BACKSTAGE

A Phoenix Rising Media Blog

Seeing Double: The pros and cons of a multi-camera setup

So, you’ve got the script that you’ve been working on for what seems like centuries and you’re still not 100% happy with it. You’re starting to assemble your crew which changes daily, […]

Script Supervisors: The unsung heros

You’re a script supervisor on a film set. It’s hectic, you’re losing light fast and still have a quarter of the scene left to complete. People from EVERY department will fire questions […]

Posters, Posters, Posters…

Every movie has a poster to accompany it. These posters can be used for various needs such as marketing and funding. Below I have answered some of the questions that you may […]

Movie Making Jargon Buster: Phrases and Terms

When you go to start work in the industry, one of the things you might not think about is having to learn a foreign language. Throughout the years, filmmakers have developed a […]

Movie-Making Jargon Buster: Around the Set

When you go to start work in the industry, one of the things you might not think about is having to learn a foreign language. Throughout the years, filmmakers have developed a […]

Film Set Essentials

Preparing for your first day of principal photography is as exciting as it is daunting and making sure that you have everything you need to make the film packed and ready to […]

Feeding everyone on a budget

Although it may seem easy to feed everyone on set, it is not as simple as you may think. Here is a list of some points to consider: Consider dietary needs Everyone […]

Foley: the hidden sounds of cinema

How often have you sat watching the credits crawl at the end of your favourite movies and wondered what some of the obscure job titles were? One of the roles you might […]

Is cinema dying?

With the success of online streaming platforms such as Netflix, HULU, Amazon Video, etc you have to wonder if these platforms are the way forward and are going to replace cinema entirely; […]

Shooting On Location: the Dos and Don’ts

There’s a thrill about shooting on location, but the logistics can be difficult to get right and there’s a lot to think about! Here’s some simple dos and don’ts to get you […]