Mastering the Movie Color Palette: Denis Villeneuve

O ver the course of nine feature films, Denis Villeneuve has shown himself to be one of contemporary cinema’s leading filmmakers. Known for his intense dramas, Villeneuve often allows his environments to act as extensions of his characters. Much of this is accomplished through color choice. Here’s how Denis Villeneuve uses color theory to enhance… Continue reading Mastering the Movie Color Palette: Denis Villeneuve

Mastering the Movie Color Palette: How David Fincher Uses Color in Film

One could point to any number of impressive techniques used in David Fincher movies, but perhaps one of the most important is his movie color palette. As he himself once said, “In film, we sculpt time, we sculpt behavior and we sculpt light.”  That last one is what we’re focusing on today.Here are some of the… Continue reading Mastering the Movie Color Palette: How David Fincher Uses Color in Film

Mastering Shot Lists: Rian Johnson’s Movies and Directing Style (with Shot List Example)

Director Rian Johnson movies have a distinct visual and emotional style. Which is a pretty impressive feat given how young a filmmaker he is.  Most directors take a few films before they solidify their style. Here’s how you can learn to create a shot list like acclaimed director Rian Johnson — just remember that for the… Continue reading Mastering Shot Lists: Rian Johnson’s Movies and Directing Style (with Shot List Example)

The 8 Best Free Casting Websites

Casting websites have forever changed the production process.  It used to be that the aspiring actor, with their trusty headshot in tow, would make the rounds to casting offices, not quite sure what to expect. Thanks to the wonders of technology, actors now have an abundance of online resources to find legitimate casting opportunities. Here’s a look… Continue reading The 8 Best Free Casting Websites

Mastering the Screenplay: Writing Exposition in Film

I s there anything worse than bad exposition in film? Few things turn an audience off than listening to a character explain things for no reason. But at the same time, the exposition of a story is vital.  And while sci-fi and fantasy are where you’ll find the really bad examples of exposition, it’s not just for… Continue reading Mastering the Screenplay: Writing Exposition in Film

A Complete Guide To Understanding Script Coverage (Free Template)

Script coverage is an essential part of the development process, but many screenwriters and even some producers are in the dark. If you’re pursuing a job in the entertainment industry, keep reading.  This post will guide you through the entire process of script coverage, including how they rate scripts and places for you to find… Continue reading A Complete Guide To Understanding Script Coverage (Free Template)

Mastering the Film Color Palette: Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro movies are known for their lush fantasy landscapes, sense of creeping dread, and unmatched use of color. His self-confessed primary influences are obvious once you know how to look for them. Comic books, manga, horror movies, and his native Mexican culture all combine to create a director who is not afraid to stuff every… Continue reading Mastering the Film Color Palette: Guillermo del Toro

The Directing Style of Quentin Tarantino

Best Tarantino MoviesQT’s Directing StyleQT Directing Tips QT DialogueOnce Upon a Time AnalysisBasterds Breakdown Is there any filmmaker whose personality is more apparent when you watch his films than Quentin Tarantino? In his own quirky way, Tarantino has introduced us to some of the most shocking and moving emotional moments on film. Of course, Quentin Tarantino’s… Continue reading The Directing Style of Quentin Tarantino

The Best Explainer Video Trends for Your Brand

T he late Stephen Hawking said, “Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena.” This sentiment rings true for advertisers as well. When a brand has a product or service they are looking to promote, they want a tool that easily informs customers about its benefits. This is where explainer videos come in handy.Continue… Continue reading The Best Explainer Video Trends for Your Brand

How To Master A Storyboard Like Jordan Peele: Get Out

What is a StoryboardHow to StoryboardStoryboard ExamplesStoryboard SoftwareStoryboard TemplatesCreate Storyboard Now → Stephen King said, “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” Although horror movies have been effective outlets for entertainment, they have also been the ideal genre to explore the social and cultural fears plaguing societies.Continue reading How To… Continue reading How To Master A Storyboard Like Jordan Peele: Get Out

The Best Super Bowl Commercials: What Creatives Can Learn

W hat were the best super bowl commercials this year? Not just the good ones, but the best ones. From the halftime show to shouting at your friend for not buying the right guacamole, the Super Bowl is an American tradition that brings in 112.3 million viewers this year. But in many cases, as recent polls… Continue reading The Best Super Bowl Commercials: What Creatives Can Learn