They’re one part of a short film you’ll never see – but realistic, high-quality sound effects can really set your film apart. Sound designer Alan McKinney explains what you need to know.
Lights, camera, action! In this article, Gina gives some insight on how to organise your crew to get the most out of your time in production. Knowing what to expect from each department and having everything you need on the day helps to ensure your shoot is both successful and enjoyable.
In this Filmmaker Resources feature, Gina addresses the importance of pre-production in creating a successful short film shoot. Learn how to get organised and sort things like permits, cast, crew, and gear before stepping on set and how that can save you trouble down the road.
In this article, Gina discusses how to to create a budget and ways to find funding for your short film in New Zealand. From NZFC funds to crowdfunding and budgeting catering to film festival submission fees, this guide can give you an idea of what to expect when planning your project .
Writing a great short film script can be daunting challenge for new and established filmmakers alike. In this article, Gina discusses how to go from idea to the first page of your screenplay, how to format it, some practical writing techniques, and where/how to get more feedback.
Developing a network of mentors, colleagues and organisations is a great way to get your short film off the ground, improve your skills, and find the resources you need to make your idea a reality. In this article, we provide links to many great organisations and resources that are active in the New Zealand short film community.