What is a gaffer in film?

What is a gaffer in film?

What is a gaffer in film? If you’ve ever been on or around film sets, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the term gaffer… but what exactly does it mean to be a gaffer? What is their role on film sets? What is a gaffer in film? Simply put, a gaffer is the head electrician...
What does a film producer do?

What does a film producer do?

What does a film producer do? When I first started working in film, that was a big source of confusion for me. I’d always thought that the producer was the one who funded the movie, but my producer friends were always making phone calls and updating spreadsheets… and...
How to make money as a filmmaker

How to make money as a filmmaker

It’s a question that comes up a lot in our DMs. Everyone wants to know how to make money as a filmmaker. I’ve written before about independent film funding, but paying for a creative project is very different from paying yourself… and paying your bills. Everyone...
Social media for filmmakers

Social media for filmmakers

Social media is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it’s a free way to self-promote, connect with audiences, and get your work out in the world. On the other hand, it can be a lot of work, the algorithms can be opaque and confusing, and it can at times be...
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