16 Must-Know Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts
Speed up your editing by relying on your keyboard. If you memorize these 16 keyboard shortcuts, you'll become a true workflow warrior.
96-Minute 'Masterclass' Interview with Alfred Hitchcock on Filmmaking (1976)
In this fantastic interview with Alfred Hitchcock from a 1976 press conference for his last film 'The Family Plot'. During this interview (1.5hr) Hitchcock r...
How to Make Your Horror Screenplay More Effective
Horror is a film genre that is much more complex than it appears to be. The violence, sex, and gore speak to our deepest fears, anxieties, cultural taboos, and suppressed emotions. So, crafting this kind of film takes a little more finesse than pouring a bucket of blood on a naked cheerleader as she gets her head chopped off. ScreenCraft recently partnered with Dread Central and The Blood List (it's like The Black List, but for horror scripts) to host a seminar on horror screenwriting and…
How Hitchcock Used Editing to Turn 'Rear Window' into a Masterpiece of Visual Storytelling
Editing is one of the most mysterious aspects of filmmaking. Through skillful manipulations of still images, it's possible to create illusions of unity in time and space, and what's more, make these illusions elicit emotion from an audience, whether tears, laughs, or screams (and sometimes all three at once). Alfred Hitchcock was a master of editing (and everything else in the realm of cinema), and nowhere is his editing skill, as well as that of editor George Tomasini, more on display than…
Watch: How to Hide Crucial Story Elements in Everyday Dialogue
This video shows how key story elements and character traits can be embedded in seemingly innocuous pieces of dialogue.