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Kim Leonard is a writer and director who specializes in Comedy. She has done just about every job on set, from PA to Producer.
Who is this Person Finding a Character Using Script Breakdown - Featured - StudioBinder

Who is This Person? Finding a Character Using the Script Breakdown

There’s an old film school thought experiment that asks about a character, “What does ...

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Say What? Fundamental Approaches to Writing ‘Realistic’ Dialogue

Writing dialogue is the best part of writing a screenplay. It’s the part of ...

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23 Best Documentaries of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers (2020)

The first films ever made were documentaries. Originally demonstrations of the magic of filmmaking ...

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Set Dressing Guide: How Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite Creates Meaning

We’ve talked quite a bit about script breakdowns. We’ve shown you how to break ...

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What’s in Your Shot List: How to Design and Communicate Your Vision

You’ve thoroughly read and re-read the script, and you can perfectly visualize what your ...

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Cinéma Vérité — Filmmaking Style That Keeps It Real

Cinéma vérité – literally “cinema of truth” – is a style of filmmaking you’ve ...

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Stereotypes in Movies and How Filmmakers Can Avoid Them

Over the last century, we made some extraordinary advances in storytelling technology. We can ...

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How to Schedule a Musical: Breaking Down La La Land

Musicals are a special breed of filmmaking that requires a LOT of preparation and ...

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The Clapperboard Explained — How to Use a Film Slate

The humble film slate, scuffed and scratched and tossed casually aside between setups, is ...