TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE TRADE
We’re proud to be a sponsor of the weekly Alberta Filmmakers Podcast. Featured guests and topics are must-listen content for aspiring or established filmmakers. Listen for our tips & tricks before the “News You Can Use” segment of the podcast. We’ll share secrets and expertise from our years of experience as producers and service providers of SPFX, film props, molding and casting, and more. Each week’s tip will be posted below after each podcast is aired. You can also click here to download an updated list of all the tips.
March 13, 2018: Our tip of the week is about persistence and passion. The 2017 Oscar for live action short was won by The Silent Child. Writer Rachel Shenton and Director Chris Overton worked for 12 years on this project. Rachel’s passion to tell this story was fueled by her father’s sudden profound deafness when she was a young child. “Overnight” success in the film industry usually means overnight recognition…but the journey to success can take years. Persistence and passion for your project is a must. Rachel and Chris pursued crowdfunding and their parents sold 1000 British pounds worth of cupcakes to contribute. It can be a long hard road but believing in yourself and having passion for your project will fuel your journey and inspire support – it just might not happen “overnight”.
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