Doug Grant Engel

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5 Expert Tips on How to Sell a Screenplay the Simple Way

5 Tips on How to Sell a Screenplay<p>Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite and get honest feedback.<p>You can’t sell your script unless it’s polished and professional. …

Filmmaking

You've Got to See How a Professional Cinematographer Lights a Simple Scene

Most simple scenes in films are lit in a very elaborate way. In this workshop, cinematographer Erik Kress shows how he lights a casual …

Cinematography

2018 NFL Draft review: The Best, worst and biggest surprise picks for the Chiefs

The Arrowhead Addict staff recently took a poll of some contributing writers to talk about the best picks, the worst picks and the draft’s biggest …

NFL

12 Scalable Businesses to Start in College

Starting a business is not just about the money. You'll learn what it really takes to be an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is there any better time to start a business than as a student? Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and many other …

Small Business

8 Lighting Techniques That Will Help You Achieve a 'Cinematic Look'

You want to make your footage look more cinematic? Well, lighting is one of the most powerful tools in your filmmaking toolbox.What elements make a …

Cinematography

Chris Hemsworth's THORough Training Regime Will Make You Sweat

Not everybody has the body to play the Norse god of thunder, but Aussie hottie Chris Hemsworth looks like he was born to be Thor. It takes some serious strength to wield the alpha god's almighty hammer, and Chris certainly has the biceps (and triceps, and quadriceps, and gluteus) to handle the job …

Exercise

3 Ways to Capture Audio in a Long Shot Without Your Boom Making a Cameo

I don't care whose kid that boom mic is! They're not getting in the picture.Despite having a cool name like Fonzie, boom mics are not as cool and …

Videography

Watch: 5 Pros and Cons of Going to Film School

Is film school worth all the time and money? Here are some reasons why and why not.<p>Film school: is it worth it? This is obviously a subject we've …

Filmmaking

'Never Ask for Permission': Alexander Payne’s Seven-Step Filmmaking Crash Course

Alexander Payne stopped by Tribeca to reveal the highs (and lows) of running a film set. <i>Election</i>, <i>About Schmidt</i>, <i>Sideways</i>, <i>The Descendants</i>, …

Marlon Brando

ART OF THE CUT with Avengers – Infinity War editor, Jeffrey Ford, ACE

Jeffrey Ford, ACE has been working in the Marvel Universe for several years. His previous projects include: <i>Doctor Strange</i> (additional editor), <i>Captain</i> …

Marvel Universe

‘Schindler’s List’: Steven Spielberg Relied on Robin Williams to Survive Filming, Hated Working on ‘Jurassic Park’ At the Same Time

Reunited with his cast during a 25th anniversary celebration at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Spielberg also spoke about battling antisemitism on …

Jurassic Park

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

Personal Finance

The Best Ways to Lose Your Love Handles, According to an Expert

Everybody knows what love handles are, and nobody loves them. Most adult men have some of that ring of flank fat—skinny and fat and athletic guys, …

Fitness

Turn Your Phone into a Cinema Camera with this Adapter

Cinematic International Company Limited has a DOF adapter for your phone.Ever wonder what it would look like to have a Leica or Cooke Lens on an …

Cinematography

This Ivy League Expert Shows How Storytelling Is Key in Any Business - Do You Know How to Use It?

Telling stories is absolutely necessary for effective communication. This Columbia University expert shares what you need to know.<p>Lots of people think they're good storytellers, but not everyone has the gift. The truth is that many of your friends may just be suffering through your boring …

Columbia University

This No-Equipment, High-Intensity Workout Will Leave You in a Puddle of a Sweat

If you can't get your hands on weights, cardio machines, or other fitness equipment, don't forgo the workout! You can still get in a kickass …

10 Ways To Further Your Filmmaking Career

For our last venture into Filmmaking Tips, the ever so resourceful and smart <b>Kathryn Butt</b> and I have decided to finish off this era of films and joy …

Watch: 4 Different Kinds of Light and How to Use Them in Your Cinematography

How can you use light to bring out the most dynamic features of your subject?For cinematographers, light has many purposes. Of course, its primary …

Nature Photography

Strippers, Cocaine and Murder: The Crazy (True) Story of Two Crooks’ Pursuit of a Soviet Submarine

The new documentary ‘Operation Odessa,’ premiering March 31 on Showtime, is one helluva wild ride.<p><i>Operation Odessa</i> is such an unbelievably wild, …

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

Most Americans Fail at Financial Literacy. Here Are 3 Concepts You Absolutely Need to Know

Need a crash course on finances? We've got you covered.<p>While Americans might have no problem <i>spending</i> money, managing it is a different story. In …

Personal Finance

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

Microsoft created tens of thousands of millionaires after going public. Can these three stocks do the same?<p><b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) has …

How has the average Hollywood movie crew changed?

In the past, I’ve looked at how big a movie crew can get, for both UK films and Hollywood movies. But I was recently asked by a reader how the …

This ultra-light diving system makes scuba accessible to anyone — here's how it works

This lightweight scuba diving system lets you dive without the use of heavy tanks. The Nomad, which is developed by blU3, lets you explore shallow waters without the need to keep rising for air.<p>The device works by floating on the surface of the water. A compressor takes fresh air and delivers it to …

A $25 investing course will teach you forex trading (so you can make the big bucks)

If you thought foreign exchange trading only involved swapping your home country's currency for another when you're traveling internationally, then …

Trading

Got $50? Then You Can Build This DIY Dolly

This tutorial is for those wanting high-quality camera movement at low-budget costs.Making a movie is an incredibly expensive venture, but indie …

Independent Film

Arm Wreckage: 8 Weeks To Bigger, Badder Guns

If you want to blast your guns, you have to dig yourself out of the same ol' same ol.' This no-mercy routine will blow up your bis and tris to get …

5 Simple Tricks That Helped Chris Pratt Get Shredded

You love Chris Pratt. We love Chris Pratt. Even Chris Hemsworth loves Chris Pratt.<p>Simply put, there's a reason the Jurassic World and Guardians of …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

Warren Buffett says low-cost investments are essential for the average investor — here's how much it costs to use 8 common investing apps

Investing can be a difficult process.<p>Deciding what to invest in can take hours of research — but before you get to that point, you have to decide <i>where</i> you plan to invest.<p>Billionaire and legendary investor Warren Buffett has long championed Vanguard's low-cost investment options. Vanguard primarily …

Investing