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The Narrative Connection Between Protagonist and Antagonist

The subtext of these four principles is this: There is a narrative connection between the Protagonist and the Antagonist (I prefer the term Nemesis). It’s not a random choice, at least with good Nemesis figures. And this is where I go deeper into the subject. Read more…

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The Psychology of Color in Film

Have you ever watched a film and felt drawn into it right away? Often times, you subconsciously react to scenes based on the colors alone. Colors in film are used to evoke emotions and even the slightest change in hues can alter the way the audience responds to the scenes. Read more…

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7 Pre-Production Hacks For A 2nd Assistant Director

While the 1st AD (First Assistant Director) is often seen as the person who controls the schedule and logistics on set, the 2nd AD (Second Assistant Director) is just as essential in ensuring a well operated set. Read more…

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6 Ways To Quickly Create A Script Breakdown

If you’re a Producer or 1st AD, then you’re no stranger to script breakdowns. The process of marking a script occurs to highlight elements of a screenplay that relate to specific production departments. This is done before production begins as it can affect the order of your shooting schedule. Read more…

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The Anatomy of A Call Sheet: How to Make a Call Sheet for Film and TV

We had a chance to interview 1st AD Alex Stein to discuss how to make a call sheet. In this article (and video), Alex Stein will break down all the components that should be included in a standard call sheet for film and television. Read more…

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Why Hollywood’s Old Guard Is Slow to Embrace Innovation

Creating any type of video content, no matter the scale, is a haphazard collision of personalities, personal processes, software incompatibility, Excel spreadsheets, paperwork and miscommunication. As an entrepreneur and filmmaker, I live at the crossroads of both worlds. Read more…

 

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The Anatomy of A Call Sheet: How to Make a Call Sheet for Film and TV

We had a chance to interview 1st AD Alex Stein to discuss how to make a call sheet. In this article (and video), Alex Stein will break down all the components that should be included in a standard call sheet for film and television. Read more…

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13 Things You Can Do To Become A Better 1st AD

Assistant Directors are one of the most valuable crew members on a production. Your AD is responsible for on-set communication, department coordination, maintaining the shooting schedule, conflict resolution and safety. Want to become a better AD on set? Follow these 13 principles to fast-track yourself. Read More…

5 Reasons Why You Need a 1st AD on Set

Like many production roles, First Assistant Directors have a variety of responsibilities on set. While not every production project type requires a 1st AD, if you are working on a narrative project, then this story is for you. Read more…

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Everything you need to know about call sheets (in under 4 minutes)

In this video from StudioBinder, a start-up that allows users to create call sheets online, 1st AD Alex Stein explains exactly what a call sheet is, what information should be on it, and how to read one. Read more…

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3 Ways to Work with Difficult Talent (and Crew) on Set

Stress can bring out the worst in people, and when you have to work with difficult personalities on set, a production can can go south quickly. So what’s the best way to work with challenging people on set? Read More…

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Anatomy of a Call Sheet (Video)

Like many production roles, First Assistant Directors have a variety of responsibilities on set. While not every production project type requires a 1st AD, if you are working on a narrative project, then this story is for you. Read more…

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Call Sheets Driving You Nuts? There’s An App for That: Studio Binder

When serial entrepreneur and filmmaker Robert Kiraz met producer Darya Danesh, they found common ground grousing about the call sheet process for confirming talent and crew. Thus was Studio Binder born. Read more…

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StudioBinder has been featured on Tongal, an online hub that connects brands and studios to a global community of independent filmmaking talent to produce original video content.

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How To Format A Script Before The Script Breakdown

So your script is done, and you are about to begin the script breakdown process for production. In order for the script to import correctly into scheduling software, you must review the script for formatting errors. In this article, we’ll review some of the most common culprits. Read more…