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Using a Screenwriting Template

Perhaps more than any other creative submission, a screenplay needs to be written a certain way. Manuscripts, novellas, and other written works and need to follow certain guidelines (spelling, grammar and so on), but...

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How to become a movie director

Just as the home computer explosion in the early ‘80s opened up the music industry to the masses, the film industry also enjoyed a boon due to technological advances. With the advent of digital...

Film Lighting Basics

Three point lighting is the basic film lighting setup. It employs a key light, a fill light and a backlight. It is designed to highlight the main actor or point of interest in a...

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Film Jobs: The Grip

Everybody knows what a producer, director, and cinematographer do. But what about all of those other jobs and names that follow, scrolling down the screen after as the movie ends? The gaffer, foley artist,...

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Film Production Companies

At the start of most films, you’ve probably wondered why so many companies are listed before the movie starts. A studio presents a movie, which was produced by another company, sometimes in association with...

What is SAG?

SAG is the acronym for the Screen Actors Guild, a powerful union in the United States that represented film and TV principal and background performers worldwide. It was founded in 1933 to combat the...

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...