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Directing is not easy work, especially if you’ve never done it before. It’s easy to say “action” and “cut,” but everything that happens after a take can be just as important as what happens during a take. So what should you be doing once a take is finished? Director Patrick Tucker, who has been at the helm for more than 400 broadcast TV episodes, recently gave some advice about what a director should do after saying “cut.” More »

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Making a low-budget independent film is hard - there are budgetary limitations, crunched schedules, and the inevitable last-minute change of plans.  It’s no surprise then that some traits might make you better at handling these conditions and constraints.  Are you the kind of director who will halt production if the right extra isn’t on set?  Or someone unwilling to be a jack-of-all-trades over the course of a film’s production cycle?  Can you offer creative alternatives at the drop of a hat?  Independent film producer Mynette Louie outlines what she believes to be the 12 key traits that make for “indie-friendly” directors, in what ends up being a revealing and challenging list for all filmmakers: More »