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Cuts 101: Here Are 9 of the Most Essential Transitions in Editing

Want to take your editing game to the next level? Then you'll definitely need to know about these important transitions.One of the first edits you'll …

Filmmaking

10 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor

When you hire a financial advisor, you’re entering a long-term relationship with someone who will know most everything about your financial life. …

5 productivity apps working millennials cannot live without

The millennial generation is all about getting more done in less time. They live and breathe by technology. From smartphones to wearables and what not – technology has intertwined in their life like arteries and veins in their body.<p>This fresh breed of working millennials does not believe in …

Watch: Lessons from 'True Detective' on How to Write a Character-Driven Plot

Focusing on a character's struggle to obtain their desire will give you a more organic story.<p>On its face, the first season of <i>True Detective</i> didn’t …

It Was Inevitable, Really: Netflix Is Turning Into HBO

For a while there, Netflix was on a roll. Over the course of about four years, from <i>House of Cards</i> to <i>Stranger Things</i>, it produced one hot new show …

TV

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Kurt Cobain

The Most Inspiring Startups to Watch Out For in South Africa

Ever imagined having a shower without any water, or alcohol delivered to your doorstep at the press of a button? Well, now you can, thanks to these …

Employment

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

Content Marketing Defined in 60 Seconds [Animated Video] - Copyblogger

Imagine you and an old friend from high school are lying on a trampoline in your backyard. Cucumbers cover your eyes as you soak up rays from the …

UPDATED: Why Every Business Should Podcast

In the early days, marketing consisted of full page ads in papers and magazines, and maybe a radio and TV slot. Other than that, it was word of …

Marketing

50 Best Songs of 2015

2015 was the year Drake made our hotlines bling, the Weeknd made sure we couldn't feel our faces, Adele said "Hello" again and Fetty Wap made us all …

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

Paris attacks: What happened on the night

<b>The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.</b><p>The attacks were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" …

Watch: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Power Of Storytelling Q&A

A couple weeks back, the cast and filmmakers behind the new <i>Star Wars</i> film <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> participated in a Power Of Storytelling Q & A …

J.J. Abrams: Master of Mystery, King of the Nerds

Storytelling is the most important part of the filmmaking process. For writer/director J.J. Abrams, it’s something that he’s spent a lifetime …

The Importance of Personal Narrative in Content Marketing

Every time I check Facebook, I notice the same things. Someone’s engaged, someone’s breaking up, and someone is posting a personal narrative that’s …

How the Mad Men lost the plot

Even admen have souls, and some of them are enduring dark nights. Jeff Goodby is co-chairman of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, a San Francisco …

Woody Allen: his 40 best one-liners

Woody Allen

History of screenwriting: a master book of plots.

In his 1919 manual for screenwriters, <i>Ten Million Photoplay Plots</i>, Wycliff Aber Hill provided this taxonomy of possible types of dramatic …

10 Foundational Elements of Successful Brand Storytelling

It’s not news that people buy from people or that business and life are about personal, human relationships. People have been buying from other …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

How to Choose POV in Fiction Writing

Point of View, or POV, is the perspective from which your story is told. The POV you choose depends on many factors including how many main …

US presidents: 30 great one-liners

So Bad They’re Good: Use the 7 Deadly Sins for More Persuasive Copy

I stood on my building’s front steps, freezing, digging through my purse. I don’t know why. I didn’t know where my keys were, but I knew they <i>weren’t</i> …

Academic writing

Introduction<p>It is very important that the arguments in your thesis are presented in a clear, precise, balanced and unemotional way. It is also …

ANC bemoans slow growth of SA economy

43 Insanely Cheap Things You Need For Your Kitchen

"Gimme gimme gimme!" —your kitchen

7 South African Fashion Brands That Will Make You Swoon

Africa is beginning to become a hotbed for style stars and emerging fashion designers. And South Africa in particular is leading the way.<p>Johannesburg and Cape Town have been home to successful brands like David Tlale and Gavin Rajah, but there are also smaller labels churning out collections that …