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Noam Kroll

Noam Kroll is an award winning LA based filmmaker and owner of the boutique production company, 'Creative Rebellion'.  Beginning his career as a picture editor, Noam maintained a strong sense of the editorial process as he later stepped into cinematography and directing. His diverse background led him to develop many new and innovative post-centric filmmaking techniques that he regularly shares on his blog -www.noamkroll.com

A decade of working in the entertainment industry has led to the completion of over a hundred productions, including many independent films that have been screened and awarded internationally, amongst dozens of other broadcast and commercial works. As a director, Noam is known for his hands on approach - acting as his own cinematographer and editor on the majority of his own productions. 

Currently he is in development for his second feature film, 'Brother Sister' which is slated to shoot in 2014.

September 2, 2014 Author:

It’s easier than ever to make a low-budget film with high production value, yet so many filmmakers still create films that look unpolished. Here are 5 tips that are often overlooked on smaller-scale films. Read More

5 Ways To Give Your Low Budget Film More Production Value

  • August 29, 2014

    Advice For Selling Your Screenplay

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    Your script is finally done, ready to be seen and (hopefully) sold. After pouring your blood, sweat and tears into your baby, it seems that the hard part is over and done with, but in many ways the work has just begun. Read More

  • August 26, 2014

    Simple Photo/Video Light Setups for Cinematic Looks

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    Most DPs are trained early on in their careers to learn the basics of a three point lighting setup. However, in this post I’ll make a case for why reducing your lighting setup can actually be more conducive to a cinematic look. Read More

  • August 22, 2014

    Full Frame Vs. Cropped Sensors: How Much Does It Really Matter?

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    For the last few years full frame cameras have been all the rage in independent level film production, but crop sensor cameras offer some huge advantages over their full frame counterparts that are hard to deny. With the recently released crop sensor GH4 turning heads all over the indie film world, the issue is now more relevant than ever. Read More

  • August 4, 2014

    Aspect Ratios Explained: When To Use The Major Three

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    It seems like every filmmaker these days likes to throw a 2.35:1 letterbox on their footage to give it a more ‘filmic look’. The truth is though, this ratio is not right for all projects and what’s more pertinent for a cinematic look is choosing the most appropriate aspect, not necessarily the widest. Read More

  • July 28, 2014

    Tips for Success: Adapting a Novel Into a Screenplay

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    Successfully adapting novels into screenplays means that the film version must become its own work of art – a slew of changes must be made to the format, story and characters involved. Read More

  • July 23, 2014

    How To Best Approach Your Indie Film Budget

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    Whether you’re creating a low-budget short or a multi-million dollar feature, follow these considerations for creating a comprehensive (and realistic!) film budget. Read More