the Poster for our latest production, a stop-motion animation of Orpheus & Eurydice, was published today. Initially posted to the social media platform twitter just after 15:00, the poster features artwork from long term collaborator Chris Wright, who has worked on many of our projects since he -produced The Hunting of the Snark.
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Director Showreel Day
Director Saranne Bensusan has announced the next #DirectorShowreelDay will be Weds. 28th of August, put it in your diaries. Remember share your showreels to Twitter with the hashtag #DirectorShowreelDay
With Google bringing in end to their Google Plus service in April, we have cease posting their, and have removed the link from our list of social media sites
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- Get Involved with Orpheus and Eurydice
- PAL Snark DVD available from Amazon
- Lavender's Blue selected for SLUM film festival in Nairobi
- Saranne's animation setup test prior to Orpheus shoot
- Lavender's Blue selected for Fantastic Film Festival
- Ménage du Trois now on OBBOD
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- Hunting of the Snark now on OBBOD
- Lavender’s Blue released publically after a year on festival circuit
- Ménage du Trois available on ScreamBoxTV
Film director Saranne Bensusan kicked off the latest DirectorShowreelDay this morning when she posted her latest short, a mobile-friendly version of Lavenders Blue! The event has become a regular opportunity for crew and those behind the canmera to show of their talents, just by sharing their work with the hashtag #DirectorShowreelDay
This is probably the most important part of being a film maker, writer or an actor, and how well you network will impact how much work you get and who you work with.
Source: Networking! – Saranne Bensusan
we now have a facebook page to help us spread the word about Lavendar’s Blue, our new short film project, which will be shot in the new year!
The next Director Showreel Day is nearing and will take place on August the 9th, so you have the weekend to get your showreels in place.
The event is a chance for filmmakers, to show off their work on a day when agents and other filmmakers will be on the lookout for the work being posted.
To take part there are a few of rules:
We work with lots of different actors, and often give new actors opportunities to shine in front of the camera. So what if you are new and don’t know much about how to promote yourself? Here are a few tips to help you get your name out there:
1 – Get a website for yourself. There are many companies that do free or really cheap web pages with easy-to-fill-out templates that will give you a professional look. Some examples are Wix and GoDaddy. These make it easy for you to put photos up, share videos and allow you to blog about what you have been up to. These sites are easy, even for technophobes!
2 – Have some professional headshots done. You don’t have to fork out for an expensive studio shoot, but having a couple of professional photos will go a long way to getting your face in front of casting directors. Also you can upload these to your website, and social media pages. Secondly, make sure that they are up to date and represent you as you look now, not you from seven or eight years ago.
3 – Have a showreel cut together. You will need to ask the producers of the films you have worked on for the footage that has you in it, especially if you have dialogue. Asking your editor to download the film from YouTube isn’t that great in terms of quality, and you are asking him/her to wade through the whole film to find the 30 seconds where you are speaking. If you have worked on something where your payment has been ‘showreel material’ make sure you get it off the film makers as this is your currency to securing further work. Also, if you don’t get the showreel material from the film maker you are just working for free with no benefit to yourself. We can edit a showreel together for you at a great price. Email us on Contactus@fromthe3rdstoryproductions.co.uk
Secondly, make sure you have a reel that you can upload to Twitter directly. This will enable you to participate in the #ShowreelShareday phenomenon started by @KateDaviesSpeak. You can find out more about #ShowreelShareday here.
4 – Think about payment. As a professional actor, you will want to be paid for your work, so make sure that you have familiarised yourself with creating invoices. Admin is part of the business side of acting. You can find templates for invoices and other useful information here.
5 – Promoting other people on social media. If you would like people to like and share your posts to help you get ahead, then you will know that other people need that too. Promoting other people’s work raises your own profile within the film making and acting community, and creates networking opportunities. If you are lucky enough to get an agent, promote your agent too and remember to thank people for giving you opportunities. Engaging people on social media platforms makes you more employable as producers and directors want to work with actors that will raise the profile of their film. This will attract fans, viewers and build an audience that makes the film attractive to funders.
From The 3rd Story Productions like to keep you informed via social media, and we’re sure that many of you use it, so why not keep up with us on your favourite social medial platform.
This is usually the first place that we’ll announce new projects, cast or crew openings, new releases or keep you up to date with the progress of an ongoing project.
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At From The 3rd Story Productions we are proud to be supporting the first #DirectorShowreelDay, which will take place on January 31st 2017.
Post your Showreel on the Tuesday 31st, with the hashtag #DirectorShowreelDay so that we can get it trending, do not post before or after the 31st!
The idea is simple, an opportunity for New and #EmergingTalent to show off their directing Showreels on social media, and everybody can get involved just include the tag #DirectorShowreelDay when you post your reel and make it easy to find!
Good luck all