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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.

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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  • Punk Punk

    CHICAGO – For theater that is audaciously in-the-now and generates a sparkle of life, there are few better storefront (garage, gothic gathering place) groups than “Nothing Without a Company.” Their latest, eclectic kick-in-the-head production is the intensely diverting and weirdly fun “Punk Punk.”

  • Assassination Theater

    CHICAGO – There are two dates in modern American History that ring in the heads of certain generations. Of course, there is September 11th, 2001, but the granddaddy of that date is November 22nd, 1963. That is when an American president, John F. Kennedy, was shot point blank in the head and killed on the street of an American city. The official proclamation from the government is that a lone assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired those shots. In a new Chicago play, “Assassination Theater,” subtitled “Chicago’s Role in the Crime of the Century,” the jury is still decidedly out.


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