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“You really should know the old work that has gone before, the old masters... You should see and experience them as best you can. Do not look at them to learn from them. Look at...

Dec 12, 2019

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“I always say that casting is 85 to 90 percent of the picture for me. So, all of you just starting out ... insist on what you want, and ...don’t settle for close enough or secon...

Dec 12, 2019

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Created by the assistant director, a call sheet outlines the schedule for every shoot day during filming. Making a call sheet takes a lot of coordinating, but it’s a necessary s...

Dec 10, 2019

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Location scouting is finding real places to serve as the fictional locations described in a film’s screenplay. In filmmaking, the right location supports the narrative and helps...

Dec 10, 2019

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Your style encompasses who you are, what you’re trying to say, and the way you express it with the tools of filmmaking—but you don’t have to be fully conscious of or able to art...

Dec 9, 2019

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No one would be surprised to learn that writing a script takes hard work. Becoming a professional screenwriter who cranks out consistently brilliant scripts is even harder. Aspi...

Dec 3, 2019

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All Hollywood movie magic starts with a first draft and evolves into a screenplay fit for the silver screen. Writing a film script for a feature film is a long and challenging p...

Dec 2, 2019

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“As the director, you can’t score points for false modesty. You have to assume the responsibility of being the one who makes those guiding decisions.” —Martin Scorsese When you’...

Nov 27, 2019

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Cutting your teeth in the film industry can be a daunting process. The path from novice director to Hollywood icon is a long one, but a crucial step in every aspiring filmmaker’...

Nov 21, 2019

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