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Wanna be a filmmaker? Start Here

What’s up, everyone? This is Michael Hall and Christopher Sakr, and welcome to ShoHawk.com! If you’re new and want to know how to start filmmaking, this is the page for you—it’s where you’ll find the information you need to and get up-to-speed quickly, and begin your filmmaking career! Our goal is to get you started […]

FREELANCING 101: YOUR ART IS THE EASY PART

art is the easy part

At some point in producing freelance projects for clients, it occurred to me that the actual hard work was not the creative process. Creating the video I was hired for was the part I could breeze through, for two reasons: It’s the part I enjoy, therefore time is of no concern.  Have you ever been […]

5 WAYS TO FIGHT FEAR IN YOUR FILMMAKING CAREER!

Filmmaking Fear

What’s that nagging voice in my head, saying: “You can edit in a couple hours. Just relax now—catch up on Orange is the New Black!” I bet you’ve had this same voice in your filmmaking career at one point. MY FEAR AND THE LIZARD BRAIN While I was editing my documentary, Light, I hit a […]

BEST OF THE FILM INDUSTRY: JULY 2015

Best of July

Throughout the last month I’ve saved my favorite film industry and production articles + videos from around the internet and I thought it would be fun to share in one post. If you enjoy let me know in the comments and I can make this into a monthly series! Videos This Month If you aren’t familiar with […]

9 FILMMAKING PROJECT IDEAS TO STAY SHARP + EFFICIENT

filmmaking tips to stay sharp

The natural response to any kind of creative block (writer’s or otherwise) is to wait and wonder when it’ll dissipate? Or, we grab the popcorn, sit on your butts, and start consuming inspiration through the TV, computer, phone, etc. You may even be doing that right now… Inspiration is never a negative, but you might […]

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE AND WHY IT’S ESSENTIAL

create own website

You need a professional website. Period. That’s it. I can hear the objections flying around in your head: “But I already I have a Facebook fan page. Won’t that—” No “But what if I just refer people to my twitt—” No “My YouTube page is killi—” No “Ok, I’ll get a Wix, but only the […]

25 EXPERTS REVEAL THEIR #1 STRATEGY FOR FINDING MOVIE INDUSTRY JOBS

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When I started trying to find movie industry jobs I was terrified. The BEST decision I ever made was to take film professionals to coffee and pick their brains. So, I thought I’d replicate that experience by seeking insights from some of the best minds out there. I decided to reach out and ask one question of filmmakers, producers, and […]

HOW TO LAND JOBS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY THROUGH LINKEDIN

jobs in the film industry

  LinkedIn might not be the most interesting topic to an aspiring filmmaker, but early in your career it can be incredibly effective, if used correctly. LinkedIn is underutilized by most people. It’s easily one of the best ways to get in touch with high profile professionals. The median income on LinkedIn was $75,000 per […]