Make Your Gunshots Sound Better

TFLAward-winning filmmaker duo The Film Look are masters of simple tricks to inject life to your filmmaking.

In their latest video production tutorial, they bring you a simple technique to make your gunshot sound effects feel more realistic, using just your video editor.  No need for any special sound effects software.

If you’re a filmmaker, and interested in expanding your film production skills, I’d recommend you check out the The Film Look:  Two filmmakers, Rob & Rich, try to tackle what it takes to make a movie.  A YouTube show dedicated to teach indie filmmaking techniques; from script to screen.

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Episode 20 – How to be a Hustler

Hello, Creatives!

In 2008, Beyoncé coined the phrase “a diva is a female version of a hustler”.

In all her super-star enriched glory, Beyonce may be right, but I had the pleasure of chatting with a self-declared “hustler” from Adelaide, Australia.

Since meeting Tiffany Rouge whilst she studied in the UK, she’s returned to the land down under and found herself the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Hotel Richmond in Adelaide.

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Click here to listen to Tiffany Rouge on Episode 20

“I have worked damn hard to get where I am. And I have hustled… A hustler just does stuff, they get stuff done, by any means possible. And I think that’s my superpower.”

Since this episode of 99% Perspiration was recorded, Tiffany has also been taken on as a radio producer at Fresh 92.7, and continues to organise fashion & clothing events in Adelaide.

Also joining us for Episode 20, Ed Westman brings some of his best advice for aspiring filmmakers – and in terms of getting your name out there, he can teach you how to “hustle” like the best.

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Click here to listen to Ed Westman on Episode 20

“In a way, making a show-reel is redundant… You’re better off putting your work into a big portfolio, on a website, because then people will be able to see on a project by project basis what your skills are.”

Alongside freelancing as a Video Content Creator based in Sunderland, Ed is the Video Producer with the University of Sunderland’s Marketing and Communications department.

And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!

Zombie Fest

Hello, Creatives!

Tonight at 8pm, “Zombie Fest” arrives at The Point in Sunderland in all its bloody glory, with the unveiling of a new “secret” zombie movie.

It’s written by the Sunderland’s own super-talent that is Terry Deary, writer of Horrible Histories, and promises to be one you don’t want to miss.

And if you want to follow in their (slow, deteriorating) footsteps, the cast and crew are holding a live panel discussion about how to get into independent filmmaking. – You can join them this tomorrow at 2pm.

A couple of my students in one of my classes at the University, Megan Gorman and Rhys Somerville interviewed three of the flick’s actors live on air today, including Bafta winner Stuart Brennan.

But even if you’re not going, their interview is full of gold advice if you’re interested in making movies. (Thanks for that, guys.)


And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!