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Filmmaking 101 Building Suspense

Filmmaking 101: Building Suspense

In order to build suspense in film you have to plan, exercise control, and use the language of cinema to meet your ends. While it’s true much of the suspense in a scene happens in the edit, you must have the correct building blocks i.e. the right story, the right scenes, and the right shots […]

Binge Nation 7 Binge-Worthy Shows to Stream Now

Binge Nation: 7 Binge-Worthy Shows to Stream Now

The way television is consumed has radically changed over the last ten years. Now, the idea of serialized week-to-week storytelling is something alien or at the very least, passé, to most viewers. People want to be able to sit down, watch the entirety of a show, and then move on to the next thing. Even […]

ways film directors use color

Ways Film Directors Use Color

Film is often said to be a director’s medium. They’re the person who has the most creative control and who makes all the key decisions. One of the often overlooked ways directors can make specific narrative and tonal choices that inform how the audience absorbs the story is through the use of color, shaping the […]

Screenplay 101

Screenwriting 101: Tiny Touches That Make Your Characters Real

Screenwriters are often so concerned by the plot and scene construction elements of the script they’re writing that they often neglect to fully breathe life into their characters. Character should dictate plot, not the other way around. Listed below are five little touches that can help you create more well-rounded, realistic characters. Vocal Proclivities One […]

Sundance 2017: Films to Watch Out For

Although there are bigger festivals and ones that attract bigger pockets, The Sundance Film Festival is one most cinephiles make sure to keep on their radars. The 2017 festival, located in Park City, Utah has a total or 113 feature-length films, from 32 countries and includes 37 first-time filmmakers.. Among the many films are those […]

audio events

The Audio Events Aspiring Pros Need to Know About

Being in the music industry is all about having connections, being known, and being in the right place at the right time. Yes, you’ve got to have skill, yes you’ve got to have a body of work but you also need to be known by the folks who can hire you and/or introduce you to […]

Film, Music, and TV trends for 2017

Film, Music, and TV Trends for 2017

2016 saw a lot of amazing film, music, and television being made. From the continued dominance of streaming services to Chinese-backed films shooting in America, to the indie film circuit producing numerous critically acclaimed films, 2016 has been a year full of upending entrenched systems and meeting consumer demands in new ways. By the looks […]

Directors to Know in 2017

2017 looks to be a big year for the film medium. Yes, big movies like Justice League, Transformers, and Star Wars: Episode VIII are coming out, but they don’t need any of our attention. Those films will make loads of money. There’s a whole machine behind them, propelling them forward. We’re going to focus on […]

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