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Simple Tips & Ideas on Writing an Engaging Script

Simple Tips & Ideas on Writing an Engaging Script

Writing a script is quite different from writing a short story or novel. Scriptwriters don’t have a chapter or two to ease into their story; the first few minutes of their script need to engage the audience right away. Many people believe that a movie, television...
How to Write an Effective First Draft of your Screenplay?

How to Write an Effective First Draft of your Screenplay?

What is the real first draft of your screenplay? A big mistake a lot of new screenwriters make is thinking the first draft is actually the final draft. It sounds silly, but many first-time writers make it to 90 or 120 pages and say to themselves: “It’s ready to show...
Resources for Black Filmmakers

Resources for Black Filmmakers

Huge strides have been made for black filmmakers in the past decade, with growth in representation, critical acclaim, and box office revenue. In hopes of helping the next generation of black filmmakers rise up, we’ve compiled a list of African-American filmmaker...
What is Cinematography and what do Cinematographers do?

What is Cinematography and what do Cinematographers do?

Cinematography can mean a lot of things, but its ultimately about capturing your desired images. Communicating the various techniques used to capture these images is what separates a working professional and a student. In this blog, we’ll discuss...
The 5 Stages of Film Production

The 5 Stages of Film Production

There are five phases of film production that every movie must cycle through. While certain responsibilities will carry over throughout the entire production, each stage has its own specific tasks that need to be completed before your film is ready for audiences. 1....
The Beginner’s Guide to the Filmmaking Process

The Beginner’s Guide to the Filmmaking Process

After watching a great movie, few people ever sit back and think about how much work it took to make. They may check out how much the actors were paid or what kind of budget the film worked with, but it’s impossible to know what it truly takes to make a film until...