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Dear Filmmaker, To celebrate Spring (and April 1st), I am offering my newly updated 2012 version of “The Art and Craft of the Director Online Course” at a substantial discount for this weekend only: March 31, and April 1, 2012. This special sale will end Sunday, April 1 at 11:59pm PST (Los Angeles time.) The […] Read the full article →
[easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”1475076185″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2Bj-vCN1oL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]” As a filmmaker, one of the biggest problems YOU have is finding a way to get your movie made, seen and sold without waiting for some Hollywood yahoo to give you permission. And as you probably know, there are a lot of people who want to make movies. […] Read the full article →
[easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”1932907009″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://actioncutprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/savecat1.jpg” width=”107″] is the ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat! Read the full article →
[easyazon-image-link asin=”193290705X” alt=”Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RAJ2Ew%2BZL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”160″ height=”113″] by Jennifer Van Sijll. What the industry’s most successful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium. Read the full article →
[easyazon-image-link asin=”1580650678″ alt=”The Film Director Prepares: A Practical Guide to Directing for Film and TV” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KsLbnJ3oL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”107″ height=”160″] From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman,  offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples. Read the full article →
[easyazon-image-link asin=”081085712X” alt=”Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512AEPCQV9L._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”112″ height=”160″]Since 1992, The Directors Guild of America has hosted annual seminars featuring its nominees for outstanding feature film directing. Since its inception, film and television director Jeremy Kagan has moderated these sessions in which […] Read the full article →
[easyazon-image-link asin=”1932907238″ alt=”Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low-Budget Movies” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511ieCKNxpL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”107″ height=”160″] Celluloid will always be their first love, acknowledge the authors of But after their second feature-length film, Beyond Bob, Dale Newton and John Gaspard recognized that they might never shoot in such an expensive medium again, “at least not […] Read the full article →
If you have been following filmmaking trends you know the world of indie filmmaking is changing fast. Inexpensive production technology coupled with the decline of traditional movie distribution has forever transformed the ways in which movies are marketed, seen and sold. These days, filmmakers must not only make great movies, but in order to prosper, […] Read the full article →
Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling for Indie Filmmakers is a 155 page multi-media Online course that shows you how to design a reliable shooting schedule for Feature Films and Television Productions. Read the full article →
In February, 2011, I directed the last film in a series from the EBM program of the Vancouver Film School called “Steampunk Neverland.” I am using my filmmaking blog as my weekly journal to demonstrate what a director goes through during the three production phases of a film. My goal with this journal is to […] Read the full article →