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How to Write a Feature Film in a Month

I (finally) recorded a new YouTube video and wanted to share a tip from it that I think deserves...

Huge Breakthrough in AI-Generated Video

I had a newsletter typed up and ready to send, but then I saw what OpenAI announced today and...

Writing Characters That Actors Love to Play

I’ve been brainstorming ideas for my next film, and one thing I want to prioritize is giving the...

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Networking (without being a weirdo)

If you’re like me, “networking” has never come naturally.  In fact, I always...

The Truth About Screenwriting Books

Today I want to talk about the elephant in the room... Actually, I want to talk about the cat on the...

Film Credits: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Let’s talk about something that’s in every short film, but nobody else talks about. That’s...

How a Legendary DP Thinks About Close-Ups

I just came across this little interview clip of Roger Deakins (director of photography for Blade...

How to Give “Good” Feedback on a Film

I recently noticed a problem in the Discord server for my short film course. It’s a very common but...

What are your filmmaking goals for 2024?

I hope you’ve had a great 2023, and got to work on some fun projects. Since we’re all thinking about...
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