Category Archives: Aspiring to Act, Write, Direct

Series of guides meant to help beginning artists on their journey to a career in the entertainment industry. Reference to acting, writing, directing and more are available.

How to Become a Foley Artist #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect

The #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Series: Aspiring Foley Artist Guide The TomCruise.com team welcomes your comments, feedback and suggestions, especially if you are a Foley Artist or have experience in this field. We’d appreciate any additional advice, information or resources, so we can include them in an update to our Foley guide! Please leave your comments below and be sure to use the …

October 29, 2013

How To Be A Music Supervisor For Movies & Film: #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Guides

Do you love music? Do you love movies? Have you been searching for a way to combine the two into a successful career? Have you heard about one of the most coveted roles in the entertainment business? If not, it’s time for you found out about becoming a music supervisor and the TomCruise.com team is here to fill you in …

February 12, 2013

How To Be A Film Grip On Movie Crews: #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Guides

Have you always wanted to work on a film set but have no desire to become an actor, a director or a producer? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a grip, a gaffer and a best boy? If you aren’t afraid of heights, are able to lift at least 50 pounds and have some practical handyman skills, a …

November 1, 2012

iPhone and Android Smartphone Movie Maker Film Festivals and Contests!

Even Les Grossman knows: Your smartphone is not just for calling (or shouting in Les’ case), and texting anymore!  Whether you’re using the iPhone, an Android phone, the HTC, Samsung Galaxy Ace or any other smartphone, you hold in the palm of your hand the key to modern day filmmaking. Wanna make a movie with your iPhone? We’ll help.  Keep …

October 30, 2012

How To Become A Costume Designer, Costume Design Jobs & Schools – #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Guide

Are you dazzled by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Have you always dreamed of dressing the stars? Do you spend hours collecting your favorite images of outfits? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a career as a costume designer for films might be right for you and the team at TomCruise.com is here to help you …

September 26, 2012

How To Be A Movie Makeup Artist: Career & Schools – #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Guides

The #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Series: Aspiring Cinematic Movie Makeup Artist Career & Schools Guide TeamTC want to help you make your dreams of working in Hollywood become a reality! We have created guides for the most in-demand professions in the entertainment industry, including for aspiring actor, director and filmmaker, film editor, producer, screenwriter, stuntman or visual effects artist. This time, we are …

September 4, 2012

How To Make & Create A Web Series – #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Guides

  We’re back with another installment in the #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Series. This time TeamTC tackles the rapidly evolving world of web series and provides a primer on how to plan, prepare and produce your own original content. Of all our aspiring guides covering the entertainment industry—that list includes guides for actors, directors and filmmakers, film editors, producers, screenwriters, stuntmen, cinematographers and visual effects artists—this one on how to …

March 27, 2012

How To Be A Cinematographer: Career, Schools – #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect

Welcome to the latest installment in the #Aspiring2ActWriteDirect series. As with our previous Aspiring Guides for actors, directors and filmmakers, film editors, producers, screenwriters, stuntmen and visual effects artists, we at Tomcruise.com have gathered tons of useful resources to help launch your successful career in Hollywood. In this edition, we’ve put together an excellent introductory resource for working your way behind the camera. The cinematographer, also known as the director …

March 1, 2012

YouTube.com “Your Film Festival” Contest Open to All Aspiring Filmmakers

Filmmakers start your cameras!  If you’ve been waiting for that sign that says “Make your movie!”—it just arrived. YouTube.com. has announced the Your Film Festival 2012 contest, a “global competition to find the world’s best storytellers.” The contest is a collaboration between YouTube, Emirates Airlines, The Venice Film Festival and Scott Free Productions, the production company of Ridley Scott and …

February 14, 2012

#Aspiring2ActWriteDirect Series – Aspiring Mobile Filmmaker Guide Part II: Apps, Blogs and Classes To Make Professional Quality Films With Your iPhone, iPad and Android

In our ongoing effort to provide you with the resources, knowledge and inspiration to pursue your dreams, the TomCruise.com team is pleased to present Part 2 of the Aspiring Mobile Filmmaker Guide. Like our previous Aspiring Guides for actors, directors and filmmakers, film editors, producers, screenwriters, stuntmen and visual effects artists, we have researched and gathered the most useful information, …

October 14, 2011