About Cactuses Movie

Cactuses Movie is an award winning student film that inspired me to learn more about filmmaking. I enrolled in a local film school and went on to develop my first film a few years later. Since then, I’ve been working in the Indie film industry as a producer, director, and even once as an actor. I created this blog to share my passion for amateur film making and to hopefully inspire others to get involved in this amazing industry.

Student Film Follows Latest E-Cigarette Research

Electronic cigarettes are really hot right now and their popularity is expected to increase. Many industry experts like the ones at the site ElectronicCigarettesReviews.net - E-Cig Reviews, fully expect the sale of the electronic devices to surpass standard cigarette sales by 2023. I’ve been using electronic cigarettes for several years now. I made the change when I was in college earning my first bachelor’s degree in graphic design and started dating a girl who didn’t like kissing a guy who

Raise Money for Film Making

If film making is your passion you most likely get really excited when you think about it. But, you may not stop to think about how you are going to get the money in order to carry out the large task of making a film. You are going to find out very quickly that this may not be the cheapest thing that you have ever done. But, you should know that this should not discourage you because there are

From Pictures to Movies

A movie is something that nearly every person on this planet knows about. What they may not know is what goes in to making them. A photoplay film creates the “phi phenomena”. Phi phenomena, is a sequence of stationary pictures that if flipped through quickly, give the illusion of the objects on the paper moving. Cartoons like Mickey Mouse were fashioned in this manner. The most common method today is a motion picture camera. Modern day movies usually employ

Film School Dreams

When I was a kid, I loved making my own short movies with our camcorder. My friends and I would stage little screenplays and act them out, then watch our creations on the old VHS player. I always dreamed of making movies like the ones I saw on the big screen. By the time I got to high school, technology had improved a bit so that we had great movie making software on computers, and I had moved up

Turning our Student Film Assignment into Something More

When my friends and I were assigned with the task of making a student film for a class we were all taking, we sat down and came to the conclusion that we wanted to do more than just make a film that would help us pass the class. We also wanted to get some recognition for our work.The first thing we did was create a slightly higher budget than some of our classmates. Since we’re students, our financial resources

Watch Award Winning Films for Free!

It has been a long time since I have been to the movie theater to watch a movie with anyone. If I ever do go to the movies, I like to go by myself because it is a good way to spend some time along and do something that I really like. I love to watch movies and I love to eat popcorn. My husband on the other hand likes movies, but prefers to watch them at home and

3 Keys To Film Making

The art of making a moving picture has been something that has changed the entertainment world. There was a time when the movies were a real treat and the movie itself was considered a piece of gold. Those days are long gone but we still find a good bit of pleasure in the movie making business. The way a movie is shot and filmed really depends on what the filmmaker is trying to do. Some will try and get

Turn Your Videos Into Works of Art

In this article I will give you a few good tips on how to correctly edit your videos. A good rule of thumb when editing a video is to not include any part of it that may be out of focus. The same goes for any part of the video that has loud noises in the background that may hinder you from enjoying what you want to see. Everyone has those old home movies that they love to get

Filmmaking For Memory Making

If you feel like life is passing you by rather quickly then you are totally correct. Time goes by faster and faster each and every year. If you want a good way to preserve life as you know it I would recommend making a film documentary. I would call it filmmaking for memory making. Videos can be made with your smart phones these days and these videos are pretty good quality, however if you want to make a film

Benefits of Online Film Classes

Many of us have now started to realize as our children are growing older that we want a career for ourselves or at least something to keep us busy once they fly the coup. One thing that we all have in common is the lack of time in a day. Once we decide that we want to take classes to improve our lives or to find a new career, finding the time to do so is another story. The

Memories of Film Making Class

When I graduated from high school I knew that I only had four more years until I would finally be done trying to learn how to be an adult and make a living on my own. I really thought that is what I would learn in college. So far, it is not working out like I had planned. I am already a sophomore and I don’t feel like I am getting my money’s worth out of my college classes.

Tips For Beginners – Amateur Film Making

If you are interested in amateur film making but you have no idea where to start, you have come to the right place. Whether you are into film making as a hobby or you are looking to create a career for yourself you can always benefit from others tips and ideas. To get started in your film making endeavor you should begin by deciding what you want your film to be about. I would suggest you choose a topic

Start Making Films While You’re Still In School

You may be unaware that you can actually start making films while in film school. You will be making what is known as student films. Film school is a great place to start dabbling in the actual film making process because you will be able to learn things to do differently once you get out in the real world of filmmaking. Student films are just as important if not more important than actual film making because these films allow

Ideas and Inspiration for Student Film Makers

One of the hardest things you are likely to encounter during your early days of film making is figuring out what to make your film about. You may have all sorts of ideas running through your head for your next film, but if you don’t you have come to the right place. In this blog post I am going to give you a few ideas for making your next film venture easier to decide upon.A great idea before you

How to Make A Good Student Film

During your time making student films you will likely not have the best equipment, however there are ways to make the best of what you have. Be sure not to go above and beyond your means while making your student film because you will have plenty of opportunities to do that in the future with your film making career. Another tip for making a great student film is to know your team. You need to make sure that you

Film Making Tips For Beginners To Save You Money

There is no sense going into a lot of debt when you are just starting out in the film making business. We all know it takes money to make money but I would suggest that you make a little bit of money before you go broke trying to get started. In this blog post we will look at a few ways to save some money in the film making business. One big way to save yourself some money is