Author: Liya Swift

How to edit film.

As a film editor, your fingerprints are all over the finished product, even if the average moviegoer doesn’t notice it. A movie wins an Academy Award and the visible crew and cast members get...

What is a grip?

In one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most experimental films, the famed director attempted to shoot a movie in “real time.” Through a series of long takes and hidden cuts, Hitchcock wanted to make Rope look...

Is Your Script Ready For TV Pilot Season?

Pilot season officially takes place from January through May. This is when the pilots for the upcoming TV season are ordered, made and either picked up or canned. However, you are a screenwriter and...

The Main Types of Acting Explained

Classical Acting Before talking pictures developed, actors primarily learned and practices their craft on stage in theatres. Acting for the stage required overly dramatic gestures, exaggerated actions and slow, drawn out speech to reach...