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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.

August 29, 2014 Author:

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

Advice For Selling Your Screenplay

  • 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

  • August 8, 2014

    Why All Directors Need to Take Up Acting

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    Indie film directors today have largely become more concerned with gear, effects, and post-production than with story and acting, which is one reason so many indie films fail to have any success. While the technical side of filmmaking is critical in today’s filmmaking environment, it is raw performance that will always be what captivates audiences most. 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

  • July 17, 2014

    How Micromanaging Your Indie Film Set Could Ruin Your Project

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    Many amateur directors decide to write and direct their first film before they have had much on set experience in other roles. This is a viable approach for learning the craft of filmmaking and one that can often yield great results, but it must be approached with caution – particularly with regards to how the cast and crew is treated on set. Read More