Sound Advice: Avoid (or Fix) the Two Biggest Mistakes in Sound Design

Sound Advice: Avoid (or Fix) the Two Biggest Mistakes in Sound Design

Mismatched ambient noise and clothing rustle are the two biggest mistakes in sound design, according to award-winning sound designer, editor and mixer Paul Michael. At a recent NYWIFT program, he explained to how to avoid – or fix – these problems. Continue reading Sound Advice: Avoid (or Fix) the Two Biggest Mistakes in Sound Design

There is No “Right” Way: 14 Things Directors Need to Know about Directing Actors

There is No “Right” Way: 14 Things Directors Need to Know about Directing Actors

NYWIFT member Erica Fae is an actor/director/writer who teaches acting at both Yale and The New School, and just wrapped her first feature as a writer/director, called To Keep the Light – so she knows a thing or two about the complex relationship between directors and their stars. She recently wrote a piece for Filmmaker Magazine with great tips on how to direct actors (spoiler alert: there is no “right” way). Continue reading There is No “Right” Way: 14 Things Directors Need to Know about Directing Actors