How to Write a Script Outline for Film and TV (Free Template and Examples)

T he actual writing of your script is the fun part. But, just like any form of writing, you have to know where you’re going first. Organization is important. That’s where a script outline comes into play. Understanding your central character’s desire, and capturing the scenarios they attract for themselves, should guide that process. There is no… Continue reading How to Write a Script Outline for Film and TV (Free Template and Examples)

How Script Notes Can Improve Your Screenplay [With Example]

It’s incredibly hard to make any movie, but a perfect movie? That’s nearly impossible without a great set of script notes. Today we’ll learn how script notes catapulted Back to the Future into theaters and changed history forever. Travel with us as we talk about casting, rewrites, and the development process. Hop in! Where we’re going, we… Continue reading How Script Notes Can Improve Your Screenplay [With Example]

How To Write The Best Character Arc with Examples [FREE Story Speedometer]

Writing a great character arc is a challenge. Great characters and their arcs are what drive a plot, make a story relatable, and memorable.  In this post, we’re going to teach you how to write a great character arc using a tool we created called the Story Speedometer. It’s the fastest way to make sure your… Continue reading How To Write The Best Character Arc with Examples [FREE Story Speedometer]

How to Make A YouTube Channel That Stands Out in 5 Simple Steps

W e live in an era dominated by shareable content, and one of the fastest growing platforms for this kind of content? YouTube. That’s why every day countless people want to know how to make a YouTube channel.  Starting a YouTube channel isn’t that hard, but laying the groundwork for an effective one, that will reach your… Continue reading How to Make A YouTube Channel That Stands Out in 5 Simple Steps

The Story Circle

The Story CircleElevate your narrative with a simple eight-step guide and worksheet. Who is Dan Harmon?Dan Harmon is the mastermind behind the Story Circle. Currently an executive producer at Rick and Morty, he also created and ran the NBC show Community. Dan consolidated Joseph Campbell’s classic Hero’s Journey from 17+ steps into a more contemporary set of 8. We… Continue reading The Story Circle

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

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

How to Create a TV Show Pitch Bible that Sells [with FREE Show Bible Template]

You have a great idea for a TV show. That’s why you’re here. You know what the pilot is going to be. The big twist at the end of season one. How about the Second season, and the third, and fourth. And the spinoff? The prequels? The movie?Continue reading How to Create a TV Show… Continue reading How to Create a TV Show Pitch Bible that Sells [with FREE Show Bible Template]

How To Create a Successful Branded Content Campaign [with Branded Content Examples]

T he phrase branded content has been tossed around in recent years with many people scratching their heads as to what it is. Branded content uses the elements of storytelling to integrate a company’s message into a marketing campaign. It seems simple, but this effective technique can reach your audience’s hearts in a way even the most well-crafted ad never… Continue reading How To Create a Successful Branded Content Campaign [with Branded Content Examples]

Crowdfunding Movies: How I Raised $18,617 in Short Film Funding

M ost filmmakers I know have tried and failed at crowdfunding. I failed, too, on my first attempt. But every time I researched shot film funding, crowdfunding was one of the first recommendations. It has become a ubiquitous film funding technique. So, I tried crowdfunding again. I studied successful crowdfunding campaigns and took courses on strategy. Ultimately… Continue reading Crowdfunding Movies: How I Raised $18,617 in Short Film Funding

The Best Creative Brief Template For Video Agencies [Free Download]

You need a killer creative brief in order to get new clients. But figuring out what to say and how much is often as tricky as producing your final product. In this post, we break down what to include, what to leave out, and give you the best creative brief template download.Continue reading The Best Creative Brief… Continue reading The Best Creative Brief Template For Video Agencies [Free Download]

8 Takeaways From The Best Explainer Videos

Turning the classic elevator pitch into two minute feats of creativity, explainer videos are an invaluable marketing tool. There’s also a million of them. Whether you’re just starting your explainer video script or are starting your explainer video production, you can always learn something from the best explainer videos.Continue reading 8 Takeaways From The Best… Continue reading 8 Takeaways From The Best Explainer Videos

4 Ways to Decrease Entertainment Insurance Liabilities on Set

Casting actors. Hiring crew. Scouting locations. If not done correctly, pre-production is where some projects can collapse in on themselves, costing investors and distributors precious time and tons of money. To guard against these types of events, producers purchase entertainment insurance and completion bonds to ensure the show goes on.Continue reading 4 Ways to Decrease… Continue reading 4 Ways to Decrease Entertainment Insurance Liabilities on Set