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Some of the tools and info you need (to go along with a great script, a talented cast, and a four or five workaholics crew members who know what they're doing on set.)

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The 8 Steps of the Character Growth Arc, summarized for easy reference. From my workshop, Dynamic Characterization.

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For easy reference, here are the eight steps of the character growth arc (from my workshop, Dynamic Characterization: A No-Inspiration Required System for Creating Unforgettable Characters).

Understanding Film Noir elements.
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Understanding Film Noir elements.

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Essential one light portrait guide

Simple lighting setups for dramatic effects

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This post is your comprehensive guide to getting your writing life in full swing. Click through to learn how to efficiently integrate writing into your everyday life.

The Ultimate Guide to the Basics of a Writer's Life - Verily Merrily Mary

This is a comprehensive guide that covers the basics of a writer's life and how to best implement them to reach your writing goals.

How to be sure you are in a Film Noir
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Are you in a Film Noir?

Writing tip for authors, from John Steinbeck.
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The most beautifully shot film in years. Forget the shit you learning in film school, and study this instead.
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These Static Frames from Oscar Contender 'Ida' Show Why Composition is King

The subtle, well-composed frames of Ida prove that composition is amongst the most powerful visual storytelling tools at our disposal.

There are thousands of websites out there for filmmakers both good & bad. Here is our list of the 37 best websites for filmmakers as picked by our students.
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The Best Websites For Filmmakers: Directing, Cinematography, VFX, Screenwriting, And Much More!

There are thousands of websites out there for filmmakers both good & bad. Here is our list of the 37 best websites for filmmakers as picked by our students.

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It’s not writing that’s hard, it’s sitting down.

I don't know about you all, but sometimes I will spend a lot of time whining (either in my head or to anyone who will listen) about how little time I'm getting to write. "If only I had writing time," I'll say. And then writing time will get handed to me, and... Well, haven't I been meaning to clean up my office? Shouldn't I call and get McKenna signed up for ballet? I really should print out that recipe before I forget... Maybe that's why this quote struck a nerve: Once I get my Word…

When you come right down to it, films are really just a series of different shots edited together. Most people who have been directing for a while have a shorthand way of describing what they want. For example, you will typically hear a director say "We'll start Wide then move into an OTS
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30 key storytelling lessons from 58 filmmakers. — Story & Heart Blog
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30 key storytelling lessons from 58 filmmakers. — Story & Heart Blog

We asked filmmakers to rally together—not for us, not for themselves, and not even for the Storytelling Parade prizes. We asked them to rally together to tell the story of individuals or organizations doing good for the world—to share their stories in hopes of inspiring the world. What ha

Top 25 Documentaries About Filmmaking I assume I'm like many of you. Obsessed with finding behind-the-scenes documentaries about my favorite movies. For years, filmmaking documentaries have allowed filmmakers to get a fly on the wall insight into how some of their favorite films came together.
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Top 25 Documentaries About Filmmaking I assume I'm like many of you. Obsessed with finding behind-the-scenes documentaries about my favorite movies. For years, filmmaking documentaries have allowed filmmakers to get a fly on the wall insight into how some of their favorite films came togethe

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Getting Started and Getting Better – Filmmaking Tips from an Indie Filmmaker and Former Film Festival Programmer

Recently, Think Ten Media Group Co-Founder and Indie Film Producer Jennifer Fischer (AKA @IndieJenFischer) was interviewed by Coach Jeanna as part of an entertainment focus she had for her radio sh…

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Alfred Hitchcock: “When you finish the script,...” on Changemakrs.com

When you finish the script, the film is perfect. But in shooting it you lose perhaps 40 percent of your original conception.