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Style Rules to Live By

For business or casual, how men dress well

Top 10 Central Themes in Film

Don’t reinvent the wheel. You’ve heard the phrase a million times, and never does it ring as true as when applied to screenwriting.<p>Often, you will …

Character Questionnaire

1. How does your character think of their father? What do they hate and love about him? What influence – literal or imagined – did the father have?<p>2. …

Reveal the Tip, Know the Iceberg

The tip didn’t sink the Titanic. It was the iceberg under the Atlantic that gets props for that.<p>Character creation is no different. The reader only …

Screenwriting

Screenwriting Archives

Elisa, the protagonist of The Shape of Water, may be mute, but how the film treats her speaks volumes about…<p>Constructing a sound screenplay takes a …

What Can These Akira Kurosawa Quotes Teach Us About Filmmaking?

(Answer: Everything!) Akira Kurosawa is in a league of his own. To master filmmakers, like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Oliver Stone, he …

Lobby ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

The Lobby is a multiverse of random things we found on the interwebs, along with the occasional 3AM drunken rants by our founders and their minions. …

North Dakota

Feature Filmmaking Without A Crew

<i>“Hey, I’ll be taking off for a few months to hike in Nepal … so, if you wanna make this movie, we should probably do it before I leave.”</i><p>Those were …

Filmmaking