Pacing in film: it sounds like a simple concept, but it’s actually created by a collection of complex choices. And as a filmmaker, you get to make all the decisions about what you want your film’s pacing to be. Are you directing an intense action sequence that’s meant to get your audience’s hearts pounding? You
A blank page can be the most intimidating thing in the world. We’ve all experienced writer’s block! Are there any writer’s block tips that actually help? Some pros say they don’t believe in writer’s block, which doesn’t really help us. This idea can make aspiring writers feel like they’re missing some magic power to persevere.
With coronavirus covid-19 keeping many of us at home for an extended period of time, you have the perfect opportunity to finally finish that screenplay! So…where do you start? Schedule for how to write a screenplay in six weeks Many new writers get inspired and jump right into filling up the blank page, but this
Have you always wanted to finish a screenplay? Why not do it in 2020? It’s a new year, a new decade, and a fresh start for your writing goals. We’re not saying it’s easy – but it IS possible. Here’s how you can finish a screenplay this year. Finished is better than perfect Are you
Want to create your own film school for free? Read professional screenplays! Every year during Oscar season (which goes from around November until the Oscars in February), film studios make their Oscar screenplays (for the films that hope to win Best Screenplay) available online. This is so that awards voters can read them and make
You’ve come up with a genius idea for a movie or TV show. It’s gonna be a hit! Well, it won’t ever make it past the desk of a lowly script reader or assistant if it’s just like every other screenplay that came before it. What are the screenwriting cliches that make people stop reading?
You’ve written your first screenplay. Or maybe you’ve finished editing your first feature film. Is it ready for public view? We all know how competitive creative industries can be, and we’ve all heard the advice that you shouldn’t send something out before it’s ready (since you may only have one shot to impress entertainment industry
It’s important for film to reflect the world, and many studios and filmmakers are talking about diversity – but according to USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, there has been no significant statistical improvement in the representation of women, people of color, LBGT characters or characters with disability over the past decade. “We’re not seeing an interesting trend
Are you ready to make your first feature film? Making a movie can be a daunting task – but it’s also easier than ever to read professional scripts, learn about cameras and connect with potential crew members online. Maybe you’ve already made a short. Let go of your inhibitions and try a feature! Get
Writing smart, compelling dialogue is one of the most challenging parts of screenwriting. But crafting the perfect line can make your film live on in viewers’ minds forever. Below are eight essential rules (and examples!) to help you improve the dialogue in your screenplay or pilot. 1. Enter late, leave early You don’t need