Category Archives: Filmmaking

How to Write a Screenplay

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts – BAFTA – has assembled a remarkable group of screenwriters and created a series of three videos in their “How I Write” series. The screenwriters discuss their working process from research to outlining and first draft to rewriting to provide you with insights about how to write a screenplay offering tips and techniques to get your screenplay underway.

 

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How do screenwriters begin a new project? BAFTA spoke to a range of leading experts who offer insights into their working process. Find out why David S. Goyer meditates, how food shopping helps Susannah Grant, and why long walks lead to Richard Curtis writing Love Actually.
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Interview: Werner Herzog On His Filmmaking Class at Masterclass

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“Werner Herzog On His Filmmaking Class At Masterclass”, an interview with Herzog by Marc Nemcik at Filmmaker Magazine, reveals Herzog’s approach to creating his methods for learning filmmaking online. The class, Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking”, features 20 video lessons to watch, listen and learn as Werner covers every aspect of filmmaking, from pre-production to distribution. An excerpt from the interview:
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Entertainment, News and More In Focus Now

If you only have a few minutes, swing by Entertainment and News In Focus…interesting, unusual, informative, odd, useful, inspiring or just plain fascinating offerings from the worlds of music, writing, filmmaking, photography, theatre, interactive, virtual reality, technology, art and more…

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Reviews, Entertainment News, Filmmaking, Tech, VR & More

If you have a few minutes, swing by our entertainment news boards on Pinterest…more than 24 interesting, unusual, informative, odd, useful, inspiring or just plain fascinating collections from the worlds of music, writing, filmmaking, photography, theater, interactive, virtual reality, technology, art and more…

 
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Film Music Nominees & Winners of 2013

We began adding the song or score to many of the 2013 film previews. That led to compiling this list of film music that has already been recognized this awards season as a nominee or winner for best score, composer or song…you can read the awards seasons updates here.

Rather than limit the list to only the awards organizations nominees or winners, we have also included composer’s or performer’s music recognized by other notable online organizations that publish yearly ‘best of’ polls or votes for the film music category.

There are many films that might not get ‘awards’, but they may have individual elements that really stand out…like the music. We’ll add more to the list in the coming weeks.
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Glen Keane Step Into The Page from Future Of StoryTelling

 

 

“Glen Keane Step Into The Page” features Disney animator Glen Keane, best known for his work on Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast and Duet. He was the recipient of the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 for his work in the current generation of Disney character animators.

He is also the recipient of the 2012 Tex Avery Award, and he was a 2013 Disney Legend Award honoree for his contribution in Animation. Keane is now involved in the ‘Future of Storytelling’ project bringing together leaders from the worlds of media, technology, and communications to explore how stories are changing in the digital age. From the Future of Storytelling description:

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