Category Archives: Filmmaking

Screenwriting Software

Screenwriting Software – Free, Inexpensive & Industry Standard

There are dozens of ways you can properly format your script so it follows industry standards. A common question we get is why is it so important to format your script using industry standards. Studio readers, executives, directors, producers, content and competition judges, and others in the business have all spent years reading hundreds of screenplays, so their eyes and mind are ‘trained’ to get the job done quickly and efficiently following the industry standards.
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Five Essential Editing Methods

Vsevolod Pudovkin – Essential Editing Methods

Filmmaking is a collaborative process, but the role of editor is regarded by many filmmakers as among the most indespensible when it comes to getting the¬†intention and atmosphere of the film to the screen. Not only do they put the film together to achieve the story’s flow through tensions created and released by their editing choices, they must match everything they do, or recommend, to the intent of the script, story and director’s vision.

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Art and Life, Birth and Death

 

Why are we filmmakers, photographers, film goers, critics…authors, writers and actors…painters, animators and singers…why are we?

Humans search for their place and meaning by living, and almost to a single individual, that definition is, well…singular, unique, self inspired and self-illuminated. “Art washes away the dust of everyday life”, said Pablo Picasso. I believe that he meant is that without the expressions and experiences we make through our personal creative efforts, life is a slow moving way to collect dust.

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The Future of Web Series, Webisodes, Mobisodes, Video, Television

Will Your Stories Matter if Big Data Decides?

It’s difficult to imagine a world in which the decision to produce a film or publish a book is left to…a computer. How will producers select from the potential tidal wave of screenplays if there are hundreds of thousands…or millions…of scripts to consider from talented writers all over the world? And, considering the rising tide of creativity and skill from writers worldwide, an ever increasing percentage of the scripts that are in the pool for consideration may be really good.

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Soderbergh on Cinema – A Specificity of Vision

The title is just one of the many thought-provoking statements Steven Soderbergh made in his “State of Cinema” presentation at the San Francisco Film Festival. Contextually, Soderbergh on cinema might be polarizing to some…he wraps his vision with insightful, intelligent and at times sarcastic jibes at how the art of cinema is changing with his own specific views of filmmaking.¬†The changes, good or bad, largely depend on which side of the equation you’re on.

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Theatre of the Future

Veronica Mars Movie Funded by The Public in Hours

Talk about the sky’s the limit…what do you do when a movie funded by the public in hours to the tune of $2.5 million reaches its goal in a matter of a few days setting all kinds of records. The attached studio…ahem, Warner Bros.,…then green lights the feature film based on a not-so-popular television show almost immediately…read the article Continue reading