If you’re learning how to write a script you may have asked yourself. “Do you really need Story Structure?” There seem to be two main arguments. One side screams: Screenplay structure leads to formulaic stories. Don’t waste time learning structure. While the other side screams: Poor screenplay structure leads to slack paceing and stories that lack focus. Let’s discuss the pros and Cons of using structure in your script.
Dealing with writer’s block can be a royal pain. We’ve all had a run in with the “Blank Page”. If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will if you keep writing long enough. It’s a natural condition. We discuss some screenwriting tips to overcome it.
Many people find the notion of a theme confusing and even abstract. Let’s start off with the generally accepted definition of what a theme is and work our way up from there. We discuss examples of themes,the difference between a theme and a subject, and ways to find a theme.
Themes can also be an extremely helpful tool in the writing process once you understand how to use them.
Feeling discouraged? Here are a few tips for filmmakers on how to stay motivated to make films. It’s easy to stay motivated when things are going well and you’re making progress but what about when they aren’t. What about…
- When you don’t have time
- When you don’t have money
- When you feel overwhelmed
- When it’s tough to find an audience for your films
These are just some of the issues we cover
For filmmakers and Screenwriters. We discuss one of the most popular questions. What makes a good story? If you ask 20 different people this question you’ll get 20 different answers.
the reality is, just because you have an idea for a story doesn’t necessarily make it a story worth telling. There are certain time-tested ingredients that should be present in a story to make it engaging for an audience.
For the beginner filmmakers and photographers learning lenses. We explain focal length, aperture, zoom lenses, prime lenses, Cinema lenses, wide angle, standard, and telephoto lenses. As well as background compression, lens distortion and all the lens markings.
This is a tutorial for beginner filmmakers. We cover the most common types of shots, camera angles and how to use them. We cover dolly shots, jibs and camera movement as well.
We cover composition and framing techniques for filmmaking, the aesthetic of beauty, the rule of thirds, headroom, leadroom, and more. As with everything in life nothing can truely be mastered but with a lot of practice we can get pretty darn close.
Are they bad or do they represent a perfectly decent option for beginner to filmmakers? Should you buy a kit lens with your DSLR or mirror-less camera?
Personally, I love the kit lens. I’ve been using it for years. Considering the price point, it’s an excellent starter lens.
We outline a 30 day plan to learn filmmaking on your own, without film school. We touch on everything from…
- Camera settings
- framing and composition
- micro films