Film Incentives and Watching State Finances

Incentive are a key component of Film and TV Financing packages these days.  These vital elements come in many varieties:  States like California (okay), Georgia (the best).   Countries like Canada – More »

South Africa Welcomes 19th Century Bruce Lee Project

Bruce Lee was consumed with a passion project about the Chinese Tongs (basically the mafia) in 19th Century San Francisco.  The Tong Wars were vicious and gave us the term ‘hatchet man’. More »

WGA and AMPTP Make Deal and Avert Strike

Up to the actual May 2nd deadline to call a strike, the WGA and AMPTP made a deal on numerous points to avoid a potentially disastrous strike to Hollywood’s film and media More »

International Productions Finance Model & “Lion”

International Productions are at the forefront of the Film Finance Model because many countries offer a number of attributes which make for a positive finance model in today’s highly competitive film production More »

Media Math: Shooting in Eastern Europe is Much Cheaper

Poland Increases Production Plans by the Polish government to introduce a 25 percent cash rebate for domestic and international features, documentaries and high-end television dramas this year will bring Eastern Europe’s biggest More »


Category Archives: Production Techniques

Production Techniques: Exposure Explained

Great basic explanation of exposure which impacts the quality of the media.  Learning about Exposure – whether in digital or traditional film – is more than just about exposure.  Understanding the craft

Production Technique: Creating the Illusion of Depth

You can create Depth by utilizing these 5 Techniques explained by Cinematographer Matthew Rosen Cinema on the big screen – and now its no longer red-headed stepchild Television – requires some illusions

Production Technique: Writing Emotions to Get A Producer…Hot!

Furthermore, I remember reading a Screenwriting book (trying to remember which one) which talked about the film “Body Heat” written by Lawrence Kasdan.   In this film, the lead actor, William Hurt, walks

Editing Techniques to Save Money

Using editorial and software techniques can save you money in the long term.     Non-linear editing software changed editing techniques and post production delivery times.

Filmmaking Techniques

Using a camera smartly is a great skill