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Film 101: Part Three

Talkies, from silliness to cynicism to supersizing.

The Film 101 series offers a short alternative course in cinema. By the time it’s completed, you’ll have hit film’s floodlit high points and ventured down its dim back alleys. Notebook optional. [For more, see Film 101: Parts One, Two, Four and Five when they’re ready.] Continue reading Film 101: Part Three

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Questions to Ask Before Making a Short Film

In an Indiewire guest post, Peter McCoubrey, who co-directed the short film “The Grey Matter” with his brother Luke McCoubrey, shares some of the questions they asked themselves when making the short, which went on to screen at festivals and become a Vimeo Staff Pick.

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Here’s How to Self-Distribute Your Film

From crowdfunding to publicity, the filmmakers of “The Discoverers” share their must-read tips for successful self-distribution.

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FIlm 101: Part Two

The Film 101 series offers a short alternative course in cinema. By the time it’s completed, you’ll have hit film’s floodlit high points and ventured down its dim back alleys. Notebook optional. [For more, see Film 101: Parts One, Three, Four and Five when they’re ready.] Continue reading FIlm 101: Part Two

Film 101: Part One

The Film 101 series offers a short alternative course in cinema. By the time it’s completed, you’ll have hit film’s floodlit high points and ventured down its dim back alleys. Notebook optional. [For more, see Film 101: Parts Two, Three, Four and Five when they’re ready.] Continue reading Film 101: Part One

More Free Scripts! Download Oscar Contenders ‘Birdman,’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Wild’ & Others

Get your free scripts here! Download ’em while they’re still legal.

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10 Lessons on Filmmaking from David Lynch

We love this guy, and after 25 years, the wait is over for Twin Peaks fans. David Lynch and Mark Frost have announced a return to the mythical town coming in 2016 to Showtime. The show is often credited for having paved the way for the golden age of television today, when many TV programs rival cinema for compelling stories. Through the episodic medium of television, Lynch was able to create a multi-layered world full of rich stories, diving deep into the lives of its characters. The season will pick up in the present day and bring back many of the show’s iconic roles. Continue reading 10 Lessons on Filmmaking from David Lynch