How to Direct Your First Feature Film

How to Direct Your First Feature Film

How to Direct Your First Feature Film Tips from the trenches for first-time feature filmmakers. ; 🎬 LEARN MORE with our online filmmaking course. “Partner with as much experience as you can, particularly the AD. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Use shorts...
Why You Need to “Kill Your Darlings”

Why You Need to “Kill Your Darlings”

Why You Need to "Kill Your Darlings" It's time to shape that raw inspiration. ; 🎬 LEARN MORE with our online filmmaking course. “You need to let go of the bits of your writing you are holding onto selfishly. Those words, side plots, characters or turns of phrase...
What Exactly Is Improv in the Filmmaking Process?

What Exactly Is Improv in the Filmmaking Process?

What Exactly Is Improv in the Filmmaking Process? Unlocking the potential of play. ; 🎬 LEARN MORE with our online filmmaking course. “Directors perform a vital function in scenes that are improvised, for they, in a sense, represent the audience.” Back in...
5 Essential Elements of Successful Mise en Scène in Film

5 Essential Elements of Successful Mise en Scène in Film

5 Essential Elements of Successful Mise en Scène in Film The visual culmination of a filmmaking collaboration. ; 🎬 LEARN MORE with our online filmmaking course. “Everything in the frame can carry meaning.” The more you study and learn about filmmaking, the...
How Do You Know When Your Film Project Is “Finished”?

How Do You Know When Your Film Project Is “Finished”?

How Do You Know When Your Film Project Is "Finished"? Letting go of perfectionism. ; 🎬 LEARN MORE with our online filmmaking course. “Movies aren’t finished. They’re abandoned.” Could you sit through the world premiere of your own work? In the case of Gone Girl...
How to Make a Career in Documentary Cinematography

How to Make a Career in Documentary Cinematography

How to Make a Career in Documentary Cinematography Learn by doing, again and again and again and... ; 🎬 LEARN MORE with our online filmmaking course. “Every time I do a project I’m reminded that I should follow my gut instinct.” We recently connected with...

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