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The Q&A below are divided into the following categories:  Business and Career, Filmschools, Jobs, Festivals/Contests, Equipment/Filmmaking Procedures, and General Questions.

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Business and Career

Practical Realities: Jobs on every Hollywood Set 

What is the future movie industry ?;_ylt=AqsKa9c1p6XQAFQ65KADq7bty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081101134232AA42dBo&show=7#profile-info-C5ijX7mUaa

How will the bad economy influence film industry?;_ylt=AqsKa9c1p6XQAFQ65KADq7bty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090114173942AA9qFvs&show=7#profile-info-wVTbjsVDaa 

What can I do to get into the film business?;_ylt=AoTPHPw4Fl4ZySxCbh6amFzty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081028221613AA3YBw5&show=7#profile-info-OOZuQJbLaa

Studying and working in the film/tv industry?;_ylt=AmhyTeIAAKik12TLXdFksNHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081118224144AAid3xZ&show=7#profile-info-AA11035683 

I've made a short film? Now what?;_ylt=AjTMF4TPRmeYy_Cf01_OSC7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081124125654AAhbMzC&show=7#profile-info-eECrZL9jaa 

How can I improve my work ethic with my filmmaking?;_ylt=Aj0xp7UtoZXanesBPOtna1Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081116112605AAkkQNG&show=7#profile-info-nff8Va6gaa 

I make short films. I'd like to make a contact with some film production companies. How can i do that?;_ylt=AlxBYXvSVKaygpx2SbU37E3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081125121145AA0WAgH&show=7#profile-info-EKzB7QmKaa 

Behind the Scenes Jobs on TV Shows?;_ylt=AukhyXuyOStZaV9DaGC0gS7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081218144129AArH2yr&show=7#profile-info-BI7BURXoaa 

Any film/production jobs out there?;_ylt=AsbzhnbViXT39LJW7yrMYprty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081129200406AAPdaEw&show=7#profile-info-i06K6hYvaa 

When someone works for a production company filming things what are they called? How much do they make?;_ylt=AhB4FVkqgh5MyNQZ2yJ8KOvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081119004143AAhCtYy&show=7#profile-info-SC3jqHZCaa 

I'd like to go to film school and study movies. What kind of jobs can I get with a degree in film if I don't make it in Hollywood 

I wanna work in tv or film but i cant afford to go back to school cause im already paying loans. What to do?;_ylt=AjTMF4TPRmeYy_Cf01_OSC7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090109132351AATNMnE&show=7#profile-info-bjIRAJVLaa 

Which career, if you had to pick, would be better or lead into the film industry?;_ylt=ApYGJkpKZgU2R.xZ3DHAtZTsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081113090125AAn0eqj&show=7#profile-info-BEomKnP0aa 

Which career if you had to pick would be better or lead into the film industry?;_ylt=AoTPHPw4Fl4ZySxCbh6amFzty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081113090125AAn0eqj&show=7#profile-info-BEomKnP0aa 

What is the complete criteria a person must meet to make it in the film industry?;_ylt=Av5jLehbJjXB6g0gonWJbvrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081111202031AAWEfoG&show=7#profile-info-XBDxXX3saa 

How do you start your own film production company?;_ylt=Av5jLehbJjXB6g0gonWJbvrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090114103439AAeqnWv&show=7#profile-info-I9CYOH8Iaa 

How do you copyright or patent the name of your own film production company?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081130133730AA0AXni&show=7#profile-info-OTPqbHkiaa 

How does a movie/film contract work?;_ylt=AjTMF4TPRmeYy_Cf01_OSC7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081030091958AANcIeP&show=7#profile-info-JMDCTFjfaa

Where are some places in Cleveland to get filmmaking experience?;_ylt=AhMQvvftG8fJgQw51PSSXwrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081031204700AA4DyQ6&show=7#profile-info-9b35e29adcc174477fbc1b0c0aad4e9baa 

How much money should my friend and I spend on making our first film?;_ylt=AukhyXuyOStZaV9DaGC0gS7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081102221838AAdeJ1e&show=7#profile-info-fbc128720b3062a095763b2131619d30aa

Any suggestions on marketing a low-budget film?;_ylt=AuWn9lyHF5MgJyo235UiOZ7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081105105812AA8Hysd&show=7#profile-info-1K4QznEhaa

How do I get the movie I'm writing recognized by the film industry?;_ylt=AjTMF4TPRmeYy_Cf01_OSC7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081102164127AAPKkPL&show=7#profile-info-EJyh3NJ0aa

How do I jumpstart a filmmaking career with only screenplays to offer?;_ylt=Al0IoD7e4gENgSFbO6RTJJTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081025204244AA5kiaL&show=7#profile-info-sbWnb2Xzaa

Who do I contact in the FILM INDUSTRY ?;_ylt=Ai4WU_hVsGYn5MrgcVUxEhvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081101111241AA20RR8&show=7#profile-info-5yQd6rBkaa

A 44-year old print Journalist wanting to change careers and become a documentary Producer /video film Editor?;_ylt=AmFier6E8cArUPE7vDpPjYTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081029112302AAeI0ip&show=7#profile-info-e1e068ed4971efafa6ba0f993d18cb52aa

How to successfully attract beginner or wannabee movie makers for major sequel film for MGM -type film-makers?;_ylt=Av5jLehbJjXB6g0gonWJbvrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081027191245AAM5ywu&show=7#profile-info-rvmiK8rgaa

Where do I find an Agent to get me some film and commercial business?;_ylt=Aj0xp7UtoZXanesBPOtna1Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081030112616AA2iLbk&show=7#profile-info-7LNSYonMaa

Jobs in adult film Industry(Los angeles, southbay)?;_ylt=AsbzhnbViXT39LJW7yrMYprsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090115012241AAPrXFt&show=7#profile-info-AA10231344 

There is a posting on the Dallas Film Commission for crew positions on a new TV show called Jack and Dan. I have only been on one film set as an extra so I have little experience and no real resume. Should I just send an email telling them how hard of a worker I am? If not then what?



I need help for a statement of purpose to attend film school?;_ylt=AuWn9lyHF5MgJyo235UiOZ7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081120162418AAWCy50&show=7#profile-info-AA10107639 

Do you have to go to school to become a Film Writer or Director ?;_ylt=AhB4FVkqgh5MyNQZ2yJ8KOvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081130161002AAy8pEF&show=7#profile-info-CGX0mHrqaa 

Whats the most prestigous and highly acclaimed film schools in the world for directorial education.?;_ylt=AvfV.GOMHxLQ.H0..LG8Onfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081121165912AArHkuK&show=7#profile-info-Cd4pZrzmaa 

I want to be a film maker and make short films... Should I major in film?;_ylt=Al0IoD7e4gENgSFbO6RTJJTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081128160752AAdN3Hq&show=7#profile-info-YMTWcmNLaa 

Opinions on my choices for film school.

Will Film School guarantee any Jobs after graduation?;_ylt=AvfV.GOMHxLQ.H0..LG8Onfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081105181127AAHVOPZ&show=7#profile-info-884aae62d1b80e7c53517ec71cb0bad9aa

If I want to go to Film school?;_ylt=AukhyXuyOStZaV9DaGC0gS7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081120062945AAFAnYV&show=7#profile-info-eiUD7HHHaa 

What film school should I apply to?;_ylt=AjTMF4TPRmeYy_Cf01_OSC7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081120161011AAxrZFV&show=7#profile-info-eiUD7HHHaa 

I want to enter film classes after school?;_ylt=Aj0xp7UtoZXanesBPOtna1Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081126095419AAa2isd&show=7#profile-info-12tNl3fVaa 

What are the best filmschools?

What is best film school ?;_ylt=AmhyTeIAAKik12TLXdFksNHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081201111157AAJVGxs&show=7#profile-info-1VSYGE24aa 

What is the Best Film School?;_ylt=AmAtuuzAE3DT440.xt9zMa7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081129233823AAXWQ7X&show=7#profile-info-QBPWMsSYaa 

What film school should I go to?;_ylt=AsdCcQhS9YDvGLCCL8aQn63ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090106224550AAmYEwp&show=7#profile-info-lS4Z2iMSaa 

Any good film schools out there?;_ylt=AoTPHPw4Fl4ZySxCbh6amFzty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081119165541AAEhO6y&show=7#profile-info-qmBZueYdaa 

Is going to film school/getting into a film program after you've graduated college a good idea?;_ylt=Av5jLehbJjXB6g0gonWJbvrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081226102134AAGCwYK&show=7#profile-info-ADpjhRC3aa 

I want to go to film school, and I wanted to know what some of my options were?;_ylt=AqsKa9c1p6XQAFQ65KADq7bty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081113174901AACaXjA&show=7#profile-info-tiz6xv8paa 

Is anyone going to school for film production ?;_ylt=Aj0xp7UtoZXanesBPOtna1Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090102123049AAAOJhO&show=7#profile-info-n7zBaQRbaa 

What should I major in if i want to be a tv drama writer?;_ylt=AhMQvvftG8fJgQw51PSSXwrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081111172901AAw82yQ&show=7#profile-info-TSewAx2kaa 

What high school/college classes should I take to become a television producer?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090104102556AAicaVB&show=7#profile-info-9WfoOdGIaa 

My son wants a career in film, making commercials then moving to full length movies. Suggestions on schools?;_ylt=AhB4FVkqgh5MyNQZ2yJ8KOvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090108135516AAcrHjg&show=7#profile-info-AA11476908 

Would it greatly increase my chances of getting into NYU film school if I went to a film camp in high school?;_ylt=Ai4WU_hVsGYn5MrgcVUxEhvsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090114151823AAxuXmz&show=7#profile-info-bAhIkiMLaa 

Best place to earn a BA in filmmaking?;_ylt=AsbzhnbViXT39LJW7yrMYprty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081027210632AA0ye64&show=7#profile-info-di3TIsCAaa

Does anyone know of any really good filmschools?  I'm seeking for a school that will help me pursue my dream in movie making.  Any ideas?

Universities in Southern California with good film programs?;_ylt=Ai4WU_hVsGYn5MrgcVUxEhvsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081110214318AAg9XWC&show=7#profile-info-Ifkmh0Pmaa 

What are good film schools in LA besides UCLA or USC?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081122182031AATkQLo&show=7#profile-info-wHOld0BRaa 

What UC school would be the best for Film/Media studies?;_ylt=AmFier6E8cArUPE7vDpPjYTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081129161936AAe7o0T&show=7#profile-info-d4d6b26cbc8b36d36dc431944f6f896aaa 

How hard is it to get accepted into Chapman, USC/UCLA/NYU film school?;_ylt=AmhyTeIAAKik12TLXdFksNHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081125134444AA3yzM2&show=7#profile-info-AA11194319 

On the USC School of Cinematic Arts application how can I select Film/Television production as my major?;_ylt=Ai4WU_hVsGYn5MrgcVUxEhvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081129161247AAkcIJy&show=7#profile-info-945RkS55aa 

Los Angeles Film School close to my house but....?;_ylt=AqsKa9c1p6XQAFQ65KADq7bty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090101175358AA3WDvM&show=7#profile-info-FZyumbcEaa 

L.A. Film School (Los Angeles Film School)?;_ylt=ApYGJkpKZgU2R.xZ3DHAtZTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081124215322AAThtUV&show=7#profile-info-0TB967Graa 

What are good film schools in New York for a bachelors degree?;_ylt=AuWn9lyHF5MgJyo235UiOZ7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090110092447AAeHXEf&show=7#profile-info-7yp5e4jcaa 

How competitive is the new york film academy or tisch school of the arts?;_ylt=Al0IoD7e4gENgSFbO6RTJJTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090101192311AAAJYER&show=7#profile-info-lPvfWzHZaa  

NYFA (Film School) Open House Worth Going To?;_ylt=AmAtuuzAE3DT440.xt9zMa7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081113225218AA2T8pa&show=7#profile-info-1KjQ9Nciaa 

What are the good film colleges in Canada?;_ylt=AoTPHPw4Fl4ZySxCbh6amFzty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081125173733AAtpWBd&show=7#profile-info-dkF5oAnmaa 

Is Vancouver Film School really worth it?;_ylt=AhMQvvftG8fJgQw51PSSXwrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081127180313AAd1Tsn&show=7#profile-info-KVFYDsKoaa 

Is it smart to take these 2 program classes at Vancouver Film School?;_ylt=AlxBYXvSVKaygpx2SbU37E3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090107163141AAo2U83&show=7#profile-info-vZ3ogT45aa 

Art Institute or Vancouver Film School?;_ylt=Al0IoD7e4gENgSFbO6RTJJTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081113213518AAEDpIl&show=7#profile-info-7wQIC1ASaa 

What is a good film school to get into for becoming a movie director in MN?;_ylt=AmhyTeIAAKik12TLXdFksNHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090108101942AA1tqbi&show=7#profile-info-UvxxyVCQaa 

What is the cinematography courses like in Keene State College?;_ylt=AsbzhnbViXT39LJW7yrMYprty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090101235554AAjCnoU&show=7#profile-info-qSMIONQQaa 

What does it take for an International student to get into a school that does Film and Television Studies?;_ylt=Al0IoD7e4gENgSFbO6RTJJTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081112101228AAQMaxB&show=7#profile-info-xYvEi5naaa 

Who knows video and film study school or collage (in Netherlands)?;_ylt=AmFier6E8cArUPE7vDpPjYTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081125121818AAtL6Xy&show=7#profile-info-433a77066d11b86c4a9d0c0ca257cc72aa 

How difficult is it to get into London Film School?;_ylt=Ai4WU_hVsGYn5MrgcVUxEhvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081120173937AAVzeL0&show=7#profile-info-reV7Wsliaa 

Which is the best school for learning "Diploma in Film Technology (D.F.Tech)" INDIA?;_ylt=AhMQvvftG8fJgQw51PSSXwrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081122031906AA0EZ5T&show=7#profile-info-zktfJxQJaa 

What should I major in if I want to be a TV drama writer?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081111172901AAw82yQ&show=7#profile-info-TSewAx2kaa

Which university is the best to study film & television in the US;_ylt=AsbzhnbViXT39LJW7yrMYprty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081102054246AAIHxuU&show=7#profile-info-ocnIU67caa

Where are some good schools for special effects engineering?;_ylt=AmhyTeIAAKik12TLXdFksNHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081027191810AAgLnDu&show=7#profile-info-36e77f999666ae9c6224e05c76a89d5aaa

Which course would you choose? Fashion Marketing or Film Making?;_ylt=AlxBYXvSVKaygpx2SbU37E3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081120133511AAz73p8&show=7#profile-info-uZCWrINPaa 

I want to do film making and a illustrator, is there a college that does both?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081119233406AAm2Ve6&show=7#profile-info-8EoOA7kPaa 

What are the 5 BEST schools for writing/directing/acting... mainly drama?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090116205037AA9bXIQ&show=7#profile-info-fpe0plAUaa 

What are some top film schools (3.7 highschool GPA and above for incoming freshmen) that have div 3 baseball ?;_ylt=AvfV.GOMHxLQ.H0..LG8Onfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081226131949AA62SLq&show=7#profile-info-zLGqPFmHaa;_ylt=AoTPHPw4Fl4ZySxCbh6amFzty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081226131846AAczlsO&show=7#profile-info-zLGqPFmHaa 

How do I effectively add film school to my resume? The school closed before we finished?;_ylt=AsbzhnbViXT39LJW7yrMYprty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081124172030AAKYEvJ&show=7#profile-info-l5y2qsAbaa 

If I'm interested in film, is it a good idea to do High School Theater?;_ylt=Ai4WU_hVsGYn5MrgcVUxEhvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081115105640AA6rUxs&show=7#profile-info-4f0cea2970d116074ac88bdebadd5c65aa 







What are the duties of a film Director in regards to following correct OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) procedures on set?;_ylt=AqsKa9c1p6XQAFQ65KADq7bty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081112174315AApHxfL&show=7#profile-info-SoF1F4uJaa 

How much artistic control does a Director have over a film?

How much money do you make directing a 4 star movie?;_ylt=Al0IoD7e4gENgSFbO6RTJJTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081123140559AA71D6o&show=7#profile-info-V070S9zEaa 

What is a featured film and what does a Producer do?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081030083147AA0wso2&show=7#profile-info-nAaAXW1faa

What does a Producer do?

How could I start a career as a film director?;_ylt=Ai4WU_hVsGYn5MrgcVUxEhvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090102161700AAMKmWC&show=7#profile-info-Gf2zPas4aa 

About becoming a TV producer?;_ylt=ApYGJkpKZgU2R.xZ3DHAtZTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090103083601AA4GHyK&show=7#profile-info-EXKdT1Roaa 

What's does a movie Director do in contrast to the Producer and Screenwriter?

How to become a makeup artist in the Adult film industry?;_ylt=AuWn9lyHF5MgJyo235UiOZ7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081124171729AAedKVT&show=7#profile-info-N0dAZjGPaa 

Make up Hair Stylist want to work in the film industry help?;_ylt=AsdCcQhS9YDvGLCCL8aQn63ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081026221820AA4ZGSt&show=7#profile-info-YuaTr8lIaa

I want to be a Special FX makeup artist!!?;_ylt=AhB4FVkqgh5MyNQZ2yJ8KOvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081028155004AAYxQA6&show=7#profile-info-yg3E5jGGaa

What's the best way to get into the Special FX Makeup industry? 

In movie making what is the Key Grip? 

How much on average does a sound assistant make in the film industry?;_ylt=AsdCcQhS9YDvGLCCL8aQn63ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081123221344AARN3kB&show=7#profile-info-lRgt8j3maa 

Is there anything math related in film?;_ylt=AhB4FVkqgh5MyNQZ2yJ8KOvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081102093603AAhcIkx&show=7#profile-info-MWgd8KMRaa

Where to find a writing partner for film script?;_ylt=ApYGJkpKZgU2R.xZ3DHAtZTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081102010157AAFRsYH&show=7#profile-info-zULk0hB3aa

How do freelance Location Scouts make money?  

I really want to be a DP or cinematographer and I'm not sure how to go about this. I am still only 14 but I do not know how or when to start. Can somebody please point me in the right direction?

How do you get into a career in cinematography? (i.e. Directing, Acting, Editing, Videography)

How to pursue a career in film trailer making and video editing in Australia?;_ylt=Aj0xp7UtoZXanesBPOtna1Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090111215552AAgMoSC&show=7#profile-info-kiQxvA7uaa 

What's the job title for a person who decides where the music goes for the film/scene?;_ylt=AukhyXuyOStZaV9DaGC0gS7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081111080436AA1QnIx&show=7#profile-info-VAWWCd0Maa 

I'm trying to find some q u a l i t y workshop type training regarding all aspects of sound and engineering. There's thousands of site of course on the web but most look pretty lame.  Any advice and info as to where to start would be greatly appreciated.



How do you enter your film into a film contest?;_ylt=AmAtuuzAE3DT440.xt9zMa7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081113072111AA1gcNV&show=7#profile-info-KTM6D9Aqaa 

Where can I find a listing of the top film festivals, complete with date and location?

Why is the French Cannes Film Festival so different and unique to other film festivals?;_ylt=AvfV.GOMHxLQ.H0..LG8Onfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081127174628AAdYl9A&show=7#profile-info-AA11076088 





Equipment/Filmmaking Procedures

What are the various steps involved in film making?;_ylt=AsdCcQhS9YDvGLCCL8aQn63ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081121045723AAdfZIf&show=7#profile-info-jjOXrizPaa 

What do I need to do before I start making a film?;_ylt=AmAtuuzAE3DT440.xt9zMa7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090116071404AAJ2Tt4&show=7#profile-info-RSv2E2KNaa 

What are some tips for making a short film?;_ylt=AoTPHPw4Fl4ZySxCbh6amFzty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090107225344AADRsLg&show=7#profile-info-VqiRqGCOaa 

Tips for making a successful short film?;_ylt=AhB4FVkqgh5MyNQZ2yJ8KOvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081123002127AATGyt3&show=7#profile-info-Q7XbsoJAaa 

If I make a short film based on a book for a school project, do i have to buy film rights for that book?;_ylt=Av5jLehbJjXB6g0gonWJbvrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081127215650AAYzkaa&show=7#profile-info-3e51f618206abf8688f19ad87d0f3f89aa 

What is the industry standard for concept idea for a feature film?;_ylt=Av5jLehbJjXB6g0gonWJbvrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081120024932AASgKUF&show=7#profile-info-mrRjDBG6aa 

What is the most important part of production... quality, quantity or other?

What act should you put a montage in (screenwriting question)?;_ylt=AmFier6E8cArUPE7vDpPjYTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090101141110AAC6n0f&show=7#profile-info-vQOyYybraa 

What is the sensible minimum number of persons needed to make a good quality movie that could do the cinema rounds?

What is the hierarchy of filmmaking responsibility, from Director down to Runner? 

I need to rent or buy professional filmmaking camera sound system lighting ect..?;_ylt=AmFier6E8cArUPE7vDpPjYTsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090116093454AALzdK5&show=7#profile-info-IR40H75caa 

IS THIS CAMERA ANY GOOD FOR INDIE FILMMAKING?;_ylt=ApYGJkpKZgU2R.xZ3DHAtZTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081023103558AAFksoF&show=7#profile-info-paBmjhtfaa  


What Kind of Camera Do the Professionals Use In Filmmaking?;_ylt=AmFier6E8cArUPE7vDpPjYTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081027054307AAmK196&show=7#profile-info-2db4dc443baae2e50f972e6b49420ac2aa

What kind of cameras are used in the film industry today?;_ylt=AvfV.GOMHxLQ.H0..LG8Onfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090110172600AAWmFO7&show=7#profile-info-86DFnYt8aa 

Amateur movie making camcorder suggestions?;_ylt=AmFier6E8cArUPE7vDpPjYTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081113180620AAEGqL1&show=7#profile-info-7ee66ee1fbf376a42f5f34458f460a78aa 

How does a film crew playback footage that's been shot on film?;_ylt=Al0IoD7e4gENgSFbO6RTJJTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090114104739AAWkrpl&show=7#profile-info-AA12255052 

What Kind of Audio Equipment do I Need for Filmmaking?;_ylt=Av5jLehbJjXB6g0gonWJbvrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081115235652AAKSwsK&show=7#profile-info-kapruGomaa 

How to organize a trip for film crew on several location with low budget? 

I'm making a short film. How do you make people fake vomit?;_ylt=AqsKa9c1p6XQAFQ65KADq7bty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081128090249AARajFf&show=7#profile-info-p0hb2nSYaa 

For a school project i have to create a name and plot for an action film i am completely stuck any ideas?;_ylt=AhMQvvftG8fJgQw51PSSXwrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090102010634AAEvrdz&show=7#profile-info-w83LU7xLaa 

Do you need to copy right a movie idea before pitching it?  If so how would you go about copywriting it?

To filmmaking experts: how much in total, would an IMAX film take to make, considering all costs?;_ylt=Aj0xp7UtoZXanesBPOtna1Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081105231252AA4yALH&show=7#profile-info-d7e9f0f8194592c969e8f2e39755f4c2aa 

What is this process called?  Before a TV crew films for a block.?;_ylt=AisPbQLjQW2lOLacWmTInx3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081028212514AASN3jF&show=7#profile-info-b0d5sUvzaa

When a movie Director yells "Action!," what is the device called that his crony slaps together in front of the camera?

What is the use of this particular filmmaking tool?;_ylt=Aj0xp7UtoZXanesBPOtna1Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081120202749AA3v5pz&show=7#profile-info-twLZBTIPaa 

How to make a movie clap board?;_ylt=ApYGJkpKZgU2R.xZ3DHAtZTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081115121559AAdlgCY&show=7#profile-info-QCJ27QJyaa 

Do movie Producers still say lights, camera, and action when it is a dark scene?

When movies that are made nowadays take place in the past, what do they do about acquiring the cars of that time period?  Do they take them out of junkyards and repair and refurbish them back to looking like new?

How does use of the matte box affect a film?;_ylt=AmAtuuzAE3DT440.xt9zMa7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081029194952AAH94mn&show=7#profile-info-6c3c48d39f281011637da6a3756e065aaa

I'm building a jib arm this weekend for 1 or 2 quick shots that I want in a short film.  It should take us roughly 8 hours to build.  Do you think I'm going a bit overboard here?

Where can I find advice, tips, tutorials, instructions, etc. on various Hollywood-style production and post production special effects.  I/E: If there's a certain shot or effect I see in a movie and I want to replicate the style, where do I go to find out?

What are any contact numbers for locating calls for Extras in local film productions?

What is the significance of the black and white striped 'marker' that people making movies clap when starting a scene? And what do the numbers on it mean? They seem very random, especially on the digital kind.

I am building a film production studio. Advice needed on necessary equipment to put into it (ie: green screens, roll up doors, lighting, etc) and also where to purchase this equipment.

What is a good video camera to be used for home movie productions/school projects that isn't too expensive?

My group is trying to explain how a film camera produces images and our presentation.?;_ylt=AlxBYXvSVKaygpx2SbU37E3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081130154014AAtNlSO&show=7#profile-info-NzIywCkpaa 

What decides if a film gets released in theaters?;_ylt=AqsKa9c1p6XQAFQ65KADq7bty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081116093208AA0Es2J&show=7#profile-info-PdBbBjGoaa 


General Questions

Whom should I contact in order to get a press pass to an early viewing of a film for my high school newspaper?;_ylt=AukhyXuyOStZaV9DaGC0gS7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081028204349AAggGUA&show=7#profile-info-jO2iCxAaaa

How much money goes into making an animated movie?;_ylt=AsbzhnbViXT39LJW7yrMYprty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081117100938AADqL2U&show=7#profile-info-lZqSJOcCaa 

What happens to the rejected film scripts?;_ylt=AukhyXuyOStZaV9DaGC0gS7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081123212527AAJLTgM&show=7#profile-info-vJop00c2aa 

I am collecting ideas for a film titled "Average."  Do you have any ideas to help me? 

Are there any other shows made by Chris Carter? Because I really like this Director's thinking since he created the X-Files. 

Is there an official site where i can look up who a video was directed by?;_ylt=AmAtuuzAE3DT440.xt9zMa7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081121173126AA6JJTw&show=7#profile-info-9eh2D9pnaa 

What are some examples of bad movie physics in the movie Superman?;_ylt=AuWn9lyHF5MgJyo235UiOZ7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081128132017AAAuf1k&show=7#profile-info-RQmj6NEOaa 

What is the orchestrated music that is played in anastasia during the ball in the prologue of the film?;_ylt=AjTMF4TPRmeYy_Cf01_OSC7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081201123448AAbMjQ7&show=7#profile-info-CuhdJ0v1aa 

Was Twilight filmed at Forks high school?;_ylt=AsdCcQhS9YDvGLCCL8aQn63ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081130161405AA9YE0N&show=7#profile-info-zvEhcldLaa 

Breakfast Club Film report asstiance requried! Production budget?;_ylt=ApYGJkpKZgU2R.xZ3DHAtZTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081128002923AA22Txe&show=7#profile-info-18Jae5afaa 

What are the wheat looking symbols called that are used for the Sundance film award on movie posters?;_ylt=AvfV.GOMHxLQ.H0..LG8Onfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081112001902AAcoDfJ&show=7#profile-info-HTz032Dcaa 


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