Category: Research 201

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...

About Filmmaking Schools

What should you consider when choosing a filmmaking school? First, are you serious about making films (as opposed to going to filmmaking school because it sounds like fun.) Do you have, in the words...

Here’s how to write a movie.

Writing for movies is a specialized skill—it differs greatly from “normal” writing (i.e. writing a novel). Books and movies both start with a story idea. From there, the process of writing a movie is...