Aleksandra Seiger

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First Draft: Five Surefire Steps to Nailing Your Screenplay’s Theme

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.A script can have …

Writing

4K Film School | Sony

In this 4-part series, the crew at Teton Gravity Research takes you back to school to learn the ins and outs of 4K filmmaking for adventure sports. …

HOW TO PLAN YOUR STORY PLOT FROM START TO FINISH : Story Plot Writing Tips

How to Plan Your Story Plot from Start to Finish<p>by Samantha Stone<p>A well-plotted story is engaging, a page-turner, a book your readers can't put down. …

Creative Writing

Kevin Smith shares his advice for young filmmakers

Filmmaker, actor, comic book writer, or podcaster – however you know Kevin Smith, you’ll know that after two decades in the industry he’s probably learnt a thing or two about the movies. Since the release of his breakthrough black comedy, <i>Clerks</i>, the director has skyrocketed into a cult hero, with …

Schadenfreude

There is No “Right” Way: 14 Things Directors Need to Know about Directing Actors

Erica Fae directing on the set of <i>To Keep the Light</i><p>For many directors, the thought of “directing actors” can instill panic. Directors who were once …

Personality

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Triple Your Social-Media Following

Need a social-media-following boost this quarter? Try these 5 tactics.<p>Generating visibility and traffic for your brand and your content used to be a lot easier. It wasn't that long ago that we could generate links to get the job done. Now a lot more human interaction is required.<p>In 2014, Google …

All This Panic review: a remarkably intimate portrait of female youth

In a scant 79 minutes, All This Panic sure covers a lot of ground.<p>Over three years ago, director Jenny Gage and her cinematographer husband, Tom Betterton, got to know two of their neighbors in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn, teenage sisters Ginger and Dusty. Intrigued by the young pair, the …

Tribeca Film Festival

Get Inspired By Stanley Kubrick's Rare 'Notes on Filmmaking'

In 1960 Stanley Kubrick was still early in his career, but he already had clear <i></i>thoughts on the art of filmmaking. We can learn from this rare glimpse …

A Screenwriter's Starter Kit to Finding Your Voice

“My hand hurts” doesn't apply here at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive two-day workshop in Los Angeles — specifically Joan Tewkesbury’s …

'Six Kinds of Light': Rare Documentary Illuminates Stanley Kubrick's Legendary DP

You might not think of this man when you hear Stanley Kubrick's name. Here's why you should.<p>For all his legendary autocratic tendencies, Stanley …

Writing Characters That FASCINATE – The Ultimate PDF Guide

Writing Characters that – crucially – fascinate… riting great, multi-dimensional characters is one of the hardest – and most important – facets to …

Creative Writing

12 Dos and Don’ts To Improve Your Social Media Marketing

There are dozens of social networks and while some marketers believe that signing-up for each and everyone is well-worth the effort, others agree …

Marketing

Think you know content marketing? In 2016, you better (webinar)

<b>Content marketing isn’t just another arrow in your quiver — our panel of top marketing professionals argue that when it’s used correctly, it’s a nuclear-grade weapon in the war for customer engagement and real ROI.</b><p><b></b><b>Register now for free!</b><p>Content marketing is consistently the most important — and the …

Marketing

How Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, And Other Filmmakers Use Composition To Tell Stories

Composition does more than just make a movie beautiful to look at, it also plays with expectations, sets up symbolism, and evokes themes.<p>Awards season is a perfect time to take a more in-depth look at movies. After hearing about how many nominations <i>The Revenant</i> racked up, it’s only natural to …

How We Hacked the Media and Landed Six-Figure Contracts in Four Days

Rumblr, the ‘Tinder for fighting,’ exposed our brand to millions and landed us six-figure contracts in just four days<p>1. Rumblr: The Story<p><b>Over a</b> …

How Quickly Should I Pay My Student Loans?

Some debt is corrosive and should be paid off quickly. For other debt, it can actually be a winning proposition to pay it off slowly and invest the rest of your money. With student loans, it can sometimes feel daunting to determine with which liability you are dealing.<p>There are a few types of …

Personal Finance

Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.<p>We're a very long way from a robot that can think like a human -- if, indeed, it's a possibility at all -- but if it is going to happen, several things have to fall into place.<p>One big step toward a …

Robotics

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Meat

Revolutionary lens restores complete vision to ageing eyes

New implant improves vision for older people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness.<p>For many people getting older brings a catalogue of vision problems which make everyday tasks like reading and driving a major challenge.<p>But a new lens implant which mimics the working …

Time I

Nasa's Orion spacecraft completes 'picture perfect' test flight – as it happened

• Orion launched without a hitch from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 12:05 GMT on top of a Delta IV Heavy rocket, after several aborted countdowns on Thursday.<br>• It attained low Earth orbit at 12:30 GMT eventually reaching 3,600 miles at its apogee, further than any crew capsule since Apollo 17 in …

Rosetta mission: Philae craft may have bounced during comet landing – as it happened

As Philae temporarily loses touch with Rosetta, we leave you with this artist’s impression of the lander on the surface. Thanks for joining us on this truly amazing day for space exploration.<p>Philae may have landed not once but twice – that’s the final message from Esa this evening.<p>According to …

Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading App

Half a million people have already signed up for Robinhood‘s unlaunched zero-fee stock trading service. Now the startup has raised $13 million to hire talent to make its app totally secure so it can start adding people from its private beta waitlist.<p>Unlike competitors E*Trade and Scottrade that …