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6 Filmmaking Tips From Alex Garland

The writer and director of ‘Annihilation’ shares advice on how to make a successful sci-fi film.<p>Over the years, <b>Alex Garland</b> has become known for …


Blocking a Scene: What You Need to Know Before You Shoot

Before you hit record on your next scene, you've got to figure out where your actors, as well as your camera, are going to be.<p>Like a graceful ballet …


Beginner Tips and Tricks That Will Help You Shoot Better Films and Videos

Want to take your filmmaking game to the next level? This video covers a ton of bases.<p>If you're a filmmaker who is just starting out, chances are you …


This Lemony Snicket-Inspired Short Is a Creative Playbook on How to Make a Film

Is it an instructional film about how to make a film or a moviemaking tutorial that looks like a film? Either way, you're gonna learn …


Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot

You've finished your script. Now what?<p>Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every …


Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high …

Italian Food

What Does it Really Take to Make a Film (When You’re Not on Studio Payroll)?

For the past six years I’ve been curating content about filmmaking and the creative process at large. I’ve found a lot, and there’s a lot more to …


10 great films about loneliness

Taxi Driver is back in cinemas from 10 February 2017<p>Loneliness may seem an unusual topic for film: it doesn’t sound very dramatic or, for that …


Writing A Romantic Comedy Masterclass - Pamela Jaye Smith [FULL INTERVIEW]

Romantic Comedy

5 Mistakes We All Make as Filmmakers (That We Can Easily Avoid)

We all make mistakes as creatives, but here's how to avoid making some of the more common ones.Filmmaking is like diffusing a bomb. You're there …


10 great films about brief encounters

Some of the most romantic of films achieve their heightened feelings through the structure of a brief encounter. It’s a dramatic construction …

Armie Hammer

Watch: The Complicated Relationship Between Focal Length and Distance Explained

Who's ready for a clear and concise explanation of a complicated optical phenomenon?So, perspective distortion. Amiright? If you're an expert …


Recipe For Disaster: Five Ways to Alchemize a Book Into a Workable Script From the Co-Writers of The Disaster Artist

We grew up loving movies. We also love reading books. In fact, many times while reading said books, we wondered what the movie version of those books …

Scott Neustadter

Does Your Scene Call for Rain? Here's How to Shoot in It

If the forecast of your film calls for rain, you'll need to know a few things before you hit record.Rain scenes are awesome! They're sexy, they're …


How to Maintain Your Sanity as Director When Everything Descends Into Chaos

No matter what you've heard, the most important part of directing is keeping your cool.In his introduction speech prior to the premiere of <i>The Catcher</i> …


How Hollywood Salaries Really Work

A beginner’s guide to quotes, points, bumps, and perks—and why actresses tend to get paid so much less than their male co-stars.<p>Hollywood’s Time’s Up movement—an advocacy group supporting gender parity in the workplace—didn’t exist on February 22, 2015, when <b>Patricia Arquette</b> took the stage after …

Mark Wahlberg

5 Common Misconceptions You Might Have About Filmmaking

You might believe in some misconceptions about filmmaking and photography, but this video will help set the record straight.<p>Even though filmmaking …


The ONE Lighting Tip Every Filmmaker Needs to Hear | Reflected Light 101


Watch: 5 Essential Tips for Capturing Great Timelapses

Take your timelapse game to the next level.We all want to be able to shoot dynamic, beautiful, and all-around bomb ass timelapses, but some of us may …

Time-lapse Photography

How to Develop Story Ideas Into Amazing Stories

I often hear practicing writers ask, “What if I can’t think of anything to write about?” Sometimes they even have notebooks full of observations, but …

Creative Writing

From Lady Bird to Tonya Harding: How the Most Indelible Female Characters of the Year Were Written

The Oscar-nominated screenwriters behind 2017’s most unforgettable female characters reveal their origin stories.<p>Last year began with the Women’s March and closed with scores of female accusers coming forward and ending the careers of the powerful men who had harassed and assaulted them. If movies …

Emily V. Gordon

Catherine Hardwicke, Justin Lin, and Taika Waititi Reveal How They Went from Film Festivals to the Multiplex

Three experienced directors divulge the traits needed to successfully alternate between directing indies and $100 million franchise blockbusters.It's …

The Best Scene from Every Movie Nominated for Best Picture 2018

All of the nine films that are currently in contention for Hollywood’s highest honor have at least one extraordinary moment.<p>Howard Hawks famously …

Darkest Hour

Here's How You Can Watch All of This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films

The Academy Award nominations can be overwhelming, especially if you don't live in one of the cosmopolitan cities where the films open first (and play longer, to garner attention of high profile Oscar voters). But don't worry -- we have your guide to where you can watch all of this year's …

Darkest Hour

Bouncing Light: One Concept You Should Always Remember When Lighting Your Scenes

This is why you shouldn't totally freak out if you don't have a beadboard or reflector to bounce your light.Knowing how to use reflectors is almost …


First Draft: 10 Screenplay Structures To Flesh Out Your Formless Story

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.Screenplay structure has …


When A Script Option Stalls, What Does A Screenwriter Do Next? by Barrington & Janice


Insider Strategies for an Indie Screenwriting Career

How do you make a living out of screenwriting? And build a sustainable career around your voice? In this course, you will explore the dynamics of …

Tribeca Film Festival

Does A Screenwriter Need An MFA in Screenwriting? by Eric Edson


This Hack Will Change the Way You Cook Frozen Pizza

Everyone has their favorite brand of frozen pizza. Whether you resort to yours out of convenience or because you’re short on time, a ready-to-eat …

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