Category: Learning 101

Famous Movie Producers You Know And Those You Don’t

Famous Movie Producers You Know And Those You Don’t

Do you know why the Best Picture Oscar is awarded to the producer of the film, not the director? Back when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed in 1927, during...

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...

What is ‘Coverage’?

What is ‘Coverage’?

Perhaps the easiest way to understand what script coverage is would be to look at it as peer review. It is essentially a third-party “book review” of your screenplay that is done by a...

The Job of the Gaffer Defined

The Definition of Gaffer The Gaffer is the head of the lighting and electrical departments on a film set. They are responsible to the Director of Photography. Their job begins in pre-production where they...

Making Short Films

A famous mouse (not that one), an American propaganda film, and a boy named Spanky. A deaf 4-year-old, paper airplanes, and a suicide hotline. These are a few old and new subjects that have...

Become a Filmmaker

Filmmaker is a nebulous term. The term “filmmaker” means different things to different people. To some it means anyone who works on a film in any capacity. To others, including the Film Connection, a...

How to be a Screenwriter

1 – Watch Great Movies If you want to learn how to be a screenwriter, one of the very best things you can do to start learning and imbibing screenplay structure is by watching...