Music for your Screenplay

Christopher Osterndorf with Script Lab uses the summer 2017 film Baby Driver as a model to discuss how to incorporate music into your screenplays.

Read full article here: Screenwriting 101: How to Incorporate Music in your Screenplay

Watch This Video Explaining What Everyone in The Movie Credits Actually Does

Have you ever wondered what a key grip does or why there’s a need for boom operator? This video will help explain exactly what everyone on a film set does. And the reason the credits list is so long is because it takes LOTS of someones to make a film.

Watch This Video Explaining What Everyone in The Movie Credits Actually Does

Sundance Directors Lab 2016: Pippa Bianco on the Differences Between a Short and a Feature

Pippa Bianco with the Sundance Directors Lab discusses the difference between a short film and a feature film and how they both have their own challenges and how those challenges help you grow as an artist.

Sundance Directors Lab 2016: Pippa Bianco on the Differences Between a Short and a Feature

Nine Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

Ken Miyamoto at ScreenCraft offers some sage advice for new filmmakers struggling to make their short films.

Read the full article here: 9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

Six Rules from Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

V Renee at No Film School discusses Walter Murch’s six rules for editing your film. He’s got two Oscars under his belt, so you might wanna listen 🙂

6 ‘Rules’ for Good Cutting According to Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

John Fusco at No Film School discusses veteran cinematographer Ben Smithard’s process of hand-drawing lighting plots instead of relying on computers for that pre-production process.

Watch: Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

Watch: In ‘The Crown,’ Centering Creates a Regal Mood

Max Winter at No Film School discusses the Netflix show The Crown and uses it to illustrate how centering can be used to create a regal mood for stories onscreen.

Full video essay here: Watch: In ‘The Crown,’ Centering Creates a Regal Mood

Lessons for Filmmakers from Julian Rosefeldt’s “Manifesto”

Randy Astle at Filmmaker Magazine discusses four lessons that filmmakers can take from Manifesto, Julian Rosefeldt’s film featuring Cate Blanchett in twelve different roles.

Four Lessons for Filmmakers from Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto