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How to Format a Kickass Hollywood (or Indie!) Screenplay

How you format your screenplay could mean the difference between rejection and success. Screenplay experts responsible for choosing what goes into production can often tell at a glance whether it’s written by a professional or an amateur, without even reading it through. According to masters like Syd Field, just looking at the balance of words […]

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An Introduction to Storyboarding for Filmmakers

Image: “Storyboard” by Sanchez Band is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Storyboards are the most ubiquitous tool for pre-visualising what you’re going to shoot before you whip out the camera. If your story is mostly visual, storyboards can even replace a script. By building the world of your movie on paper before you build it […]

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The crazy way they filmed the hallway fight scene in 'Inception'

I’ve got mixed feelings about Christopher Nolan’s Inception. The action and music was so relentlessly full-on that it had bored a hole in my skull by the end, but there’s no denying it was a totally original visual masterpiece. You could definitely where the $140 million budget went. The story was complex and multi-layered, though given the calibre of […]

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