Alexander Reyna

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Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

I can give you professional writing advice until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, I’m not a bestselling author or a member of America’s …

Writing

You Can Pull Off These 5 Lighting Techniques with Just a Single Light

Bummed that you only have one light to work with? Well, you can still get some nice, cinematic looks.We've all seen those elaborate lighting setups …

Rembrandt

How to Capture Great Footage No Matter What Camera You Shoot With

Cameras don't make movies. Filmmakers do.<p>We've all experienced gear envy, haven't we? We look at all of those sexy images of the latest and greatest …

Filmmaking

Rian Johnson of ‘The Last Jedi’ Shares ‘The Only Advice That Matters’ for Aspiring Directors

Having gone from a $500K feature to 'Star Wars', Rian Johnson knows a thing or two about the hero’s journey.No matter what you think of Rian …

Star Wars

3 Basic Directing Tips For Indie Filmmakers

<b>Dear Filmmakers,</b><p>It seems as though we have covered most of the industry roles in our videos and articles, except for one of the most important ones –</i> …

Independent Film

Do These Recent Award Winning Films Follow Basic Screenwriting Rules?

If screenwriting can be taught (and we at Raindance know it can be), that’s because storytelling is part of human nature. Every child has been told a …

Film Festivals

The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2018

What is it you’re after—the art of cool, or the cool of art?The fact is, all of the most imaginative, surprising, and downright wild destinations …

Film Festivals

This Underwater Short Film Was Shot on a Bare iPhone

London-based filmmaker Frederic van Strydonck made this creative short film titled <i>Spltch</i>, which teleports the viewer to different locations through …

Filmmaking

How Working Within Extreme Constraints Actually Benefits Your Film

The team who shot two films simultaneously inside an active maximum security prison can teach us something about working within constraints.My guests …

Documentaries

7 Pieces of Filmmaking Advice I Stole From Directors Smarter Than Me

7 Pieces of Filmmaking Advice I Stole From Directors that Are Smarter Than Me<p>7 years ago I opened this blog, inspired by what <b>Ryan Koo</b> was doing with</i> …

Time I

A Guide to Magical Realism in Film

From <i>Pan’s Labyrinth</i> to <i>Paddington</i>, this storytelling technique makes watching some movies just a little more extraordinary.<p>The beauty of storytelling …

Literature

4 Camera Techniques All Beginner Filmmakers Should Know

If you're new to filmmaking, here are some basic camera techniques that you'll want to work on.In the early days of cinema, around the late 1880s, …

Filmmaking

Got 2 Minutes to Learn 6 Easy In-Camera Transitions?

In-camera transitions can give your project plenty of style without costing you a dime.A good transition can add a lot of flair and production value …

Videography

7 Practical Effects That Can Help Zhush Up Your Cinematography

If you want to add some style and flare to your shots, these cheap items will help you create some stunning practical lens effects.<p>Post-production …

Cinematography

Make Your Shots Look More Cinematic With These Video Editing Tricks

So you shot some footage for your indie film, but it doesn’t quite look like the stuff you see on the big screen. These simple video editing tricks …

Filmmaking

Advice From Austin: The 27 Best Things Screenwriters Said at the Austin Film Festival Writers Conference

To hear smart, funny, and interesting things about screenwriting—from people who know what they’re talking about—the place to be is the annual Austin …

Film Festivals

Charlotte film festival aims to give platform to artists of color

When Tre' McGriff moved from New York to Charlotte in 1999, he felt something was missing.<p>Previously surrounded by cultural diversity, McGriff …

Film Festivals

Writing A Screenplay Off A Pitch by Mark Sanderson

<b>BUY THE BOOK – A SCREENWRITER’S JOURNEY TO SUCCESS: Tips, tricks and tactics to survive as a working screenwriter in Hollywood</b><p><b>MORE VIDEOS WITH MARK</b> …

Film Festivals

Adobada

Adobada is a general term that refers to meat (often pork) that is marinated in a very thick, flavorful, chile-based mixture. When cooked in a hot …

Cooking

The #1 Essential Skill EVERY Writer Needs to Learn

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master — Ernest HemingwayThere are many types of writing in the world:Article writing, …

Writing

The 11 best-reviewed movies of 2018 so far

It's only halfway through 2018, but moviegoers have already been spoiled by some fantastic films.<p>From sci-fi wizard Alex Garland's "Annihilation," to newcomer Ari Aster's horror instant classic "Hereditary," the first half of 2018 was chock-full of polarizing, thought-provoking movies that will be …

Walt Disney Studios

Deus Ex Machina, the Laziest Way to Spoil Your Screenplay

While a deus ex machina may save your character's life, it'll often kill your script.There is no right or wrong way to write a screenplay—but there …

Deus Ex

The Key to Good Camera Movement: Motivation

Good camera movement doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to be motivated.Everyone loves a unique, complicated camera movement. The centrifuge scene …

Cinematography

The Difference Between Guns in Movies and Guns in Real Life

Explore the many ways Hollywood takes creative license when depicting guns in movies.John McClane, the Terminator, even Neo, they all have one thing …

Guns

5 Tips on How a Filmmaker Can Use Social Media Effectively

Social media isn't just for promotion. It's a way to connect with fellow filmmakers and potential collaborators.If you're someone involved or even …

Social Media

Creative Camera Moves and Transitions You Can Use on Your Next Music Video

Learn how to use camera work and shot transitions to make a creative, high-energy music video.Music videos are a filmmaker's best friend— or at least …

Videography

'Money is a Man-Made Roadblock': How a Filmmaker Took Control of Getting His Work Seen

Consisting entirely of footage found on Youtube, a new documentary discovered a release strategy that suited the director's vision.An impassioned …

Archives

Tips from 'Frankie Keeps Talking' to Make a Low-Budget Short Look Pro

Annabelle Attanasio’s NoBudge short had one shoot night to get it right.Ever been on a bad date where you couldn’t get a word in edgewise? Or perhaps …

The best writing advice I have ever received

After failing so hard the first time, the person who gave it to me isn’t even a writer.I have been struggling to write for a very long time.In truth, …

Writing

How I Went From Directing My First Spec Ad to Primetime TV Spot in Eight Months

Here are some lessons learned in my journey to becoming a commercial director.In 2016, I started to see my favorite directors make these 30 second to …

Branding