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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 18, 2014 Author:

Beautiful lighting is not simply achieved by having the right lights, but rather by understanding how to shape and craft light. Follow these tips to get great results with simple lighting setups. Read More

How To Light a Film Beautifully Without a Big Budget

  • September 15, 2014

    3 Ways to Achieve Smoother Results in the Edit Room

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    Since FCPX shook up the post-production world a few years ago, many editors have been heavily focused on the ‘NLE Wars’, trying to choose the best software for their needs. Now that the dust has settled, let’s look at some fundamental editing techniques that are relevant no matter what system you’re editing on. Read More

  • September 11, 2014

    5 Tips For Capturing Better Low Light Footage

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    Full frame DSLRs unlocked the potential of shooting in extremely low light situations by delivering great results at high ISOs. However, the vast majority of DPs today are not shooting full frame and need to think outside of the box when it comes to capturing images in low light. Read More

  • September 8, 2014

    The Three Elements That Make Most Micro-Budget Films Fail

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    As low cost cinema cameras dominate the independent film scene, high level filmmaking has never been more accessible than it is today. That said, it takes a lot more than the right camera and gear to actually make a film that is worth watching. 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 19, 2014

    5 Tips for Getting Your Indie Film Into Festivals

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    Prepping your film for a festival run? Consider these 5 tips for your best chance of acceptance and success. Read More

  • August 12, 2014

    Proper Set Etiquette Will Get You Hired Again and Again

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    One of the most important things you can do when starting out in the film industry, is learn to abide by the unwritten rules of the set. Read More