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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 19, 2014 Author:

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

5 Tips for Getting Your Indie Film Into Festivals

  • 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 8, 2014

    Painting With Light: How To Fundamentally Approach The Craft Of Cinematography

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    Many of us focus heavily on cameras, gear, lenses, and other equipment as a means to create a cinematic image, but there is so much more that goes into making a cinematic image. Read More

  • July 3, 2014

    8 Screenwriting Tips for the Emerging Writer

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    These screenwriting tips are fundamental, simple, and have worked for many writers time and time again. Read More

  • June 17, 2014

    Why You Should Be Investing In Fully Manual Lenses

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    Most DSLR shooters are accustomed to working with electronic lenses, but there are a handful of great manual lenses out there (old and new) that can provide even better results with many added benefits. Read More