals and they have released more Cannes Film Festival winners than any other UK distributor. They distributed Clio Barnard’s fantastic social realist film The Selfish Giant. This was produced by Moonspun Films and won an array […]

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The best resources for UK filmmakers

Posted on: 16/09/2014

Film London: Microwave They offer advice on developing and producing micro-budget films. They will produce up to 6 features, with budgets at £150,000. This scheme tends to be based at writer/ directors. Run by the British Council, this website provides info, including a catalogue of British Films. It also has a directory of […]

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How to Overcome Challenges on shoots

Posted on: 15/09/2014

Breakfast in a box Many modern hotel chains no longer cook hot breakfasts and instead provide hungry travelers with ‘Breakfast Boxes’, containing things like cereal, yogurt and muffins. While this is still nice, most crews really want a hefty, hot breakfast to fuel up for a long shoot. Get up early, test your equipment and […]

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The best networking events for UK filmmakers

Posted on: 12/09/2014

Raindance – Boozin’n’Schmoozin’ This is a relaxed monthly meet-up for filmmakers. Entry is free to Raindance members, otherwise it’s £5. Envy Post Production, 46 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TY. Tickets booked through:   Shooting People– Shooters in the Pub This is held on the first Monday of every month for Shooting People members. There […]

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How do start-up UK businesses survive?

Posted on: 11/09/2014

20% of UK businesses fail in their first year. 1 in 3 businesses fail within their first 3 years. So why would anyone start up a business and how do they succeed? Well, it’s not as gloomy as the figures suggest as between 2000 and 2012 the number of SME’s (small-medium enterprises) set up grew […]

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5 ways employees relate to the film Office Space

Posted on: 10/09/2014

Office Space, is Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy film that tells the story of three frustrated office workers who decide to fight back against their irritating boss. Anyone who’s seen the film will remember his hilariously infuriating habit of saying, “erm ‘kay”, followed by something like, “I’m gonna need you to go ahead and come in […]

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Tips to stop interviewees looking at the camera

Posted on: 09/09/2014

Our production process sees us use a talking heads style. We produce factual documentaries centring on an industry and interview several industry leading companies. We broadcast these on Sky Channel 212, Information TV. The talking heads style works well for our programmes as it focusses the viewers’ attention on the interviewee and what they are […]

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Network Rail joins the public sector- Reforming the Railways programme

Posted on: 08/09/2014

Our Reforming the Railways programme is very topical at the minute with the furore surrounding next years’ huge rise in train fares. There is also huge debate after Network Rail joined the public sector last month. Our programme examines the current issues within the UK railway industry, with industry leading companies like icomera, Norgren and […]

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