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 Make A YouTube Channel That Stands Out in 5 Simple Steps

ProcessOpen menu How to Make a YouTube Video How Do You Make a Video on YouTube How to Add Subtitles How to Make Money on YouTube How to Make A YouTube Channel That Stands Out How To Make An Intro For Your YouTube Video ResourcesOpen menu Best Filmmaking YouTube Channels Best Camera for YouTube Videos… Continue reading How to Make A YouTube Channel That Stands Out in 5 Simple Steps

Plot Structure Tools to Help You Master the Art of Dramatic Writing

EssentialsOpen menu What is a Scene What is The Three Act Structure What is Story Structure What is a Story Beat What Is a Plot Plot vs Story What is a Non-Linear Plot What is a Plot Device What is Freytag’s Pyramid Screenplay StructureOpen menu Screenplay Structure Examples What is a Story Mountain Joseph Campbell’s… Continue reading Plot Structure Tools to Help You Master the Art of Dramatic Writing

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 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]

Advertising EssentialsOpen menu What is Pathos What is Logos What is Telos What is Kairos What is Ethos Ethos, Pathos & Logos What is an EPK What is a Creative Director What is Branded Content What is a Creative Brief How to AdvertiseOpen menu How to Pitch a TV Show Like a Pro How Does… 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

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

Download a FREE Crew Deal Memo Template

Download Your Free Crew Deal Memo TemplateThis crew deal memo helps producers and UPMs protect their production company from liabilities. TEMPLATE INCLUDES:Employment terms, travel expenses, meals, rental fees, payment methods & more. Industry-standard film crew contract.Easy to print and deliver to your crew members. Get your free crew deal memo template here.Enter your email so we can send you… Continue reading Download a FREE Crew Deal Memo Template

Download a FREE Location Scouting Checklist

Download Your Free Location Tech Scouting ChecklistThis location scouting checklist will help producers and directors identify many of the most common logistic concerns when tech scouting a location.TEMPLATE INCLUDES:Essential location considerations for story, visuals, sounds, surrounding elements, weather, power, facilities, and contracts.Clean, elegant layout for efficiently checking off items.Print-friendly so it can be easily taken to remote… Continue reading Download a FREE Location Scouting Checklist