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How To Make a Call Sheet

March 12, 2019

A call sheet for film and TV production is like the Marauder’s Map for the day-to-day breakdown. You can consider it the end-all, be-all as far as production documents are concerned, as it covers key information that cast and crew need heading into the day. The most important information consists of the call time, parking …

Scenes That Left a Mark – Part 3 – Lydia Hurlbut

March 7, 2019

Scenes That Left a Mark – Lydia Hurlbut   For the third in our series about scenes that we love to see, I wanted to gain a whole new perspective and invited my wife Lydia to discuss her favorite scene. Lydia, as well as being a huge movie fan and CEO of our company, has …


March 4, 2019

Every job you take on as a cinematographer will come with it’s own unique set of challenges, demands, and unseen circumstances. Preparing for the unthinkable is a skill every film department needs to have for the ship as a whole to set sail. One of most important steps in that process is making sure you’ve …


February 6, 2019

As a screenwriter you’ll work with directors in numerous ways over the course of your career. Your role in the process will change as you grow and progress in the industry, so take this advice with a grain of salt! For many writers, especially those young in their careers, working with directors is a real curiosity. Let’s talk screenwriter/director relationships at the Indie and Micro Budget levels.

Scenes That Left A Mark – Part 2: HV Senior Editor Dylan Leong

February 5, 2019

What movie moment made you go “I have to make movies”? My HV editorial rock star, Dylan Leong, has his say and it’s another slam dunk!

Silence is Golden – Remembering Buster Keaton

February 1, 2019

On the anniversary of his death, Chris Haigh pays homage to Buster Keaton, the greatest clown of all whose inspiration lives on in the modern movie world.

Scenes That Left A Mark – Part 1: Shane

January 31, 2019

Think. What movie moment made you go “I have to make movies”? Here’s mine and it may shock you…

The Real Tropic Thunder: On Set Of The Deer Hunter

January 29, 2019

Think you’ve heard of crazy things happening on movie sets? Think again. Here’s a story of near death experiences, deadly snakes, a military coup and half the star-studded cast narrowly avoiding being washed into the South China Sea!

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