Thanks GTS Pro – Global Training Systems

Thanks GTS Pro – Global Training Systems

GTS PRO Global Training Systems for online marketing websites

I would like to recommend GTS Pro – Global Training Systems to everyone in the world who wants to learn how to create and market their website and product on a global scale.

I started from scratch and no matter my low level, the friendly trainers tailored my learning experience and paced it to the amount of time I have available.

I can access a great support team of web designers, marketing gurus, content writers and programmers at any time (which is really vital because I live on the other side of the planet so they cater to suit my timeline). They can link you through to all kinds of special marketing tools including ‘state-of-the-arts’ social media marketing and even auctions!

My trainers make it easy to understand and I have access to an ext...

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Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 2

Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 2

Continued…
I left off on the last posting on the subject of catering.
Always feed people and observe peoples special dietary needs making sure there is a list with your caterer. (This is where your ‘zero budget’ becomes a non zero budget).

The Reason –
You want to keep your team happy and staying put, not wandering off to buy food and possibly not coming back or even drinking alcohol (a big no-no) and coming back late and loaded! Of course this will delay your shoot and everyone left waiting for those individuals.

Time is money. A well-fed crew is a happy crew and if your people are not being paid, then at the very least you must feed them!

Always have plenty of meetings and ask your crew for input and suggestions – truly listen.
The Reason –
The s...

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Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 1

Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 1

This blog is all about the’Golden Rules’ successful Film Projects.

This blog is a ‘Must Do’ of film tips ‘n’ tricks to help you along with media-making projects.
Whether they be a ‘zero dollar’ to a ‘multi-million dollar’ budget, these rules still apply.

The first thing to understand and prioritize above all else are your ‘team’.

Happiness and clear communication – golden… not money is the key.

Respectfulness and listening to everyone from the get-go meaning the pre-production stage.
Keep everyone informed at all times – When I say everyone I mean EVERYONE including the cleaner, gaffer, caterer etc.
The Reason –
You never know who knows who and who has the knowledge or extra resources you might need along the way.
Say your lighting bulbs go missin...

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Old fashioned makeup Trivia/Tricks

Old fashioned makeup Trivia/Tricks

Remember the time when most movies were black and white?

Here’s some old fashioned makeup, trivia and tricks!

For example the 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh amongst other great actors of the time.

One of the most memorable scenes was the stabbing in the shower and to this day people use the sound effect to describe a vicious scary attack.

During the filming of that scene the ‘FX’ crew were using different types of ‘blood’ unsuccessfully before they found the right ‘flow’ effect as it was washing down the drain hole.

Finally they discovered that ‘Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup’ gave the perfect seeping, stickiness and blending with the water and because the film was ‘black and white’, hid that the blood was not red.

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Work Behind Scenes – No Experience?

Work Behind Scenes - No Experience?

Work Behind Scenes – No Experience?

I had no experience whatsoever, but I had a strong passion to work behind the scenes doing challenging creative stuff.

After raising my family as a single parent and when my children were old enough for me to develop my career, I was too broke to pay for a university education.

I couldn’t even afford materials and equipment. I was at a loss on where to start, so first I hit the libraries and second hand book stores.

I needed materials, I went to recycling cooperatives, wholesale factory seconds sales bins and even rummaged around in the big skips behind shopping malls.

You name it, I did it, teaching myself everything from specialized props and special effects make-up to animatronics, animation, claymation, costuming, carpentry, script writing and develo...

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Fun Filming Effects Using Camera

Fun Filming Effects Using Camera

Some cheap cool fun filming tricks by using your camera that show some of the awesome effects used in The Lord Of The Rings

The Lord of The Rings - Fun Filming Effects Using Camera

………..Fun Filming Effects Using Camera………..

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Filming – Avoiding Mistakes

Filming – Avoiding Mistakes

Here is a link to some filming tips for avoiding 5 mistakes that I found on YouTube.

Link to some great filming tips for avoiding mistakes found on YouTube.

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Olden Day Filming – Trivia

Olden Day Filming – Trivia

For Those Who Enjoy Everything In The Film Industry

History, technical, special effects and behind the scenes.

Those of you that are from the ‘baby boomer and earlier’ eras probably already know today’s trivia. This is still an interesting comparison of the wonderful development of technologies that’s made the visual form of storytelling easier to create today.
Olden Day Filming – More Trivia

Before the digital age, after a day’s shoot, the runner had to get the days film stock to the developer and rush the developed film footage back to the director/DOP to view.

This was to check in case they needed to re-shoot or include anything else i.e...
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