Christopher Campbell from Film School Rejects gathers and shares six pieces of filmmaking advice from British filmmaker Ben Wheatley. As creatives, we find inspiration from many people, places, events, and things. Here’s more insight into how one successful filmmaker gets work done. Use your inspiration wisely 🙂
Read the full article here: 6 Filmmaking Tips from Ben Wheatley
Stephanie Forshee with Backstage provides some insight and guidance to budding and aspiring film directors. She answers every question such as what does a film director really do, how to get started, and how to find your artistic style as a director. She discusses several examples of how some of the most famous directors got their start. She reminds readers of one truth of the business: everyone’s path is different
Read the Full Article Here: How to Become a Film Director
The gentlemen at Aputure provide some tips and guidelines on how to use a green screen when shooting your films and when it’s the best time to use a blue screen instead.
Watch full video here: How Hollywood Lights Green Screens
Spielberg is an icon and a legend for good reason. Shanee Edwards with ScreenwritingU Magazine dissects the film to study seven story tricks screenwriters can use when creating children’s films.
Read the full article here: Spielberg gets all Spielbergian on The BFG: 7 great story tricks we learned from the cinematic giant
Filmmaker Magazine provides and incredible script to screen analysis that uses commentary from an interview with Francis Ford Coppola. It is definitely worth watching.
Full video here: Watch: “The Godfather: Solozzo’s Death – Script to Screen Analysis”
This is arguably one of the best things I’ve ever run into. One writer did something quite clever and brilliant, instead of asking for photos with the renowned creators they met, they collected pieces of advice written on a notecard. That collection of notecards has been compiled into a website full of words or wisdom, encouragement, and necessary butt-kickings from the creators of your favorite work. Read up and get inspired. And don’t forget to eat lunch 🙂
See full website here: Their Writing Cards
This is a short little blip of a round table interview with several actors, but I think what Viola Davis says about acting can be just as true for writers: You have to get uncomfortable sometimes. As writers, you’re extracting the inner workings of your mind and your emotions, putting them on paper for display, and allowing other people dissect and critique it. That can be very scary and intimidating. At least for me it can be. But you have to give yourself permission to let that out – because it could be a brighter gem than you realized; and you can’t polish that gem if you never dig it up.
Viola Davis: “The Discomfort is the Comfort”
One of the biggest mysteries for a creative person: is my work done? Well, Ken Miyamoto with ScreenCraft created a handy list to help you determine if and when your script is done, and what steps come next.
Read the full article here: 5 Ways You Can Determine If Your Script Is Done
Thom Geier at The Wrap discusses the State of New York’s new initiative to promote women in the film industry by offering $5 million dollars in incentives to have women and minorities hired in more prominent roles such as writers and directors. Let’s see if other states can follow that lead.
New York Approves $5 Million in Incentives to Hire Women, Minorities as TV Writers and Directors
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