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by Peter D Marshall

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Issue #1 – April 10, 2000 (Working with Actors: Personality Traits)
Issue #2 – May 12, 2000 (Working with Actors: The Casting Session)
Issue #3 – June 12, 2000 (Script Breakdown: Script and Scene Analysis)
Issue #4 – July 17, 2000 (Script Breakdown: Character Analysis)
Issue #5 – August 20, 2000 (On Set: Blocking a Scene)
Issue #6 – September 26, 2000 (On Set: Rehearsing a Scene)
Issue #7 – October 30, 2000 (Visual Concept and Colours)
Issue #8 – November 29, 2000 (Staging and Shooting a Fight Scene)
Issue #9 – December 30, 2000 (Staging and Choreography)

“I am regular reader of your paper. I am a new director in Nepal (Kollywood film industries.) Thank you very much for giving me very useful tips. Due to this, I can manage my tasks very easily. I’m so greatful to you.”Pradeep K. Bhatta, Nepal


Issue #10 – January 31, 2001 (Convergence: The Reality)
Issue #11 – February 19, 2001 (The Commercial Director – Part 1)
Issue #12 – March 19, 2001 (The Commercial Director – Part 2)
Issue #13 – April 23, 2001 (Letter from Your Sound Department – Part 1)
Issue #14 – May 21, 2001 (The Commercial Director – Part 3)
Issue #15 – June 18, 2001 (Letter from Your Sound Department – Part 2)
Issue #16 – July 23, 2001 (Letter from Your Sound Department – Part 3
Issue #17 – August 20, 2001 (Directing Direct Response Television)
There was no September issue
Issue #18 – October 22, 2001 (The Director’s Prep)
Issue #19 – November 17, 2001 (The Art of Directing)
Issue #20 – December 17, 2001 (Motion Picture Directing)

“I just wanted to let you know I find you’re ezine to be very helpful! I’m in the process of a film and have enjoyed the tips & info!” Morbid Trioxin – Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Issue #21 – January 14, 2002 (Directing as a Helping Profession)
Issue #22 – February 25, 2002 (On Israeli Cinema)
Issue #23 – March 25, 2002 (Pre-Production Activities)
Issue #24 – April 29, 2002 (Directing 101)
Issue #25 – May 26, 2002 (21st Century Black America Filmmakers)
Issue #26 – June 28, 2002 (Working with Actors – Parts 1 & 2)
Issue #27 – July 29, 2002 (Finding Work in the Film & TV Business)
Issue #28 – August 26, 2002 (A Series of Subscriber Articles)
Issue #29 – September 27, 2002 (Television vs Movies)
Issue #30 – October 31, 2002 (Movie Industry Analysis)
Issue #31 – November 30, 2002 (Making a Living in Video and Film)
There was no December issue

“I’d like to say how much your publications have meant to me and how much I have learned from them and I have left more then one printed version with a few of my directors.” Greg Fawcett, Los Angeles, USA

Issue #32 – January 6, 2003 (18 Film Making Article Links )
Issue #33 – February/March, 2003 (The Visual Style of John Woo)
Issue #34 – April 14, 2003 (The Craft of Directing)
Issue #35 – May 26, 2003 (What is Your Goal?)
Issue #36 – June 27, 2003 (Buyers and Sellers)
Issue #37 – July 28, 2003 (Beginning the Deal)
There was no August issue
Issue #38 – September 22, 2003 (Dreaming the Impossible Dream?)
Issue #39 – October 21, 2003 (What is a Director?)
Issue #40 – November 22, 2003 (10 Tips to Market & Promote Your Film)
There was no December issue
“I’ve been reading your articles since “Scene 1 Take 1″ in April 2000. They are a great help to all aspiring screenwriters and directors.” Leonid Bochkov, Moscow, Russia.

Issue #41 – January 7, 2004 (55 Story Elements for Writing Romance)
Issue #42 – February 23, 2004 (A Short History of the Horror Film)
There were no March or April issues
Issue #43 – May 11, 2004 (Working with Actors on the Set)
Issue #44 – June 20, 2004 (10 Website Links for Free Film Ezines)
There was no July issue
Issue #45 – August 30, 2004 (The Hollywood Pitch Festival)
Issue #46 – September 28, 2004 (What to Avoid in Low Budget Scripts)
Issue #47 – October 18, 2004 (The 12 Biggest Mistakes Directors Make)
Issue #48 – November 22, 2004 (Don’t Let Budget Choose Your Format(Pt.1)
Issue #49 – December 26, 2004 (Don’t Let Budget Choose Your Format(Pt.2)

“Do keep up the good work in The Director’s Chair. Filmmakers all over the globeare benefitting from your insight and your generosity in sharing your knowledgeIncluding me – and I’ve been at it for thirty years!” James MacGregor

Issue #50 – January 18, 2005 (Don’t Let Budget Choose Your Format(Pt. 3)
Issue #51 – February 21, 2005 (Finding the Right Agent)
Issue #52 – March 15, 2005 (Script Analysis Check List)
Issue #53 – April 28, 2005 (Why S*x Is a Turn-Off for Movie Audiences)
Issue #54 – May 30, 2005 (Finding a Film Job)
Issue #55 – June 30, 2005 (MAKING IT in Film Production!)
Issue #56 – July 29, 2005 (Introduction to “Directing the Money”)
Issue #57 – August 28, 2005 (Translating Ideas Into Money Talk)
Issue #58 – September 26, 2005 (Five Good Producer Skills)
Issue #59 – October 22, 2005 (Using Music Legally in Your Work)
Issue #60 – November 19, 2005 (What is a Pro?)
Issue #61 – December 22, 2005 (African Cinema – An Overview)

“Thank you for your ezine. It is a amazing resource!” James Sutherland, South Africa

Issue #62 – January 15, 2006 (More About African Cinema)
Issue #63 – February 27, 2006 (Music Licensing)
Issue #64 – March 30, 2006 (Digital vs Film)
Issue #65 – April 28, 2006 (The Importance of Securing Chain of Title)
Issue #66 – May 16, 2006 (Tips to Make your Movie Sound Real)
Issue #67 – June 20, 2006 (Producing Films for the Internet)
Issue #68 – July 18, 2006 (INDIE Film Financing)
Issue #69 – August 22, 2006 (DVD Replication for Dummies)
Issue #70 – October 10, 2006 (Good Inexpensive Production Music)
Issue #71 – November 27, 2006 (Producing a Dynamite Demo Reel)
Issue #72 – December 28, 2006 (Film Making in Jordan)

“Thanks for the words. You ezine is great, I read about 8 of them in one sitting. It’s great what you are doing for us struggling filmmakers!” Robert E. Holley, Grave Shift Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Issue #73 – January 25, 2007 (Breaking Free of Structure Paradigms)
Issue #74 – February 27, 2007 (A Sound Mixer: Notes for Directors)
There was no March/April issue
Issue #75 – May 22, 2007 (Filmmaking and Storytelling)
Issue #76 – June 19, 2007 (The Hero’s Journey-106 Stages)
Issue #77 – July 16, 2007 (Filming in the Philippines)
Issue #78 – August 13, 2007 (Art as Business or Hobby?)
Issue #79 – September 24, 2007 (What To Do Until The Money Arrives)
Issue #80 – October 26, 2007 (Hollywood and the Case of Africa)
Issue #81 – December 9, 2007 (Location Scouting Tips)

“I must tell you that the Director’s Chair E-Zine has been my crash course indirecting and I am very grateful for the incredibly practical advice it contains!” Chisanga Kabinga, South Africa

Issue #82 – January 20
, 2008 (Using the Internet to Find Funding for Films)
Issue #83 – February 25, 2008 (Shooting Action on a Shoestring Budget)
Issue #84 – March 17, 2008 (Becoming a Director)
Issue #85 – April 25, 2008 (Cynthia Wade – 2008 Academy Award Winner)
Issue #86 – May 19, 2008 (How to Get into the Music Video Business)
Issue #87 – June 16, 2008 (It’s Not a Song Without the Music)
Issue #88 – July 25, 2008 (50 Things to Know About Film Production
Issue #89 – August 22, 2008 (Sam Heer: A Producer’s Perspective)
Issue #90 – September 26, 2008 (How to Find Buyers for Your Films)
Issue #91 – October 12, 2008 (The New Indie Filmmaking Arena)
Issue #92 – November 24, 2008 (Entrepreneur Movie Director/Producer)
Issue #93 – December 24, 2008 (All About Indie Filmmaking)

“Thank you for your monthly teaching Ezine. I have been receiving it since I first started taking film classes at community college and then into University film school and now I will continue learning tips & pointers from them as I create movies in my career.” Joe Perez, Los Angeles,  U.S.A.

Issue #94 – January 19, 2009
(How I Got That First Job in TV)
Issue #95 – February 22, 2009 (Working with a Music Composer)
Issue #96 – March 25, 2009 (The Ten Commandments of Filmmaking)
There was no April Issue
Issue #97 – May 3, 2009 (Metamorphosis Filmmaker)
Issue #98 – June 22, 2009 (Prodding the Drunken Elephant)
Issue #99 – (July) Aug. 20, 2009 (Make Your Short Film On a ZERO Budget)
Issue #100 – September 22, 2009
(The Current Status of Visual Effects)
Issue #101 – October 26, 2009
(An Austrian Filmmaker’s Journey)
Issue #102 – Nov. 24, 2009
(Film Festival Secrets)
Issue #103 – Dec. 15, 2009
(Best Way to Advance Your Film Career)

“Peter, I can’t begin to thank you enough for your monthly Ezine! The content is so valuable I feel like I’m stealing free lessons. I’m constantly learning something each month, which allows me to grow as an independent filmmaker. I look forward to the next installment! ”
D. Miles, (Long Beach, USA)


Issue #104 – Jan. 10, 2010
(Creating Creative Working Relationships)
Issue #105 – Feb. 9, 2010 (On Collaboration: Less is not Always More)
Issue #106 – March. 9, 2010 (Film Pipeline Overview)
Issue #107 – April 24, 2010 (Florida Road – An Independent Film)
Issue #108 – May/June 17, 2010 (The 7-Step Film Directing Formula)
Issue #109 – July 26, 2010
(The Role of the Director During Pre-Production)
Issue #110 – August 28, 2010 (The Director’s Creative Process)
Issue #111 – September 19, 2010 (Making Up the Director’s Mind)
Issue #112 – October 25, 2010 (Psychology of Movement)
Issue #113 – November 26, 2010 (Casting Guidelines for Directors)
There was no December Issue

Issue #114 – January  19, 2011
(A Film Director’s Journey)
Issue #115 – February 21, 2011 (Directing Tools – The Actors Language)
Issue #116 – March 25, 2011 (Indie Filmmakers-Creating Business Plans)
Issue #117 – April 18, 2011 (Interview with a Screenwriter-Part 1)
Issue #118 – May 14, 2011 (Interview with a Screenwriter-Part 2)
Issue #119 – June 5, 2011 (3D Beyond the Cameras)
Issue #120 – July 17, 2011(Pt 1: Interview with Actor/Director Trilby Jeeves)
Issue #121 – August 7, 2011 (The Art of Scene Transitions)
Issue #122 – September 8, 2011 (Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul)
Issue #123 – October 12, 2011 (Pt 2: Interview with Actor/Director Trilby Jeeves)
Issue #124 – November 11, 2011 (Remembrance Day 11-11-11)
Issue #125 – December 12, 2011(Directing the Audition)

Issue #126 – January 15, 2012 (The First Script Read-Through)
Issue #127 – February 12, 2012 (Creating the Director’s Subworld)
Issue #128 – March 12, 2012 (Basic Film Blocking Techniques)
Issue #129 – April 21, 2012 (Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams)
Issue #130 – May 6, 2012 (10 Tricks and Traps of Producing)
Issue #131 – June 16, 2012 (Shedding the Stigma)
Issue #132 – July 22, 2012 (Personal Observations)
Issue #133 – August 19, 2012 (High-Tech Movie Tools)
Issue #134 – September 19, 2012 (Mistakes First Time Directors Make)
Issue #135 – October 22, 2012 (The 5 Groups of On-Camera Players)
Issue #136 – November 15, 2012 (Truth, Justice and the Cinema!)
Issue #137 – December 19, 2012 (Get Your Creative Project off the Ground)

Issue #138 – January 16, 2013 (Creating a Lasting Career in the Movies)
Issue #139 – February 21, 2013 (The Working Film Director)
Issue #140 – March 18, 2013 (A Filmmaking Checklist)
Issue #141 – April 5, 2013 (The Actor/Director Dance)
Issue #142 – May 7, 2013 (Transitioning From Narrative to Documentary)
Issue #143 – June 4, 2013 (Why Music is Paramount for Filmmakers)
Issue #144 – July 2, 2013 (The 5 Groups of On-Camera Players)
There was no August issue
Issue #145 – Sept. 14, 2013 (Creating Good Character Descriptions )
Issue #146 – October. 8, 2013 (Third World Entertainment)
Issue #147 – November. 5, 2013 (Film Industry Jobs)
Issue #148 – December. 10, 2013 (How Hitchcock can Save your Film)

“I may not fully participate and write back with every issue of The Director’s Chair you send, but I just want to say thanks and I appreciate the knowledge you push out to us. I’m all the way in Zimbabwe and The Director’s Chair is one of my essential reads for “My Film School.” Pfungwa Kizito Chimbetete, Director,

Issue #149 – January. 7, 2014 (Push the Boundaries of Your Creativity)
Issue #150 – February 4, 2014 (How I Made My First Feature For 7k)
Issue #151 – March 4, 2014 (Scene Tectonics: Building Blocks of Drama)
Issue #152 – April 8, 2014 (7 Tips to Make a Living Filmmaking)
Issue #153 – May 6, 2014 (Connecting with Your Audience’s Emotions)
Issue #154 – June 10, 2014 (What Makes Great Film-Makers So Great?)
Issue #155 – July 15, 2014 (Crowd Funding Tips from an Indie Filmmaker)
Issue #156 – August 7, 2014 (Blocking and Rehearsing Actors on Set)
Issue #157 – September 16, 2014 (Defining the Director/DOP Relationship)
Issue #158 – October 14, 2014 (Differentiating Good Acting From Bad Acting)
Issue #159 – November 6, 2014 (The Business of Film)
There was no December issue
There was no January issue
Issue #160 – February 11, 2015 (Filmmaking Videos from Established Directors)
Issue #161 – March 10, 2015 (Does a Good Story Really Make a Good Film?)
Issue #162 – April 7, 2015 (Understanding Human Behavior (Part 1)
Issue #163 – May 5, 2015 (Understanding Human Behavior (Part 2)

SUBSCRIBE NOW to Issue #164 – June 8, 2015
(Why Auditions are the ‘Bottleneck’ of the Film Industry)

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Peter D. Marshall / All Rights Reserved

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Christina Rosendahl August 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Thanks a lot

James Aboagye August 8, 2010 at 12:15 am

I will be interesting hearing from an experienced person like you

vince ybarra August 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

What is the cost of the magazine? I can’t find the cost anywhere in your web page. I know it’s not free! Thank you

Peter D Marshall August 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Hello Vince,

There is no cost. This monthly filmmaking ezine is free.All you have to do is sign up and you will be sent a free copy each month.



Gustive September 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I would love to do film as a course. But am at SA

chanti September 23, 2010 at 11:46 pm

it gives efficent information to me

Michael October 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Hi Peter
Is there any way to access the archives? There seems to be a link but when you click on an older issue it takes you back to the homepage.


lawrence Okyere Kwapong October 18, 2010 at 2:26 am

i am into film editing and i will like to know much about film directing.

Jake Armbruster October 26, 2010 at 12:49 am

Hey Peter
I’m having the same problems as Michael, I have just stumbled across your ezine and really would like to get into the archive’s. I got a chance to read the first one but the links to the others take me to the homepage.

Peter D Marshall October 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Hi Jake, I believe I have corrected the mistake. The right web address is:



shirley debassige January 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

where do i subscribe and what is the cost

Peter D Marshall January 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Hello. There is no charge for the ezine and you can subscribe here:

Bablu Tudu January 21, 2011 at 5:30 am

How much it will cost me if i convert 10 minutes digital promo to film.

Saiful Islam Shamim February 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Please send me your monthly.
I’m a director from Bangladesh.

Abraham Amoateng March 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

well thank u so much for ur time, my question is, how can i combine movie directing and acting together on a set when it is me directing the movie and at the same time want to act. I am in Ghana.
Thank you

Peter D Marshall March 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Abraham, this is very hard to do for most actor/directors. You need to have a lot of trust in your DOP and your 1st AD. You should also have video playback so you can see the takes you were acting in. This also means that your shooting times will be longer as you have o review the takes – after they have been shot.

neel kamal July 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

i want to learn film making technique through this website.

Danny Lee August 15, 2011 at 2:02 am

Hello Mr. Marshall
First of all thank U for this great EZINE and again thank U for the Ebook “The Modern MovieMaking Movement” and i have a couple of questions , Thank you for Your Time :
1. I think i am a natural born Actor/Director (Wow How Selfish 🙂 ) as i did couple of shooting 2 of them under 4 Min , 1 of them about 15 min (and i did act in them the first 2 in the main role , the last one was a side role) first Question is how can i Expand my job to be an international filmmaker?
2. I really want to be a Director and i have really good scripts (Actually those are in my mind not on paper 🙁 ) at least compare to some recent Hollywood Movies Like… oh no lets not name them Bcuz You know them better than Me Sir But when i see they spend money for such a nonsense movie , i tell myself man i can do far better than this… so why shouldn’t .
but i have a problem , i Don’t know anything about script writing , and the question is how can i write scripts when i got no skills ?
3. Is there any organization that supports young Directors (like Me) around the world , what about in Canada ?
4. Is there any way to get involve into professional film making (like Holly wood) For guys like Me ?
5. Excuse me , But can i send You a Friend Request in Facebook?
and in the End , My Questions are a lot more than these , but these are most important for me to know about… aging thank U for Your Time.

om verma August 22, 2011 at 8:51 am

I’ve started the film making. This is the url about my work.
New talents are welcome in our team from anywhere on the globe.

Nijay Jayan September 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

Thank you verymuch for your valuable tips.
I’m going to direct a telefilm for the first time in my life. what all duties i must give to my assistantsso as i could easily manage the whole crew..

nana yaw September 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I am a young director and I need some little caoching, hope I find it here.

Funsho Beckley November 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

great job!

Milroy Goes February 15, 2012 at 4:27 am

I’m a small time short filmmaker, I look forward for your guidance your magazine. This will help me enhance my directing skills.
know more about me on facebook >
best regards
Milroy Goes,
GOA (West State of INDIA)

okoye emka (Nigeria) February 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

i am very much happy to be part of your fans. Your artcles, no doubt had really made me a different person when it comes to production. You have really inspired and motivated me to do more and better. Keep it up. Emeka Alex okoye, Anambra, Nigeria.

jibin k raj March 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

sir, i am very interested in movie making, i am just 17years old, and am an indian, my best wish is to become a good director like ”SPILLBERG” ……..

there is no one supporting me to touch the air,,,,,,,,,,,, sir please help me…..

jibin k raj March 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

sir, thank you for this site………….

monojyoti bose April 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm

i wanted to be a movie director…looking for your help

nesar khan May 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

i very interested in movie making .i m just 20 years old and i m Indian pls give me tips for movie making.sir, i think actually i know that i can do it and i written some interesting story with suspense and thriller…i can post if you want

nesar khan May 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

sir, i want to be film director please help me…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

sudhir June 15, 2012 at 7:43 am

good to read. i want a subscription

Peter D Marshall June 15, 2012 at 7:47 am

Sudhir, you can sign up for the ezine here:



Shuk September 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

wish u would come to Malaysia..

Peter D Marshall September 10, 2012 at 8:23 am

Shuk, I would love to come to Malaysia. The closest I’ve been is to Singapore (twice) to teach some film workshops.

Julio César November 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Favor de mandar su revista electronica, aun no la recibo. please.

Julio César November 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm

deseo recibir su folleto electrónico para aprender mas sobre cine.

Jesus G. April 16, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Hello Peter,

How far would you suggest pushing actors during rehearsals; I recently directed a film where an actor did great during rehearsals but was a little flat on set. I’ve heard that you want to save the “good stuff” for the set but where do you draw the line during rehearsals?

Thanks and greetings from Dallas, TX

Peter D Marshall April 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm

This all depends on you, the director, and the actors. There is no general rule. Getting to know the actors before shooting is very important. Maybe you can find out what they are like on set and how they want to rehearse. Every actor works differntly. 🙂

Vikram Jackson August 18, 2013 at 7:20 am

Hello sir,
I m from INDIA. i’m Short movie maker.I want your help ,that how can i make my work better….n how can i explore my movies..


vitthal ambhure September 26, 2013 at 1:24 am

sir,i am a film director .I have more imformetion about (previeas knowlege)film meking ,shedule playnig.cemera angle ,lence knowlege. plz suggest me good book

xmen October 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

can i shoot cinematic look feature film wth canon t5i

Ephrem Abebe February 11, 2016 at 12:03 am

Thank you for the informative Tips.

Kevin Moran May 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Awesome. I’m in the middle of a degree. II’m surrounded by regurgitating parrots who dislike alternative film making …..Yes please

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Hey Pete! You rock man, thanks for doing this.

Regarding the signup, do I just send a blank email to the address that pops up to subscribe?

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