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Want To Sell A Screenplay? Avoid These Pitfalls by Kathie Fong Yoneda

<i>Film Courage: Potential pitfalls or traps a screenwriter should be aware of when trying to sell their screenplay?</i><p><b>Kathie Fong Yoneda:</b> Pitfalls…I think …

Studios And Networks Don't Want Good Scripts, Here's What They Really Want by Houston Howard

<i>Film Courage: In your first book ‘Make Your Story Really Stinkin’ Big’ you have a Chapter 10: Some Sage Advice, sort of the ending chapter. What’s</i> …

NAB 2018: Canon C700 Full Frame Digital Camera

NAB 2018 has a hint of a large sensor love affair perfume filling the air. Its beautiful aroma is intoxicating to the NAB attendees. From booth to …

Cinematography

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Isle of Dogs exhibition in London attracts 40,000 film fans

Critics have hailed its “breathtaking visuals” and “meticulous construction”, now the chance to see the original sets and figures from the Isle of Dogs movie has brought more than 3,000 people a day flocking to an exhibition in London.<p>The free exhibition, showing 17 sets from the film that was made …

Isle of Dogs

Two Ways A Screenwriter Can Get Their Script Read In Hollywood by Author Carole Kirschner

<i>Film Courage: Once the screenwriter finishes a script, what are they doing with it?</i><p><b>Carole Kirschner:</b> They are keeping it in a drawer and they’re just …

7 Ways to Reduce Stress When You Are Overwhelmed and Need to Prioritize

Starting and finishing any one item on your to-do list will do wonders to relieve overwhelm.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each day, more and more people struggle with all that life has thrown at them. Between work, family, health, house tasks, the latest political …

Time Management

‘Zodiac’: David Fincher’s Historical Accuracy Is More Specific Than You Can Imagine — Watch

Cinema is full of movies based on true stories, but none are as specific in detail as "Zodiac."<p>The true crime story is one of the most enduring …

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 …

Selena forever: Iconic Tejano star's legacy lives on 23 years after her death

“I think she still represents the possibility of being a complete American, of having success...all while still being ‘Mexican enough.’"<p>CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — This coastal city in South Texas is ground zero for Selena fandom. People come from around the world to pay their respects to the late …

Music

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

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

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

1. Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives …

Writing

Canon Announces The C700 Full-Frame Digital Camera

Less than two weeks before NAB 2018 Canon announces the EOS C700 FF, the “FF?” Well, it stands for a full-frame cinema camera. Since the introduction …

Cinematography

Frame.io: new version will preview at NAB 2018

The all new Frame.io will preview exclusively at the 2018 NAB Show, with the program’s release scheduled for early this Summer. Frame.io offers up to …

Software

Learn 5 Clever Cinematography Hacks in Less Than 3 Minutes

These simple tricks can help you take your cinematography game to the next level.In order to become a great cinematographer, understanding the …

Cinematography

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

The Wonderful World of Wes Anderson | GQ

Nothing looks quite like Wes Anderson movies. Even if they are often hilariously parodied, they’re never successfully imitated. Because the secret to Anderson’s work isn't in its meticulous set design or soundtrack: It’s the humor, warmth, and strangeness he brings out in his actors, even if it’s …

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

The War On What’s Real

“Porn is probably the least offensive part of this,” says one expert about new, video-generating AI that’s dissolving the line between fact and fiction.<p>Nine years ago, I sat at ground zero of the face-swapping revolution. I was inside the screening room of Ed Ulbrich, who was hot off building the …

6 Filmmaking Tips From Alex Garland

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

Battlestar Galactica

Oscars 2018: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot The Films Nominated for Best Cinematography

Oscar nominated cinematographers on the gear they used to create the look of this year's Best Cinematography contenders.<p>Every cinematographer knows …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

Language Learning

20 Creative Ways for Introverts to Make Money

Here are some job ideas for the thoughtful and independent introvert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Introverts listen more than they talk, think before they speak, prefer spending time with a tight knit group of friends, colleagues and family over massive parties and …

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

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 …

Screenwriting