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Great Movies about Moviemaking

#1 – The Player Directed by Robert Altman, written by Michael Tolkin and based on his book by the same name, the 1992 film The Player sees a Hollywood film studio exec’s life collapse in on itself after he murders a fledgling screenwriter. It’s a film that makes fun of the film industry and the […]

Screenwriting 101: making lists

For The Love Of…Lists

Oftentimes writers can get stuck on a specific aspect of the creative process or find themselves end circling a specific theme or story trope over and over again (even some of the best and most famous writers have been guilty of this faux pas). One way to jumpstart your brain to start working in another […]

Five Scientific Discoveries That Need to be Movies

Looking for some inspiration or a subject matter you can really sink your hooks into? If so, all you have to do is take a look at some of the many real world scientific discoveries that have taken place over the past few years. There have been a number of massive breakthroughs that are so […]

The Lowdown on Recorded Sound Through The Ages

When thinking about the history of recorded sound, it’s best to split things up into four categories: The Acoustic Era (1877 to 1925), The Electric Era (1925 to 1945), The Magnetic Era (1945 to 1975) and The Digital Era (1975 to present). In 1857 a Parisian printer and bookseller named Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville invented […]

LA film locations

Filmmaker Daytrips: LA Film Locations

The greater LA area of Southern California is rife with pieces of film history. Literally thousands of LA film locations have been used to create far away galaxies and subterranean hideouts throughout the sprawling mecca which is composed of nearly ninety cities and thousands of neighborhoods. Want to delve into LA’s cinematic history? You too […]

Francois Truffaut

Truffaut: A Brief History

Although many Americans don’t know this, even though it’s common knowledge in France, François Truffaut was a film critic prior to becoming one of the most critically praised writers and directors in cinema. As you probably know, the dialogue between film critics and filmmakers is often a contentious one. A great many filmmakers say they […]

how to be a savvy communicator

How To Be A Savvy Communicator

When you’re working in a creative field, being an efficient communicator is paramount. Your entire job hinges on being able to be understood. Regardless of what field or what position you currently hold, so much of working in the creative arts comes down to being able to communicate well: artist to viewer communication, client to […]

romantic movies

Five Romantic Movies Nearly Everyone Will Love

Below are five movies that should be able to appease both those who typically like romantic movies, as well as those who don’t. No matter your status, identity, or gender, you may be a female who hates so-called “cheesy” Lifetime movies, a guy who really digs the Bourne movies, or you could be into witty […]

indie filmmaking

Can Being Too Indie Hurt Your Career?

Every aspiring filmmaker who’s waiting tables or driving warehouse trucks right now doesn’t want to do that forever. Naturally, they want to get paid for their work. They want those late nights and times of self-doubt and self-sacrifice to amount for something substantial and they want to make their mark. When working towards the goal of […]

singers mic techniques

Singers, Work Thy Mic!

Having a good voice is one thing. Being able to sing in-studio requires a bit more than that. Professional vocalists and session singers know how to use their voices to convey various emotions and textures, and they know how to “work the mic” in order to achieve the desired effect. Here are our tips for working […]

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