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It’s not just plot – characters matter too!

It’s not just plot – characters matter too!

In a previous entry, we mentioned the importance of unforgettable characters – characters which leap out of the screen and scream (or whisper), “Remember me! I am relatable, admirable, or just simply, very lovable.”These memorable characters add flavour to your films!...

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A day in the life of the teacher!

A day in the life of the teacher!

It goes without saying that there are many people who make up the incredible team at Bus Stop Films; however it is Genevieve Clay-Smith who is teaching, mentoring and delivering the Bus Stop Films, film studies program. 12 students each year are involved in producing...

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Emma’s top 7 Rom Coms!

Emma’s top 7 Rom Coms!

I love romantic comedy genre films for their romance, the intimate relationships often with a bit of passion thrown in, the humour that makes you laugh and most of all they usually end with a ‘happy ever after’ ending!One convention of romantic comedy is ‘the love...

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Victory at South Dakota Film Festival!

Victory at South Dakota Film Festival!

This year at South Daktoa film festival, Bus Stop Films was lucky enough to have two of it’s films screening s as part of the program. Both Heartbreak and Beauty and The Interviewer were screened on Sunday, with Heartbreak taking out the Jury Prize for most...

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Student’s visit the set of feature film, Sci-Fi Version 1!!

Student’s visit the set of feature film, Sci-Fi Version 1!!

On September 18th, two of our students, Alessio and Jordon from Bus Stop Films, were invited to explore the set of Sci-Fi Version 1, a new science fiction thriller starring Twilight’s Kellan Lutz and Daniel McPherson. Find out what they learned and saw!Jordon, you...

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What’s it like to be a cinematographer?

What’s it like to be a cinematographer?

There are so many roles in the filmmaking process, and our students at Bus Stop Films have had the opportunity learn about them all! In our blog post on what’s it like to be a cinematographer also known as a DOP (director of photography), we chat to Bus Stop Alumni,...

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5 Lessons from Hitchcock

5 Lessons from Hitchcock

“What is drama but life, with the dull bits cut out”- Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock is often ranked as one the greatest director’s and filmmakers of all time. Hitchcock was a pioneer of the psychological thriller genre and was especially skilful in creating tense,...

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Story structure, can the rules be broken?

Story structure, can the rules be broken?

Interview with Genevieve Clay-SmithWe all watch movies and most of us have a sense for how they flow. So why is it so hard to sit down and write one! What exactly is screen writing structure and what are the rules? Can the rules be broken? With these questions in my...

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10 Tips for Newbie Filmmakers!

10 Tips for Newbie Filmmakers!

When you first embark on a career in filmmaking it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the industry and feel daunted by all of the things you need to learn. This week we are sharing some tips for filmmakers that are just starting out. We hope you feel encouraged to simply get...

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Visiting the set of Mary: The Making of a Princess!

Visiting the set of Mary: The Making of a Princess!

On Wednesday afternoon the 12th of August Genevieve, Rawley, Chloe and I from Bus Stop Films were lucky enough to spend a few hours at Swifts Mansion a gorgeous castle where the mini series Mary-The Making Of A Princess was being filmed and it’s hard to believe that a...

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Inside Out review by student, Nathan Basha!

Inside Out review by student, Nathan Basha!

Inside out follows the story of 11-year-old Riley. Riley lives in Minnesota where she is very happy until her parents decide to move to San Francisco where she struggles to settle-in. The title refers to how the Inside and the Outside of each person influence each...

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