4 Steps to Creating a GREAT Short Film (VIDEO)

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How to make a short film

Hollywood is changing and the way aspiring actors could land major lead roles in a TV show or movie has been disrupted by the rise of YouTube and Instagram.

Nowadays, smartphones and pocket-sized production studios are the best places for an actor to get a start. In fact, casting directors revealed that the number of Instagram followers an actor has, the more likely they are to land a role in the production. As a result, aspiring actors can now form their own opportunities without the need of a talent agent, producer, or a major studio. But how do you do build an online presence?

In a recent actor’s masterclass with SAG-AFTRA Foundation, producers, screenwriters, and aspiring actors share how to write, produce and perform a short film. The video provides actors with a roadmap for writing, producing and performing in a short film that is eligible for submission to the Foundation’s biannual showcase, which is a great way to get noticed by major studios.

The video features panelists including Diana Amsterdam, Caytha Jentis and  Susan Miller.  Moderated by Lori Hammel.

Watch the videos below:

The Business – Penning, Producing, & Performing Your First Short: Idea Generation

The Business – Penning, Producing, & Performing Your First Short: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

The Business: Penning, Producing, & Performing Your First Short: STORYTELLING

The Business: Penning, Producing, & Performing Your First Short: REWRITES & POLISHING

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