10 Ways To Generate a High Concept Movie Idea

“High concept.” It’s one of those Hollywood terms without a widely accepted definition. But most filmmakers learn quickly that they need a high concept movie idea to succeed. “Something unexpected” doesn’t quite explain it. “Something unique or original” doesn’t either! “Hook” is another common film term – but what exactly is a hook? Maybe this

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How To Write an Effective Protagonist

Photo by Obi Onyeador from Unsplash Before you worry about camera angles or location permits, you need a strong script. And the core of that screenplay is your main character – AKA your protagonist. But what makes a good protagonist? “Make your main character more likable” is a simplistic note we often hear. It’s easy

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Why Productivity Isn’t Everything

We’re artists. We’re hustlers. We’re business people. We’re our own social media and marketing teams. When you’re trying to get your work out there, it feels like there is always something more to do, something else you can research, one more email or message you could send. And many of us have jobs in addition

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Why a Mood Board Can Help Your Film

Films are more than a collection of scenes made with high-tech cameras and lighting equipment. They’re designed to make us FEEL. To create atmosphere and feeling in your film, you’ll need a variety of inspiration – whether that’s other films, TV shows, paintings, books, real-life locations, music, fashion, photographs or even items from your own

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