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The best resources for UK filmmakers

Posted on: 16/09/2014

Film London: Microwave They offer advice on developing and producing micro-budget films. They will produce up to 6 features, with budgets at £150,000. This scheme tends to be based at writer/ directors. http://www.filmlondon.org.uk/microwave Britfilms.com Run by the British Council, this website provides info, including a catalogue of British Films. It also has a directory of […]

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How to Overcome Challenges on shoots

Posted on: 15/09/2014

Breakfast in a box Many modern hotel chains no longer cook hot breakfasts and instead provide hungry travelers with ‘Breakfast Boxes’, containing things like cereal, yogurt and muffins. While this is still nice, most crews really want a hefty, hot breakfast to fuel up for a long shoot. Get up early, test your equipment and […]

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The best networking events for UK filmmakers

Posted on: 12/09/2014
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Raindance – Boozin’n’Schmoozin’ This is a relaxed monthly meet-up for filmmakers. Entry is free to Raindance members, otherwise it’s £5. Envy Post Production, 46 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TY. Tickets booked through: party@raindance.co.uk   Shooting People– Shooters in the Pub This is held on the first Monday of every month for Shooting People members. There […]

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How do start-up UK businesses survive?

Posted on: 11/09/2014
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20% of UK businesses fail in their first year. 1 in 3 businesses fail within their first 3 years. So why would anyone start up a business and how do they succeed? Well, it’s not as gloomy as the figures suggest as between 2000 and 2012 the number of SME’s (small-medium enterprises) set up grew […]

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5 ways employees relate to the film Office Space

Posted on: 10/09/2014
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Office Space, is Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy film that tells the story of three frustrated office workers who decide to fight back against their irritating boss. Anyone who’s seen the film will remember his hilariously infuriating habit of saying, “erm ‘kay”, followed by something like, “I’m gonna need you to go ahead and come in […]

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Tips to stop interviewees looking at the camera

Posted on: 09/09/2014

Our production process sees us use a talking heads style. We produce factual documentaries centring on an industry and interview several industry leading companies. We broadcast these on Sky Channel 212, Information TV. The talking heads style works well for our programmes as it focusses the viewers’ attention on the interviewee and what they are […]

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Network Rail joins the public sector- Reforming the Railways programme

Posted on: 08/09/2014

Our Reforming the Railways programme is very topical at the minute with the furore surrounding next years’ huge rise in train fares. There is also huge debate after Network Rail joined the public sector last month. Our programme examines the current issues within the UK railway industry, with industry leading companies like icomera, Norgren and […]

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10 tips for improving any business

Posted on: 04/09/2014
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  1. Tweet every day The rule with Twitter is little and often. Tweeting several times a day ensures your message gets seen by a wide variety of readers. Don’t be too repetitive, try to find an interesting and unique way to present yourself. Engage with industry leaders and retweet their useful content and ask […]

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The Best Crowdfunding Campaigns

Posted on: 03/09/2014
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Crowdfunding has quickly become a massive industry, which was worth around $5.1billion in 2013. This figure will only increase as more and more businesses, organisations and entrepreneurs move to Crowdfunding to fund their ventures. I look at some of the most effective crowdfunding campaigns. New and exciting products and inventions tend to capture people’s imaginations […]

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Coalition Government Raises Train Prices by 25%

Posted on: 02/09/2014
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Our programme Responsible Transportation: On the Road to Better Business, centres on the UK transport industry and we interviewed companies like Halfords, IAM, and SRL. We analyse the current state of the industry and how issues like train fare increases are affecting it. The UK Transportation Industry is crucial to all industries as it enables […]

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