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How to Become a Movie or TV Extra

The next time that you sit down to watch your favorite television show or movie, pay special attention to the people in the background behind the stars. Those people are extras, and they receive payment and free food for walking around and acting behind major stars. Productions like Titanic and other larger films used thousands of extras, but even smaller films and shows need extras most days.

DUI in America: 1,412,223 People Arrested Per Year

On average, nearly 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents, according to Chicago DUI Lawyer. See the infographic below.

Self Promotion for nature photographers - What You Need to Know

Many aspiring photographers seek to transform their hobby or passion into a livelihood, but this is much more difficult to do than it sounds. With so much state of the art equipment now available to the hobby photographer, both in terms of camera hardware and also photo editing software, many individuals are looking to take their photography to the next step.

Tips to Direct Your First Indie Film

Indie films are unlike any other kind of film making. They are typically low-budget affairs and they often don’t see wide release, yet you can find some of the rawest forms of expression buried in those films. These are passion projects, made by people working very long hours to achieve something that they believe in making.

The Elements of an Entertaining Film

In order for a movie to be successful, it has to possess several important elements. These elements must work together to provide audiences with an entertaining experience that gets them talking about the story. When moviegoers talk about a story, it prompts others to go and see the movie to find out what it is all about.

Ready, Set, Tweet! Use #EpicFRS to Win Tickets to the World’s Biggest Comic Book & Pop Art Convention

Every year in San Diego, thousands of people converge in the Gaslamp District to enjoy the most epic comic book event the world has ever known. And this year, Scion wants you to get there for free! Entering is so easy. There are no online forms to fill out, e-mails to respond to or Internet surveys to take.

Video Production Courses: Working Your Way Up

Many people who enroll in video production courses assume that the classes are going to revolutionize the way that they edit videos in the first day. They think that they are going to learn everything very quickly and make professional-quality videos in no time.

The Evolution of Film Editing

Some original films were produced as early as 1895. But the evolution of film editing dates back to more than 50 years ago when editors joined pieces of film together to create a sequence or series of shots in a movie. Over time, the technical aspects and mechanics of film editing have transformed into the digital revolution of creating special effects in videos and films.

How to Save Money on Prom

According to the annual prom survey conducted by Visa, parents making less than $50,000 per year intend to spend nearly 10-percent more on prom than those in higher income brackets. Prom costs an average of $1,139, with families in the northeastern U.S. planning to spend the most on the one-night event.

Kim Kardashian 'needs' fashion tips

Kim Kardashian gets style inspiration from designer boyfriend Kanye West.

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  • It's NOT ALL About You John Michael

    CHICAGO – John Michael epitomizes the art of the monologue. The Chicago transplant, by way of Dallas, is moving on (he says temporarily) from the city that inspired his last show, “Meatball Seance,” after notorious and successful runs of his other one-man shows, “John Michael and the Order of the Penix” and “Dementia Me.” His farewell performance is his latest, another laugh riot, “It’s NOT ALL About You John Michael,” and will take place at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood on March 1st, 2019. Click here for details, including ticket information.

  • Soccer Player in the Closet, The 2

    CHICAGO – Connecting to the theater collective Nothing Without a Company means a couple of things. One, you may visit parts of Chicago you’ve never seen before – in this case a plant store in an industrial area south of Humboldt Park – and two, you will see some daring and outside-the-box stagings. “The Soccer Player in the Closet” is their latest production – a World Premiere – and it provides what the title implies and beyond. The play runs through March 17th, 2019. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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