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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 to 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 making films and defining your career […]

9 FILMMAKER WORKOUTS TO STAY SHARP + EFFICIENT

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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

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  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 […]

25 EXPERTS REVEAL THEIR #1 STRATEGY FOR STARTING IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

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When I started trying to find film 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

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  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 […]

GEARING UP: THE 80/20 PRINCIPAL OF FILMMAKING EQUIPMENT

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  80/20 IN FILM PRODUCTION GEAR For a more in-depth look at the 80/20 Principle, its meaning, and application to filmmaking as a whole, check out our Start Here page! 20% of your gear produces 80% of your project’s quality, and production’s ease.  Figuring out exactly what that 20% is or is not, in advance, […]