Category: Research 201

How to write a screenplay outline

From Ralphie’s theme in A Christmas Story to Bart Simpson’s book report on Treasure Island, outlines were one of the school writing assignments we had growing up. Learning Roman numerals, how to use lower...

Film mentor and female student with camera in production company

How to Direct a Movie

99% of directors are a quirky bunch. Perfectionistic, egomaniacal, and emotionally unstable one day, funny, friendly, engaging, and encouraging the next. These characteristics usually bubble to the surface while shooting scenes that demand the...

Film Crew on Set - BW

Film Crew List

When award season comes around, you’ll hear a lot about which directors, actors, and films can expect to take home some hardware. However, when it comes to a major motion picture – or even...

What is a Property Master?

Hint: Being a property master has nothing to do with real estate. A property master, at least in the world of film, is the person responsible for all portable objects (props) on a set....

How to Become a Producer

“I do not need a producer. I need only a good production manager. I need only a man who will give me money.” -Federico Fellini Film and TV producers take a concept and find...